Legal Opinions Archive

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LEGAL OPINIONS ARCHIVE

1 Legal Opinion on whether the Acting SK Chairperson is entitled to honorariaReference No: LO-58s2019 September 12, 2019
2 Legal Opinion on whether or not the incumbent Mayor is allowed to hold office in his residenceReference No: LO-57s2019 September 11, 2019
3 Legal Opinion on whether or not Municipal Mayor may hire employees for the Office of the concerned Sangguniang Bayan and approve budget and disbursements thereofReference No: LO-56s2019 September 11, 2019
4 Legal Opinion on the Validity of Liga ng mga Barangay Resolution No. 06-s-2010,Ternate, CaviteReference No: LO-55 s2019 September 6, 2019
5 Legal Opinion on whether or not CHED may prescribe the manner of selection and appointment of Local College Officials, teaching and non-teaching personnelReference No: LO-54s2019 August 30, 2019
6 Legal Opinion on whether or not Resolution No. 18-104 is valid since the same was not presented to the Local Chief Executive for approvalReference No: LO-53s2019 August 30, 2019
7 Query from LGU of PiƱan, Zamboanga Del Norte on whether or not the Sangguniang Bayan Members can be held liable for the inaction on matters certified urgent by the MayorReference No: LO-52s2019 August 30, 2019
8 Query from the Province of Kalinga seeking clarification on the issues relative to the quorum and required number of votes to pass an ordinance or resolutionReference No: LO-51s2019 August 30, 2019
9 Legal Opinion on the power of the Acting Mayor to hire personnel under Job Order Contract vis-a-vis the limitation under Section 46(A) of the Local Government CodeReference No: LO-50s2019 August 30, 2019
10 Legal Opinion Relative to the Taxing Power of BarangayReference No: LO-49s2019 August 28, 2019
11 Legal Opinion as to the issue of applicability of liberality clause which will enable the remaining NYC Commissioners to act as commission properReference No: LO-48s2019 August 28, 2019
12 Legal Opinion on employment and hiring of SK Chairperson as Job Orders in the Province of BatangasReference No: LO-47s2019 August 8, 2019
13 Legal Opinion on the validity of Municipal Ordinance No. 17-323 of the Municipality of Calaca, BatangasReference No: LO-46s2019 August 8, 2019
14 Legal Opinion relative to the veto power of Governor over review of Municipal appropriation ordinance by the Sangguniang PanlalawiganReference No: LO-44s2019 August 8, 2019
15 Query from DILG Region VII on whether or not the SK First Ranking Sanggunian Member should act as Acting SK Chairperson and whether the Acting SK Chairperson is entitled to an honorariaReference No: LO-43s2019 August 7, 2019
16 Legal Opinion on whether or not it is legal for a Punong Barangay (PB) to serve as author to Resolutions pertaining to sport activities and whether the same will not constitute as an interference on the powers of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) pursuant to Republic Act No. 7942Reference No: LO-42s2019 August 7, 2019
17 Legal Opinion on whether or not a former three-termer Municipal Mayor who failed to clear himself from his accountabilities of local chief executive at the end of his term, can still qualify as an official candidate for this coming 2019 Local Elections, for the same position in the Municipality of Sabtang, BatanesReference No: LO-41s2019 August 7, 2019
18 Legal Opinion on the proper use of unexpended Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (LDRRMF)Reference No: LO-38s2019 August 7, 2019
19 Legal Opinion on the Validity of Lapu-Lapu City Ordinance No. 14-200-2019, entitled "An Ordinance providing an office space at the Lapu-Lapu City Hall as District Office of the Member of the House of Representative for the Lone Congressional District of Lapu-Lapu City"Reference No: LO-40s2019 August 1, 2019
20 Legal Opinion on the Query of Atty. Glenna Aurora T. AbrilReference No: LO-39s2019 August 1, 2019
21 Legal Opinion on the proposed Tripartite Agreement between Pagsanjan Water District, Municipal Government of Pagsanjan and Municipal Government of Pagsanjan, Office of the Barangay Captains of Brgys. Uno, Dos, Sabang, San Isidro and PinagsanjanReference No: LO-35s2019 August 1, 2019
22 Query from Mayor Dator of Lucban, Quezon relative to the required votes to pass an appropriate ordinanceReference No: LO-37s2019 July 31, 2019
23 Letter-Reply Addressed to Mr. Marvin M. Noscal, Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Lopez, Province of QuezonReference No: LO-36s2019 July 31, 2019
24 Legal Opinion on whether or not the noted observations/lapses and acts done/committed by the LLocal Chief Executive and Sangguniang Bayan Members present during the special session are contrary to lawReference No: LO-34s2019 July 18, 2019
25 Request to use the portion of the remaining calamity fund to be utilized in the acquisition of drug testing kits for High School and College students of Kidapawan CityReference No: LO-33s2019 July 4, 2019
