Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Ruben Balane Show. Episode 2

Thu, 17 Jun 2010.

More words of wisdom from the great Ruben Balane:

While discussing the case of Bonilla v. Barcena:

Here the heirs of Barcena said, "Your Honor, our mother is dead, and we will be substituting her because we are her heirs." Sabi naman n'ung judge, "No, you cannot, because your mother is dead." Sabi naman n'ung heirs, "E kaya nga we will be substituting her e, kasi nga she is dead, and we are her heirs! Sa'n ka ba nag-aral, sa Ateneo?"

Boom. Haha.

*Prof. Balane is also a member of the (thee) Ateneo Law School Faculty. Which I guess gives him the right to do this.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Ruben Balane Show

Thu, 10 Jun 2010.

Professor Ruben Balane, referring to the word "decedent":

It's pronounced "di-see-dent". You don't say "di-si-dent". A dissident is one who takes up arms against the government. Well, unless you're an Abu Sayyaf, and you get killed by government troops, then you become a dissident decedent.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Overheard at the OCS

Wed, 9 Jun 2010.

"Tignan niyo itong binabasa ko o. SCRA 600. Alam niyo ito? This is where Corona reverses himself. O, ha."

-Dean Carale

Friday, May 7, 2010

How to Bail Someone Out From NBI Detention

  • Go to the Court that issued the Warrant of Arrest.
  • File a Motion to Reduce Bail. Have it signed by the Judge.
  • Also get a copy of the Warrant of Arrest.
  • Visit Detainee at the NBI (Taft Avenue, Manila) detention cell. For moral support. And also to take his/her picture. Bust shot. Front, left, and right.
  • Get a Certificate of Detention from the Security Management Division (SMD) Office. Look for Ma'am Judith1.
  • Have the Detainee's pictures printed. Size: 2x2.
  • Get a blank piece of bond paper.
  • Go back to the Detention Cell and have the detainee sign the back of the 2x2 pictures.
  • Borrow the stamp pad from the guard on duty. Take the Detainee's fingerprints on the blank piece of paper, and have him/her sign at the bottom of the paper.
  • Go back to the issuing Court, and file an application for bail. Then submit the requirements, which are the Certificate of Detention, the 2x2 pics, and the signed fingerprints. Plus the cash, of course.
  • The Court will now issue an Order of Release. Photocopy it. Also photocopy the official receipts for the cash bond deposits and the cash bond fees.
  • Go back to the NBI SMD Office. You have to take the arresting officer and the Court process server with you. Tell them to bring a photocopy of their ID, front and back. If it is impossible to get hold of the arresting officer, ask Ma'am Judith what your options are.
  • Present the following at the SMD office: the arresting officer, the Court process server, a photocopy of their IDs, the Order of Release, and the photocopy of the official receipts.
  • Once the SMD clears everything, go back to the detention cell. Present the SMD clearance to the guard on duty.
  • Once the Detainee is released, get away from the NBI office as fast as you can. Tell the Detainee to savor the air of freedom.

1As of 6 May 2010.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Professor Harry Roque on Our President

Fri, 5 Mar 2010.

"Our president is really a man. Pretending to be a woman. Pretending to be Nora Aunor."

-Professor Harry Roque

I Might Consider Intellectual Property Law as a Career

Fri, 26 Feb 2010.

Check this out:
This is why I ♥ Professor Vicente Amador.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I ♥ Professor Vicente Amador

If you're going to take Intellectual Property Law, take Vicente Amador.

I can guarantee you, his class is super stress-free. Like super-duper stress free.

And here's what I learned in class today:

This picture is NOT considered as copyright infringement of the Grand Theft Auto artworks. It is considered a parody, and is entitled to the defense of fair-use.

What have you learned today?

*pic from me