Legal Opinions Archive


1 Long standing account of the Municipality of Altavas, Aklan, of the books delivered to grade schoolsReference No: LO-42s2020 March 3, 2020
2 Legal Opinion on whether or not the Local Chief Executive determine the Individual Daily Wages/Salaries of Job Order and Contractual Employees without the need of Sangguniang Bayan Authorization or Appropriation OrdinanceReference No: LO-40s2020 March 3, 2020
3 Complaint and Request for clarification of the members of the Abu Small Scale MinerReference No: LO-41s2020 March 3, 2020
4 Legal Opinion on the Interpretation of Section 271 of the Local Government Code of 1991Reference No: LO-38s2020 March 2, 2020
5 Request for comments on the proposed Ordinance of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, entitled "An Ordinance regulating the operation and expansion of Large Scale Agri-Industrial Plantations within the City of Malaybalay, declaring certain acts prohibited and providing penalties, appropriating funds therefor, and for other purposes"Reference No: LO-43s2020 March 2, 2020
6 Letter from the Mun. of Sanchez Mira, Cagayan; Re: Request for Legal Opinion regarding the Land parcel puchases made by the Municpal GovernmentReference No: LO-37s2020 February 26, 2020
7 Query whether or not Memorandum Circular No. 2019-121, by itself can justify the demolition of informal settlements that are not necessarily obstruction to public roads, notwithstanding Republic Act No. 7279 and Republic Act No. 10752Reference No: LO-35s2020 February 26, 2020
8 Legal Opinion on Donation of Open Spaces of High Density Housing Project for the Purpose of Provision of Police Sub-Station and Public SchoolReference No: LO-33s2020 February 26, 2020
9 Legal Opinion on whether or not an LGU can donate to an Electric Cooperative Parcel of Land originally inteneded for Indegenous PeopleReference No: LO-32s2020 February 26, 2020
10 Resolution declaring the newly formally installed Municipal Mayor Roberto A. Loquinte as 'persona non grata'Reference No: LO-30s2020 February 26, 2020
11 Legal Opinion on the Interpretation and Application of Section 276 of the Local Government Code of 1991Reference No: LO-31s2020 February 26, 2020
12 Whether it is permissible for a Private Corporation, a partner of the Municiplaity in a Public-Private Partnership to collect payments from the consumers of the Potable Water it produces, for and in behalf of the PartnershipReference No: LO-34s2020 February 26, 2020
13 Letter dated 08 January 2020 from DILG-Region I Dir. James F. Fadrilan referring to the Central Office, for clarification, the inquiry on whether or not an elected Punong Barangay can still assume his position after having been granted probationReference No: LO-36s2020 February 26, 2020
14 Legal Opinion relative to the concerns on the Special Election for Liga ng mga Barangay Municipal Chapter of Tobias Fornier, Province of AntiqueReference No: LO-29s2020 February 26, 2020
15 Legal Opinion on whether or not a Local Chief Executive can augment fund via an Executive OrderReference No: LO-28s2020 February 10, 2020
16 Legal Opinion relative to the resignation of the Board of Directors of Sorsogon City Water District upon the request of the Sanggunian of Sorsogon CityReference No: LO-27s2020 February 10, 2020
17 Legal Opinion regarding terminal leave benefits of an elected official who has a pending caseReference No: LO-26s2020 February 10, 2020
18 Legal Opinion on implementation of project despite objection of some residentsReference No: LO-13s2020 February 10, 2020
19 Legal Opinion on the alleged double compensation by a Barangay Kagawad who is an active CAFGU personnel at the same timeReference No: LO-12s2020 February 10, 2020
20 Request of Mr. Ren Jinhua, seeking this Department's authorization that Mayor Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City, be allowed to continue his directorship with Philippine Infradev Holdings, Inc.Reference No: LO-11s2020 February 10, 2020
21 Legal Opinion on the legal basis as to the scope and power of the local legislative body or Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the conduct of legislative inquiry relative to oversight functionsReference No: LO-25s2020 February 5, 2020
22 Legal Opinion regarding the road clearing operations involving properties inside private subdivisionsReference No: LO-24s2020 February 5, 2020
23 Legal Opinion on the appointment of two (2) additional members of Sangguniang Panlungsod by virtue of conversion from municipality to cityReference No: LO-23s2020 February 5, 2020
24 Query concerning the authority of Sangguniang Panlalawigan to either approve or disapprove the application for reclassification of agricultural lands into non-agricultural usesReference No: LO-22s2020 February 5, 2020
