Legal Opinions Archive



1 Legal Opinion on the possible existence of legal remedies to somehow circumvent COA Circular No. 2012-003 dated October 29, 2012Reference No: LO-075s2018 November 14, 2018
2 Legal Opinion on Legality of alternative mode of procurement for waterworks projects funded under FY 2017 Assistance to Disadvantaged MunicipalitiesReference No: LO-074s2018 November 12, 2018
3 Legal Opinion on Temporary vacancy in the Office of the Mayor due to legal reasonsReference No: LO-073s2018 November 12, 2018
4 Legal Opinion on whether any interested person may be granted access to a government employee's Personal Data Sheet (PDS)Reference No: LO-072s2018 November 12, 2018
5 Legal Opinion on required vote of Sangguniang Bayan for granting and rescinding or canceling a franchise to operate a cockpit or galleraReference No: LO-071s2018 October 19, 2018
6 Request for Legal Opinion from Vice Mayor Josephine T. Abing of Municipality of Compostela, Cebu relative to the amendment of approved leave of absence of SB Member Cang who is travelling abroadReference No: LO-070s2018 October 3, 2018
7 Legal opinion on Whether an Independent Contractor may be required to pay Business Taxes in Municipalities or Cities to where it deploys Employees but where it does not maintain Branch or Sales outletsReference No: LO-069s2018 September 26, 2018
8 Legal Opinion addressed to MLGOO of Municipality of Loay, Bohol re: Request for Guidance on the Status of the COS and/or JO Workers who filed their certificates of CandidacyReference No: LO-068s2018 September 21, 2018
9 Legal Opinion addressed to Regional Director of DILG Region II re: Request for Guidance on the Status of the COS and/or JO Workers who filed their certificates of CandidacyReference No: LO-067s2018 September 21, 2018
10 Request for Legal Opinion on whether or not Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Chairperson can be hired as Job Order employee in the Local Government of Dumaguete CityReference No: LO-066s2018 September 18, 2018
11 Request for Legal Opinion from Atty. Hilario, Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Puerto Princesa City relative to the query on whether or not the Acting Vice Mayor has the power to appoint, suspend, dismiss or discipline employeesReference No: LO-064s2018 September 11, 2018
12 Legal Opinion on the effectivity of City Ordinances, SP Resolutions and other Sannguniang documents signed by a person appointed (Contractual Appointment) Secretary to the Sanngunian who, on the decision of the Civil Service Commission is prohibited to perform the duties and functionsReference No: LO-063s2018 September 10, 2018
13 Request for Legal Opinion on the practice of profession or engagement in any other occupation by elective barangay officials in other government agencies or officesReference No: LO-062s2018 September 10, 2018
14 Request for clarification from the Philippine Tobacco Institute, Inc., relative to the various issues arising from the implementation of Executive Order (EO) no. 26Reference No: LO-061s2018 September 6, 2018
15 Request for Legal Opinion relative to the serious issues and concerns affecting the conduct of 2018 Liga ng mga Barangay National ElectionsReference No: LO-060s2018 September 5, 2018
16 Legal Opinion on the validity of a Municipal Ordinance after it was returned by the Sangguniang PanlalawiganReference No: LO-057s2018 August 23, 2018
17 NABLO's request for revocation of MC 2016-70 dated 28 March 2016Reference No: LO-059s2018 August 23, 2018
18 Review of the draft letter to Vice-Governor Virginia M. Almonte, Misamis OccidentalReference No: LO-058s2018 August 23, 2018
19 Legal Opinion on whether the required quorum was obtained when Sanggunian Resolution nos. 2017-001 and 2017-002 were passed by the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Cabadbaran CityReference No: LO-056s2018 August 17, 2018
20 Legal Opinion on the request of the Municipal Councilor Laurence C. Olana on whether or not a Municipal Government can be a part of a private corporationReference No: LO-055s2018 August 14, 2018
21 Legal Opinion on the review power of the Sannguniang Panlalawigan over Appropriation Ordinances (AOs) of component cities and municipalities.Reference No: LO-053s2018 August 10, 2018
22 Legal Opinion on the payment of salary and RATA of a preventively suspended MayorReference No: LO-051s2018 August 10, 2018
23 Legal Opinion on whether or not the City of Caloocan is liable to pay for the electric consumption of street lights in subdivision open spaces donated to itReference No: LO-050s2018 August 10, 2018
24 Request for Legal Opinion from Vice Mayor Antonio Yapha, Jr., of City of Toledo, Cebu relative to his power to appoint job order employees and power to sign disbursement vouchers, obligation requests, etc.Reference No: LO-052s2018 August 10, 2018
25 Review of the draft letter addressed to Vice-Mayor Cayetano G. Doria of Alburquerque, BoholReference No: LO-054s2018 August 10, 2018
26 Legal Opinion whether Acting Vice-Mayor Michael Tagal can exercise the powers and functions inherent in the Office of the Vice Mayor pursuant to a Memorandum issued by the Office of the Regional Director, DILG-Region X, dated August 4, 2017Reference No: LO-049s2018 August 8, 2018
