Pinoy Movie Lines for Lawyers

Lawyers seem to have developed a language of their own. Legalese gives lawyers a certain dramatic mystique that can be interesting, intimidating or down right annoying. But what if lawyers do away with the legal jargon and use famous pinoy movie lines in their legal practice? Here’s a list which may help.

When the witness gives unreponsive answers: Huwag mo ako bigyan ng ka-bulshitang sagot! Marami akong trabaho inuubos mo ang oras ko! The least I expect, bigyan mo ko ng sagot ng hindi galing diyan kundi galing dito! -Claudine Baretto, Got to Believe in Magic (2002)
When a senior lawyer makes an issue out of your youth: Ang problema sa ‘yo, maaga kang ipinanganak! -Sharon Cuneta, Kahit Konting Pagtingin (1990)
When you make a continuing objection: Pinuno mo na ang salop! Dapat ka nang kalusin! -Fernando Poe Jr., Kapag Puno na ang Salop (1987)
When your witness suddenly disappears: May mga maswerteng tao na nahanap na yung taong para sa kanila. May mga taong patuloy na naghahanap at may iba na sumuko na. Pero yung pinakamasaklap eh yung na sayo na pinakawalan mo pa. -John Lloyd Cruz, My Amnesia Girl (2010)
When the opposing counsel invites you to a duel outside the court: Kung saan, kailan, at paanong labanan, magpasabi ka lang. Hindi kita uurungan! -Sharon Cuneta, Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin (1984)
When the accused points to someone else as the culprit: Si Val! Si Val! Puro na lang si Val! Si Val na walang malay! -Vilma Santos, Saan Nagtatago ang Pag-Ibig (1987)
When the opposing party hates you for defending the client you also hate: Kung alam mo lang! -Judy Ann Santos, Kung Alam Mo Lang (1996)
When your opposing counsel is beautiful: Ok lang kaya kung ligawan kita? Can you please give me one […] chance to love you? Please? -Rico Yan, Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita (1998)
When your beautiful opposing counsel moves for continuance: No pressure! And kiss me and don’t you dare fall in love with me. -Anne Curtis, No Other Woman (2011)
When you shakehands with the opposing counsel after a heated argument: Walang personalan, trabaho lang. -Rudy Fernandez, Markang Bungo (1991)
When you do not have evidence to support your allegation: Mayroong mga bagay na hindi natin dapat makita, pero dapat paniwalaan. -Jacklyn Jose, Pedrong Palad (2000)
When the judge is late: May mga tao talagang naghihintay. -Judy Ann Santos, Don’t Give Up On Us (2006)
When you present a hostile witness: Hindi mo sya kailangan, kailangan ko sya! -Angelica Panganiban, A Love Story (2007)
When your motion for production of evidence is denied: Hindi pala naibibigay ang kaligayahan, hindi ito nahahanap sa ibang tao. -Claudine Baretto, Milan (2004)
When your motion is denied: Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac! -Eugene Domingo, Kimi Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme (2009)
When you have to attend the MCLE: I already gave five years of my life its about time you give me what I want. -Bea Alonzo, One More Chance (2007)
When the adverse witness responds to your question with a damning answer: Kagustuhan ko naman ito di ba? Bakit ako ang nasasaktan ng sobra? -Bea Alonzo, One More Chance
When you are cross examining an expert witness: Para kang tae… Di kita kayang paglaruan. -John Lloyd Cruz, One More Chance (2007)
When the question is already asked and answered: Alam mo ‘yung sinabi ni F. Scott Fitzgerald? There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice. -JM De Guzman, That Thing Called Tadhana (2015)
When the witness denies the existence of something: Akala mo lang wala… pero meron! Meron! Meron! -Carlo Aquino, Bata, Bata, Paano ka Ginawa? (1998)
When the witness is trying to explain his answer during cross-exam: You don’t have to explain it’s ok, hindi ba sabi mo hindi… ‘Wag ka na magpaliwanag. -Toni Gonzaga, You are The One (2006)

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