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Jurisprudence Criminal Law

Aberratio Ictus

Can A Wrongful Act Done Differently From That Which is Intended Incur Criminal Liability? In “aberratio ictus” or mistake in the blow, a person directed the blow at an intended victim, but because of poor aim, that blow landed on somebody else. The intended victim as well as the actual victim are both at the […]

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Jurisprudence Political Law

Rights of the Accused

Know Your Rights: An accused cannot be convicted of an offense unless it is clearly charged in the complaint or information In criminal cases, where the life and liberty of the accused is at stake, due process requires that the accused be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him. An accused […]

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Jurisprudence Criminal Law

Error in Personae

When does a Mistake in Identity Become a Criminal Liability? “Error in personae” or mistake in identity is injuring one person who is mistaken for another. The intended victim is not at the scene of the crime. It is the actual victim upon whom the blow was directed, but he is not really the intended […]

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LEB Issues Updated List of Schools Authorized to offer Refresher Course for AY 2020-2021

The Legal Education Board (LEB) released the updated list of schools authorized to offer Refresher Course for AY 2020-2021 LEBMC No. 61. There are only 32 schools offering Juris Doctor course authorized by LEB from Northern Luzon (6), Metro Manila (6), Souther Luzon (6), Visayas (6), Mindanao (6), and Government Law School (2). Copy of […]

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Jurisprudence Criminal Law

Mistake of Fact

Is There Criminal Liability for Ignorance or Mistake of Fact? The legal maxim, “Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea,” aptly justifies that the act itself does not make man guilty unless his intention were so. In the absence of malice (criminal intent), negligence, and imprudence, does not impose any criminal liability on the […]

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Audiobook Civil Law Persons and Family Relations

Persons Audiobook #4 Void and Voidable Marriages, Exempt from Marriage License Requirements Review

The Family Code of the PhilippinesTitle I MarriageChapter 2 Marriages Exempt from License RequirementChapter 3 Void and Voidable Marriages Chapter 2. Marriages Exempted from License Requirement Art. 27. In case either or both of the contracting parties are at the point of death, the marriage may be solemnized without necessity of a marriage license and […]

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Doctrines Civil Law

LOOK: Free Download | A Graphic Guide to Civil Procedure by Atty. Edmar D. Lerios

Free Download | A Graphic Guide to Civil Procedure | The 2019 Salient Changes to the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure by Edmar D. Lerios. Thank you to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Cebu Chapter for releasing this free eBook on Civil Procedure. Download here for free: