1 Law Sources on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:46 pm
2 Re: Law Sources on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:43 pm
You may also come across with a Commonwealth Act or CA (1935-1941), Philippine Commission Act or ACTS (1901-1916). Municipal and provincial "laws" are covered by the Local Government Code or RA 7160. It seems to me that you are from other country?. Provinces and municipalities enact ordinances, they are not published in the official gazette unlike laws passed by the congress. the equivalent of the United States Federal law is the Republic Act, however we don't have State laws, ordinance pass by the provincial and municipal board are not, in strict legal sense "law", because under the 1987 constitution only the Congress of the Philippines has the power of legislation. Hope this help you to understand a bit of the sources of our law and its periodization.
3 Re: Law Sources on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:12 pm
I hope to learn a little bit here on this forum and to make some connections to Philippine attorneys who will be able to assist the many foreigners who are afraid to avail of the Philippine legal system. Westerners have an aversion to hiring lawyers in their home countries because of the expense. Here in the PI, they seem to think having a lawyer will do no good and, instead, use "fixers" or pay "settlement fees", often with poor results. I hope to be able to change the minds of the many foreigners I know and meet.
5 Re: Law Sources on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:10 am
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6 Re: Law Sources on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:18 am
By the way, i am just an ordinary law student and haven't even take the Philippine bar exam yet, i guess in two years time i will be.
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