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RESERVED THESIS TOPICS 2010-2011 [AS OF MAR 26 2011 11:38 PM]

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Name
Anezka Cortina

Bloc
k
A

Number

Thesis Topic

09209452867

Empowering
the
Local
Government Units to impose
Green Taxes by limiting DENR
intervention
to
merely
supervision

Time
Reserved
July
16,
2010

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Statement: The Local


Government Units have been
given environmental
management functions. LGUs
have at their disposal national
laws upon which it can base its
ordinances in the protection of
the environment. A more local
approach to the imposition of
environmental taxes should be
imposed to address different
issues in varying local units.
Mikhail Josef N. Gomez

09274110421

Maria Monica D. Hipolito

0918 908 0139

Kathleen Ang
Joyce Anne C. Wong

A
A

09175145284
0917 325 0227

Fay Irene Gurrea

09177227330

HACIENDA LUISITA: Determining


the Just Share of Farmers in the
Land in Accordance with the
Constitutional
Mandate
of
Agrarian Reform in light of the
CARPER law, Stock Distribution
Scheme, Schemes for Agrarian
Reform of other Countries, and
Recent Jurisprudence.
REVIEW OF REPUBLIC ACT NO.
7941--SURVEY
OR
RECENT
DEVELOPMENTS/ JURISPRUDENCE
UNDER THE PARTY LIST SYSTEM
IN
TERMS
OF
PARTY
LIST
ACCREDITATION,
NOMINEE
QUALIFICATIONS
AND
ALLOCATION OF SEATS, AND
DETERMINING
WHETHER
TO
ABOLISH OR AMEND
Electronic service of summons
Green Building: Legal Risks and
Liabilities
Transporting the Precautionary
Principle from de legeferenda to a
customary norm of international
law

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Christian Chan

Armand Eleazar

09273065996

I plan to check on the illegality of


the
practice
of
carpark
owners/management in denying
liability for any loss or damage on
the cars parked in connection
with the law on Deposit and
Lease ("Management will not be
liable for any loss or damage to
your car").
Considering the possibility of
touching the case regarding the
Pandacan.

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Issues that are being considered:


1. Propriety of the continuing
mandamus in this case
2. Use of judicial power to
establish monitoring group (which
is essentially an executive body).
Judicial power versus executive

Karl Vincent B. Raso

0917-8252202

Marychelle T. Mendoza

0926-6842800

Laura Noel

09175352872

Alex Perez

alvarez, maria margarita

09157838683

Maria Cristina T. Mundin

+63 9277968986

PHOEBE ANN S. BAYONA

3. LGU v National Government


THESIS TOPIC: The need for rules
on appreciation of ballots in the
Automated Elections Law (R.A.
8464) in preventing massive
disenfranchisement of voters and
to properly reflect the will of the
electorate
in
relation
with
provisions
of
the
Omnibus
Election Code (Sec. 211 etc.).
Enforcing the Outer Space Treaty:
Mandating the Removal and
Minimization of Space Debris
The
unlimited
exercise
of
ABSOLUTE PARDON can lead to
the President being de facto
above the law
Laws and Regulation pertaining to
Survey Elections (touching the
case of SWS v. COMELEC)
Terms of Service Contracts in
internet-based
services
(e.g.
social
networking,
email,
mmporpg) are subject to abuse
by service providers absent any
legislation that would limit their
powers and protect the rights of
its users.
Review of the Philippine legal
framework
for
exploring,
developing,
utilizing,
and
commercializing
Renewable
Energy Sources.
The
current
legislation
and
administrative rules are not

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Iniego Carl Varon

09273867256

ARC ALDRIN N. TOLENTINO

09189081279

Michael Corrales

09052633161

Julian S. Montano IV

enough to address the effects of


pyramid scams on the lives of
Filipino victims. Estafa, as the
only crime in the RPC penalizing
such. The proposed thesis will
study the legal issues in every
stage of the pyramid and the
corresponding penalties already
available in the law. It will discuss
the persons involved and the
remedies of the victims against
them.
Superior
and
Command
Responpsibility: Extending the
Liability
Statement:
Superiors
and
Commanders must be held liable
for crimes perpetrated by his
subordinates when he exercised
effective command and control
over them, knew or owing to the
circumstances
should
have
known that his subordinates were
committing or about to commit
these crimes, and yet failed to
take
the
necessary
and
reasonable
precautionary
measure to prevent or repress
their commission even if he no
longer
exercised
effective
command and control at the point
that
these
crimes
were
committed.
Classifying peer to peer sharing of
sound recording files as acts of
infringement and against the laws
on intellectual property and
copyright violates an individual's
constitutional rights to property,
against unreasonable searches
and seizures, and privacy.
Unconstitutionality of the IRR of
PD 856 as it requires routine
health check-ups for STD's.
Degrading
and
Violation
of
privacy.
Topic:
Defining
Abandonment
of
Copyright in Computer Software
in Light of the Intellectual
Property Code, the Civil Code and
the
Copyright
Conventions
Thesis

Statement:

There is a need to resolve the

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Camille Leelin Ting

0917-8446484

Charmaine N. Calderini 3C

09081811076

Daniel Guinigundo

09162504429

Aurelia Beatrice Santos

0905-6676635

issue of copyright abandonment,


other than through the death of
the
author,
of
discontinued
computer software in Philippine
jurisdiction in light
of the
provisions of the Intellectual
Property Code of the Philippines,
the provisions of the Civil Code on
abandonment of property rights,
and the copyright conventions in
which the Philippines is a
signatory, in order to protect
people
who
distribute
and
download
computer
software
already
discontinued
in the
market over the Internet, whether
by a paid service or for free, and
in good faith.
Religious Freedom & Divorce:
Amending the Family Code to
recognize religion-sponsored or
allowed divorces.
In the interpretation of Section 5
of Republic Act No. 9700 (AN ACT
STRENGTHENING
THE
COMPREHENSIVE
AGRARIAN
REFORM
PROGRAM),
is
the
landowners attestation as to who
can be qualified beneficiaries a
separate requirement or is the
landowner bound to give their
attestation under oath if it
appears that the farmworkers are
regular
farmworkers
actually
tilling the lands, as certified under
oath by the Barangay Agrarian
Reform Council (BARC). What are
the
effects
of
giving
the
landowner the power to decide
who would be the qualified
beneficiaries? I will also be
looking into the improvements of
RA 9700 in relation to CARP (RA
6657).
(TERRORIST
FINANCING)
Providing
for
an
economic
framework in conforming with
FATF and the Egmont guidelines
in the criminalizing of terrorist
financing in the Philippines, due
to the inadequacy of the law, will
help in the improvement of local
and international peace and
security, the protection of public
funds, and the non-curtailment of
human rights.
CHEMICAL CASTRATION: An

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Alternative to the Death Penalty

Yasmin Sanchez

Kim Raisa Uy

09176241591

Emmanuel Rey Pine Cruz

09052440962

Kingjohn Echiverri

09178226308

Clarisse Nicole Vivar

0917 5685671

Frederick D. Crisologo

Austin Claude S. Alcantara

+639176659917

Jaclyn Ordonez

09175457255

My Pablico

09166478355

Joanna Pauline C. Pimentel

fidel nograles

0917 8104926

I may also explore other


alternatives to the death penalty
for sexual crimes aside from this.
Bribery of Public Foreign Officials
by Multinational Corporations and
its
Ramifications
under
International Law
Regulating
political
advertisements in the internet
under the Automated Election
Law
An Oily Situation: International
Liability for Crude Oil Spills in
Offshore Drilling Rigs in the
Context
of
Regional
Trade
Agreements
the application of RPC mitigating
circumstances to offenses in
special laws and its implications
on indeterminate sentencing in
light of the Batistis v People of
the Philippines ruling.
Mandatory DNA testing in Crimes
against Persons (in light of
Innocence Protection Act of 2004,
US Law)
Total Smoking Ban: Extending
restrictions even to public places.
The implications on the rights of
smokers and non-smokers alike.
A LAW DEFINING HIGH CRIMES
AND BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST
FOR IMPEACHMENT PURPOSES
Amending
the
Intellectual
Property Code in order to develop
Geographical Indications in the
Philippines.
Freedom of the Press and Public's
Right to Information (TV Shows:
XXX, Imbestigador, Isumbong mo
kay Tulfo) VS Fundamental Rights
of the Accused
Revisiting Executive Order 546 on
Civilian Volunteer Officers in
conflict
areas
issues: abrogation of command
responsibility from the AFP and
PNP
to
untrained
civilians,
legalization of private armies
judicial
legislation
and
infringement of administrative
jurisdiction
through
the
application of the precautionary
principle in the rules of procedure

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Gen Endaluz

Deborah Sobrepea

09178553327

Mary marjorie martin

09062444425

AS Imperial

0906-4204191

Hector Jerome E. Bondoc

Hector
Bondoc

Clarisse Ann Marie Dela Cruz

0917 800 5975

Juan Paolo Santos

Kristina So

Jerome

09177247628

for environmental cases


Taking Out the Criminal Liability
of Rekless Imprudence in Motor
Vehicle
Accidents
with
Contributory Negligence
Recommendations
on
the
requirements on the creation of
cities as legislative districts and
the problem of reapportionment
by
congress'
will.
Background:
The
constitution
provides for some standards with
which
to
determine
when
legislative districts have been
created. However jurisprudence
has
had
some
conflicting
decisions with regards to the
application of such requisites
(population,
contiguity,
proprtionality) . The thesis will not
only recommend the specific
standards with which to apply by
congress but will also answer
questions with regard to the
necessity that reapportionment
be national (made by congress)
despite the fact that inaction on
the part of congress will result in
the
inequitable
situation
of
disproportion
(the
consti
mandates
proprtional
representation)
Harmonizing the customs code
with the ASEAN single window
Adding low-voter turnout as a
condition/basis for a declaration
of failure of elections
Determining the standards or
restrictions under Article XX of
the General Agreement on Tariffs
and Trade (GATT) in exercise of
the general right to restrict trade
on environmental grounds and
the effects of such environmental
measures on Philippine market
defining
"marginalized"
and
"underrepresented" sectors for
partylist purposes
classification of virtual property
as personal property subjecting
them to certain provisions in the
RPC.
Expanding the Coverage of the
Paternity Leave Act of 1996 (with
respect
to the
number
of
allowable leaves, in light of the
recently
proposed
120-day

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JOHN PAUL A. DELA PASION

09065746282

April Rose N. Morato

0922-8994833

Juan Paolo Miguel B. Leido

0917-8550210

David Michael C. Go

09209451374/
09228767697

Marie Angeli Dela Cruz

09228203181

Maria Asuncion D. Pablico

0917-5681110

Andrea E. Katipunan

0917-8385589

Jennie M. Balmes

09173911029

Raffi
<rafaeltancinco@gmail.com>

Jovalie Claire Capanas

JOREN SERENO

09175369563

maternity
leave,
and
the
restriction on the grant of
paternity leave only to those with
legitimate spouses)
Towards Human Rights-friendly
Criminal
Law:
proposing
an
overhaul of the Revised Penal
Code
The
Cebu
Pacific
Scandal.
Definition of "Mentally Ill" and
their rights as against policies
against
the
mentally
ill.
(Children's Rights, International
Law)
A Study in Amending the Role of
the
Vice-President
of
the
Philippines, in that the failure to
involve him/her in government
(Cabinet-level,
or
otherwise)
amounts
to
a
factual
disenfranchisement of voters.
Determining the legality and
constitutionality of Satellite and
Aerial Images in relation to the
Bill of Rights
a proposal to regulate or create
an agency that will regulate
household workers to ensure their
rights (SSS, wages, from abuse,
etc) are protected
The restrictive provisions of
Implementing
Rules
and
Regulations of RA 9208 with
regard to receiving valuable
consideration
and
posting
advertisements
for
organ
donations.
Right to history and culture as a
justiciable right (analogous to and
in light of Oposa v. Factoran):
Towards
developing
local
legislation
mandating
repatriation, preservation, and
restoration of cultural property
"Exploring CEDAW's Temporary
Special Measures through the
Lens
of
Gender
and
Development"
Coddling of incompetent
employees: The undue burden of
proof imposed on SME's for the
dismissal or discipline of erring
employees
Database marketing: touching the
issue of right to privacy and lack
of data protection law
"Corruption as a defense in
international
investment
law:

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Vicente Rosales

0917-537-2080

Joseph R. Plazo

0920 905 3292

Korina Mae Pimentel

Stephen G. Valera

09277566220

Jan David I. Garcia

09178366664

Kingjohn Echiverri

09178226308

Mickey ingles

09175267246

Timothy Lim

09175381064

Rachelle T. Lim

09173611386

Nico Carlo M. Crisologo

0920-9275581

Kim Debra C. Cledera

09176101158

Learning
from
Terminal
3
and
other
infrastructure
controversies"
Corporate
Contributions
to
Political Campaigns: A Proposal to
Highly
Regulate
Campaign
Contributions by Corporations
SHOW ME THE MONEY: Legal and
Socioeconomic Ramifications of A
Flat Franchise Tax on
Underground E-Businesses
Constitutional
amendment/legislati
on
of
citizenship requirement for public
utilities proposing the exemption
of overseas shipping lines from
60-40 requirement
Mandatory Blind trust for the
assets of public officials during
their tenure, in order to prevent
conflict of interest.
Regulating carbon footprint and
imposing ecotaxes on excess
consumption thereof.
The application of RPC mitigating
circumstances to offenses in
special laws and its implications
on indeterminate sentencing in
light of he Batistis v People of the
Philippines ruling and possible
classification of eco-terrorism
and its implications on the Human
Security Act as example.
Philippine Football Federation: A
Solution to its legal brouhaha and
adapting a better corporate
structure from soft law
The lack of accountability of OPEC
countries, more specifically Saudi
Arabia, in international climate
change, holding them liable on
the basis of UNFCCC and the
Kyoto Protocol
Imposition of Business Tax by
Local Government Units on ATM
machines (will also cover vending
machines or other machineoperated units which involve
business transactions)
NATURAL-BORN
VS.
NATURALIZED: ASSESSING THE
CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT IN
CERTAIN
GOVERNMENT
POSITIONS
Determining
further
The
constitutionality of the New

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Formula in the Allocation of Seats


for Party-List Representatives, as
laid down in BANAT v. COMELEC
Plea Bargaining as a Surrender of
the
Accused's
Rights
under
Duress:
An
Amendment
Examining Payroll Reinstatement
Of
Project
and
Seasonal
Employees
Establishing probable cause in
Intellectual Property Cases and its

Kristine Abegaile R. Clavio

09228636381

Emmanuel Sia

09209208877

Reyaine A. Mendoza

09157882111

DANE MENDOZA

0917-8957644

ALEXIS NOLASCO CIMAGALA

+632
9148542

Tanya Baldovino

09228826286

ALVAREZ, Aila May S.

920

09163581025

Constitutional Implications
The Rules of Procedure for
Environmental
Cases
were
formulated by the Supreme Court
to provide swift resolution of
environmental cases and to effect
immediate grant of its remedies.
Its provisions are intended to be
applied to favor the constitutional
right of the people to a balanced
and healthful ecology. However,
the
incorporation
of
the
precautionary principle in the
Rules and the lack of definite
standards for the enforcement of
the Writ of Kalikasan to limit the
discretion of claimants, or of the
Court, in asserting or granting,
respectively,
the
remedies
provided by the Writ go against
the policy of the State in
encouraging private enterprise
and needed investments. This
thesis aims to propose the proper
standards for the enforcement of
the said remedies in view of the
nations
framework
of
environmental regulations and its
economic development.
1. Baby trafficking - analysis of
adoption and trafficking laws
2. Cable piracy in the Philippines
Determining the criminal and civil
liability of child soldiers in
Mindanao.
Election Law Constitutionality of
the prohibition on citizens arm to
solicit or receive, directly or
indirectly, any contribution or aid
of whatever form or nature from
any foreign government, or any of
its agencies or instrumentalities,
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juridical person.