27 Request for Legal Opinion from Brgy. Yanaya, Bilar, Bohol on the alleged violation of the Anti-Political Dynasty Provision on RA 10742Reference No: LO-048s2018 August 3, 2018
28 Legal Opinion on the issue whether or not the Public Funds of a Barangay can be legally used for Projects, Programs, Activities, and Services for the benefit of registered voters who are no longer residents of the said BarangayReference No: LO-047s2018 August 1, 2018
29 Request for Legal Opinion on the Validity of the Barangay Ordinance of Daang Bakal, Mandaluyong due to the alleged violation of the Local Government Code in the crafting thereofReference No: LO-046s2018 August 1, 2018
30 Legal Opinion on the Proposed Ordinance, entitled "An Ordinance establishing Fire Hydrants and Water Supply for Fire Protection within Municipality of San Francisco, CebuReference No: LO-045s2018 July 27, 2018
31 Request for Legal Opinion on the Validity of the Appropriation Ordinance of the City of Zamboanga on the alleged Swift Passage/Approval thereofReference No: LO-044s2018 July 27, 2018
32 Request of Mayor Hermino Lindo of Ternate, Cavite relative to the Reenacted BudgetReference No: LO-042s2018 July 26, 2018
33 Legal Opinion from Dir. Millicent B. Cariño of DILG Provincial Office-Abra relative to the different issues affecting the Barangays in Abra as a result of the 2018 Barangay and SK ElectionsReference No: LO-038s2018 July 26, 2018
34 Legal Opinion on the Validity and Legality of Anti-Rider Ordinances passed by Mandaluyong City, Taal, Batangas and Mandaue, CebuReference No: LO-041s2018 July 26, 2018
35 Request for Legal Opinion of Acting Mayor Rene B. Borenaga and Acting Vice Mayor Ramon R. Arcenal of Municipality of Bien Unido, Bohol, seeking for enlightenment on the possible status of their respective positionsReference No: LO-043s2018 July 26, 2018
36 Request for Legal Opinion addressed to Vice Mayor Silviano C. Zanoria, Municipality of Aurora, Province of Zamboanga Del SurReference No: LO-040s2018 July 24, 2018
37 Legal Opinion on the Propriety of a request for the deferment of an ordinanceReference No: LO-039s2018 July 23, 2018
38 Request for Legal Opinion of Mayor Allan L. Rellon of Tagum City concerning the proper interpretation of Section 56 of the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991Reference No: LO-037s2018 July 11, 2018
39 Legal Opinion from the Municipality of Kalayaan, Palawan on whether they are duty bound to allow SK Chairperson of the Lone Barangay in the said municipality to sit as ex-officio member in the Sangguniang BayanReference No: LO-036s2018 July 9, 2018
40 Legal Opinion on the validity and legality of Ordinance No. SP-2140, S-2012, entitled "An ordinance regulating the use of plastic bags and establishing an environmental fee for its use, providing mechanism for its recovery and recycling and providing penalties for violation thereof", as amended by Ordinance No. SP-2350, S-2014, entitled "an ordinance providing for the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Code of Quezon CityReference No: LO-035s2018 July 3, 2018
41 Request for comments and/or suggestions on the proposed City Ordinance No. PO20CC-056, S-2016 entitled, “An ordinance amending section 2 of Ordinance No. SP-1923, S-2009 which imposes a ceiling fee for the issuance of Barangay Clearance within Quezon CityReference No: LO-034s2018 June 25, 2018
42 Coverage of SK Scholarship whether it includes masters degree taken in a state universityReference No: LO-032s2018 June 22, 2018
43 Legal Opinion on whether or not the Punong Barangay can be appointed/designated as a substitute teacher of Department of Education (DepEd)Reference No: LO-033s2018 June 22, 2018
44 Legal Opinion relative to the representation to the SK Federation Election (Municipal) due to the death of the elected and proclaimed SK ChairpersonReference No: LO-031s2018 June 6, 2018
45 Legal Opinion on whether or not the First Ranking Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Member, due to the death of SK Chairperson, can attend, vote and be voted upon in the SK Federation ElectionReference No: LO-030s2018 June 6, 2018
46 Legal Opinion on the issue of whether or not the Local School Board may provide assistance to construct a Multi-Purpose Room/Laboratory to be financed by the Special Education Fund (SEF)Reference No: LO-029s2018 June 6, 2018
47 Request for Legal Opinion on whether or not the Province of La Union can impose fees (Livestock Quarantine Regulatory Fees) on the transport of frozen goods, poultry products and dressed chicken into and out of the provinceReference No: LO-028s2018 June 1, 2018
48 Request for Vice Governor Nisce of the Province of La Union for Certification from DILG of the ranking of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members, Province of La UnionReference No: LO-027s2018 June 1, 2018
49 Request for Legal Opinion relative to twenty percent (20%) IRA for development of projectsReference No: LO-026s2018 June 1, 2018
50 Legal Opinion on Whether the signature of the congressman is mandatory for the budget process to proceedReference No: LO-025s2018 May 23, 2018