25 Legal Opinion on the Propriety of leasing a portion of Municipal Hall as commercial stalls to private individualsReference No: LO-21s2020 February 5, 2020
26 Clarification on whether or not a Provincial Government needs to secure a Government Gratuitous Permit in order to extract sand and gravel or quarry for the construction of infrastructure projectsReference No: LO-20s2020 February 5, 2020
27 Legal Opinion on whether or not the Vice Mayor is allowed to chair a particular standing committee like the committee on appropriations, ways and means and personnel mattersReference No: LO-19s2020 February 5, 2020
28 Legal Opinion on whether or not the demolition of illegal structures in compliance with DILG MC 2019-121 is contrary to Republic Act No. 7279 also known as the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992Reference No: LO-18s2020 February 5, 2020
29 Legal Opinion relative to the Sanggunian Kabataan Federation Resolutions declaring positions of said federation vacant and setting a date for the special election of new set of officersReference No: LO-17s2020 February 5, 2020
30 Legal Opinion relative to the extent of the authority and/or powers of the Local Sanggunians to regulate cockfighting in their respective jurisdictionReference No: LO-16s2020 February 5, 2020
31 Clarification to whom patent is issued in relation to application for title of the Barangay lot in the office of DENR Tagbilaran CityReference No: LO-15s2020 January 20, 2020
32 Request for Clarification on Sections 385 and 386 of RA 7160Reference No: LO-14s2020 January 20, 2020
33 Legal Opinion concerning the exercise of Local Legislative Power by the Sanggunian in relation to the proposed Freedom of Information Ordinance of 2019 of Camarines NorteReference No: LO-10s2020 January 9, 2020
34 Legal Opinion on the utilization of Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) funds where there is an incomplete set of SK OfficialsReference No: LO-09s2020 January 9, 2020
35 Legal Opinion relative to automatic succession in the position of SK Chairman vis-a-vis anti dynasty provision of RA 10742Reference No: LO-08s2020 January 9, 2020
36 Legal Opinion relative to the authority to practice medical profession of Mayor Jaime E. Esmeralda of Igbaras, IloiloReference No: LO-07s2020 January 9, 2020
37 Letter-Reply on the query of Mr. Jefferson D. Valdez concerning the unit rentals in Oceanway Residences CondominiumReference No: LO-06s2020 January 9, 2020
38 Legal Opinion relative to Misamis Oriental Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 34-2019Reference No: LO-05s2020 January 9, 2020
39 Legal Opinion on the required vote enacting a supplemental budgetReference No: LO-04s2020 January 9, 2020
40 Legal Opinion relative to the imposition of Business Tax on a mining company by a municipality where said mining company has no branch or sales outlet inReference No: LO-03s2020 January 9, 2020
41 Legal Opinion on the proper implementation of Memorandum Circular No. 2019-121, particularly, does it cover parked vehicles along the interior streets of subdivisionsReference No: LO-02s2020 January 9, 2020
42 Inquiry if a Barangay can enact an ordinance imposing car stickers on all vehicles as a security measureReference No: LO-01s2020 January 9, 2020
43 Legal Opinion on who between the Acting Mayor and Acting Vice Mayor shall be considered as the Sangguniang Bayan Presiding Officer with respect to the acceptance of resignation of Sangguniang Kabataan Pederasyon OfficerReference No: LO-85s2019 December 27, 2019
44 Legal Opinion relative to the computation of backwages of Sangguniang Bayan Member Carmelita Bonachita-Ricablanca, Sagay, Camiguin ProvinceReference No: LO-83s2019 November 15, 2019
45 Legal Opinion concerning the proper application of the Three-Consecutive Term Limit proscribed under section 43 (B) of Local Government Code of 1991Reference No: LO-82s2019 November 15, 2019
46 Legal Opinion on matters pertinent to the Legislative Operations, Duties, and Responsibilities of the Sangguniang BayanReference No: LO-81s2019 November 15, 2019
47 Legal Opinion on whether or not there is a need for the Sanggunian Bayan to pass and approve a resolution creating (1) Sangguniang Bayan Member (Indigenous People) PositionReference No: LO-80s2019 November 15, 2019
48 Legal Opinion relative to the licensing of cockpit operations in the Municipality of Aliaga, Province of Nueva EcijaReference No: LO-79s2019 November 15, 2019
49 Legal Opinion on whether or not reformation center constructed with the use of Performance Challenge Fund may be converted into a legislative buildingReference No: LO-78s2019 November 15, 2019
50 Legal Opinion relative to the Sanggunian Panlalawigan Ordinance in compliance to pertinent issuances on Drug-Free WorkplaceReference No: LO-77s2019 November 15, 2019