Paula R. Espiritu

09163911510

Laohoo, Joyce Elaine H.


Joem Baloro

C
A

0906-4681090
09178553636

Emmanuel Sia

09209208877

Franklin Galman

0917-449-0339

Allan Carlo Soller - Buboy

09154242880

LEGAL ISSUE: Should a citizens


arm be prohibited from soliciting
or receiving foreign funding being
that their activities are purely
non-partisan ?
Thesis Topic: Identifying the
Extent of MILF's Responsibility to
Protect
Internally
Displaced
Persons in a Situation of Armed
Conflict
Legal Issue: Given that all parties
to an armed conflict whether
states or non-state actors are
bound
by
international
humanitarian
law
allocating
responsibility to both actors, and
where the Guiding Principles on
Internal Displacement places the
responsibility to protect primarily
to states only, to what extent
should
non-state
actors,
specifically the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front (MILF), be given
the responsibility to protect
internally displaced persons in a
situation of armed conflict?
mail to order bride.
Creation of a DNA Databank and
use of DNA Profiles in solving
crimes
Examining Payroll Reinstatement
and Backwages Of Project and
Seasonal Employees
The Application of the SarbanesOxley Act of 2002 in the
Philippine Corporate Governance
Setting
Application of International Law to
strengthen Philippine rules in
Mergers and Acquisitions and its
corporate implications.
A provision in the constitution
incorporates generally accepted
principles of international law
(GPIL) as part of the law of the
land. The thesis aims to provide a
clearer and more defined set of
rules
culled
from
corporate
practices in different domestic
jurisdictions. It seeks to compare
and
contrast
laws
and
implementing
rules
and
regulations primarily in the U.S.
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statutory basis on MandA.

MARVYN SUMNER LLAMAS

0917 533 5540

Starr Jularbal

09178068060

Hans Christian Docena

09178169186

Janina Bordon

Determining the Constitutionality


of the Congressional District Seat
Allocation in the House of
Representatives
Unconstitutionality of the idle
land tax provision in the Local
Government Code
Legality of allowing foreign-owned
corporations in the exploration,
utilization, and development of
wind and solar energy in relation
to Art. XII, Sec. 2 of the 1987
Constitution and the Renewable
Energy Act and its IRR.

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1. The Foreigner and the Filipino
(Same Sex) couple
- LGBT Rights in the
Philippines in accordance with the
YOGYAKARTA PRINCIPLES (As
determined in International Law)
- in relation to Article 26 of
the Family Code, right to identity,
Article 350 RPC

Natasha D. Cayco

Ruth Agnes Declaro

Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg

09228795721

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2. Who is liable for erroneous and


stereotypical textbooks which are
distributed to public schools?
DepED, publishers, or author?
1. The Right to Privacy of Women
and Children in Rape, RA 7610
and
VAWC
cases
2.
Whether
members
of
constitutional commissions such
as COMELEC, CoA and CSC be
appointed in Executive offices,
offices which are under the
supervision and control of the
President. If yes, wouldn't that be
a violation of the independence of
the Constitutional commissions?
Addressing the gap in RA 3019
(Anti-graft and corrupt practices
act) where using a man or a
woman to induce a public official
to act favorably for one party is
not considered a bribe.
The unconstitutionality of the
Philippine Government's
continued support for an illegal
war of aggression.

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Thesis Statement: The Philippine


Government's support on the
ongoing war on terror is
unconstitutional considering that
the said war, led by the United
States, is aggressive and a
violation of the prohibition on the
threat or use of force under
Article 2(4) of the UN Charter.
Maria Sarah L. Macabare

0915 8515825

Mikaela Lagarde

09228920014

De Castro, Maria Yvet C.

0917-5311068

Carlo Michael S. Javier

JR JOAQUINO

09178137483

Mark Francis Recierdo

0915-118-1711

PAOLO ANGELO C. GO

09153178063

Kristoffer Claudio

09166580632

Vladimir F. Bedural

09065291546

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Water Drought in BF properties: A


comprehensive study of the
conflicting rights, liabilities, &
IRRs
of
home
owners
associations, developers, local
government
and
public
corporations as related to public
utilities; touches on the human
right to water; the related cases
on this issue, pertinent laws and
bills passed.
Justice at Sea: The legal standing
of whales and dolphins in
Dolphins v Secretary Reyes
Filipino Comfort Women's Claim
against the Japanese Imperial
Army for crimes against them
committed during World War II is
actionable under International
Law. (Proceeding from the RP
government's refusal to espouse
their claims before the
International Court of Justice)
Ang plastic mo? Rationalizing the
plastic tax in the Philippines
AMENDING
THE
DANGEROUS
DRUGS ACT OF 2002 for being
violative of the bill of rights on
excessive punishment
Giving the President with powers
to intrude and control of Local
Government Units in times of
national calamity and disasters.
Reconciling
Land
Registration
Laws: Between a prior Torrens
title and a subsequent Certificate
of Ancestral Domain Title, which
one has a better right?
Re-evaluating the Doctrine of
Separation of Church and State in
addressing the problem of sexual
abuse of children by clergymen
using the Best Interests Doctrine
of the Children's Rights Code.
1. Establishing a new
International Law Regime for
Property Rights in Outer Space

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2. Solidary liability in international


law of government and private
corporations for environmental
torts caused by corruption-tainted
projects
Jose Antonio S. Reyes

09175031791

vis-a-vis Propriety: A Study on the


Consitutional Provisions on
Presidential Succession

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Niel Anthony S. Borja

09062331819

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Mary Bianca Calalang

09228006011

Veronica Bayot

09228456564

The ruling in Alvarez v. Ramirez


should be qualified to be in
consonance with the spirit of Rule
130, Section 22 of the Rules of
Court.
The Supreme Court deciding over
moot and academic cases- Is it a
constitutional exercise of judicial
power?
The promotion of the best interest
of the child as espoused in
Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile
Justice Act, although beneficial to
the juveniles in conflict with the
law, results to their detriment by
inducing and/or promoting the
use of the juveniles to frustrate
the mandates of the law. This
thesis aims to explore the extent
of its detriment, and a proposal to
lower the suspension of liability
from the age of fifteen back to
twelve in light of the
developments in recent
technology permitting children
from a very young age to be
expressed with information that
equip them to act with
discernment, in order to further
prevent the abuse of the law by
using the privileges granted to
the juveniles to avoid miscarriage
of justice and for the welfare of
the society.

Catriona Rhiannon G. Maniego

0917-4045089

Legislating the Truth Commission


(not just through presidential
decree) in consonance with the
principle
of
transitional/
restorative justice for a holistic
application based on models from
other jurisdictions.
The scope of the application of
the tribal judicial system in
indigenous communities. (a right
given to them under IPRA).

2:06 PM

Katrina C. Muli

09228983066

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2:00 PM

2:05 PM

2:17 PM

Whether or not the judicial


system of the tribe should apply
or the regular justice system (e.g.
brgy. jurisdiction and small
claims,)
MELISSA URSUA

Leonel Cadiz

0918-9268060
09228886121

Kristine Ann C. Venzuela

Patrick Wiedmer

Edzon Cristian Lauang

Francis L. Fragante

Armand Vergara Morales

Anne Maureen B. Manigbas

09178482368
09228482368

09155001683
09228026573

09064202788

Mariam Arceo

09267078554

CHIPECO, Joaquin III

09178576493

Tax incentive for Testators: Why


writing wills earlier in life should
be encouraged.
Validity of EO 883 regarding the
grant of Career Executive Status
to all government lawyers without
undergoing CESB Proceedings.
Inequity created by the Optional
Standard Deduction granted to
Individuals and Corporations
The legality of picture based
warnings on cigarettes and other
tobacco products.
1.Public Intergalactic Law:
Determining the Application of
Revised Penal Code and Special
laws on Crimes Committed in
Outer Space by and against
Filipino Citizens
2.Legislating an act upholding the
Rights of Albinos in Labor Law
Determining the Liability of States
in Interstate Oil Pollution in the
wake of the Mexican Gulf Oil Spill.
Religious Compulsion: The
comparative analysis between
freedom of religion and the right
to form or join union or
association
Determining jurisdiction of
Philippine courts over
Psychological Violence punishable
under RA 9262 (VAWC).
(If the crime is committed
outside, but the effect is felt
within the Philippine territory)
My thesis topic is about the
constitutionality of the
compulsory insurance
amendment for OFW's in RA No.
8042 (Migrant Workers Act of
1995).
Mas Mabuti pa ang Minimum
Wage Earner.
Legal Issue: Whether or not the
exemption of minimum wage
earners from income tax is
violative of the equal protection
clause.

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2:30 PM
2:30 PM

3:05 PM
3:18 PM
3:20 PM

3:24 PM
4:00 PM

4:05 PM

4:09 PM

4:12 PM

Catherine Angela V. Maralit

0922 886 4177

Private Armies

5:25 PM

The definition of "private army" is


not provided for in our present
laws. This absence creates the
difficulty in addressing the issue
of the growing existence of
private armed groups in the
country. What is a private army?
Does the term include only armed
groups allegedly recruited by
some politicians, especially
during election period? Or can it
be said that a group of
specialized agents hired by a
businessman for security
purposes is also considered a
private army? The definition is
crucial in determining the factors
that form and sustain private
armies and the purpose that they
serve. It is also important in
formulating concrete policies that
shall address the detrimental
effects brought upon by the
private army phenomenon.
NICOLO F. BERNARDO

09272668556

Legal
Field:
Childrens
Rights/Internationa l Law

6:16 PM

Thesis
Statement:
The
UN
Convention of the Rights of the
Child
as
well
as
other
international treaties provide for
prenatal care and legal protection
for children before birth. Yet a
pro-active recognition of the legal
status and rights of the unborn
seem to clash with emerging
practices on reproductive health
and embryo research. Via a
review
of
international
documents,
trends,
and
customary laws, this thesis aims
to resolve the apparent conflicts,
ambiguities,
and
gaps
in
international
laws
affecting
unborn children to clear the
ground for a working recognition
of their rights and to craft local
implementary rules to guarantee
prenatal rights as contemplated
in HB 13, or The Protection of the
Unborn Child Act.

Jennifer D. Cruz

0917 919 6868

15

The attorney-client privilege in


relation to the Anti-Money

6:19 PM

Allan Carlo Soller - Buboy

09154242880

Jessieh Rey B. Curammeng

09154440389

Jose Maria Angel Machuca

09178718561

Leonard Escueta

0920 9098450

Frances Ianna S. Canto

catherine beatrice o. king kay

09189654424/
09228276011

09273003140

16

Laundering Act and it's


applicability in civil forfeiture.
A. The constitution incorporates
generally accepted principles of
international law (GPIL) as part of
the law of the land.
The thesis aims to provide a
clearer and more defined set of
rules culled from corporate
practices in different domestic
jurisdictions reflected by GPIL. It
seeks to compare and contrast
laws and implementing rules and
regulations primarily in the U.S.
and other countries having a
statutory basis on MandA.
B. Applying the GPIL provision as
well, there's a total absence of
rules governing De Facto Mergers
in case of sale of all or
substantially all the assets of a
corporation.
Court of Tax Appeals - Pure
Appeal or Trial de Novo? A Closer
Look on the Jurisdiction of the
Philippine Tax Court
the Constitutionality of the
Jurisdiction of the Court of Tax
Appeals EN BANC on cases
elevated from the CTA Divisions
Rate of REIT: Taxation of Real
Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
pursuant to RA 9856 otherwise
known as REIT Act of 2009
Scope: Covers Income tax, VAT,
DST and/or other withhodling tax
implications and possible legal
issues. May also include
comparison with REIT laws (tax
related) in other countries.
Sisingit Ka Pa? A special
legislation governing motorcycle
road conduct especially the rights
and obligations related to
operating a motorcycle between
lanes of traffic or rows of vehicles
pursuant to the UN Convention
for Road Traffic and its pertinent
enacting legislations in the
Philippines.
Legitimizing the status of a child
conceived after registering the
notice of re-appearance but
before notice to the parties who
contracted the subsequent
marriage.

8:47 PM

9:03 PM

10:20 PM

11:32 PM

JULY
2010

17,

12:11 AM

1:39 AM

As the subsequent marriage is


rendered null and void from the
moment of such registration, any
child that will be conceived post
registration but before notice to
the parties who contracted the
subsequent marriage will be
illegitimate.
N.B. i may also include other
situations where the status of a
child will be legitimate despite
being conceived or born in a void
marriage, or even no marriage at
all.
Roberto Miguel Dimaculangan

Romir Gavino

John paul dela pasion

talitha888
<talitha888@yahoo.com>

ECHIVERRI

09228005898

Fisheries Subsidies in Regional


Trade Agreements in Violation of
International Economic Law and
the Philippine Constitution as it
gives Unfavorable Treatment to
Local Fisher Folk
Proposal 1: |\/|@ |?!G#+$ p0hw |
<@|\/|!: Allocating reserved seats
in Congress
for JEJEMONS as integral to the
protection of this new and
extremely
marginalized sector of Philippine
society.
Proposal 2: JEJEBUSTING
JEJEMONS: Criminalizing
JEJEMONISM as a solution to the
sudden outbreak of this
dangerous sector of Philippine
society.
REVISED2: amending Criminal
legislation in light of the conflict
between the State's right to
punish crimes and the rights of
the accused as a human being
under the UDHR and ICCPR
Membership of a minor 18 years
and below prima facie
presumption of discernment
shifting the burden of proof on
the accuses to disprove
discernment as a solution to
rampant use of children by
syndicated groups, resulting in
circumvention of the law
The application of RPC mitigating
circumstances to offenses in
special laws and its implications
on indeterminate sentencing in
light of the Batistis v People of

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1:45 AM

3:30 AM

12:51 PM

1:43 PM

3:55 PM

Rickmon Albert P. Alcantara

09178394339

Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo

09178291286

RONA APRIL D. DIAZ

0927-2634318

Jane Catherine C. Rojo

09274728664

the Philippines and People v Nang


Kay ruling including the
examination the concept of mala
prohita in culpable felonies.
application of the case of neypes
v. ca in criminal procedure with
regard to the 15 day fresh period
rule
Corporations should be granted
the same capacity and powers of
a
natural person.
Regulating medical tourism
industry in the Philippines and
studying its legal aspects such as
rights and liabilities to foreign
patients, jurisdictional questions
in case of malpractice, et al.
Fiscal's discretion in prosecution
and the appellate review of the
Secretary of Justice should be
subject to judicial review in
meritorious cases in light of the
dismissal of the charges against
two Ampatuan members and the
case of Alabang Boys.

Cheska Ann Pazziuagan

Anti-Child Pornography Act:


(recently passed) Punishing
representations of children as
violative of freedom of expression

Ma. Eloisa S. Singzon

09209255263

Celerina Fajardo

09273463480
09238810474

JENNIE M. BALMES

09173911029

Cristina Mundin

0927-7968986

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4:05 PM

4:40 PM

6:00PM

JULY
18,
2010
12:50 AM

1:20 PM

Whether or not the Exchange of


Information on Tax Matters Act
of 2009 violates the right to
privacy.
The application of the Chinese
Wall in the Philippines: A law
firm representing two adverse
parties will not constitute as a
violation of the Conflict of
Interest rule in Legal Ethics.

JULY
19,
2010
7:04PM

The Philippines' Compliance with


its Treaty Obligations to CEDAW
in light of PD 1083 (The Code of
Muslim Personal Laws)
(MORE SPECIFIC)The
Implications of the
Development, Utilization, and
Commercialization of
Geothermal Energy in the Hands
of Investors: A Study on the
Impact of Financial or Technical
Assistance Agreement (FTAA)
Over Philippine Renewable
Energy Sources.

JULY
20,
2010
1:58 AM

8:54 PM

10:32 AM

KAREN L. DIALINO

0917 7580 168

Deborah Sobrepena

09178553327

Victor siriban
gwapoandrew31@gmail.com

Marvyn Llamas

0917 5335540

Andrea E. Katipunan

0917-8385589

Gd Capocyan

ALMARIO, Ann Therese A.

