Legal Opinions Archive



1 Legal Opinion on Whether the City Government of Iloilo has the Power to Grant a Water and Sanitation FranchiseReference No: LO-018s2018 March 21, 2018
2 Legal Opinion on whether a 4th Class Municipality is obliged to grant allowances to National Government Employees assigned/detailed in a Local Government UnitReference No: LO-017s2018 March 12, 2018
3 Request for Legal Opinion relative to the assumption of Mr. Roberto S. Duclan as Punong Barangay (PB) of Maguyepyep, Sallapadan, Abra after being finally declared as the winner by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the 28 October 2013 Barangay ElectionsReference No: LO-016s2018 March 12, 2018
4 Request for the Department's Legal Opinion on the validity of the Balibago Waterworks Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and the Authority of the City Government of Mati to enter the same despite the non-passage and disapproval of the said city's Water Investment PlanReference No: LO-015s2018 March 12, 2018
5 Request for Legal Opinion of Mayor Cristina C. Diaz of San Mateo, Rizal on the power of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to review ordinances of component municipalities under Section 56 of the Local Govenment Code (LGC) of 1991Reference No: LO-014s2018 March 12, 2018
6 Request for the Department's Legal Opinion regarding the donation of roads, alleys, sidewalks and open spaces of Ayala Alabang Village in favor of the City of MuntinlupaReference No: LO-013s2018 March 12, 2018
7 Legal Opinion on the application of the DILG-DTI-DICT JMC no. 01 s. 2016 "Revised Standards in processing Business Permits and Licenses in all Cities and Municipalities" relative to a request for revocation/non-renewal of a Business Permit issued to Unitop General Merchandise, Inc.Reference No: LO-012s2018 March 12, 2018
8 Request for the Department's Legal Opinion on the Powers and Functions of the Executive Committee of a Provincial Development CouncilReference No: LO-011s2018 March 12, 2018
9 Request of Acting Mayor Antonio P. Yapha, Jr., of Toledo City, Cebu to allow him to practice his profession as a surgeon/physicianReference No: LO-010s2018 March 12, 2018
10 Legal Opinion on the Increase of Salary of Job Order and Casual EmployeesReference No: LO-009s2018 March 12, 2018
11 Request for the Department's Legal Opinion on whether a Sangguniang Bayan Member who is also a Licensed Civil Engineer may practice his / her ProfessionReference No: LO-001s2018 February 2, 2018
12 Legal Opinion on whether the Municipal Administrator who is tasked to man the office may officiate or conduct a marriage ceremony in the absence of the MayorReference No: LO-002s2018 February 2, 2018
13 Request of a Sangguniang Panlungsod Member for the SILG to issue the former an authority to practice his professionReference No: LO-003s2018 February 2, 2018
14 Request for the Department's Legal Opinion regarding the continued physical absence of mayor-elect Bryan Reganit, Municipality of Maitum, Sarangani ProvinceReference No: LO-004s2018 February 2, 2018
15 Legal Opinion on the status of Municipal Ordinance No. 2, S. 2017, Entitled, " An Ordinance approving the Waterworks in the Municipality of Magdiwang and creating the Magdiwang Waterworks Department (MWD) and providing Funds thereof "Reference No: LO-005s2018 February 2, 2018
16 Request for guidance on the issue of whether or not a portion of the 20% Development Fund may be used to purchase a cemetery lotReference No: LO-006s2018 February 2, 2018
17 Request from the Municipality of Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte for the OIC, DILG to order the Regional Director of DILG Region 1 and Provincial Director of DILG Ilocos Norte to implement the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Order on Boundary Dispute 104 cognizant to Supreme Court En Banc decision under G.R. No. 169435 Re: Transfer of political jurisdiction from Brgy. Cacafean and parts of Barangay Ferdinand and Elizabeth, Marcos to Political Jurisdiction of Nueva Era, Ilocos NorteReference No: LO-007s2018 February 2, 2018
18 Request for Clarification on the DILG Legal Opinion No. 15, S.2014 of Saul A. Establecida, Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan, Burdeos, QuezonReference No: LO-008s2018 February 2, 2018
19 If a Punong Barangay did not get the prior written permission from the DILG Secretary before he engages in a full time occupation during his incumbency as Punong barangay, what sanction will the DILG mete-out to the erring Punong Barangay.Reference No: LO-031s-2017 February 1, 2018
20 Whether the Local Chiefs Executive (LCE) can unilaterally use budgetary savings in the Sangguniang Bayan as sources of funds for Supplemental Budget, without prior nod or permission from the Vice-Mayor.Reference No: LO-032s2017 February 1, 2018
21 Whether a Vice-Governor, who is a member of the Philippine Bar, may engage into the practice of legal profession, specifically; to appear as private counsel; to apply for notarial commission; and/ or to teach any level of any educational institutions, without securing an authorization from the DILG, the Ombudsman or the Civil Service Commission.Reference No: LO_033s2017 February 1, 2018
22 Requesting for legal opinion on the propriety of the Order dated 03 August 2017 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Cagayan implementing the Decision reinstating Hon. Ting as Punong Barangay of Centro 7, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.Reference No: LO-027s2017 November 24, 2017
23 Requesting for the Department's legal opinion on the withholding of his monthly honorarium for not attended any sangguniang session and meeting because of his received serious threats against his life due to the elleged involment with the illegal drug trade.Reference No: LO-028s2017 November 24, 2017
24 Requesting legal opinion on whether he could not continue to discharge the duties and functions of Punong Barangay even after 12 August 2017.Reference No: LO-029s2017 November 24, 2017
25 Requesting legal opinion on whether the provincial government has the power to set tariffs for the provision of used water services within its jurisdiction and whether Local Government Units (LGUs) has the power to approve used water tariff.Reference No: LO-030s2017 November 24, 2017
26 Requesting opinion on the proper procedure in the sanggunian and matters that will be included in the agenda of the sanggunian.Reference No: LO-025s2017 October 11, 2017
27 Does the prohibition (to practice a profession) include Punong barangay who are chief executives of LGU's?Reference No: LO-021s2017 October 11, 2017
28 Requesting assistance on the filling-up of the position in the Sangguniang Bayan as a result of the previous dismissal of Mayor De Castro by the Office of the OmbudsmanReference No: LO-019s2017 October 11, 2017
29 For clarification on who is legal mayor of Mahayag, Zambo del Sur and at the same time, requesting assistance and/ or order for the acting mayor to step down on the ground that the preventive suspension order previously issued against him could not yet given force and effect in view of the onset of the 90-days prohibited period under Section 62(c) of the LGC of 1991.Reference No: LO-020s2017 October 11, 2017
30 Requesting opinion on what is the legal basis for the conduct of the annual State of the City Address?Reference No: LO-022s2017 October 11, 2017
31 Seeking for clarificatiion re: Updated Guidlines on the Approriation and Utilization of the Twenty Percent (20%) of the Annual internal revenue Allotment (IRA) for Development projects.Reference No: LO-023s2017 October 11, 2017
32 Filed an application (with complete requirements) for business permit for the operation of cable TV services but no business permit been issued on the ground that he did not obtain the endoresement of the Sagguniang Panlungsod as the latter, alegedly, is empowered to enact ordinances granting franchises.Reference No: LO-024s2017 October 11, 2017
33 Requesting to have local government unit (LGU) be deputized as the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) local counterpart.Reference No: LO-026s2017 October 11, 2017
34 Does the implementation of the suspention order covered by the 90-day period set by Section 62 of the LGC which prohibits Orders of Preventive Suspension from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sannguniang Bayan to be implemented?Reference No: LO-018s2017 August 25, 2017
35 Requesting clarification/legal opinion on the functions of the Local Government Unit (LGUs) in regulating and monitoring the pratice of Message Therapy in the country in relation to the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 856 or "Code on Sanitation of the Philippines".Reference No: LO-017s2017 August 25, 2017
36 Whether or not the Valenzuela City Government may put up a Blood bank to be financed by the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF)Reference No: LO-016s2017 August 25, 2017
37 Requesting legal opinion on several issues in connection with his plan to the transfert the City Hall to a new site.Reference No: LO-015s2017 August 25, 2017
38 Requesting legal opinion on the legality of the status of a Barangay Kagawad who was appointed as a Fish Warden for a Marine Protected Area is the same barangayReference No: LO-014s2017 August 25, 2017
39 Requesting for legal opinion regarding PB Robert Valmores position, him being in cuncurrently in jail while the case against him is still pending?Reference No: LO-013s2017 August 25, 2017
40 Requesting intervention in putting into effect DILG Opinion Nos. 50, s. 2015 and 14 s, 2016Reference No: LO-012s2017 August 25, 2017
41 Request for verification on the legality of an Order dated February 1, 2017, issued by Mayor Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor, City of Iriga.Reference No: LO-11s2017 July 6, 2017
42 Whether Sangguniang Panlungsod is still required/mandated to conduct sessions for failing to meet prescribed minimum number of sessions because of instances wherein scheduled regular sessions are cancelled due to holidays or valid reasons, and whether or not the Sangguniang Panlalawigan can validly legislate declaration of its recess starting on the third week December until the first week of January of the incoming year in obeservance of the yuletide season.Reference No: LO-10s2017 July 6, 2017
43 Request for the Office of Secretary Ismael D. Sueno for an authority to practice profession as a General SurgeonReference No: No:LO-09s201 July 6, 2017
44 Request for a legal opinion on the validity of Ordinance No. 12-01, Series of 2016 of Barangay Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa CityReference No: LO-007s2017 June 16, 2017
45 Request for ruling concerning the charging of Hauling Fees by the Local Government of Taysan, BatangasReference No: LO-006s2017 June 16, 2017
46 Request for clarifications regarding assumption of Hon. Edgardo Leray as President of the Liga ng mga barangay, Maco Chapter, and accordingly, as ex-officio member of the sangguniang bayan of the same MunicipalityReference No: LO-005s2017 June 16, 2017
47 Request for a legal opinion the legality of granting honoraria to sanggunian member who are chairmen of different committees and are attending committee hearings and meetings citing the alleged present practice of the members of the house of RepresentativesReference No: LO-008s2017 June 16, 2017
48 Queries regarding age requirement for Governor, Vice Governor, Mayor, Vice-Mayor, and whether substanial difference is applied on the basis of discremination or imposition of age requirementsReference No: LO-004s2017 June 15, 2017
49 Whether or not a CANDIDATE who ran and lost in last 2016 election may be appointed to a permanent vacancy in the Sangguniang Bayan or in the Sangguniang Panlungsod of non independent component cities in accordance with Section 45 (b), chapter 2, Title two of the Local Government Code of 1991 (RA7160)Reference No: LO-003s2017 June 15, 2017
50 Request for authority to practice profession as a lawyer in accordance with the limitations set in the DILG Circular NO.2016-14 and other pertinent rules and regulations under CIVIL Service Law and R.A 6713Reference No: LO-002s2017 June 15, 2017