Civil Law, Remedial Law

Padlan v. DInglasan G.R. No. 180321, March 20, 2013 Jurisdiction, B.P. Blg. 129, Title to Real Property

FACTS: Elenita Dinglasan was the registered owner of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 625 covered by TCT No. T-105602, with an aggregate area of 82,972 square meters. While on board a jeepney, Elenita’s mother, Lilia Baluyot, had a conversation with one Maura Passion regarding the sale of the said property. Believing that… Read More Padlan v. DInglasan G.R. No. 180321, March 20, 2013 Jurisdiction, B.P. Blg. 129, Title to Real Property

Remedial Law

The Law Firm of LAGUESMA MAGSALIN CONSULTA and GASTARDO v. COA G.R. No. 185544 January 13, 2015 J. Leonen. Special Civil Actions, Rule 64 and Rule 65 of the Rules of Court, Relaxation of the Procedural Rules, GOCC’s and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel

FACTS: Sometime in 2001, officers of Clark Development Corporation, a government-owned and controlled corporation, approached the law firm of Laguesma Magsalin Consulta and Gastardo (the law firm) for its possible assistance in handling the corporation’s labor cases. Clark Development Corporation, through its legal officers and after the law firm’s acquiescence, “sought from the Office of… Read More The Law Firm of LAGUESMA MAGSALIN CONSULTA and GASTARDO v. COA G.R. No. 185544 January 13, 2015 J. Leonen. Special Civil Actions, Rule 64 and Rule 65 of the Rules of Court, Relaxation of the Procedural Rules, GOCC’s and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel

Remedial Law

City of Lapu-Lapu v. PEZA G.R. No. 184203 November 26, 2014 J.Leonen, Special Civil Actions, Declaratory Relief

FACTS: The Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) was created to operate, administer, and manage the export processing zones. The decree declared the EPZA non-profit in character and was declared exempt from all taxes, including real property taxes that may be due to the Republic of the Philippines, its provinces, cities, municipalities, and other government agencies… Read More City of Lapu-Lapu v. PEZA G.R. No. 184203 November 26, 2014 J.Leonen, Special Civil Actions, Declaratory Relief

Criminal Law, Remedial Law

Jadewell Parking v. Judge Lidua, G.R. No. 169588 October 7, 2013 J. Leonen Prescription of Offenses, Violation of Ordinances

FACTS: Jadewell Parking Systems Corporation, through its General Manager Norma Tan, et al., alleged in their affidavit-complaint that on May 17, 2003, respondents Edwin Ang, Benedicto Balajadia and John Doe dismantled, took and carried away the clamp attached to the left front wheel of a Mitsubishi Adventure owned by Edwin Ang, which was then illegally… Read More Jadewell Parking v. Judge Lidua, G.R. No. 169588 October 7, 2013 J. Leonen Prescription of Offenses, Violation of Ordinances

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association (PBGEA) G.R. No. 189185, August 16, 2016 Precautionary Principle

FACTS: After several committee hearings and consultations with various stakeholders, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City enacted Ordinance No. 0309, Series of 2007, to impose a ban against aerial spraying as an agricultural practice by all agricultural entities within Davao City. City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte approved the ordinance on February 9, 2007. The ordinance took… Read More Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association (PBGEA) G.R. No. 189185, August 16, 2016 Precautionary Principle

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Santos v. Santos G.R. No. 187061, October 08, 2014 Declaration of Presumptive Death, Annulment of Judgment

FACTS: On July 27, 2007, the RTC declared petitioner Celerina J. Santos presumptively dead after her husband, respondent Ricardo T. Santos, had filed a petition for declaration of absence or presumptive death for the purpose of remarriage on  June 15, 2007.  Ricardo alleged that after they had gotten married on June 18, 1980. After a… Read More Santos v. Santos G.R. No. 187061, October 08, 2014 Declaration of Presumptive Death, Annulment of Judgment

Remedial Law

Briones v. CA G.R. No. 204444 January 14, 2015 Venue of Actions

FACTS: Virgilio Briones alleged that he is the owner of a property covered by TCT No. 160689 (subject property). On July 15, 2010, his sister informed him that his property had been foreclosed and a writ of possession had already been issued in favor of Cash Asia.  Upon investigation, Briones discovered that:  (a) on December… Read More Briones v. CA G.R. No. 204444 January 14, 2015 Venue of Actions

Civil Law

Braza v. the City Registrar of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental G.R. No. 181174 December 4, 2009 Legitimacy and Filiation, Rule 108, Correction of Entry

FACTS: Petitioner Ma. Cristina Torres and Pablo Sicad Braza, were married on January 4, 1978. The union bore Ma. Cristina’s co-petitioners Paolo Josef, Janelle Ann, and Gian Carlo. Pablo died on April 15, 2002 in a vehicular accident in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. During the wake following the repatriation of his remains to the Philippines,… Read More Braza v. the City Registrar of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental G.R. No. 181174 December 4, 2009 Legitimacy and Filiation, Rule 108, Correction of Entry

Constitutional Law

Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) Local Government Code, Police Power, General Welfare Clause, Ultra Vires Act

FACTS: After several committee hearings and consultations with various stakeholders, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City enacted Ordinance No. 0309, Series of 2007, to impose a ban against aerial spraying as an agricultural practice by all agricultural entities within Davao City. City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte approved the ordinance on February 9, 2007. The ordinance took… Read More Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) Local Government Code, Police Power, General Welfare Clause, Ultra Vires Act

Constitutional Law, Political Law, Remedial Law

People v. Marra G.R. No. 108494 September 20, 1994 Custodial Investigation, Rights of the Accused, Extrajudicial Confession, Murder

FACTS: At about 3:45 A.M. of March 7, 1992, SPO3 Reynaldo de Vera of the Dagupan City Police Station received a report about a shooting incident at the annex building of the Lucky Hotel. He proceeded to the crime scene along with SPO4 Orlando Garcia, SPO3 Mauricio Flores and SPO3 Noli de Castro. Upon their… Read More People v. Marra G.R. No. 108494 September 20, 1994 Custodial Investigation, Rights of the Accused, Extrajudicial Confession, Murder