0917-8040444

Christian Chan

0927-3065996

Marco Mabanta

09175546817

19

The need for pre-emptive peace


enforcement benchmarks in
Philippine United Nations
Peacekeeping Missions in the
light of present day on-site
reality challenges in field
operations
data protection law relation to
new government id system and
internet jurisdiction over data
protection laws (international
jurisdiction issues and pil issues
etc.)
Parental Child Abduction:
Strengthening the remedies by
the left behind parent to pursue
recovery of the child/ren
abducted to or wrongfully
retained abroad.
the current apportionment of
seats in the house of
representatives, as it results into
uneven sizes as determined by
congress is unconstitutional. proposing as well as board to
determine seat allocations.
Imputing state responsibility on
the Vatican for sex scandals of
priests in light of the order from
the Sacred Congregation of the
Doctrine and the Faith to
downplay the scandals and to
simply transfer erring priests
Examining The Extent of The
Executive Priviledge granted by
E.O. 464: Revisiting Neri v.
Ermita
Topic: Control of Airguns
Legal Issue: Whether or not the
PNP has the authority to
regulate and penalize the use of
airguns.
Can/should a legally adopted
child inherit from his/her
biological parents upon the
death of the latter? Meaning,
can the adopted inherit from
his/her adopter and from his/her
biological parents at the same
time?
On the other hand, can a person
adopted ipso facto (without
going through the process of
adoption) inherit from the
adopter upon the death of the
latter?
Whether RA 9262, violence

7:16 PM

7:21 PM

7:46 PM

8:52 PM

JULY
21,
2010
7:22 PM

9:46 PM

JULY
22,
2010
10:45 PM

10:57 PM

JULY

23,

Blesscille Guerra

09175922015

Jaymie Ann Reyes

09172038644

against women and children,


can be applicable to abused
men and husbands. Under the
doctrine of right of equality for
men and women.
Criminalizing Attempted
Trafficking under RA 9208 &
Shifting the burden of proof from
the victim to the perpetrator
that there is no intent to commit
such crime.
Extralegal Killings (ELK) and
Enforced Disappearances (ED)

2010
12:21 PM

4:25PM

8:59 PM

Proposing a law defining and


penalizing extralegal killings and
enforced disappearances in light
of international law (UN
conventions and protocols)

Tanya Baldovino

09228826286

Revision: Determining the


criminal and civil liability of
children in armed conflict in the
Philippines/ in the World
(haven't decided yet)

10:44 PM

09163581025

JULY
24,
2010
2:43 PM

JENNIE M. BALMES

09173911029

Mariam Arceo

09267078554

Mickey Ingles

Application of Reputational Due


Diligence in the Philippine
context: Assessing the liabilities
of public officers in entering in
contracts without looking at the
reputation and qualification of
the other party.
Post-Dissolution of Marriage
Under Article 36 of the FAMILY
CODE (Psychological Incapacity):
Making Judicial Declaration of
Capacity to Marry Mandatory
Before Remarriage
Amendment proposal of
Republic Act No. 9208 (AntiTrafficking in Persons Act of
2003) in light of the increasing
number of individual cases of
human trafficking; of minimal
convictions of traffickers; and of
the designation of the
Philippines in the Tier 2
Watchlist [due to the failure to
fully comply with the minimum
standards of the Trafficking
Victims Protection Act (TVPA)],
among others.
Laru-laro lang, dinala mo pa sa

ALVAREZ, AILA MAY

20

3:40 PM

11:57 PM

JULY

25,

Myra Yacapin

corte, sobra naman ata iyan


boy, relax lang: Establishment of
mandatory sports arbitration in
the country and a study of the
tribunal arbiter du sports (CAS)
1.Regarding the Truth
Commission (the concept of
transitional justice in light of
atrocities in the past); or

2010
10:12 AM

JULY,
26,
2010
2:34 AM

2. Responsibility of state and


non-state actors with regard to
the 3 related laws: IHL, Torture
Act and Human Security Act.
Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg

0922.833.48. 94

Roxanne B. Tadique

09164631141

Aimee Tan

091788661560

Carlos Ivan D. Agana III

0915 898 2252

Alma Fajardo

(0920) 9456120

Daniel Mendoza

0917-8957644

Gd Capocyan

Agatha Sarines

dreaenzocdc
<dreaenzocdc@yahoo.com

21

Thesis Topic: War rape: Rape


and sexual violence against men
in the context of an armed
conflict as a war crime
Constitutionality of Bar Matter
2012 "Mandatory Legal Aid
Service" on the issue of it being
tantamount to involuntary
servitude on the part of
practicing lawyers.
Amending RA No. 9995 AN ACT
DEFINING AND PENALIZING THE
CRIME OF PHOTO AND VIDEO
VOYEURISM, PRESCRIBING
PENALTIES THEREFOR, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES
Tax Holidays: Rationalizing the
tax incentives of the Philippines.
MY Thesis Topic: Exacting
Accountability from Public
Officers thru the Freedom of
Information Act (AN ACT TO
ENSURE PUBLIC ACCESS TO
OFFICIAL RECORDS,
DOCUMENTS AND ANY OTHER
INFORMATION OF PUBLIC
CONCERN).
Bidding process for green
projects with corresponding tax
credit.
Libel Tourism: Harmonizing
Municipal Law and International
Law to Protect State Nationals
from Transnational Libel Suits
and International Forum
Shopping.
Sin Tax stricter imposition and
regulations on the
Cigarette/Tobacco industry.
The Invalidity of General/Blanket
quitclaims/waivers signed by
victims of common carrier
mishaps as a class

3:24 AM

11:08 PM

JULY
27,
2010
10:44 AM

3:23 PM
6:08 PM

JULY
28,
2010
12:20 AM
8:42 AM

9:14 AM
10:50 PM

IRENE BALMES

09165165603

Review of RA 10021, an act to


allow the exchange of
information by the BIR of tax
matters purusant to
internationally agreed tax
standards.

JULY
29,
2010
5:18 PM

will look into the questions of :

Paula Espiritu

09163911510

Marvyn Sumner Llamas

0917 5335540

1. sovereignty
2. where we compelled to pass
this law by virtues of
international commitments
3. bank secrecy laws
Web Privacy Bill: Balancing
Consumer Privacy with
Legitimate Business Practices
Topic: There is No Right to
Unilateral
Secession
in
International
Law
and
Determining
the
Proper
Modes. of Secession in the
Philippines resulting from
Applicable International Law

6:17 PM
6:44 PM

Discussion:
1. Implications of the
Advisory International Court of
Justice Decision on the Legality
of Kosovo Independence in the
Philippine Setting(including the
ARMM, the MOA-AD).
2. Past State Practices resulting
in a Negotiated Settlement as
State Norm:
Including: Sudan, Northern
Ireland, Yugoslavia.
JD Garcia

09178366664

Yau, Weny Uy

09174092685

Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg

09228334894

22

Regulating carbon footprint and


imposing ecotaxes on excess
consumption thereof.
Setting up standard for formal
letter of demand and
assessment notice
The Drone War in Mindanao: The
legality of the use of unmanned
drones under international law
and the constitutionality of their
deployment in Southern
Philippines.

JULY
30,
2010
8:47 PM
JULY
31,
2010
1:33 AM
3:03 PM

This is in light of the military aid


package to be provided by the
the United States Congress and
the Defense Department to help
the Philippines "hunt down Abu
Sayyaf bandits and Jemaah
Islamiyah militants on small
remote islands."
Kenji Aman

Steven De Guzman

Charmaine N. Calderini

Chin Aberin

Casey Francisco

Juan Paolo Leido

Jaclyn Ordonez

Vladimir Bedural

09174991400

09175457255

Vic L. Rosales
<viclr33@yahoo.com>

ARMAND V. MORALES

Paula Espiritu

09064201994

23

IMORAL: Defining Immorality in


Philippine law in light of
international human rights
instruments.
"Soft Wills": Admission to
probate of wills preserved in
computer files, yet to be
printed, discovered after the
death of the testator.
The constitutionality of the
creation and function of the
Truth Commission
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
as a Mitigating Circumstance
Addressing the gap between the
IPRA and other land titling
"mechanisms" in the event of
conflicting claims (i.e. CARPER
beneficiaries vs. CADT/CALT
holders vs. CA 141 vs. and so on
and so forth)
Recognizing the citizen's right to
die: reviewing laws on
euthanasia, do-not-resucitate
orders, assisted suicide, and the
applicability of the right to sin
taxes
Amending the Intellectual
Property Code to define what
are "orphan works" and to limit
its use.
Amending the Philippine EIA
Law: Defining the Application of
Environmental Impact
Assessment in Mega Projects
(Oil, Petroleum and Mineral
Extraction and Exploration)
A Fiefdom of their own: The
constitutionality of the Cagayan
Export Zone Authority
(specifically it's gambling
powers)
Compromise agreement over
Hacienda Luisita: Can the
constitutional policy of the right
to own land be waived?
Constitutionality of the
Privatization of the Philippine

10:51 PM

AUG.
2010
1:23 AM

3,

8:15 AM
2:10 PM
2:51 PM

7:00 PM

AUG.
2010
1:23 PM

2:34 PM

AUG.
2010
7:48 PM

AUG.
10
2010
7:16 PM
8:11 PM

Christian Delos Santos

Kristina So

Amusement and Gaming


Corporation
BEYOND LEGAL BORDERS: Legal
and Ethical Implications of Legal
Process Outsourcing

B
C

09177247628

Paula Espiritu

Josephine Grace Sandoval

09277902180

Mikaela Lagarde

09228920014

Fatima Faye C. Hadlocon

09173474229

Implication/Effect of the Recent


US Supreme Court Decision in
the case of Berghuis vs.
Thompkins on the
Application/Exercise of the
Miranda Rights in the Philippines
Lack of Recourse of Injured
Parties against Minor Offenders
in Criminal Cases
Validity of VAT imposition on toll
For Whom The Bell Tolls:
Determining the Legality of US
Ownership over the Balangiga
Bells
Human Rights Issues in
Philippine Migration Laws

AUG
11
2010
6:55 PM
AUG
12
2010
5:11 PM

5:21 PM
AUG
13
2010
1:19 AM
4:24 PM

4:37 PM

May discuss on adequacy and


responsiveness of present
Philippine migration laws with
regard to the current global
situation.
May also focus on specific
aspects of human rights issues
in migration like migrant
children's rights, women's
rights, migrant workers, family
rights, etc.

Mary Catherine Lontoc

Paula Espiritu

Vladimir Bedural

Mark Francis Recierdo

09178871522

0915-1181711

24

May include topics under


International Law.
Libel/defamation in cyberspace
-liability of internet service
provider
-jurisdiction of the courts to
try/hear such cases
-remedies of the injured party
Extending the application of
children's rights in International
Human Rights Law to the
prosecution of minors charged
with grave violations of the
Geneva Conventions and other
laws of war: reassessing
standards in light of the Omar
Khadr trial
Establishing an International
Law on Environmental Refugees
Philippine Education and the

4:38 PM

4:59 PM

7:02 PM
8:03 PM

Christian Chan

Child: Analysis of the Philippines


compliance with the Convention
on the Rights of the Child
TO THE RESCUE! Rescue
Operations as an additional
exception to the requirement of
a search warrant in compliance
with the Constitutional Provision
on illegal searches and
seizures...

9:43 PM

GR: issuance of a warrant


EX:
1. plain view
2. incidental to a lawful arrest
3. search of a moving vehicles
4. custom searches
5. consented searches
6. stop and frisk
7. exigent circumstances
8. RESCUE OPERATIONS
Jori Adan

0915-9262626
0922- 3788470

Talitha Tan

Ma. Kamille Villalobos

09274332282

Jaclyn Ordonez

09175457255

Religious Freedom as an
Exception to the Crime of
Bigamy in light of the exception
granted to the Muslims under
the Shariah Law.
A proposal to amend the law on
conspiracy to incorporate the
pinkerton doctrine
Prohibition on Cybersquatting in
the Philippines
Topic: Amending the Intellectual
Property Code to define what
are orphan works and to limit its
use.
This includes balancing the
rights of artists over their
photographs, artworks, etc and
of the public's rights (e.g., fair
use and good faith use). This is
related to copyright law. This
addresses the prevalence of use
by companies and individuals of
these works (e.g., for their
marketing materials, websites,
etc) without permission under
the premise that the owner was
not known.
AMENDING RA 9165
(comprehensive dangerous
drugs act of 2002)
It is in violation of the equal
protection clause and thereby
contradicting its own purpose by
imposing excessive deprivation

jjjoaquino
<jjjoaquino@yahoo.com>

25

9:49 PM

11:24 PM
AUG
14
2010
9:56 AM
1:35 PM

4:26 PM

cjffrancisco
<cjffrancisco@yahoo.com.ph
>
Albee Alliana Recio

alexiscimagala@gmail.com

09063021964

+632
9148542

920

of liberty.
Highway 54: Legislating a law
providing for the imposition of a
temporary moratorium on the
granting of franchises to bus
operators plying the EDSA route.
Implementing a Statutory Notice
and Takedown System by
Internet Service Providers to
Avoid Liability for crimes
committed over the Internet
Re-evaluating the Doctrine of
Condonation of Elective Officials

4:53 PM

5:34 PM

8:00 PM

Joem Baloro

09178553636

Constitutionality of RA 9288
(Newborn Screening Act of
2004) and its provisions relating
to storage and future use of
collected patient information.

11:22 PM

Steven Michael S. de Guzman

09178464647

AUG
15
2010
12:24 AM

Ma. Kamille E. Villalobos

09274332282

Jaclyn Ordonez

09175457255

Myra Yacapin

Imposing a ban on the use of


social networking applications
by members of the armed forces
during times of war: balancing
the duty of the government to
protect state interest against
freedom of expression.
Topic: Liberalizing the law on
abortion by providing express
exception based on rape, risks
to the life and health of the
woman and fetal impairment
and other circumstances
affecting the health of mother
and child.
Balancing the Mandatory
Environmental Insurance
Coverage and the Polluter Pays
Principle
1. Amending Art. 7(2) of the
Family Code such as to exclude
internet ministers (they are
ministers ordained online by, for
example, clicking "ordain me"
button). In other words, my
premise is that "license" aquired
by a "minister" through
application over the internet
that purports to give that person
religious authority is not valid
for purposes of solemnizing
marriages.
2. Extending the coverage of
Anti-Torture Act so as to include
non-state actors. (responsibility
of non-state actors under the

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1:56 AM

12:48 PM

5:16 PM

Anti-Torture Act)
Natasha Cayco

aila may alvarez

Talitha Tan

deborah sobrepena

11:01 PM

0916-358-1025

09178553327

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Exempting immediate family


members from being charged
with obstruction of justice
under Presidential Decree
No. 1829in relation to the Ted
Failon and Marlene Aguilar case.
Rule 33 COMELEC Rules of
Procedure, Reviewing the
procedure on Citizen's Arm
accreditation.
Is COMELEC exceeding its
quasilegislative function?
Republic Act No. 8484 February
11, 1998
Under the Access Devices
Regulation Act of 1998 (RA.
8484), anyone who obtains
"money or anything of value
through the use of an access
device, with intent to defraud or
with intent to gain and fleeing
thereafter" is criminally liable,
punishable with a fine and
imprisonment. That law also
provides that a cardholder who
abandons or surreptitiously
leaves the place of employment,
business or residence stated in
his application or credit card,
without informing the credit card
company of the place where he
could actually be found, if at the
time of such abandonment or
surreptitious leaving, the
outstanding and unpaid balance
is past due for at least 90 days
and is more than P10,000.00,
shall be prima facie presumed to
have used his credit card with
intent to defraud." We are still
waiting for the test case on this.
Vs The prohibition against
imprisonment for a debt is a
basic right enshrined in no less
than the Constitution (Article III):
No person shall be imprisoned
for debt or non-payment of a
poll tax.
internet jurisdiction over
commercial data information
transfers. conflict of law issues,
international law principles
(territoriality, effects doctrine)
(data protection law and lack of

AUG
16
2010
1:14 AM

1:28 AM

6:37 PM

Ava Marie Aguaviva

Talitha Tan

deborah sobrepena

09278215884

09178553327

private_juli
<private_juli@yahoo.com
Vladimir F. Bedural

Danell Roleda

Emir Pipo

Jillienne Grace Sotto

it may be tackled)
CEDAW and IPRA. Women's
Rights vs. Discriminatory
Customs of
ICCs/IPs. Discrimination and
Right to Life and Liberty
(Individual) vs. Right to SelfDetermination (Community)
Shifting the burden of proof to
minors who are repeat
offenders: prima facie
presumption of discernment of
minors above fifteen and below
eighteen who are repeat
offenders
Conflicting jurisdictional issues
(due to internet and
globalism,etc) over data
protection laws in the
international community and the
need for a global legal
framework for Data Protection to
harmonize processing of
personal data for states with
and without data protection
legislation.
Removing the Prohibitions
Against Political Harassment
(Section 16) of the Anti-Money
Laundering Act.
Legislating Debt-for-Nature
Swaps in the Philippines
non definition of "conspiracy"
and "attempted" in the
dangerous drugs act, its effects
and violations.
INTENTIONAL
INFLICTION/INFECTION OF
DEADLY DISEASE: A CRIME
AGAINST PERSONS

8:12 PM

8:21 PM

8:25 PM

10:45 PM

11:43 PM
AUG
17
2010
2:07 AM
3:08 AM

4:16 AM
I.
Responsibility to Protect under
International Law: Is it a valid
impairment of National
Sovereignty and a legitimate
exception to the UN's
proscription on the use of force?
II.

