Review and lecture notes on the subject Politics and Governance under Charo Esquivias Dugan-Listana, MMPM.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
DOCTRINE OF PARENS PATRIAE
Literally, parens patriae means father of the country. This doctrine has been defined as the inherent power and authority of the state to provide protection to the persons and property of the persons non-sui juris. Non-sui juris persons are those who lack the legal capacity to act on his own behalf like the child or the insane persons.