26 Request for Legal Opinion from DILG Regional Office X relative to issue on whether or not a government employee can assume office as a Sangguniang Kabataan ChairpersonReference No: LO-32s2019 July 4, 2019
27 Legal Opinion on whether or not Job Order Salaries may be included under Essential Operating ExpensesReference No: LO-31s2019 June 27, 2019
28 Legal Opinion relative to the Barangay Mauway, Mandaluyong, Executive Order No. 1 and 2 Series of 2018Reference No: LO-30s2019 June 27, 2019
29 Applicability of DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2018-133Reference No: LO-29s2019 June 24, 2019
30 Legal Opinion on propriety of charging electrical system upgrading for the Municipal Building to Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management fund under "Preparedness DRRM Thematic Area"Reference No: LO-28s2019 June 18, 2019
31 Legal Opinion on whether the Vice-Mayor and Acting Vice-Mayor may appoint casual employees in offices under the direct supervision and authority of the Office of the Municipal MayorReference No: LO-27s2019 June 18, 2019
32 Letter-Reply to Mayor Jose B Ensagna of Santa Fe, Cebu,Relative to the Unresolved Issues between the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Municipality Reference No: LO-26s2019 June 14, 2019
33 Legal Opinion Relative to the Request to Regulate Presidential Decree No. 449Reference No: LO-25s2019 June 14, 2019
34 Legal Opinion on Whether or not a Barangay Resolution No. 33 series of 2018 - informing the City Mayor of Oroquieta the decision of the Sangguniang Barangay Members not to recommend anybody for the vacant position in the sanggunian - is legalReference No: LO-24s2019 June 10, 2019
35 Request for Legal Opinion by the Development Bank of the Philippine (DBP) relative to the use of the 20% Development Fund of the Local Government Units VIS-A-VIS the Grant of Loan to themReference No: LO-23s2019 June 6, 2019
36 Request for Legal Opinion from DILG Santa Maria, Davao Occiedental Regarding the petition against overaged Sangguniang Kabataan ChairpersonReference No: LO-22s2019 June 3, 2019
37 Legal Opinion on What political party must nominate the SP Member who will be appointed in the last vacancy in the SP considering that the permanent vacancy was created by the resignation of the Vice-GovernorReference No: LO-21s2019 May 17, 2019
38 Legal Opinion on the review of power of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, and the effect of which when no action is taken by the Sanngunian on a Municipal Ordinance within the thirty-day period to reviewReference No: LO-20s2019 May 17, 2019
39 Request for Legal Opinion on whether the acting Liga ng mga Barangay who assumes the duties and functions of the Office of the Ex Officio Member of the Sangguniang Bayan is entitled to the salary of the same officeReference No: LO-19s2019 April 24, 2019
40 Request for Legal Opinion on settlement of boundary disputesReference No: LO-18s2019 April 24, 2019
41 Legal Opinion on whether the second highest ranking Sangguniang Bayan member who assumes duties and functions of the Office of the Mayor in an acting capacity is entitled to the salary of the same officeReference No: LO-17s2019 April 16, 2019
42 Legal Opinion on the enactment of a Barangay Ordinance to purchase a condominium unit thru loan agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines and a Barangay Resolution authorizing the Barangay to enter into contract of loanReference No: LO-16s2019 April 15, 2019
43 Clarification on the implementation of Municipal Ordinance No. 02 s. 2016, entitled "An Ordinance imposing passenger's environmental fee to all passengers passing within the jurisdiction of GetafeReference No: LO-15s2019 April 15, 2019
44 Legal Opinion on the propriety of an Office Order issued by a Local Chief Executive designating a DILG personnel to be an Executive Director of the LGU's discipline zone programReference No: LO-14s2019 March 25, 2019
45 Request for Legal Opinion on the Retention of Contract of Service Employment of Elected Barangay OfficialsReference No: LO-12s2019 March 19, 2019
46 Legal Opinion on whether or not Municipal Ordinance No. 2 Series of 2014 of Sangguniang Bayan of Magdiwang, Province of Romblon, is already deemed approvedReference No: LO-11s2019 March 19, 2019
47 Letter dated 14 January 2019 of Atty. Emilia Concepcion D. Severino, Counsel for Mayor Jaime Ortega of the Municipality of Aborlan, PalawanReference No: LO-10s2019 March 19, 2019
48 Request for an official document signifying that Villa Rosa Homes is now part of Barangay EstrellaReference No: LO-13s2019 March 19, 2019
49 Request for an opinion on the manner of filling-up the position in the Sangguniang Bayan of San Ricardo, Southern LeyteReference No: LO-08s2019 February 28, 2019
50 Request for an opinion on whether or not the Sangguniang Bayan of Kapatagan, Lanao Del Norte can invite the Water District relative to its financial position in view of the proposed MOA under the SALINTUBIG ProgramReference No: LO-07s2019 February 28, 2019