Civil Code of the Philippines: IGNORANCE OF THE LAW Art. 3.

 IGNORANCE OF THE LAW Art. 3. Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith. (2)
(a) Conclusive Presumption – That everyone knows the law, even if they have no actual knowledge of the law (b) Mistake of Fact & Difficult Questions of Law – These may excuse a party from the legal consequences of his conduct; but not ignorance of law. (c) In specific instances provided by law, mistake as to difficult legal questions has been given the same effect as a mistake of fact. (Tolentino) (d) The laws referred to by this article are those of the Philippines. There is no conclusive presumption of knowledge of foreign laws. (Tolentino)

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments