Atty. Bruce Rivera discusses legality of son or daughter disowning one’s parents amid viral open letter of Lorenzo Legarda Leviste

The hottest and most talked about topic in the internet is the open letter of Loren Legarda’s son Lorenzo saying that for supporting Marcos and Duterte by running under their senate slate, she has lost a son.

Is it legally possible for Loren Legarda’s son, Lorenzo Legarda Leviste to disown her mother because of political incompatibility?

Atty. Bruce Rivera will discuss this broadly in his viral FB post.

In the FB post, Atty. Rivera cited two reasons why Lorenzo, under Philippine law cannot legally disown Loren Legarda as his mother.

First, maternity is a matter of fact. Lorenzo cannot change the legal fact that he is Loren’s son. He cannot disown the womb where he came from and vice versa.

Second, he cannot disown Loren legally because an offspring is given the privilege by law as the child and sole heir of one’s parents. Maternity under Philippine law is obligatory for mothers. Hence, a son like Lorenzo has no right to disown his mother legally.

Which brings us to Atty. Rivera’s third point and that is? If it is not legally possible to disown his own mother, Atty. Rivera, argued, then this is just a publicity gimmick.

If the last one is the reason why the drama via an open letter, Atty. Rivera can’t help but call Lorenzo an ungrateful and heartless son.

You may continue reading Atty. Rivera’s original FB post below.

You may read the full version of the open letter here.

LORENZO LEGARDA DISOWNS MOTHER

Una, maternity is a matter of fact. He cannot change what is a legal fact na anak LANG siya ng nanay niya. Hindi niya pwedeng idis-own ang sinapupunan na pinangagalingan niya kasi hindi din kayang gawin ng nanay niya na ideny ang fact na yan.

Pangalawa, children cannot legally disown their parents kasi ang anak ang binigyan ng pribelehiyo ng batas na maging anak at tagapagmana ng magulang niya. Lalo kung nanay kasi ang tatay pwede pa i-impugn ang paternity. Maternity is something our law imposes as obligatory on mothers. Kaya walang karapatan gawin ng anak ito as a legal act.

Pangatlo, kung hindi legal ang dahilan, ang pag disown ng anak sa ina ay PUBLICITY lang so that the public will know.

Which makes Lorenzo just plain ungrateful and heartless.

Mas kilala ang nanay niya so the deed was done with the sole intent of hurting her political career and breaking her heart. Gaano ba kabigat ang idolohiya niya para ipahiya ang nanay. Kasi kung hindi kaya ng prinsipyo ng isang anak, he can still maintain his stand by being silent out of respect sa nanay niya or just support his candidate without the contemptuous act of publicly shaming his mother.

Sa ginawa ni Lorenzo, mas nakita ng tao ang kasamaan ng kanyang ugali at mas lalong pinalakas ang paghanga ng tao sa paninindigan ng nanay niya.

Si PRD at Inday ay hindi magkapareho ang political stand pero wala kang maririnig na masamang salita galing sa mag-ama. Ang tawag kasi diyan ay RESPETO.

Kung may issue ang anak sa pagiging ina ng isang nanay, isyu yan nilang dalawa at dapat pinag-uusapan sa kanila lang. Kasi lahat tayo may reklamo sa mga nanay natin pero walang kasalanan na ganun kalaki para bastusin ng ganun ang isang ina. Yung anak nga na inabandona ng nanay, pinatawad ang nanay, walang rason si Lorenzo gawin ito. No mother deserve ingratitude because the mere act of carrying a human for 9 months deserves the gratitude of humanity.

Pero ito ang mas nakakalungkot. Sa ginawa ni Lorenzo, mas nakikita tuloy ng tao kung gaano ka-toxic ang pulitika na sinusuportahan ng anak kung kaya mong putulin ang ugnayan na kahit batas ay hindi kayang yurakan.

When a persons hatred against Marcos and Duterte breeds so much contempt, he no longer respects that sacred bond of motherhood is a sad reflection of our political reality.

Kasi ito ang totoo. Kaya kong mawalan ng kaibigan dahil sa pulitika. And normal yan. Pero hindi ko kayang mawalan ng nanay dahil sa pulitika ko.

Kasi walang political belief na ganun kabigat para mag- asal hayup ang isang tao.

And as a result, I am now strongly endorsing Loren Legarda for Senator.

Kasi mas mahirap maging nanay sa isang tao na hindi nagpapakatao. It takes a deeper kind of maternal love to love a beast.

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Source: Bruce Rivera

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