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What do the legal maxims “Animi sermo est” (speech is the index of intention) and “Verba legis non est recedendum” (from the words of a statute there should be no departure) mean?

As to the issue of who has the better right over the SSS death benefits, Section 8(e) and (k) of R. A. No. 8282[27] is very clear. Hence, we need only apply the law. Under the principles of statutory construction, … Continue reading

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