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ANO NA LAAANG, ATTORNEY??? – Adultery
Mar04

ANO NA LAAANG, ATTORNEY??? – Adultery

ANO NA LAAANG, ATTORNEY??? Legal advice from The People’s Lawyer, Attorney Barney Almazar, Esq. “Na-in love po ako sa may asawa! Mato-trobol po ba ako sa batas? Ano na laaang???” If you are in the UAE and you have engaged in illicit sexual activities with a married person, then it is possible for you to get in trouble with the law. Under Article 356 of the UAE Penal Code, persons caught committing sexual acts outside...

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Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Atty. Barney Almazar – Trailblazer
Feb16

Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Atty. Barney Almazar – Trailblazer

ATTY. BARNEY ALMAZAR Lawyer   Atty. Barney wasn’t just handed the monicker, “The People’s Lawyer.” He earned it through years of relentless diligence, perseverance, and commitment to providing free counsel to those who may not be able to afford world-class legal advice. He is an attorney who doesn’t just win cases – he wins hearts.   Once named Young Lawyer of The Year by the Asian Legal Business Philippines, Barney...

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Five Laws Every Filipina in the UAE Should Know
Nov19

Five Laws Every Filipina in the UAE Should Know

  5 Laws Every Filipina in the UAE Should Know By Barney Alamazar, Esq.   UAE Labour Laws Equal pay for equal work – Article 32 A working woman shall be entitled to the same wage as that of a working man, if she does the same work. Night shift prohibition – Articles 27 & 28 Except those holding managerial, technical and medical positions and during emergency situations, women may not be made to work from 10 pm to 7...

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Collecting Child Support From Absentee Fathers
Sep18

Collecting Child Support From Absentee Fathers

  A noncustodial father has the responsibility to meet his financial obligations to the children he brings to the world. Even if the marriage has been dissolved, the ex-wife may still be entitled to alimony. A common misconception is that Filipino fathers who are outside the Philippines are not within the reach of Philippine laws relating to family obligations. Article 15 of the Philippine Civil Code provides that laws relating...

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Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do
Aug19

Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do

  Breaking Up Is Not Hard To Do What are your options if you want to dissolve a marriage? Do you even have any options.? Non-Muslim’s OFW in the UAE, take heed. Knowing where your relationship stands in the law is an imperative.   Annulment The Family Code of the Philippines provides limited grounds for filing a petition for annulment. The most common ground to render a marriage void is Article 36—psychological incapacity....

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Keeping Up with the Congen: New Perspectives In Public Service
Aug18

Keeping Up with the Congen: New Perspectives In Public Service

  By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes Since I assumed my post as Consul General last year, I have always made it loud and clear that the government will never claim to know everything and will never suppose that it has all the answers to the concerns of our fellow Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. It cannot prescribe the cure-all to the worries of the fastest growing Filipino community in the world. And yet, the...

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