Labor Law Schedule

June 9, 2009

Please be advised that the schedule of the Labor Law lectures of Justice Veloso will be as follows:

Thursday       June 11      5pm-9pm

Saturday       June 13       5pm-9pm


June Schedule (Updated as of June 1, 2009)

June 1, 2009

 

June  5  Fri 6pm-9pm  Commercial Laws  Atty. Aeneas Diaz 
6 Sat  8am-5pm Corporation Law Atty. Douglas Mallillin
    5pm-9pm Labor Law Justice Vicente Veloso
7  Sun 8am-5pm Negotiable Instruments Atty. Ed Chico
    5pm-9pm  Labor Law   Justice Vicente Veloso
12  Fri 6pm-9pm Intellectual Property Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV
13  Sat 8am-5pm Insurance  Atty. Ed Chico
    5pm-9pm Labor Law  Justice Vicente Veloso
 14 Sun  8am-5pm  Transportation  Atty. Ed Chico
    5pm-9pm Labor Law Justice Vicente Veloso
  Fri 6pm-9pm Commercial Laws Atty. Aeneas Diaz
 19  Sat 8am-5pm Criminal Law Atty. Ed Villena
   Sat 6pm-9pm Land Titles and Deeds Atty. Lorenzo U. Padillia
 20 Sun  8am-5pm  Criminal Law   Atty. Ed Villena
26  Fri 6pm-9pm Special Penal Laws Atty. Ed Villena
27  Sat 8am-12nn Case Updates: Mercantile Law Atty. Arturo De Castro*
    1pm-5pm Case Updates: Criminal Law Atty. Lorenzo U. Padilla
28  Sun 8am-12nn Mock Bar: Mercantile Law  PCU College of Law
    1pm-5pm Mock Bar: Criminal Law  PCU College of Law

Profile: Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, 2009 Bar Exams Chairman

May 2, 2009

Justice Nachura is one of the select few in public service who have served in the highest levels of all three branches of government. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, he had served in the 11th and 12th Congresses as Representative of the 2nd District of Samar and in the Cabinet as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and later, as Solicitor General of the Philippines.

Justice “Eddie” — as his friends affectionately call him — was born a few months before the Japanese Occupation on June 13, 1941. He hails from Catbalogan, Samar and was born of the union of Cirilo Maga Nachura and Florencia Bermejo. He was an honor student at the Catbalogan Elementary School and was valedictorian in Samar High School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in English from Samar College, and was subsequently admitted to San Beda College of Law where he so distinguished himself that he graduated First Honorable Mention in 1967. Without disappointing his professors, he placed seventh in the Bar exams of that year.

He soon embarked on a successful professional career. He was named Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Government Service Insurance System in 1983-85. A year later, he was appointed President and General Manager of the Grains Insurance Agency Corporation. In 1993, he was appointed by President Fidel V. Ramos as Commissioner of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.

He gained national prominence as Undersecretary of the then Department of Education, Culture, and Sports. He returned to San Beda to teach Constitutional Law to generations of law students, many of whom are now also members of the Judiciary. He was a much sought after pre-bar reviewer nationwide, including those conducted by the UP Law Center, University of Santo Tomas, and Manuel L. Quezon University. To the delight of Bar candidates, he wrote the popular Outline Reviewer in Political Law, which has gone through eight revisions since first coming out in 1992.  He capped a satisfying career as an educator when he was named Dean of the Arellano University College of Law, and later, as Chair of the Arellano Law Foundation. He served as member of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents and holds a Doctor in Public Management degree from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

In the 1998 and 2001 elections, the people of Samar sent him to Congress. Recognizing his wide experience, the House of Representatives elected him Chairman of the Committee on Higher and Technical Education in his first term, and Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Amendments in his second term. Together with now Senator Joker Arroyo and former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, he served in the House Prosecution Panel that prosecuted then President Joseph Estrada. While in Congress, he authored the National Service Training Program Act, the Basic Education Reform Act, and the Samar State University Act. He is co-author of the Securities Regulation Code, the Joint Resolution calling for amendments to the Constitution, and RA 9227 which grants special allowances to members of the Judiciary, among others.