CAIRA DIMSON

The nationality principle as an


exception to the principle of
non-intervention.
1. Cybersquatting: Examining

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5:20 AM

the Need for Restrictions and


Prohibitions in the Use and
Misuse of Domain Names in the
Philippines
2. Arms Trade Embargo: A Legal
Economic Sanction or an
Infrigement to a State's Right to
Protect its Territorial Bounds?

Kamille Villalobos
Ma. Kamille E. Villalobos

B
B

Carlos Agana

Anna Kagaoan

Frances Ianna S. Canto

Hans Docena

09274332282

09189654424/
09228276011

3. A Proposal to Remove
Imprisonment as a Penalty for
Violations of BP22
Computer hacking as a mode of
discovery
1. Liberalizing the law on
abortion by providing express
exception based on rape, risks
to the life and health of the
woman and fetal impairment
and other circumstances
affecting the health of mother
and child.

2. Legality of Computer hacking


as a mode of discovery
Adding 2 more years to the
Philippine basic educational
curriculum violates the equal
protection clause of the
Constitution.
Ammending/Repealing RA 7279
otherwise known as the Urban
Development Housing Act of
1992 (Lina Law) particularly Art
VII, Sec 28 making mandatory
"providing for adequate
relocation (temporary or
permanent)" to illegal settlers.
Sequestered Properties: Who
REALLY owns them? And what
are the powers of the
government (executive,
judiciary and legislative) with
regard to these properties?
(This is in reaction the
government's plan of selling
sequestered properties even
before the courts adjudge them
to be ill gotten)
Reviewing the review centers:
Applying the case of NCBE v.
Multistate Legal Studies (692

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6:51 AM
7:44 AM

7:53 AM

10:02 AM

10:27 AM

10:49 AM

Rickmon Albert Alcantara

09178068060

Mary Catherine Lontoc

09178871522

Natasha Cayco

Starr Jularbal

My Kristia Pablico

09166478355

Emir Pipo

09274340550

Marychelle T. Mendoza

0926-6842800

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F2d 478) to hold review centers


in the Philippines liable for
copyright infringement vis-a-vis
"secure tests"
Reconciling the conflicting
periods as to when a taxpayer
may file a petition for review
with the CTA in tax refund cases
for unutilized input VAT, citing
the conflicting decisions in CE
Luzon Case and Steag State
Case.
A Gap in Public Land Act:
Necessity and Practicality of
Amending Sec. 48 (b) of the
Public Land Act as amended by
Presidential Decree No. 1073
involving judicial confirmation of
imperfect titles
Proposing an act penalizing
cyber-bullying as a crime under
the Philippine law.
Fish Be with You: Enforcing
the Philippines Compliance
with the United Nations
Convention on the Law of
the Sea on the Conservation
and Management of Tuna
Thesis Statement
As a State Party to the 1982
United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea, the
Philippines has the obligation to
ensure the maintenance of the
living resources in its exclusive
economic zone. Despite having
such an obligation under the
UNLCOS, the Philippines has
failed to impose specific
conservation and management
measures that will prevent the
overfishing of tuna within its
national territory. As a result of
such failure, it has given rise to
a breach by the Philippines of its
obligation as a State Party under
the UNCLOS.
Re-examination of the Case of
Hubert Webb
Intergenerational Consequences
of War: Liability of a State for
Using Weapons with Genetic
Effects
Alternative Dispute Resolution
as a Mode of Increasing Access
to Environmental Justice: Could
all environmental cases be

10:51 AM

10:57 AM

11:26 AM
11:58 AM

2:17 PM
2:32 PM

3:01 PM

Charmaine N. Calderini

09081811076

subject to ADR, whether criminal


or civil?
Legality of the creation of the
Truth Commission with respect
to the following questions:

3:38 PM

Does the delegated authority of


the President to structurally
reorganize the Office of the
President to achieve economy,
simplicity, and efficiency under
the Administrative Code include
the power to create an entirely
new public office which was
inexistent like the Truth
Commission?
Does the executive order violate
the equal protection clause as it
selectively targets for
investigation and prosecution
officials and personnel of the
Arroyo administration as if
corruption is their peculiar
species even as it excludes
those of the other
administrations, past and
present, who may be indictable?
Korina Pimentel

Caira Dimson

09177379400

John Telan

09228419988

Joanna Pauline C. Pimentel

09177232956

Marychelle T. Mendoza

0926-6842800

Kim Raisa O. Uy

09176241591

fatima faye c. hadlocon

09173474229

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Reconciling the Ownership and


Franchise Requirement in the
Constitution and the Public
Service Act for Overseas
Shipping Companies Operating
Outside Philippine Jurisdiction
1. Examining the
Constitutionality of the Proposed
"Anti-Stalking Law of the
Philippines"
2. Removing imprisonment as a
Penalty for Violations of BP 22
Validity of 'Non-Compete Clause'
in employment contracts
Amending the Paternity Leave
Act of 1996 to cover unmarried
father and imposing appropriate
requirements in connection
therewith
Alternative Dispute Resolution
as a solution to increasing
access to environmental justice.
A Gap in the Election Laws in the
Philippines: Appreciation of
Ballots Considered as Null or
Stray by the Precinct Count
Optical Scan Machines
Criminalizing Lifestyle

4:53 PM

7:32 PM

8:15 PM
8:34 PM

10:21 PM
11:14 PM

AUG

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09175457255

0918-9654424/
0922-8276011

09178994546

Catriona Rhiannon Maniego

0917-4045089

Krisha Fabia

09266306905

Veronica Bayot

Jaclyn Ordonez
Frances Ianna S. Canto

Kristoffer Edward C. Iranzo

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Discrimination in the
Workplace
Topic: Extended Producer
Responsibility (Polluter Pays
Principle) and International Law
What are the powers of the
government (PCGG for instance)
with regard to confiscated
properties without a
sequestration order as against
sequestrated properties before
final judgment that they were
illegally gotten. Case in point:
the Hawaii, Roumeliotes and
Malacanang Jewelry of Imelda
Marcos.
Increasing the Compulsory Third
Party Liability of Vehicle Owners
to include
damage to property of the
injured party resulting from
vehicular accidents

2010
12:18 AM
12:35 AM

Corruption and Bribery and its


effect on International
Commercial Arbitration, focusing
on the doctrines of separability,
kompetenz-kompetenz,
applicable law and powers of an
arbitrator when faced with
various forms of corruption and
bribery contracts.
War Rape as an international
crime separate and distinct from
Crimes Against Humanity
Critique of Vinuya v. Executive
Secretary

10:22 AM

The absence of stronger AntiTrust and special laws governing


power distribution in the
Philippines has led to far more
interesting discussions on issues
pertaining to monopoly
particularly in the Philippine
power distribution sector. This
thesis aims to address monopoly
by suggesting and/or proposing
higher standards of corporate
governance, both in the intracorporate level, with respect to
the power of a firm to set prices,
as well as; extra-corporate level
- that of ensuring and promoting
the welfare of the consuming
public, and; by promoting new
participants in the power

6:57 PM

2:19 AM

5:04 AM

5:01 PM

Joanna Pauline C. Pimentel

09177232956

Aimee Tan

Caesar Jose F. Francisco

Rona April D. Diaz

09272634318

Neal Bainto

09154153795

Krisha Fabia

09266306905

MONICA LEONILA B. SIRON

09064448587

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distribution sector. This will


require a thorough study of
MERALCO a company
exercising monopolistic power in
the market.
Granting parental leave to newly
adoptive parents and amending
for this purpose maternity leave
under RA 7322 and paternity
leave act RA 8187.
Legality of lingam massage in
light of the possible exercise of
police power and the definition
of prostitution
Adopting the "Constructive
Trust" doctrine held in Latham
vs. Father Divine as a remedy to
wrongfully probated wills in the
Philippines.
Proposing to legalize/regulate
compensated organ trade
Title: "Magtiwala ka naman:
Abolishing the Philippine Trust
Fund Doctrine"
Legal Issue:
In the Philippine Corporate
setting, the subscribed capital
stock is deemed to be held in
trust for the benefit of creditors.
This effectively limits the
constitutionally protected right
of the stockholders and of the
corporation to enjoy their
property. Moreover, it is
incongruous with the primary
purpose of the corporation
which is to earn profits for their
stockholders. Finally, the
doctrine creates a different
treatment for corporate debtors
as against individual debtors,
though there is no substantial
distinction.
War Rape as an international
crime separate and distinct from
Crimes Against Humanity
Critique of Vinuya v. Executive
Secretary
The Contradiction that DENR
is: A Diagnosis of the
Agency's So-Called
"Institutional Schizophrenia"
A Look into the Multifarious and
Conflicting Mandates of the
DENR as both Environmental
Protector and Licensing
Authority

7:04 PM

9:11 PM

10:00 PM

10:35 PM
11:51 PM

AUG
19
2010
10:11 AM
12:25 PM

Marie Angeli Dela Cruz

A case of modern day slavery:


The plight of household helpers
subject to abuse by their
employers

AUG
20
2010
9:06 AM

(The lack of concrete laws


and/or well-implemented rules
has lead to the
disenfranchisement of
household helpers from the
guaranties of the Constitution,
Labor Code and International
law)

clarence sy

09224257724

Choie Boy
<choieboy@yahoo.com>
Trian Lauang

Kim Debra C. Cledera

09176101158

extending art. 20 of the rpc to


cover certain PD1829 cases
Bounty Hunters are state actors
and not private persons.

9:53 AM

A VERY "SHORT" THESIS:


Analyzing the Legal Issues
Surrounding the Discrimination
of Employees Based on Height
A thorough study of the
separation of church and state
doctrine, to determine who has
a better power of control over
religious fiestas, specifically, the
Penafrancia Festival.

11:15 AM

11:07 AM

11:25 AM

Issues to be studied:

Lesley Claudio

Hanna Maria Nica M. Almirez

0906-447-85-65

Aysa Singzon

0920-9255263

1. Determining the Right of


Action of the church/state, if any
2. the application of the
doctrine, domestically and
internationally,
3. balancing of interests
4. all other legal issues that
might come up in the course of
the study
jurisdiction/implications/party
liabilities of high sea
sales/transactions
Are we ready to invest in college
assurance plans again?: An
examination of the 2009 Preneed Code of the Philippines
Thesis Title: Ethical Journalism:
Revisiting the stricter law
standards that shield the press
Thesis Topic: Re-evaluating the
role of journalism ethics in

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12:17 PM
12:41 PM

1:44 PM

Miguel I. Dimaculangan

Therese Almario

Keala Bleza

Carlo Michael S. Javier

Yasmin Sanchez

0917-8040444

todays journalism marketplace


that is driven by bottom-line
economics and vigorous
competition among multiple
media sources delivering news
in a variety of formats seeking
to grab the publics attention.
HOPE FOR THE FISHERFOLK:
THE NEED TO ABOLISH
FISHERIES SUBSIDIES IN THE
LIGHT OF FAIR COMPETITION
AND A NATIONALIST ECONOMY
The legal conundrum created by
the vast differences of sea
common carriers' privileges,
obligations and liabilities under
the Hague-Visby Rules, Hamburg
Rules and Philippine laws and
jurisprudence.
Development of Antitrust Law in
the Philippines
a) Rationalizing the need for the
plastax in the Philippines
b) Rationalization of tax policy
on distilled spirits: balancing
national objective and
international relations to
promote fair trade

2:17 PM

3:20 PM

4:07 PM
4:31 PM

5:24 PM
Combating Online and
Traditional Illegal Wildlife Trade
under International Law: A
Proposal to Impose Stricter
Measures

Francis Fabia

Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo

Gen Endaluz

09178291286

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An Act Standardizing the


Reasonable per diems given to
board of directors and/or
trustees
In light of conflicting Supreme
Court decisions on the nature of
contracts of sale and contracts
to sell and the remedies in cases
of
breach thereof where the object
is an immovable, there is a need
to
reexamine pertinent
jurisprudence, determine the
proper rules on the
matter, and express such rules
in statutory form in order to
stabilize
and make consistent this
ambiguous area of the Law on
Sales.
Rotterdam Rules: Why the
Philippines should adopt the

5:45 PM

6:59 PM

11:21 PM

Cristina Mundin

09277968986

Fay Irene Gurrea

09177227330

Convention of Contracts for the


International Carrying of Goods
Wholly or Partly by Sea.
Rules on Evidence: Determining
Environmental Damage and
violation of the Constitutional
right to a balanced and healthful
ecology under the
Environmental Rules of
Procedure and Writ of Kalikasan
The
emergence
of
the
Precautionary
Principle
as
customary international law and
its implications in the context of
the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change
and the Kyoto Protocol

AUG
21
2010
10:54 AM

11:18 AM

THESIS STATEMENT:

The United Nations Framework


Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC)
is
not
legally
binding unless States ratify it.
With the emergence of the
Precautionary
Principle
as
customary international law,
however, States cannot exempt
themselves from the obligation
to take precautionary measures
as delineated in the UNFCCC as
they have an international legal
obligation to comply with its
requirements.
A proposal to amend Section
23.2 of the Securities Regulation
Code: prescribing additional
exception to the strict liability to
disgorge profit in short-swing
trading.
RA 8791 as a shield by
condominium developers
against liability for nondevelopment under PD 957
Philippine State obligation in
relation to the views of the UN
committee on the Pestano
Case.
Who's policing the police:
Institutionalizing human rights
enforcement desks in police
districts/stations and the culture
of precaution in safeguarding

Jane Rojo

Randy Echaus

Carlos Agana

MarK Recierdo

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11:58 AM

12:15 PM

12:28 PM

9:12 PM

Emmanuel Sia

the rights of the accused and


suspects
EXAMINING THE
CONSEQUENCES OF THE
REIMPLEMENTATION OF E.O. No.
255: CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES
AND PROVIDING AN
APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION
1. Catching tax evaders in
International Organizations (IO):
A proposal to supplement
International Agreements
granting express access and
authority to the Philippine
government and its
instrumentalities to effectively
tax Filipino IO employees

