A Study Concerning the Legalization of Medical Marijuana

By Teofilo Gensoli, Benedict Estrella, Andrei Manzon and Lou Villaluna INTRODUCTION The cultivation and use of cannabis is punishable under Republic Act 9165. Despite this, the Dangerous Drug Board found that cannabis is the most commonly abused drug in the country, with a rating of 57%. Although President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his support for the … Continue reading A Study Concerning the Legalization of Medical Marijuana

R.A. No. 10175: The Cybercrime Prevention Act: The Net Commandments

By Elvic Gravino, JD1 and Mary Clare Villanueva, JD1 Brief History The legal framework of the Republic Act No. 10175 or "Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012" is in line with the Cybercrime Prevention Act of the Budapest Convention, which took effect in February 2014. The Philippine Congress enacted the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which … Continue reading R.A. No. 10175: The Cybercrime Prevention Act: The Net Commandments

Caught in the Act: RA 9995: Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009

By Mary Kay Grajo, JD 1 and Airene Ruiz, JD 1 source: Legal Matters and In Between - BloggerAnti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 In this modern world of technology and internet access, pornography and scandals are inevitable. Who among here have not seen the sex scandals of Hyden Kho and Katrina Halili, the … Continue reading Caught in the Act: RA 9995: Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009

Republic Act 9160 or Anti-Money Laundering Act: The Philippines’ Response to Global Money Laundering

By Lester Gallego, JD1 and Steffani Mitchelle Patriarca Republic Act 9160 otherwise known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (hereinafter “AMLA”) was approved on September 29, 2001. Unlike other domestic laws in the Philippines, the AMLA was intended to be more far-reaching considering that money-laundering activities, the object sought to be prevented and punished … Continue reading Republic Act 9160 or Anti-Money Laundering Act: The Philippines’ Response to Global Money Laundering

Data Privacy Act of 2012: The Legal Side of the 4th Industrial Revolution

By Shaira Mae Jamolor, JD1 and Archelle Marie Azuro, JD1 Introduction An era enabled by extraordinary technology innovation which affects the way people live, work, and interact with each other. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a technology-driven change that blurs the boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. This is an opportunity to harness … Continue reading Data Privacy Act of 2012: The Legal Side of the 4th Industrial Revolution

R.A. No. 11313 or The Safe Spaces Act: Addressing Gender-Based Sexual Harassment Online

By Alexandrine Ann Buyco, JD 1 and Cyril Dave Lim, JD 1 Gender-based sexual harassment can be experienced anywhere be it in public spaces, offices, or educational institutions. With the evolution of technology and the accessibility of the internet, sexual harassment has also become prevalent in the online space. Republic Act No. 11313 “An Act … Continue reading R.A. No. 11313 or The Safe Spaces Act: Addressing Gender-Based Sexual Harassment Online

An Analysis of the Legislative Intent, Compliance, and Enforcement of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 10592, otherwise known as GCTA Law

By Ma. Sophia Claudine S. Apuada, Stephanie Anne C. Be, Christien Derrick R. Chin and Ralph Jem D. Tabangcora Preface Time and again, the judiciary, specifically the Supreme Court is again confronted with a primary issue on whether or not there has been a misapplication and misinterpretation of law. This study originates from the very … Continue reading An Analysis of the Legislative Intent, Compliance, and Enforcement of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 10592, otherwise known as GCTA Law

Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence Against Women and Children on the Rise during the Pandemic

By: Ron Jacob Almaiz, Frances Zarah de la Peña, Jam Louisse Natan INTRODUCTION Domestic violence against women and children goes a long way back in the history of the Philippines. Although violence is a threat to everyone, women and children are particularly susceptible to become victims of such, due to a variety of factors, one … Continue reading Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence Against Women and Children on the Rise during the Pandemic

A Descriptive Study of Women Who Experience Violence in Silay City

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow's cause,” (Isaiah 1:17 "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov by: Alan Jed Chua, Kathyrine Dizon and Alyn Sany Marie Pajantoy ABSTRACT Women are one of the most susceptible to violence. Most of them have experienced or … Continue reading A Descriptive Study of Women Who Experience Violence in Silay City