The Trial Court’s inherent authority to dismiss a criminal case

Trial Courts can dismiss criminal cases if they determine that these should not go on to trial. Jurisprudence is clear that the power of disposition over a criminal case -- such as its continuation or its dismissal or the exclusion of an accused -- is reposed in the sound discretion of the trial court. Both under the … Continue reading The Trial Court’s inherent authority to dismiss a criminal case

References for Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution

References for the article: Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution Martial Law : Nature, Principles and Administration by Guillermo S. Santos, 1970 Philippine Political Law : Principles and Concepts by Vicente Guzman Sinco, 11th ed.,1962 Philippine Political Law by Isagani A. Cruz, 2002 ed. Record of the Constitutional Commission : Proceedings and Debates prepared by … Continue reading References for Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution

Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution

Adapted from a talk given at the Lyceum of the Philippines University in September 2011, at a symposium on the imposition of Martial Law in 1972. - When we speak of history, we still tend to think of a narrative of events. But it is fascinating to also consider a history of ideas. The development … Continue reading Martial Law under the 1987 Constitution

Adoption

There are different legal paths for Adoption in the Philippines, dependent on the circumstances of both the adopter and the child to be adopted. The following are introductory readings relating to different situations of Adoption: Local adoption requirements and procedures Intercountry adoption requirements and procedures The Inter-Country Adoption Board Adoption by US citizens Adoption by British nationals - Atty. … Continue reading Adoption