Leonard Escueta

9:5O PM

10:33 PM

2. Tax Issues on Real Estate


Investment Trust Act of 2009

paolo <lops777@yahoo.com
Vic Rosales

Francis L. Fragante

Timothy Lim

09155001683

3. "All Events Test" Doctrine in


Income Taxation
The Right to Food: A
Demandable Right from the
State
A fiefdom of their own: A
question on the constitutionality
of Republic Act 7922, allowing
the Cagayan Export Zone
Authority, or, in general, any
private business organization,
from issuing licenses or
operating gambling institutions
independent of government
regulation by PAGCOR and the
National Government.
A Party-List Representative
should be a Member of the
Marginalized Sector he is
Representing.
Old thesis topic:
"Thesis Topic: The lack of
accountability of OPEC
countries, more specifically
Saudi Arabia, in international
climate change, holding them
liable on the basis of UNFCCC
and the Kyoto Protocol"
Updated version
Thesis Topic: The lack of
accountability of Non-Annex I
countries in international
climate change, due to the
deficiencies of the Kyoto
Protocol, holding them liable on
the basis of the

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22
2010
8:20 PM
11:06 PM

11:07 PM

AUG
23
2010
1:22 AM

Michael Pio Cua

Johan Uy

0917-531-1572

Justinne Dizon

UNFCCC,International Law
doctrines such as State
Responsibility, and the Trial
Smelter Arbitration US vs.
Canada case
Tightening The Screw: A Critique
On the Liberal Construction of
Psychological Incapacity as
decided in Te v. Te, 2009 and
Azcueta v. Republic 2009
A Study of Foreign Anti-Trust
Laws and their applicability in
the Philippine Setting.
Protectionism v. Anachronism
(11 March 2009, Alvin Capino,
Manila Standard Today)

2:52 AM

11:02 AM
11:31 AM

Defining the meaning and


extent of control allowed by law
to foreign affiliates as applied to
the accounting profession in the
Philippines.
Background:
This is in light of the issue raised
by some of the partners (now
ex-partners) of a leading
auditing firm questioning the
firm's integration to its foreign
counterpart.
Muli, Katrina
celerina rose d. fajardo

09273463480

JUAN PAOLO SANTOS

Melissa Ursua

0918-9268060

Jason Mendoza

0915.996.7889

Olivia Pichay

09155720072

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The application of the single


impulse test in larceny to rape
case.
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF
INSTALLING CCTV AND
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN
ESTABLISHMENTS: VIOLATION
OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO
PRIVACY?
Right to Food: Is it a Justiciable
Issue? Can it be demanded from
the state
Passion or Obfuscation or
Cold-blooded Murder? Why
Art 247 of the Revised Penal
Code should be abolished.
Self-induced insanity: Is it a valid
defense against criminal
liability?
The Apparent Non-Liability
of Third Persons for Insider
Trading in situations of
Intentional and
Unintentional Discovery

1:56 PM
2:15 PM

3:26 PM
AUG
24
2010
12:41 AM
1:13 AM
3:41 AM

AS Imperial

Rafael Antonio

-Starr Jularbal

Reyaine A. Mendoza

Mark Encarnacion

Noel, Laura Katrina

Aysa Singzon

0920-9255263

(Scope: Securities
Regulation Code of the
Philippines, The US
Securities Exchange Act, US
SEC RULE 10-5b, Insider
Trading, Dirks v. SEC,
Chiarella v. US...)
Applying the rebuttable
presumption of reliance in
prosecuting private actions
involving fraudulent
transactions of securities in
the Philippines
Manipulating the Public Utility
Vehicle Scheme
Judicial Confirmation of
Imperfect Titles: Imperatives for
Amending Section 48(b) of
Commonwealth Act 141,
Otherwise Known as the "Public
Land Act", As Amended
Establishing a Specialized
Intellectual Property Courts and
Developing a pool of
Intellectual Property Experts
among judges in the Philippines
Striking a balance between
media blackout and the right to
information
Closing the Gap between Virtual
Transactions and Taxation:
Imposing Value-Added Tax in the
Sale of Software Application
License in the Philippines.
Thesis Title: Ethical Journalism:
Revisiting the stricter law
standards that shield the press

8:12 AM

9:08 AM
10:14 AM

10:25 AM

4:10 PM
4:15 PM

10:26 PM

Thesis Topic: Re-evaluating the


role of journalism ethics in
todays journalism marketplace
that is driven by bottom-line
economics and vigorous
competition among multiple
media sources delivering news
in a variety of formats seeking
to grab the publics attention.
Objective: Proposing a new
exception or a time-manner
standard vis-a-vis the right to
free speech

christian chan

C
Awarding of prospective

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26

5:48 PM
damages in light of the case of
Ramos vs CA
Title: Responsibility of NonState Actors under the AntiTorture Act of 2009

Myra Yacapin

7:58 PM

Thesis Statement: The AntiTorture Act of 2009 only covers


torture inflicted by persons in
authority. However it should be
amended so as to include the
liability of non-state actors
because torture by non-state
actors in the Philippines is
rampant as well.

Leonel Cadiz
Reconciling the cases of Manila
Prince Hotel v GSIS and Tanada
v Angara and the conflicting
constitutional issues it surfaced.
(To be cleared and narrowed
down in the near future)
Armand V. Morales

0906 4201994

AUG
27
2010
10:38 AM

7:28 PM
A Critique on the Presumption of
Good Faith to Protect the Rights
of Landowners under Article 448
Of the Civil Code

Ma. Kamille E. Villalobos

09274332282

9:55 PM
Proposing a law that will
complement the Intellectual
Property Code of the Philippines
governing the trademark and
service mark registration and
ownership to address the act of
cybersquatting.

Melissa Asuncion A. Ursua

09189268060
Liability of Ebay or other online
stores for unfair competition
under TRIPS (Trade Related
Aspects of Intellectual Property
Rights). E.g. Can Louis Vuitton
order Ebay to block registered
sellers selling counterfeit items
on Ebay?

Talitha Tan

C
The recent ruling of the
European Court of Human Rights
as Accepting circumstantial
evidence and flexibility of rules
on evidence as an evidentiary
standard in cases of enforced

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2010
10:18 AM

AUG
30
2010
12:03 AM

disappearances creating a
dangerous precedent, making
normally inadmissible evidence,
admissible, and its effects
(effect of the ECHR ruling and
other international jurisprudence
cited on the evidentiary
standard for enforced
disappearances and how can
they be PROPERLY adopted in
the Philippines or in Writ of
Amparo cases.)
Kurt v. Turkey
Ruth Agnes D. Declaro

0922-8206322
Title: Expanding the scope of
corruption to include sexual
harassment in line with the
emerging concept of genderbased corruption

SEP 4 2010
1:39 PM

Thesis Topic: Correlating sexual


harassment and corruption
Legal Issue: In line with the
emerging concept of genderbased corruption in the
Philippine legal system, there is
a need to expand the scope of
corruption to include sexual
harassment.
Thesis Statement: Sexual
harassment should be
considered as an act of
corruption in recognition of the
latter's gender dimension.
Catherine Kingkay

B
CREATING SAFEGUARDS
AND ENFORCING THE CHECK
AND BALANCE OF THE OTHER
BRANCHES OF
THE GOVERNMENT WITH
REGARD TO THE POWER OF THE
EXECUTIVE TO APPOINT ACTING
SECRETARIES. (INCLUDING THE
BY-PASSING OF THESE AD
INTERIM APPOINTMENTS IN THE
COURT OF APPOINTMENTS)

aimee tan

SEP
11
2010
11:29 PM

9:53 PM
revisiting the doctrine of
abandonment without notice in
the case of chevron v comm. of
customs

ALVAREZ, Aila May S.

09163581025
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION AS
A DEFENSE IN ADMINISTRATIVE

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SEP
15
2010
10:33 PM

CASES
Fatima Faye C. Hadlocon

09173474229
Prohibition on Jueteng: Violation
of the Equal Protection Clause

CAIRA DIMSON

B
A REVIEW OF THE KAREN
VERTIDO CEDAW CASE

QUINO CHIPECO

SEP
20
2010
11:43 AM
SEP
24
2010
2:25 AM
6:50 PM

TOPIC: CYBER-STALKING
In the Fifteenth Congress
Senator Manny Villar introduced
Resolution 164 "Urging the
DOST to conduct an inquiry
regarding cyber-stalking in
perpetuating crimes."
Thesis Statement: The act of
cyber-stalking should be defined
and criminalize so as to comply
with Article 2 Section 5 of the
constitution.
Jane Catherine C. Rojo

D
Proposing a "Bill of Duties" to
complement the "Bill of Rights"

JACLYN ORDONEZ

B
Amending or clarifying the
operational supervision and
control over PNP units of
governors and mayors in their
respective jurisdictions
(especially their authority to
choose the chief of police in
their jurisdictions)

Therese Almario

0917-8040444

SEP
26
2010
4:11PM
SEP
26
2010
8:36 PM

9:01 PM
Illegality of EO 898 (tariff on
steel)

Marie Yasmin M. Sanchez

A
Combating Biopiracy: The
Resolution
of Inconsistencies between the
Convention on Biodiversity and
the TRIPs Agreement

ALLAN CARLO SOLLER

Thesis Topic Reservation

Unconstitutionality of OGCC
Guidelines and Procedures for
entering into Joint Venture
Agreements for Government
Entities

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SEP
28
2010
2:23 AM

1:09 PM

The rules provide that bidding is


not required anymore when the
proposed transmission/creation
of a government infrastructure
is through aJoint
Venture because the
government merely invests in
equity.

Camille Ting

Carlo Michael S. Javier

0917-8446484

Proposal for legislation for the


State to recognize Catholic
annulments (not just as
evidence) on the basis of equal
protection, freedom of exercise,
and non-establishment clause.

6:29 PM

6:47 PM
Rationalization of tax
policy on distilled spirits:
balancing national objective and
international relations to
promote fair trade
(a WTO dispute: European
communities and U.S. versus
the Philippines).

Caesar Jose F. Francisco

D
Addressing the gap between the
IPRA and other land titling
"mechanisms" in the
event of conflicting claims (i.e.
CARPER beneficiaries vs.
CADT/CALT holders vs.
CA 141 vs. and so on and so
forth)

MIKO DIMACULANGAN

SEP
29
2010
12:23 AM

1:08 PM
The Legality of Imposing
Strict Measures in
Agricultural and Fisheries
Exports in the light of Free
Trade Agreements and
theWTO Agreement on the
Application of Sanitary and
Phytosanitary
Measures (SPS Agreement)
Sex Education & The separation

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Maria Margarita Alvarez

TAPI PABLICO

09157838683

of church and state: bridging the


gap between inculcation of
conservative religious
views/values and the need for
improved scientific learning
CRITIQUE OF MEMORANDUM ORDER
19-2010 PROVIDING FOR TAXPAYERS
LIFESTYLE CHECK SYSTEM

Kim Debra C. Cledera

09176101158

8:20 PM

SEP
30
2010
10:16 AM
3:36 PM

The right not to be offended in


one's religious beliefas a prima
facie ground for restricting
freedom of expression.
Ma. Kamille Villalobos

0927-4332282
Revisiting the doctrine on
confusing similarity and generic
marks on the case of Ginebra
vs. Tanduay and Levis vs.
Clinton Apparel.
Subtopic- admissibility and
weight of survey evidence.

Randy Echaus

OCT 1 2010
12:31 PM

7:08 PM
Topic: Circumvention of
the Anti-Money
Laundering Law
by Organized Crime through
the use of the Philippine
Bank Secrecy Law.

Mary Catherine Lontoc

09178871522
Proposing an act penalizing
bullying as a crime under the
Philippine law (Anti-bullying Law

Fatima Faye C. Hadlocon

B
09173474229

Christian Chan

An Analysis of the Proposed Act


Defining and Punishing Political
Turncoatism

OCT 5 2010
4:13 PM

OCT 7 2010
9 PM

9:20 PM
Emergence of Product Liability in
the Philippine setting

Catherine Angela V. Maralit

0922 886 4177


The Legality of Private Armies:
An Analysis of Related Laws and
How they Create an Enabling
Environment for the Continuing
Existence of Private Armed
Groups Controlled by Politicians
and Political Families

Joyce Elaine Laohoo

09064681090

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the liability of car park owners


with regard to loss or damage
suffered by the public

OCT
14
2010
5:09 PM

9:59 PM

JD GARCIA

C
Creating a law regulating the
consumption of electricity

TALITHA TAN

OCT
15
2010
3:36 PM
4:57 PM

PRODUCT LIABILITY: applying


the principle of "learned
intermediary" in Philippine law
pursuant to which the supply of
information to the learned
intermediary discharges the
duty owed by the manufacturer
to the ultimate consumer to
make available appropriate
product information if the
product can only be obtained
through the intermediary who
owes a separate obligation to
assess the suitability of the
product for the particular
consumer which may determine
if his participation in the chain of
events consisting of the
manufacture, supply and use of
the product may be considered
an "efficient intervening cause"
which is sufficient to break the
chain of causation and to free
the manufacturer from the
responsibility of providing
warnings directly to the ultimate
consumer.
Rona April D. Diaz

Clarisse Ann Marie Dela Cruz

09176342402

6:36 PM
Imputing liability to Medical
Tourism firms/companies in the
event of medical malpractice
Local business tax allocation for
tollway companies

Josephine Grace Sandoval

09277902180
legal implications in the use of
GPS and mobile tracking for
investigations

Frances Ianna S. Canto (3C)

09189654424/ 09
228276011

45

OCT
16
2010
5:31 PM
OCT
17
2010
12:42 PM

1:09 PM
Institutionalizing a national legal
framework to address the
inadequacies and discrepancies
in the legislations relating to
Integrated Coastal
Management (ie. out-dated
laws, gaps and conflicts in
objectives and
jurisdictions...etc.,) pursuant to
Art. II, Sec. 15 and 16, and
Art.XII Sec.2 of the
1987 Constitution.

michael stephen h. lao

0917.5173388

2:18 PM
challenging the constitutionality
of toll regulatory board's power
to grant franchises to operate
a public utility - toll facility. [P.D.
1112]

DANELL ROLEDA

Lowering the Age of Exemption


from Criminal

4:48 PM

Liability in Republic Act 9344


THESIS STATEMENT: Justifying
the Lowering of Age of
Exemption from Criminal
Liability in Republic Act 9344
through Constitutional Violations
and Moral Uprightness in
the Information Age

Kristina So

0917-7247628
Miranda Rights and Terrorism:
Stripping Terrorists of the
Miranda-Rights Protection

Aimee Tan

OCT
18
2010
1:41 AM
11:07 AM

Survey on the nature and effects


of the status quo ante order in
relation to other injunctive
reliefs
DON PANGCOG

11:40 AM
BOT LAW REBOOT:
ASSESSING THE LEGAL
IMPLICATIONS OF
INCORPORATING THE SWISS
CHALLENGE SYSTEM IN THE
BUILD-OPERATE-TRANSFER
LAW.

Anne Maureen B. Manigbas

1:36 PM
Determining jurisdiction of
Philippine courts over
Psychological Violence
punishable under RA 9262
(VAWC) and RA 7610 (Anti-Child
Abuse Law)

Jovalie Capanas

09175369563

1:57 PM
A study on the legal implications
of Revenue Memorandum Order
No. 19 - 2010 introducing
Taxpayer's Lifestyle Check
System in relation to right to
privacy.

Josephine Grace R.Sandoval

09277902180

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Constitutionality of Sec. 9 of the


Anti-Child Pornography Act

2:52 PM

specifically One's Constitutional


Right to Privacy including the
Responsibility of ISP Providers to
Consumers.

