Appeals, Criminal Law, Remedial Law

People v. XXX G.R. No. 253284 August 31, 2022 Qualified Rape; Elements; Republic Act No. (RA) 8353

FACTS: Private complainant narrated that in June 2013, while she and her siblings were sleeping, her father, accused-appellant went home drunk, laid down beside her, and started touching her private parts. Private complainant woke up startled. She could not understand what was happening, as she was only 12 years old at that time. She tried… Read More People v. XXX G.R. No. 253284 August 31, 2022 Qualified Rape; Elements; Republic Act No. (RA) 8353

Criminal Law

People of the Philippines v. Malate G.R. No. 250127 August 10, 2022  Chain of Custody, Illegal Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Acquitted 

FACTS: On January 9, 2017, at around 4:30 p.m., PO2 Casais received a tip from a confidential informant that accused-appellant Judy Malate was selling illegal drugs. PO2 Casais instructed the informant to transact with accused-appellant and set up a purchase of shabu worth PS00.00. PO2 Casais was assigned to act as poseur-buyer. At 6:47 p.m.,… Read More People of the Philippines v. Malate G.R. No. 250127 August 10, 2022  Chain of Custody, Illegal Sale of Dangerous Drugs, Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Acquitted 

Remedial Law

CADUA v. Court of Appeals G.R. No. 123123 August 19, 1999 Warrantless Arrest

FACTS: This case stemmed from a charge for violation of PD 1866 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunitions).  In the evening of January 2, 1992, while PO3 Joselito Burdeos and companions, all assigned with the Central Police District in Quezon City, were patrolling, they received a radio dispatch requesting them to proceed to Alden Street,… Read More CADUA v. Court of Appeals G.R. No. 123123 August 19, 1999 Warrantless Arrest

Civil Law

Pana v. Heirs of Juanite G.R. No. 164201 December 10, 2012 Family Code, Property Relations between Husband and Wife, Conjugal Partnership of Gains

FACTS: The prosecution accused petitioner Efren Pana, his wife Melecia, and others of murder before the RTC of Surigao City. Efren was acquitted of the charge for insufficiency of evidence but Melecia and another person guilty as charged and sentenced them to the penalty of death. The RTC ordered those found guilty to pay each… Read More Pana v. Heirs of Juanite G.R. No. 164201 December 10, 2012 Family Code, Property Relations between Husband and Wife, Conjugal Partnership of Gains

Civil Law

Carullo-Padua v. Padua G.R. No. 208258 April 27,2022 Article 36 of the Family Code, Psychological Incapacity, Tan-Andal Guidelines

FACTS: Maria Vicia Carullo-Padua and Joselito Padua were married in a civil ceremony on February 5, 1982 followed by a church wedding on December 18, 1982. The union produced a son born on March 23, 1986. On July 17, 1997, Maria filed a petition for declaration of absolute nullity of their marriage pursuant to Article… Read More Carullo-Padua v. Padua G.R. No. 208258 April 27,2022 Article 36 of the Family Code, Psychological Incapacity, Tan-Andal Guidelines

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Valles v. COMELEC G.R. No. 137000 August 9, 2000 The principle of Jus Sanguinis

FACTS: Rosalind Ybasco Lopez was born on May 16, 1934 in Napier Terrace, Broome, Western Australia, to the spouses, Telesforo Ybasco, a Filipino citizen, and Theresa Marquez, an Australian. In 1949, at the age of fifteen, she left Australia and came to settle in the Philippines. In 1952, she was married to Leopoldo Lopez, a… Read More Valles v. COMELEC G.R. No. 137000 August 9, 2000 The principle of Jus Sanguinis

Civil Law

HEIRS OF THE LATE APOLINARIO CABURNAY v. HEIRS OF TEODULO SISON,  G.R. No. 230934, December 02, 2020, J. CAGUIOA Succession, Sale, Co-Ownership

FACTS: Petitioners alleged that on September 23, 1994, respondents’ predecessor-in-interest Teodulo Sison sold a parcel of land to [petitioners’] predecessor-in-interest Apolinario Caburnay. The [subject] property was covered by TCT No. 8791 with an approximate area of 7,768 square meters. The parties agreed that Apolinario would pay P40,000.00 as initial payment of the total purchase price… Read More HEIRS OF THE LATE APOLINARIO CABURNAY v. HEIRS OF TEODULO SISON,  G.R. No. 230934, December 02, 2020, J. CAGUIOA Succession, Sale, Co-Ownership

Civil Law, Criminal Law

Malaki and Salanatin-Malaki v. People G.R. No. 221075 November 15, 2021 Bigamy, the Muslim Code

FACTS: Nerrian Maningo-Malaki claimed that on March 26, 1988, she and petitioner Francis Malaki were married under the religious rites of Iglesia ni Cristo in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. They begot two children. In 2005, Francis left the family home for Tagum City to find a job. He later abandoned their family. Nerrian discovered… Read More Malaki and Salanatin-Malaki v. People G.R. No. 221075 November 15, 2021 Bigamy, the Muslim Code

Criminal Law

Araza v. People G.R. No. 247429, September 08, 2020 R.A. No. 9262, Psychological Violence, VAWC

FACTS: AAA testified that she and petitioner Jaime Araza were married on October 5, 1989 at Malate Catholic Church. Initially, she had no marital issues with Araza until he went to Zamboanga City for their networking business.  It was at this point that she began to notice Araza’s change in behavior. Allegedly, he would act… Read More Araza v. People G.R. No. 247429, September 08, 2020 R.A. No. 9262, Psychological Violence, VAWC

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Duropan and Coloma v. People G.R. No. 230825, June 10, 2020 In Flagrante Delicto Arrest, Unlawful Arrest J. Leonen

FACTS: Pascasio Duropan and Raymond Nixer Coloma were Barangay Kagawad and Barangay Tanod, respectively, of Lincod, Maribojoc, Bohol. On March 7, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., Duropan, Coloma, and another barangay official saw William Pacis, et al harvesting nipa palm in a plantation. Coloma approached them and asked who gave them authority to harvest. Pacis replied… Read More Duropan and Coloma v. People G.R. No. 230825, June 10, 2020 In Flagrante Delicto Arrest, Unlawful Arrest J. Leonen