Rey Cartojano


Exemption From Criminal Liability Of Family Members For Certain Crimes

Article II Section 12 of the Constitution provides that the State shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution. As a policy of the State, it is the duty of the State to fortify the union of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Family Law

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away Atty. Elpidio V. Peria The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away: How The Supreme Court Tried to Dispense Social Justice While Condemning Landless Farmers to…more
 /  Agriculture, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

President Aquino as Cotabato Water Hyacinth Remover

It was equally dismaying to listen to Cotabato City and Maguindanao Province local officials this week saying they were dismayed at Pnoy not bringing any solution or vision to the water hyacinth or water lily problem that has…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Spratlys Idiosyncrasies : Does the Philippines Have What It Takes to Prevail Over China?

This write-up will not dwell on the political and military capability of the Philippines over a rising power such as China, but will provide a sketch of the relative legal merits of the Philippine claims over the Spratlys Island…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Military Law
The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

Cognizant of the need to promote a peaceful, friendly and harmonious environment in the South China Sea between ASEAN and China for the enhancement of peace, stability, economic growth and prosperity in the region; Committed to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Military Law

Controversial divorce bill divides predominantly Catholic Philippines

For a predominantly Catholic country as the Philippines, the refiling by the Gabriela women's party-list group of a controversial bill to legalize divorce in the country drew mixed reactions, even as the Philippines hold the…more

PLDT-Digitel Merger : Who Gets To Say It's For the Public Good?

President Noynoy Aquino according to a news article yesterday by Philippine Daily Inquirer has recently ordered the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to investigate…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Consumer Protection

Finding Real Estate Opportunities

Finding Real Estate Opportunities An assortment of United States coins, includin... Contrary to popular quick rich schemes, most of those who are successful in real estate did not attain their status overnight. Key to success…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, MLM / Direct Sales, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing, Real Estate - Commercial

Philippine exporters going bananas on Australia's import policies

Malaya's online edition last May 20, 2011 headlined that Filipino banana growers are “going bananas” over Biosecurity Australia's requirement that the Philippine bananas exported to Australia should be plants that…more
 /  Agriculture, Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade, Products Liability, Consumer Protection

A Test For Congressman Pacquiao

While the Panamanian vessel M/V Double Prosperity that has run aground the coral reefs off the coast of Kiamba town, in Sarangani Province recently may seem like a harmless incident with the Philippine Coast Guard already…more
 /  Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Toxic Torts, Personal Injury


In many parts of the Philippines, use of the Red Cross sign is widespread even to the point that it is displayed in many labels of commercial products. Unknown to many, the use of Red Cross emblem as labels in commercial…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Nonprofit Law

Legal Tale of Coconut Levy Funds of Filipino Farmers

Last April 12, 2011, the Supreme Court en banc rendered its ruling on one of the most crucial case against the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses and their associates dating back from the Martial Law era involving the shares in…more

Apocalypse When? Liability for Damages Arising from Nuclear Incidents

Consumers in China were shown in CNN today to be emptying their grocery shelves of salt, driven by the belief that taking in salt would spare them from the ill-effects of radiation from the disabled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant…more
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