Armand V. Morales

09064201994

JP NARAG

Kim Raisa O. Uy

09176241591

CHRIS IGNACIO

Melissa A. Ursua

0918-9268060

47

Delineating NLRC's Jurisdiction


and Secretary of Labor and
Employment's Visitorial Powers
as amended under RA 7730: A
Careful Examination of the Case
of People's Broadcasting (Bombo
Radyo Phils., Inc. ) vs. Secretary
of Labor and Employment

3:26 PM

The PAGCOR Hedge - Why


the House always Wins

3:55 PM

Reconciling the Negotiable


Instruments Law and Batas
Pambasa Bilang 22: Notice of
dishonor is required to be
prosecuted under the Bouncing
Checks Law

8:05 PM

Successional Rights of the


Adopted Child: A proposal to
institutionalize the right of an
adoptee to inherit only from the
adopter as against the right to
also inherit from the biological
parents

8:33 PM

Internet Service Provider


Liability for
Contributory Trademark
Infringement
(An in depth Look at Sec 30 of
the E-Commerce Act and other
pertinent laws)

9:49 PM

Kamille Villalobos

NATASHA CAYCO

Majken Anika Sotoya Gran

RAFAEL ANTONIO

Karen L. Dialino

Laura Katrina Noel

STARR JULARBAL

09274332282

Establishing fair use of Internet


sources

OCT
19
2010
12:30 PM

Case study of the "In the matter


of the charges of plagiarism,
etc., against Associate Justice
Mariano C. Del Castillo"

4:19 PM

Dirty Hands: A Re-examination


of the Rule on Recrimination in
Denying Petition for Legal
Separation

4:28 PM

Manipulating the Public


Utility Vehicle Scheme: The
Total Abolition of the
Boundary System

8:58 PM

0917-7580-168

Determining Rights and


Delineating Liabilities of
Intentional and Unintentional
Offenses to UN
Filipino Peacekeepers during
Field Missions

11:33 PM

0917-5352872

Strengthening the power of


MMDA to solve the conflicting
provisions between the 1991
LGC & the 1995 MMDA Charter

11:37 PM

0917-8068060

JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION OF
IMPERFECT TITLE:

OCT
20
2010
1:31 PM

mobile:
+63) 917.545.41
79
tel:(+632)
909.5234

RE-EXAMINING THE DOCTRINE


LAID DOWN BY THE SUPREME
COURT IN THE LANDMARK CASE
OF REPUBLIC OF THE
PHILIPPINES VS. NICANOR
DOLDOL ON THE APPLICATION
OF SEC 48 (B) OF CA 141 AS
AMENDED BY RA 1942 AND AS
FURTHER AMENDED BY PD NO.
1703, IN THE LIGHT OF THE
CONCEPT OF LEGITIMATE
EXPECTATIONS AND GENERALLY

48

ACCEPTED PRINCIPLES OF
STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION
Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg

GABRIELA CALMA

Aila May S. Alvarez

VERONICA BAYOT

0922-8334894

09163581025

Examining the legality of


Philippine anti-corruption
commitments to the
Organization for Economic
Cooperation and
Development and the
implementing measures
adopted in light of international
law and relevant municipal laws:
i.e., the foreign currency
deposits act, the bank secrecy
law, the anti-money laundering
act, and the exchange of
information on tax matters act.

5:07 PM

Permutations of a Government
Contract

OCT
21
2010
10:26 AM

Conscientious objection and


sex education

11:46 AM

Pro Hac Vice

6:35 PM

The courts have been given a


wide
discretion
in
the
application of pro hac vice in
cases that are deemed to be
surrounded with circumstances
that
are
exceptional
in
character. However, the exercise
of such discretion has given too
much avenue for an arbitrary
application in the jurisprudential
rulings of the courts. This thesis
aims to provide a set of
guidelines, as well as its
limitations, in the exercise of the
courts of its discretion in the
application of pro hac vice in
order to avoid a capricious and
erroneous application of such.
Furthermore, it has been found

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to be of relevance to apply the


legal concept as a quasi-remedy
that may be contained in a
prayer for the courts to consider.

Fatima Faye C. Hadlocon

Criminalizing Lifestyle
Discrimination in the Workplace

7:45 PM

CAIRA DIMSON

09177379400

Examining the Conflicting Grant


and Denial of Recovery
on Quantum Meruit in Philippine
Jurisprudence and Defining the
Proper Application of the Same
as an Equitable Relief in
Government Infrastructure
Contracts declared Void on
Specific Grounds.

OCT
22
2010
1:16 AM

FRANCIS FRAGANTE

09155001683

The Inequalities of Legislative


Apportionment. Examining the
development of Philippine
jurisprudence on
gerrymandering.

OCT
24
2010
3:01 PM

Cristina Mundin

0927-7968986

Precautionary Principle as a Rule


of Evidence under the new Rules
of Procedure for Environmental
Cases

OCT
29
2010
8:03 PM

Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg

+63922.833.489
4

The Control of Corruption in


Foreign Investment
and International Arbitration:
Proposing a Philippine Arbitral
Tribunal for Bribery
inInternational Business
Transactions

NOV 3 2010
12:07 AM

LAURA NOEL

Providing the Parameters for the


Use of Screen Captures as
Evidence in the Courts of Law

12:09 AM

AILA ALVAREZ

Conscientious Objection: Setting


guidelines for identifying the
validity and acceptability of a
conscientious objection/religious

5:37 PM

09163581025

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exemption in the Philippines


CHRISTIAN CHAN

Awarding of prospective
damages in light of the case of
Ramos vs CA

NOV 4 2010
7:44 AM

FRANKLIN GALMAN

Proposing an Mandatory
Workplace Obesity Intervention
Program in the Philippines

12:12 PM

Glenda R. Rumohr

09282534859

Proposing the Amendment of


Subsection 27.4 of the Securities
Regulation Code Removing the
State of Mind as an Element in
Establishing "Tipper" Liability

NOV 5 2010
12:35 AM

Hector Jerome Bondoc

09228847565

Proposing
the Imposition of Carbon Tax in
Exercise of the General
Right to Restrict Trade on
Environmental Grounds under
Article XX of
the General Agreement on
Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the
Effects of
such Environmental Measures
on the Philippine Market

5:33 PM

Jennie Balmes

09173911029

Killing after the wars are


over: continuing liability of
states for dumping military
toxic wastes and using
weapons with genetic
effects

NOV
10
2010
1:16 PM

Deborah Sobrepena

Expanding the forms of


corruption under the United
Nations Convention Against
Corruption to include indirect
forms of corruption through the
use of social protection, social
safety net programs and
conditional cash transfers and
recommending effective anticorruption measures to prevent
and abet corruption through the
use of such programs.

NOV
11
2010
8:07 PM

Jane Catherine C. Rojo

To what extent can religious

NOV

51

12

Fay Irene L. Gurrea

hospitals exercise their religious


freedom?

2010
4:45 PM

Topic: The United


Nations Convention Against
Corruption (UNCAC) and its
effects on Extradition in the
Philippines

8:38 PM

Thesis
Statement: Philippine extraditi
on treaties between stateparties to the United Nations
Convention Against Corruption
(UNCAC) should be revisited to
exclude dual criminality as a
condition for extradition,
challenging its existing
reservation to the UNCAC.
MICAH ALCISO

TANYA BALDOVINO

Peoples Republic of Chinas


declaration of indisputable
sovereignty over the Spratly
Islands: A violation of the
UNCLOS and RA 9522

NOV
13
2010
1:37 AM

Thesis Topic:
Rethinking/Strengthening
the Environmental Impact
Assessment System

5:10 PM

Thesis Statement: The PEISS


contains procedures and
processes that are patently in
opposition to the precautionary
principle. Furthermore, the
processes and procedures in the
PEISS are not consistent with
the thrust of Presidential
Decree 1151 on the intensive
protection of the environment.
This thesis would also deal with
proposing an EIA law as the
proposed solution to the patent
inadequacy of the EIA System in
providing environmental

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protection.
Jacky Ordonez

09175457255

Implications of the United


Nations Convention Against
Corruption on existing laws of
the Philippines (Specifically
Section 51 of Republic Act 6975,
which grants powers to Local
Government Executives ver
the Philippine National Police
units or forces in their areas).

NOV
14
2010
11:14 AM

Thesis Statement
The United Nations Convention
Against Corruption (UNCAC)
provides that each State Party
shall adopt and maintain
systems for the recruitment,
hiring, retention, promotion, and
retirement of civil servants and
non-elected public officials that
include adequate procedures for
the selection of individuals for
public positions considered
especially vulnerable to
corruption. Past events and
disclosures of individuals (e.g.,
PNP officials, Senators,
Committee hearings, and news
articles), suggest that the
current procedure wherein
local chief executives are given
the authority to select the PNP
chiefs (as provided in Section
51, Republic Act 6975) in their
jurisdiction is vulnerable to
corruption. There is therefore a
need to examine whether
our municipal law is consistent
with the objectives of the
UNCAC and to take legislative
measures, if appropriate.
Cristina Mundin

Topic Previously
Sent: Precautionary Principle as
a Rule of Evidence under the
new Rules of Procedure for
Environmental Cases

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2:10 PM

Thesis Statement:
The new Rules of Procedure for
Environmental Cases establish
the precautionary principle as a
rule of evidence and provide
standards for its application.
Since the precautionary
principle is a policy and
regulatory principle, the
Judiciary should be guided in its
application. There is therefore a
need to examine what the
impact is of this rule on
environmental cases and what
are its challenges and
evidentiary implications in the
new Rules of Procedure.
KEALA BLEZA

EFFECTIVE ANTITRUST LAWS AS


APPLIED TO THE PHILIPPINE
ENERGY SECTOR

4:31 PM

This thesis will include a


thorough survey of existing
antitrust laws in other countries
and the pending bill in the
Senate. Such will be essential in
the determination of an effective
model of antitrust laws in the
Philippines, particularly in the
monopolistic setting of the
energy sector.
CHRISTIAN DE LOS SANTOS

Marychelle T. Mendoza

0926-6842800

54

Absence of a General Statute


on Product Recall

NOV
15
2010
7:10 PM

Alternative Dispute Resolution


for Administrative
Environmental
Cases: Identifying and creating a
mechanism for ADR of
Environmental Cases in quasijudicial Agencies.

11:10 PM

Joseph R. Plazo

Restatement of my thesis topic


(same idea, different wording)

NOV
16
2010
9:36 AM

Show Me The Money: Enacting a


Law Providing for A Business
Privilege Tax on The
Underground Electronic
Microbusiness Economy
ALEXIS NOLASCO
CIMAGALA

In general,

NOV
17
2010
6:21 PM

The insufficiency of the conflict


of interest provisions
in the Financial Rehabilitation
and Insolvency Act of 2010
(FRIA)
ANEZKA CORTINA

The enigma of the "in lieu of all


taxes" provision in the light of
recent cases (Smart and ABSCBN cases).

7:46 PM

There is a need to review the


legislative, as well as, doctrinal
history of providing tax
exemptions by virtue of the in
lieu of all taxes provision. It is
submitted that the current
interpretation of the Court in
SMART and ABS-CBN renders the
purpose of the tax exemptions
nugatory because it creates an
investment disincentive
altogether.
Cristina Mundin

Thesis Topic: Judicial oversight of


administrative agency
implementation and
enforcement of judicial
decisions, specifically in the
application of the consent
decree and continuing
mandamus under the new Rules
of Procedure for Environmental
Cases.

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NOV
20
2010
8:01 PM

APRIL MORATO

Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo

KEALA BLEZA

Romir David B. Gavino

09228994833

Amending RA 9136 to reclassify


energy (power generation) as
a public utility and therefore
subject to regulation

NOV
21
2010
11:52 PM

proposing standards in the


issuance by the Supreme
Court of
restraining orders against the
collection of taxes/enforcement
of tax
laws

NOV
22
2010
10:03 PM

Required documents/process for


import entries of Franchise
Holders in relation to the
approval or denial of tax
exemptions. This paper is
geared towards curbing the
rampant exemption grants that
should be excluded from their
grants to halt serious financial
losses of government revenue.

NOV
23
2010
1:26 PM

National Power Corporation vs.


Codilla, Jr.: It's effect on the
implementation and
interpretation of the Rules of
Electronic Evidence and R.A.
8792 (Electronic Commerce
Law)

2:10 PM

Analyzing the effects of


Cyberwarfare in light
with International Humanitarian
Law and the Principle of
Neutrality in States

9:01 PM

anti-trust laws of the philippines


and the philippine competition
act of 2009 vis a vis anti trust
laws/competition laws of other
jurisdictions

NOV
24
2010
5:58 PM

Protecting indigenous
peoples from Biopiracy:

NOV
25
2010
1:24 PM

+63917
3030

327

DAVE GO

09209451374/ 09
228767697

LESLEY CLAUDIO

Marck Joseph I. Macaraeg

0922.833.4894

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Enhancing the intellectual


property rights of indigenous
groups to their genetic make-up
and their knowledge on
indigenous medicines and
treatment.
JOYCE WONG

Maria Yvet C. De Castro

0917 3250227

GREEN BUILDING CODE:


Establishing and
Implementing Mandatory
Minimum Standards of Green
Infrastructure
(original topic statement- Green
Building: Legal Risks and
Liabilities)

6:52 PM

Plagiarism in the Judiciary, the


Academe, and the Sciences

NOV
26
2010
7:31 AM

MIKU LAGARDE

Constiutional/legal basis
for animal rights (re legal
standing, right
to humane treatment, etc.),
including comparison with
foreign laws and
jurisprudence

11:56 AM

ALEXIS NOLASCO
CIMAGALA

Going back to old thesis topic


for good. -- Doctrine of
Condonation of Administrative
Officials: An analysis of the
conclusive presumption of
knowledge

NOV
27
2010
10:32 AM

AS Imperial

One year bar: protection or


circumvention - Allowing the
consolidation of impeachment
complaints against impeachable
officials under the Constitution

1:33 PM

Armand V. Morales

A study on the Independence of


the National Economic and
Development Authority (NEDA)
in relation to the control and
supervision of the Executive

2:58 PM

632 918 9481995

09064201994

57

Department
Charles Ernest A. Ele

Revisiting Aquino v. Military


Commission No. 2 G.R. No. L37364, May 9, 1975 - Right of
Accused to Waive his Right to be
Present: An Analysis on why it
should not be a precedent and
be considered a class of its own

5:50 PM

MIKO DIMACULANGAN

SAME TOPIC BUT DIFFERENT


LEGAL ISSUE AND SUBJECT OF
TRADE:

11:19 PM

Striking the Balance


between Health and Trade:
The Imposition of Sanitary
Measures in Meat and
Poultry Products as a Valid
Exercise of Police Power

Maria Monica Hipolito

0918 908 0139

Joanna Pauline Pimentel

NEW Thesis Topic: Inducing


children to patronize one's
brand is tantamount
to undue influence given the
minor's capacity and
vulnerability. Thus. the State
as Parens Patriae shall
exercise its right by
regulating the advertising of
products to children
especially those under
twelve (12) years old and
not just mere self-regulatory
rules. (To be restated)

NOV
28
2010
8:21 PM

Recognizing successional rights


over electronic/digital/web
content item.

NOV
29
2010
11:27 AM

Examining the concept of virtual


property rights vis-a-vis property
rights under Philippine
Succession law. Case of Justin
Ellsworth against Yahoo. Conflict

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with right to privacy and right to


intellectual property

LESLEY CLAUDIO

the rescission of the nuclear


non-proliferation treaties

NOV
30
2010
8:07 PM

TIMOTHY LIM

Title - Dance Flipper Dance!


Criminalizing licensed dolphin
shows under the Animal Welfare
Act of 1998

DEC 1 2010
2:45 PM

Topic - The elements of animal


cruelty, as defined by the
Animal Welfare Act of 1998, can
be used to hold licensed dolphin
show organizers liable for their
treatment towards domesticated
dolphins and maintenance of
their facilities.

Kristina So

09177247628

New Topic: Resolving the


Conflict between the Human
Security Act of 2007 and the
Freedom of Speech and Press
(Including Republic Act 53, as
amended): A Critique on
Southern Hemisphere
Engagement Network, Inc., et
al. v. Anti-Terrorism Council, et
al.

3:30 PM

Jovalie Capanas

09175368563

New topic: Whether or not the


lost, destruction or suppression
of evidence material to the case
shall be a ground for a motion to
dismiss in that it violates the
constitutional mandate of due
process.