After serving in Congress, he was appointed to the Cabinet by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, and later on as Solicitor General. In the OSG, he instituted numerous reforms that expanded the office from 15 to 17 legal divisions, and caused the filing and passage of a bill strengthening the OSG as the principal law office of the government and as “Tribune of the People.” During his watch, the OSG successfully recovered for the government millions of pesos in ill-gotten wealth. For his service to the people, he was named “Bedan of the Century” by his alma mater in 2001.

Source: http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph


Bar Exam Coverage

April 29, 2009

The coverage of the 2009 Bar Examinations will be as follows, as per Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, Chairman of the 2009 Bar Examinations Committee.

 

POLITICAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL LAW 

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     Constitutional Law

2.     Political Law

3.     Administrative Law and Law on Public Officers

EXCLUDE: Implementing Rules and Regulations of different agencies

4.     Laws on Suffrage

5.     Local Government Code (R.A. 7160) (Basics)

EXCLUDE: Provisions Relating to Local Taxation

6.     Public Corporations

7.     Public International Law 

LABOR STANDARDS/TERMINATION LAW AND SOCIAL LEGISLATION

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

 

I.               Labor Laws (Labor Standards Law and Labor Relation Law)

a)     Labor Code of the Philippines (P.D. No. 442, as amended)

Books I, II, III, V, VI, and VII
EXCLUDE: Book IV

b)    Thirteenth (13th) Month Pay Law (P.D. No. 851, as amended)

c)     The Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code of the Philippines

d)    Guidelines for the Exercise of the Right to Organize of Government Employees, etc. (Executive Order No. 180, June 1, 1987)

II.             Social Legislation

a)     Social Security Act of 1997 (R.A. No. 8282)

b)    Government Service Insurance Act of 1997 (R.A. No. 8291)

c)     Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (R.A. No. 7877)

d)    Agrarian/Land Reform Laws

EXCLUDE:

Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law

Employees Compensation and State Insurance Fund

CIVIL LAW

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     Civil Code of the Philippines

INCLUDE: The Law on Sale of Subdivision Lots and Condominium (P.D. No 957) and the Condominium Act (R.A. No. 4726)

EXCLUDE the following:

a) Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines (P.D. No. 1067)

b) The Rental Law (B.P. Blg. 25 and amendments)

c) Intellectual Property Law

2.     The Family Code of the Philippines

EXCLUDE: Child and Youth Welfare Code (P.D. 603)

3.     Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 (R.A. No. 8552)

4.     Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995 (R.A. No. 8043)

5.     Property Registration Decree (P.D. No. 1529)

INCLUDE: Public Land Law (C.A. No. 141, as amended)

6.     Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)

TAXATION

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     General Principles of Taxation

2.     National Internal Revenue Code 

INCLUDE:

a)     Comprehensive Tax Reform Act of 1997 (R.A. No. 8424) – Provisions in effect

b)    All Value Added Tax (VAT) laws in effect

3.     Tarriff and Customs Code

EXCLUDE: Arrastre and Classification of Commodities

4.     Republic Act No. 1125, Creating the Court of Tax Appeals, as amended

5.     The Local Government Code on Taxation

MERCANTILE LAW

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     Code of Commerce

a)     Merchants and Commercial Transactions, Articles 1-63

b)    Letters of Credit Under the Code of Commerce (Articles 567-572)

INCLUDE the ff:

i)               Bulk Sales Law (Act No. 3952)

ii)             The Warehouse Receipts Law (Act No. 2137 in relation to the General Bonded Warehouse Act [Act No. 3893])

iii)            Presidential Decree 115 on Trust Receipts

2.     Negotiable Instruments Law

3.     Insurance Code

INCLUDE: Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation Act (R.A. 3591)

