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Philhealth and You : Partners For Life

Health is wealth, as the saying goes. And with the rising cost of medical services and procedures, maintenance medicines and health insurances, this adage truly never gets old. 500 more words

General Topics

National Power Corporation v. Central Board of Assessment Appeals et al., G.R. No. 171470, 30 January 2009


First Private Power Corporation (FPPC) entered into a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement with NAPOCOR for the construction of Bauang Diesel Power Plant and creation of Bauang Power Plant Corporation (BPPC). 364 more words

Case Digests

Fels Energy, Inc. v. The Province of Batangas and the Office of the Provincial Assessor of Batangas, G.R. No. 168557, 16 February 2007


NPC entered into a lease contract with Polar Energy, Inc. (POLAR) over diesel engine power barges moored at Balayan Bay in Calaca, Batangas. The contract contained a provision that POLAR may be or become subject to real estate taxes and assessments, rates and other charges in respect of the power barges.Subsequently, POLAR assigned its rights under the Agreement to Fels Energy, Inc. 408 more words

Case Digests


The power to tax “is an attribute of sovereignty,” and as such, inheres in the State. Such, however, is not true for provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays as they are not the sovereign; rather, they are mere “territorial and political subdivisions of the Republic of the Philippines”. 404 more words

Philippine Cases

Is it legal to modify the permit to rally without informing the applicant?

Section 6 of the Public Assembly Act reads:

Section 6. Action to be taken on the application

(a) It shall be the duty of the mayor or any official acting in his behalf to issue or grant a permit unless there is clear and convincing evidence that the public assembly will create a clear and present danger to public order, public safety, public convenience, public morals or public health. 1,104 more words

Constitutional Rights

Only on what ground does the SP has the power to declare a municipal ordinance or resolution invalid?

Section 153 of B.P. Blg. 337 provides:

“Sec. 153. Sangguniang Panlalawigan Review. (1) Within thirty days after receiving copies of approved ordinances, resolutions and executive orders promulgated by the municipal mayor, the sangguniang panlalawigan shall examine the documents or transmit them to the provincial attorney, or if there be none, to the provincial fiscal, who shall examine them promptly and inform the sangguniang panlalawigan in writing of any defect or impropriety which he may discover therein and make such comments or recommendations as shall appear to him proper. 427 more words