4:06 PM

Old topic: taxpayer's lifestyle


check system

MARK JOSEPH MACARAEG

Developing the law of the sea

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5:35 PM

and the intellectual property


rights regime: Enhancing the
protection of intellectual
proprietary rights over Marine
Scientific Research
The international law of the sea
has not kept pace with the
development of profitable
application of biotechnology or
with pharmaceutical and marine
biomedical research relating to
marine biota. As a result, there
is a very limited understanding
of the relationships between
different legal instruments
dealing with ownership of
marine data, samples and
results, and the principles
regulating the allocation of legal
title to products and processes
deriving from such applications,
or about the environmental and
moral consequences of such
uses (Gorina-Ysem 2003).

PATRICK WIEDMER

Title: Exploring the legal


implications of Wikileaks
Topic: The adoption of a
convention to establish a unified
international law on privacyprotection, with a focus on the
confidential information of
governments and corporations.

11:42 PM

BLESS GUERRA

The definition of child


pornography under Section 3(b)
of RA 9776 is unconstitutional
for being vague. Following the
doctrine of void for vagueness,
the said provision should be
amended. Other Constitutional
principles related to the
vagueness of the definition will
also be part of the study (e.g.
overbreadth doctrine)

11:44 PM

Intellectual Property: Adopting


the Polaroid Case Factors in
Providing Clear Standards for

11:50 PM

MIKHAIL GOMEZ

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Determining Trademark
Infringement in Philippine
Jurisdiction
MARCO MABANTA

Judicial Recognition of a Foreign


Divorce Decree: The Legal
Implications in the Second
Paragraph of Article 26 of the
Family Code of the Philippines
and the Pressing Need for its
Amendment

11:54 PM

KATH ANG

New topic: Imprescriptibility of


Improperly accumulated
earnings tax as enunciated in
the case of CIR v. Ayala
Securities.

DEC 2 2010
9:07 AM

KEALA BLEZA

I am reverting back to my old


thesis

1:42 PM

EFFECTIVE ANTITRUST LAWS AS


APPLIED TO THE PHILIPPINE
ENERGY SECTOR

This thesis will include a


thorough survey of existing
antitrust laws in other countries
and the pending bill in the
Senate. Such will be essential in
the determination of an effective
model of antitrust laws in the
Philippines, particularly in the
monopolistic setting of the
energy sector.
but in the alternative I am still
contemplating on the legal issue
of the unfairness of tax
exemptions on importation of
franchise holders.
AI ALVAREZ

Institutionalizing Conscientious
Objection/ Religious Exemption
in the implementation of

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DEC 6 2010
10:57 PM

reproductive health policies in


the Philippines.
Assessing the acceptability and
validity of the conscientious
objections of the implementers
of reproductive health policies in
the Philippines
ROXANNE TADIQUE

Creating an Administrative Rule


for the immediate resolution of
determining probable cause for
cases filed before the Office of
the Prosecutor and the
Department of Justice.

DEC
11
2010
2:09 AM

(This is in lieu of the 60 day


mandatory arraignment period
from the first decision of the
Prosecutor determining probable
cause which renders MRs before
the Prosecutor and Appeals
before the DOJ moot)
BLESS GUERR5

FRANCES CANTO

Tax treaty relief is this


required given that it pertains to
treaties?
The issue here is two-fold --- (1)
why does a tax treaty need to
be confirmed by one of the
treaty countries after the same
has already been ratified by
both approving bodies (in PHs
case, Congress) and (2)
assuming that the
confirmation is not an
arrogation of Legislative power
but merely an administrative
adjunct to the application of the
treaty, the process/time that is
required to secure the said
confirmation defeats the
purpose of the treaty which is to
accord the mutual investors of
the treaty countries preferential
tax treatment
NEW TOPIC: Probation even
AFTER appeal? (Case in point:
People vs Araceli Valenzuela - a
CA decision. Defendant was not
qualified to apply for probation

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3:09 PM

DEC
15
2010
3:05 PM

ANGEL MACHUCA

FATIMA FAYE HADLOCON

after decision of the trial court.


On appeal to the CA,
defendant's penalty was
reduced to less than 6yrs hence,
making him eligible for
probation. In this case, the CA
opined that Valenzuela may
apply for probation). This
decision will be analyzed in
relation to Sec.4 of PD 968
(Probation Law)
New Thesis Topic - A study of the
current processes involving
cemetery plots and determining
the rights and obligations of
owner/lessors of cemetery plots
and cemetery
developers/administrators. As
well as providing for
Recommendations and/or
Guidelines.
the proposed students' magna
carta bill vs. jurisprudence on
academic freedom

3:29 PM

DEC
16
2010
12:26 PM

my thesis is not limited to the


study of the proposed bill but it
will include issues regarding
limits on academic freedom,
students' rights to education,
self-expression, etc.
JULIAN MONTANO

Thesis Topic:
Abandonware but Not Forgotten:
A Look at the Viability of
Including the Distribution of
Discontinued Software for Free
Within the Scope of the Fair Use
Doctrine
Thesis Statement:
There is a need to reconcile the
fact of distributing discontinued
software over the Internet after
the termination of technical
support for the same, on the
one hand, and the requirements
and factors to be considered
under the fair use doctrine, on
the other hand, in order to guide

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JAN 3 2011
4:41 PM

creators, publishers and users of


such software on when the same
may be legally safe to be
distributed for free without
prejudicing any economic or
moral rights therein.
MIKAELA LAGARDE

New topic: whether foreign


lawyers are/should be allowed to
practice
their profession in this country,
in view of the Philippine
membership
in the WTO as well as the
digitization and expansion of
legal
services.

6:53 PM

Foreign lawyers should be


allowed to practice in the
Philippines:
Proposal to amend the Revised
Rules of Court to comply with
treaty
obligations under Articles I
(services trade liberalization)
and II
(Most-Favored Nation Treatment)
of the the World Trade
Organization
General Agreement on Trade in
Services.
ICE MAN

New Topic: Examining the Legal


Implications of Senate Bill 432
Providing Reparation for Wrongly
Jailed Individuals
The proponent desires to write
about the constitutionality and
other legal aspects of Senator
Estrada's proposed law. The
proponent will also discuss other
forms of "reparation" to
wrongfully convicted individuals
currently in place such as that

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JAN 5 2011
3:54 PM

provided in the Human Security


Act of 2007.
MY PABLICO

Application of the Principle of


Command Responsibility to
Address Corruption Problems in
the Philippines

JAN 6 2011
12:26 AM

JESSIEH REY CURAMMENG

Accrued Salaries and


Bonuses An examination of
the timing of its deductibility for
income tax purposes under
Sections 34(A) and 34(K) of the
Tax Code and pursuant to the
withholding tax rules laid down
under Revenue Regulations 298, as amended.

JAN 15 2011
5:42 AM

FIDEL NOGRALES

Topic:
The legal framework for
applying the precautionary
principle as a rule of evidence in
the rules of procedure for
environmental cases

JAN 16 2011
2:30 PM

Issue:
Whether there is judicial
legislation in the application of
the precautionary principle

ROMIR GAVINO

LEONEL CADIZ

MYRA YACAPIN

JOYCE

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Peoples Broadcasting (Bombo


Radyo Phils., Inc.) vs. Secretary
of the Department of Labor and
Employment

JAN 21 2011
2:07 PM

voluntary recognition, its basis


in the Labor Code

4:47 PM

1. reconciling the Bill of Rights


and the Abadilla-5 case.
2. "No Mining Moratorium":
Whether or not a local ordinance
may prohibit something that is
allowed by the National Law.

JAN 25 2011
11:20 PM

THesis topic tunay na


pagkakAisa ng mangagawa vs
Asia brewery revisiting the rule

JAN 27 2011
6:08 PM

on conditional employees
RAFAEL TAN CINCO

Revisiting the "BPI vs BPI


employees union-Davao
chapter-federation of unions in
BPI UNIBANK". The obligation of
an absorbing company in
rehiring the absorbed
company's employees.

6:17 PM

KIM CLEDERA

regulating internet hate speech

7:25 PM

CRISTINA MUNDIN

Adoption of the Consent decree


in the Rules of Procedure for
Environmental Cases grants the
courts unbridled discretion in its
implementation and expands
the judiciary powers of the
courts.

JAN 28 2011
12:12 AM

CHARMAINE CALDERINE

Revisiting Virata vs.


Sandiganbayan in line with
Biraogo vs. The Philippine Truth
Commission regarding the
application of the Equal
Protection Clause

12:30 AM

JUSTINNE DIZON

A Proposal to Amend the AntiDummy Law by Defining the


Meaning and Extent of CONTROL
Allowed by Law to Non-Filipinos
in Nationalized Professions,
specifically the Accounting and
the Law Practice

JAN 29 2011
5:41 PM

Killing after the wars are


over: continuing liability of
states for dumping
military toxic wastes and
using weapons with genetic
effects

JAN 30 2011
8:24 PM

Fish Be with You: Enforcing


the Philippines Compliance
with the United Nations
Convention on the Law of
the Sea on the Conservation
and Management of Tuna

JAN 31 2011
10:37 AM

JENNIE BALMES

NATASHA CAYCO

09177683958

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LAURA NOEL

FRANCES CANTO

Thesis Statement
As a State Party to the
1982 United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea, the
Philippines has the obligation to
ensure the maintenance of the
living resources in its exclusive
economic zone. Despite having
such an obligation under the
UNLCOS, the Philippines has
failed to impose specific
conservation and management
measures that will prevent the
overfishing of tuna within its
national territory. As a result of
such failure, it has given rise to
a breach by the Philippines of its
obligation as a State Party under
the UNCLOS.
Providing the Parameters for
the Use of Screen Captures
as Evidence in Court
Proceedings

LEONEL CADIZ

11:08 AM

NEW THESIS TOPIC: Analyzing


the Ilagan Doctrine (Enrile vs
Ilagan, 1985) which in essence
states that an illegal arrest
becomes "legal" once charges
have been filed in court even if
the cases were filed days/weeks
after the arrest was made- especially the usage of such
doctrine by the CA in denying
the Habeas Corpus petition of
the Morong 43.

FEB 1 2011
12:33 AM

OBLICON: Public offer as a


source of obligation (Adding to
the enumerated sources of
obligations under the NCC)

1:14 PM

ANGEL MACHUCA

Testing the admissibility into


evidence, in criminal
proceedings, confessions or
admissions obtained in a foreign
country for offenses punishable
by domestic penal law. And
providing guidelines.

FEB 2 2011
3:32 AM

ARMAND MORALES

REVERTING TO OLD TOPIC

8:12 PM

THe Visitorial Power of the


Secretary of Labor and

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Employment: A Critique of
People's Broadcasting (Bombo
Radyo Phils., Inc.) vs. Secretary
of Labor and Employment
CATHERING KING KAY

GENESIS CAPOCYAN

IRENE BALMES

A critique on the decision of the


Supreme Court, Equitable PCI
Banking Corporation vs. RCBC
Capital Corporation regarding
the expansion of the grounds for
vacating an arbitral award
(manifest disregard of the law).
This would include a survey of
the arbitration laws of other
countries ( Canada, Hongkong,
Singapore, etc.)

FEB 3 2011
12:45 AM

Testing the constitutionality of


RA 9646 or the Real Estate
Services Act.

FEB 4 2011
10:32 AM

Re-examining and Re-defining


the meaning of "Doing Business
in the Philippines"

FEB 6 2011
12:53 PM

Will be looking at the following


law and jurisprudence:
1. NIRC and relevant tax
treaties
2. Corporation Code
3. Mirant Case
4. Burmiester Case

KAMILLE VILLALOBOS

Defining Fair Use as adopted in


the Copyright Law to conform to
the recent development in the
digital environment.

FEB 8 2011
1:19 AM

GIANFRANCIS CAMACHO

An analysis of the
constitutionality of the RH Bill
with respect to its provisions on
a state-sponsored multi-media
campaign on the use of artificial
contraception

3:54 PM

Issues to be discussed:

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(1) if the state's use of the mass


media in the promotion of
artificial contraception
reasonably amounts to coercion
(2) if such use leads to
impairment of free exercise
rights and the right to found a
family in accordance with one's
religious convictions
(3) if the state's duty to
maintain public health and to
respect the citizens' right to
information defeats the right to
free exercise
JENNIE BALMES

Defining the Men of Civil Law

FEB 9 2011
5:42 PM

(e.g. good father of the family,


cautious and prudent man)

FATIMA HADLOCON

Absolute Abolition of Death


Penalty in the Philippines:
Analyzing the Implications of the
Philippines' Ratification of the
Second Optional Protocol to the
ICCPR to the Congress' Power to
Revive Death Penalty Law under
the Constitution

5:47 PM

Issue: Whether or not the


Congress may still re-impose
Death Penalty, as provided in
the Constitution, without
violating its international
obligation under the Second
Optional Protocol?
MA. ELOISA SINGZON

International Child Abduction


> vis-a-vis Philippine Adoption
Laws: Examining whether our
> Domestic Laws afford
sufficient protection to children
under

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6:37 PM

> the CRC in light of


international child abduction
PIO CUA

Punishing the Punisher: A


discussion on the lack of any
disciplinary authority against
non-impeachable offenses
committed by the Ombudsman.

FEB
10
2011
5:47 AM

ROMIR GAVINO

Bayan Muna vs. Alberto Romulo:


Questioning the RP-US Bilateral
Immunity Agreement in light of
RA 9851 (The Philippine Act on
Crimes Against International
Humanitarian Law, Genocide,
and Other Crimes Against
Humanity)

FEB
11
2011
10:28 AM

PAULA ESPIRITU

Constitutionality of the provision


providing that the provisions of
the Anti-Money Laundering Act
will not be operative during
election period. (ex:Prohibition
on filing AMLA cases against
candidates during election
period) Examine Philippine
obligations in the UNCAC, UDHR,
and ICCPR.

FEB
14
2011
9:41 PM

PAULA ESPIRITU

BACK TO OLD TOPIC

10:44 PM

Extending the application of


children's rights in International
Human Rights Law to the
prosecution of minors charged
with grave violations of the
Geneva Conventions and other
laws of war: reassessing
standards in light of the
Omar Khadr trial

JENNIE BALMES

Determining the compliance of


the Philippines with the UNCAC

10:50 PM

MYRA YACAPIN

1. reconciling the Bill of Rights


and the Abadilla-5 case
2. Crime-fraud as an exception
to confidential marital privilege
and spousal immunity rule

FEB
15
2011
2:00 AM

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PAULO ANGELO GO

MY KRISTIA PABLICO

Income Characterization of
foreign advertisement
placements: derived from sale of
service or sale of personal
property?
Amendment of R.A. 9160 or the
Anti-Money Laundering Act to
include Anti-Graft and Corrupt
Practices Acts as one of the
exceptions to the requirement of
obtaining a court order before
the Anti-Money Laundering
Council can inquire into or
examine any particular deposit
or investment with any banking
or non-banking financial
institutions.
Constitutionality of RULES OF
PROCEDURE FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL CASES as it
violates the rights of the
accused. (will set parameters to
a future date)
Increasing corporate
governance in the banking
system by redefining the
authority of bank regulators in
examining bank deposits

LEONEL CADIZ

AYSA SINGZON

LESLEY CLAUDIO

PAULA ESPIRITU

PAULA ESPIRITU

Explanation: The thesis will


argue that the rules on bank
secrecy should not bind
regulators. They should be
allowed to look into deposit
accounts during bank
examinations and whenever
regulation requires it. The
control should be on how the
information is handles or
managed or divulged by the
regulators and not on their
access to such information. In
addition, the thesis will also give
a critique on the ineffectiveness
of presumptions in bank
regulation (such as in deposit
splitting) which arises from lack
of authority/access to bank
deposits.
dual status of corporations for
taxation purposes in relation to
the concept of permanent
establishment in tax treaties
lack of recourse of victims of
minor offenders (allowing
victims to claim indemnity from
government)
The lack of justice and

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1:46 PM

FEB
16
2011
2:46 PM

3:47 PM

5:16 PM

FEB
17
2011
4:55 PM
FEB

18

LEONEL CADIZ

DANIEL MENDOZA

CALOY

recompense on the part of the


victim if the accused is a child in
conflict with the law
Reconciling the Rule on Chain
Custody in Drugs Cases. Strict
Compliance and Substantial
Compliance (Will elaborate in a
future date)

2011
12:23 AM

CIR v. BOAC: A case of erroneous


judicial legislation

FEB
19
2011
2:21 AM
10:00 AM

A Constitutional Analysis of the


RH Bill's Provisions on a StateSponsored Multi-media
Campaign on Family Planning in
light of the Government Speech
Doctrine
Making It Count: Clarifying and
Defining Null Votes under the
Automated Elections Law, as
amended by Republic Act No.
9369
Legal Implications of "Wikileaks"

KV RASO

CAIRA DIMSON

MARK RECIERDO

Is it God or Man: Reexamining


the concept of Force Majeure to
conform with the present reality
of climate change

CAIRA DIMSON

Back to Old topic:

4:28 PM

11:54 AM

FEB
19
2011
4:28 PM
4:33 PM

5:54 PM

Examining the Conflicting Grant


and Denial of Recovery
on Quantum Meruit in Philippine
Jurisprudence and Defining the
Proper Application of the Same
as an Equitable Relief in
Government Infrastructure
Contracts declared Void on
Specific Grounds.
KAMILLE VILLALOBOS

Defining and Limiting the use


Orphan works in the concept of
the Fair Use Doctrine.