4.     Transportation Laws

a)     Common Carriers (Civil Code, Arts. 1732 to 1766)

b)    Commercial Contracts for Transportation Overland

(Code of Commerce, Arts. 349 to 379)

c)     Maritime Commerce (Code of Commerce, Arts. 673 to 736; also Arts. 580-584 of Code of Commerce, as superseded by R.A. No. 6106; Arts. 806 to 845 of Code of Commerce; Paragraph 6 of section 3 of Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ([Com. Act. 65])

d)    Public Service Act (Com. Act No. 146), as amended

e)     The Warsaw Convention of 1929 (Limited to the Carrier’s Liability

5.     Corporation Law

a)     The Corporation Code (B.P. Blg. 68

b)    Securities Regulation Code (R.A. 8799)

c)     Banking Laws (General Terms and Provisions)

i)               The New Central Bank Act (R.A. No. 7653) (Basics)

ii)             Law on Secrecy of Bank Deposits (R.A. No. 1405, as amended)

6.     Intellectual Property Code (R.A. No. 8293) (Basics)

EXCLUDE: Implementing Rules and Regulations

7.     Special Laws

a)     The Chattel Mortgage Law (Act 1508 in Relation to art. 1484, 1485, 2140, and 2141 of the Civil Code)

b)    Real Estate Mortgage Law (Act. No. 3135, as amended by R.A. No. 4118)

c)     Truth in Lending Act (R.A. No. 3765)

EXCLUDE the following:

1)    Omnibus Investment Code of 1987 (E.O. No. 226)

2)    Foreign Investment Act of 1991 (R.A. No. 7042)

CRIMINAL LAW

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     Revised Penal Code (Books I and II), as amended

EXCLUDE:            Penalties for Specific Felonies           

2.     Indeterminate Sentence Law

3.     Probation Law

4.     Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (R.A. No. 3019, as amended)

5.     Anti-Fencing Law (P.D. No. 1612)

6.     Bouncing Checks Law (B.P. Blg. 22)

7.     Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (R.A. No 9165, as amended)

8.     Heinous Crimes Act (R.A. No. 7659, as amended)

9.     Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (R.A. No. 9160)

EXCLUDE: Civil Forfeiture Rules

REMEDIAL LAW

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     The Rules of Court, as amended

a)     1997 Rules of Civil Procedure

b)    Revised Rules of Criminal Procdure (effective December 1, 2000)

c)     Rules on Evidence

d)    Rules on Special Proceedings

2.     The 1991 Revised Rules on Summary Procedure

3.     Local Government Code on Conciliation Procedures

(Book III, Title I, Chapter 7)

4.     The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980 (B.P. Blg. 129), as amended by R.A. No. 7691 and rules issued thereunder (emphasis on jurisdiction excluding purely administrative provisions)

5.     Judiciary Act of 1948

EXCLUDE the following:

a)     P.D. No. 946 (Reorganizing the CAR)

b)    Military Justice

6.     Jurisdiction of Sandiganbayan

a)     R.A. No. 7975

b)    R.A. No. 8249

7.     The Rule on the Writ of Amparo (A.M. No. 07-9-12-SC)

8.     The Rule on the Writ of Habeas Data (A.M. No. 08-1-16-SC)

LEGAL ETHICS AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES

Decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2008, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2007.

1.     Code of Judicial Conduct

2.     Code of Professional Responsibility

3.     Grievance Procedures (Rule 139-B, Rules of Court)

4.     Legal Forms


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April 28, 2009

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ANNOUNCEMENT

April 28, 2009

1. May 1 is a non-working holiday. The Lecture/Talk of Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez on May 1 will be moved to August 28.

2. The PCU Law Library will be open for reviewees on May 2 and 3. There will be no lectures on these dates.

3. Lectures will begin on May 8. The schedule will be as follows:

        May 8  4pm-6pm     Preparing for the Bar Exams    

                                             Atty. Raymund G. Martelino

                      6pm-9pm     Provisional Remedies                

                                             Atty. Antonio R. Bautista

        May 9-10   8am-5pm   Civil Procedure                      

                                            Atty. Antonio R. Bautista


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