FEB
20
2011
10:59 AM

KIM RAISA UY

12:20 PM

JOVALIE CAPANAS

Proposal to make civil forfeiture


cases in recovering ill-gotten
wealth criminal in nature.
Giving the DOJ exclusive
jurisdiction in filing
administrative and criminal
cases for Special Prosecutors
who are accused of
prosecutorial misconduct.

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1:15 PM

EDGAR VALDEZ, JR.

ALBEE RECIO

JP DELA PACION

LESLEY CLAUDIO

JP DELAPACION

JILLIENE SOTTO

GEN ENDALUZ

KAREN DIALINO

CHARMAINE CALDERINE

JESSIEH REY CURAMMENG

Rickmon Albert p. Alcantara

09178394339

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Making it mandatory for plunder


and all anti-graft cases to have
the consent of the SolGen, DOJ
and the specific government
agency that is directly affected
to avoid possible collusion.
Validity of warrantless arrests
conducted during "follow-up"
operations by the police without
personal knowledge
Who checks the Ombudsman?:
Reviewing the Ombudsman Act
in light of the recent Garcia
plea-bargaining controversy.
redefining preventive
retrenchment as a ground for
dismissal of employees: critique
of edge apparel v. nlrc

1:26 PM

All or nothing at all: Prohibiting


Plea-Bargaining in Plunder Cases
Whether the decision rendered
by the Court in the case of
Republic v. Gingoyon was in
conformity with law and
established jurisprudence on
government contracts
clarifying what constitutes
"doing business" in relation to
the 180D standard in classifying
an NRA as an NRA-ETB.
Right of Filipino UN
Peacekeepers to Sue the AFP for
Lost Benefits
Institutionalizing the selection
process for awarding the Order
of National Artists through
legislation
madatory audit by the BIR of
individuals under investigation
for violation of Plunder Law,
Anti-Money Laundering Law, and
other related laws.

3:39 PM

New thesis topic


Injustice caused by the
restriction provided by Cogsa as
to the time to file against a
carrier a claim, whether he be
the shipper or insurer. Injustice
is caused because a shipper
may file a claim with
the insurance company beyond
the 1 year prescriptive period.

MAR 1 2011
6:45 PM

FEB
21
2011
12:53 PM
FEB
23
2011
4:12 PM
FEB
25
2011
12:56 PM

4:25 PM

FEB
26
2011
11:17 AM
5:29 PM
FEB
27
2011
1:10 PM
5:13 PM

The insurance company is


prejudiced if for example the
shipper files a claim with the
insurer after 11 months and
fifteen days leaving the insurer
only with fifteen days remaining
to file a claim for reimbursement
from the carrier.
JD Garcia

Charging tort upon the State.


The State's neglect in upholding
its constitutionally mandated
obligation particularly in
protecting the people's right to a
healthful ecology

MAR 4 2011
12:11PM

Clarisse Ann Marie


(Chinnie) Dela Cruz

0917 800 5975

Case critique of the League of


Cities of the Philippines v.
COMELEC (including all the MRs)
Thesis will cover both
substantive and procedural
aspects of the case, particularly
the flip-flopping of the Supreme
Court
Fixing the Liability of Multimodal
Transport Operators [in
the Philippines]

1:02 PM

Jennie Balmes

09177683958

JD Garcia

The gap between science and


law: an extensive discourse on
the precautionary principle as
a rule of evidence under the
ERP.

6:24 PM

danell lenard roleda

TOPIC: JUSTIFYING THE


LOWERING OF AGE OF
EXEMPTION FROM CRIMINAL
RESPONSIBILITY UNDER RA
9344 OR THE JUVENILE
JUSTICE ACT, AND
RESTORING THE AGE OF
EXEMPTION PROVIDED
UNDER RA 3815 OR
THEREVISED PENAL CODE,
FROM 15 TO NINE YEARS OF
AGE, BASED ON
CONSTITUTIONAL/ LEGAL
RIGHTS OF VICTIMS, THE

MAR 8 2011
3:51 PM

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MAR 5 2011
1:11 AM

INFORMATION
AGE/TECHNOLOGICAL
ADVANCEMENT AND
PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS.
TALITHA TAN

Designating the prosecutors to


conduct preliminary
investigation is
unconstituionalnand should be
removed from thenexecutive
department because of the fact
that prosecutors eventually take
part in the criminal proceedings,
having a dual role in the criminal
process

6:12 PM

IRENE BALMES

REVISITING THE
"IMMEDIACY TEST" IN IMPOSING
IMPROPERLY ACCUMULATED
RETAINED EARNINGS TAX

11:26 PM

Will be focusing on the conflict


between the concept of
"anticipated reasonableness of
business expenditure and
"immediacy test".
will discuss the following and
other related issues and
pertinent laws:
1. Cyanamid v. CA
2. Manila Wines Merchant v. CIR
3. US Senate Report
4. Background and history of the
law
5. Section 29 of the National
Internal Revenue code, its IRR
6. relevant bir rulings
7. relevant corporation law
KORINA PIMENTEL

Amending Art. 349 of


the Revised Penal Code to
Include Homosexual
Relationships Within the Scope
of Concubinage
- Will discuss impact and
application of existing
jurisprudence
- Includes sample of amendment
of the law

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MAR 9 2011
8:34 AM

JD GARCIA

JD GARCIA

FRANLIN GALMAN

APRIL MORATO

Rachelle T. Lim

FRANKLIN GALMAN

Erica Patino

Topic: PRECAUTIONARY
PRINCIPLE as a Rule of
Evidence under the Rules of
Procedure for Environmental
Cases.

09173611386

Issue: HARMONIZING the


principle with the current RULES
OF EVIDENCE. Specifically,
determining its RELATION to the
Rules on BURDEN OF PROOF,
ADMISSIBILITY and WEIGHT. And
providing a FRAMEWORK for
determining the WEIGHT that
should be given thereto by using
foreign jurisprudence relating
to EXPERT WITNESSES
Think before you tweet:
Applying the Rules on Evidence
on Twitter
Official Ga-what? Proposing an
electronic publication of laws
and removing the official
gazette from the scope of art. 2
of the Civil Code.
Delineating the role of Meralco
as a distributor of electricity, its
rights under its franchise, and
its role in the open access
scheme to be implemented
pursuant to EPIRA.
new topic:
"Secondment: Is there an
Employer-Employee Relationship
Created?"
The thesis will propose that the
nature of secondment does not
create an employer - employee
relationship between the
secondee and the host
organization
A Truly Happy Meal:
The Constitutionality of Applying
San Francisco's Happy Meal Law
in the Philippines

09189381926

LEONEL CADIZ

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10:47 PM

MAR
11
2011
5:04 PM
9:08 PM

MAR
12
2011
1:31 PM

3:20 PM

MAR
18
2011
9:34 PM

Thesis Topic: Restructuring the


Priority Development Assistance
Fund

MAR
21
2011
12:33 AM

Criminalizing Labor-Only
Contractin

MAR
22
2011
3:57 PM

JD GARCIA

JD GARCIA

Mark Recierdo

FIDEL NOGRALES

JD GARCIA

Josephine Grace R. Sandoval

Duty to bargain collectively:


Reviewing the decisions in
Kiok Loy vs. NLRC, Diving World
vs. NLRC and GMC vs. GMC-ILU
on the violation of duty to
bargain collectively. Can/should
the CBA proposal of the
employees be imposed on an
employer who violates the duty
to bargain collectively
Constitutionality of PNRC in light
of the ruling in Liban vs. Gordon,
March 2011.
"The Customer is always right"
vs. the right of any non-public
utility to refuse to render service
to a custome
Constitutionality of Art. 130
of the Labor Code
(nightwork prohibition for
women workers)

MAR
24
2011
12:19 PM

Topic: Precautionary Principle as


a Rule of Evidence under the
Rules of Procedure for
Environmental Cases.

6:21 PM

Issue: Can there be a cause of


action when a premise is
skipped? Harmonizing the
principle with the Rules of Court.
Specifically, determining its
relation to the Rules on burden
of proof, admissibility and
weight. And providing a
framework for determining the
threshold for accepting such
evidence. As well as determining
the weight that should be given
thereto by using foreign
jurisprudence relating to expert
witnesses.
hesis Statement: The mandatory
filing of injunctive bond by
the Indigenous people provided
in Section 88 of the
Administrative Circular No. 1
Series of 2003 on the Rules
on Pleadings, Practice and
Procedure Before the National
Commission on Indigenous
Peoples constitutes as a
premium on the exercise of
Indigenous People of their right
over their ancestral domain as
guaranteed by the Republic Act

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2:35 PM
MAR
25
2011
11:14 AM
12:20 PM

MAR
26
2011
11:38 PM

Steven Michael S. de Guzman

Romir Gavino

09178464647

+63917 327
3030

no. 8371 also known


as The Indigenous Peoples
RightsAct
Imposing the Liabilities of a
Common Carrier on Electricity
and Water Concessionaires in
the Philippines: Establishing a
Presumption of Negligence for
Non-Delivery/ Misdelivery of
Electrical and Water Supply.
Legal Mnage Trois: Clarifying
the three way relationship
between the RP-US
Bilateral Immunity Agreement,
the Rome Statute and R.A. 9851
as enunciated in
Bayan Muna vs. Alberto
Romulo.Deals with:

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* Bayan Muna as represented by


Rep. Satur Ocampo, et al. vs.
Alberto Romulo, in
his capacity as Executive
Secretary, et al.
* R.A. 9851 of 2009 or the
Philippine Act on Crimes Against
International
Humanitarian Law, Genocide,
and Other Crimes Against
Humanity (the IHL Law/Act)

Monica Siron

* the Rome Statute of the


International Criminal Court
* RP - US Bilateral Immunity
Agreement, Non-Surrender
Agreement, Impunity
Agreement
(1) Aurora Pacific Economic and
Freeport Zone (APECO):
Challenging the Necessity of its
Creation in terms of Scope &
Location. While it's true that
there is a valid public purpose
behind its creation, the APECO
should be struck down on the
ground of reasonableness of the
exercise of eminent domain.

(2) The Viability of the Writ of


Kalikasan as a Remedy of the
People against Violations of their
Right to a Healthful and

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Balanced Ecology incident to the


Development and Operation of
the
(Aurora Pacific Economic and
Freeport Zone) APECO
Vicente Rosales

Leonard Escueta

A fiefdom of their own: A


question on the
constitutionality of Republic
Act 7922 and Republic Act
9487, allowing the Cagayan
Economic Zone Authority, or,
in general, any private
business organization, to
issue licenses or operate
online gaming and other
gambling institutions
independent of government
regulation by PAGCOR and
the National Government.
a) Taxability of International
Organization employees

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2011

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2011

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2011

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2011
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2011

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b. Official Receipt vs. Sales


Invoice (AT&T Case)

Celerina Rose D. Fajardo

c. Taxation of Real Estate


Investment Trust (REIT)
The lack of laws in the Philippines on
CCTV cameras installed both in
public and
private places poses a threat on an
individual's constitutional right to
privacy.

09273463480

Defining and proposing a legal


framework for the determination
of the sufficiency of "clear and
convincing"evidence for
conviction in an impeachment
trial in the Philippines for all
impeachable officers.

Julius Patrick Acosta

A Code of Ethical Standards for


Legislators

Melissa Urusa

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
IN A DRESS: LAYING THE

Jaymie Ann Reyes

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LEGAL BASIS FOR THE


RIGHT OF FASHION
DESIGNERS TO SUE DESIGN
COPYISTS FOR COPYRIGHT
INFRINGEMENT
Alex Perez

Krisha Fabia

Mikhail Josef Gomez

Christian de los Santos

Revisiting the admissibility of the


Angara Diary (Estrada v. Desierto)
and its ramifications.
Topic: BOT Law, Public-Private
Partnerships EO 8, Foreign Direct
Investments
Thesis: Public-Private Partnerships:
To Regulate or Not to Regulate?

China-built Concrete Bases in the


Spratlys: Tantamount to Use of
Force(?)
Topic: Government Contracts
Title: A Critique of the
Unsolicited Proposals Scheme
Under RA 6057: BOT Law (as
amended)

April
2011

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2011
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6,
2011
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Discussion will include:


1. Legality of Unsolicited
Proposals
2. Critique of its implementation
3. Recommendations: Abolish the
Scheme or Provide Adequate
Incentives and Safeguards
Clarisse Nicole Vivar

Christine Aberin

Jilliene Sotto

Charles Ernest Ele

Mandatory DNA testing in


heinous crimes
Antisocial Personality Disorder as
a Mitigating Circumstance
Domestic violence as a valid basis
for an asylum claim
Understanding the Water
Districts and Water Cooperatives
and functions of
NWRB in relation to the Adala
Doctrine: Do We Need to
Reconcile the Adala
Doctrine concerning the open
competition for water providers
and the
exclusivity clause of water
districts of PD 198 in respect to
lack of
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efficient provisions enacting the


National Water Regulatory
Board?
and restatement of my old topic:

Fatima hadlocon

Revisiting Metropolitan Cebu


Water District v. Margarita A.
Adala, G.R. Nos.
168915, July 4, 2007: Filling in
the gaps between open
competition by the
Adala Doctrine and the
Exclusivity Clause of P.D. 198.
Warrantless Arrests, Searches
and Seizures

April
2011

5,

Analysis of conflicting
jurisprudence and determining
what should constitute as
valid grounds for lawful
warrantless arrests, searches and
seizures.
Paula Espiritu

The Justice System of the


Indigenous Peoples of the
Philippines and the Revised
Penal Code and other laws:
Reassessing standards and
procedure based on the case
of the Subanon Tribe.

April
2011

5,

Mark Recierdo

April
2011

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Catherine Lontoc

April
2011

5,

Amy Tan

April
2011

5,

Albee Recio

The Point of Checkpoint: Is the


assertion of one's constitutional
rights a valid
ground for probable cause in
checkpoints?
Analysis of conflicting
jurisprudence and determining
what should constitute as valid
grounds for lawful warrantless
arrests, searches and seizures.
Thesis Statement: A survey and
analysis of Supreme Court
decisions in establishing the
grounds for the issuance and
application of the status quo ante
order compared with other
statutory injunctive reliefs and
the status quo order and its
effects.
The Circumstances of Urgency
and Necessity During Police
Follow-up

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2011

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Operations: an additional
exception to the warrantless
arrests provided for
by Section 5, Rule 113 of the 2000
Revised Rules of Criminal
Procedure

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