Law School

Ocampo v. Ocampo G.R. No. 187879, July 5, 2010 Special Administrator, Intestate Proceedings

FACTS: Petitioners are the surviving spouse and the children of Leonardo Ocampo. Leonardo and his siblings, respondents Renato Ocampo and Erlinda Ocampo are the legitimate children and only heirs of  Spouses Vicente and Maxima Ocampo, who died intestate leaving several properties, no will and no debts. Petitioners initiated a petition for intestate proceedings. Respondents filed… Read More Ocampo v. Ocampo G.R. No. 187879, July 5, 2010 Special Administrator, Intestate Proceedings

Criminal Law, Remedial Law

Daayata v. People G.R. No. 205745, March 8, 2017 Corpus Delicti, Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt 

FACTS: Petitioners Capistrano Daayata, Dexter Salisi, and Bregido Malacat, Jr. were charged with frustrated murder. Upon arraignment, all three accused, now petitioners, pleaded not guilty. Trial then ensued. According to the prosecution, on December 16, 1995, at about 6:00 p.m., Bahian went to the house of Kagawad Abalde to report to Kagawad Abalde a violent… Read More Daayata v. People G.R. No. 205745, March 8, 2017 Corpus Delicti, Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt 

Civil Law

Licaros v. Gatmaitan G.R. No. 142838, August 9, 2001 Subrogation v. Assignment of Credit

FACTS: The Anglo-Asean is a private bank registered and organized to do business under the laws of the Republic of Vanuatu but not in the Philippines. Its business consists primarily in receiving fund placements by way of deposits from investors and investing such deposits in money market placements and potentially profitable capital ventures in Hongkong,… Read More Licaros v. Gatmaitan G.R. No. 142838, August 9, 2001 Subrogation v. Assignment of Credit

Legal Ethics

Gonzales v. Cabucana A.C. NO. 6836, January 23, 2006 Conflict of Interest

FACTS: Leticia Gonzales filed a petition before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) alleging that:  She was the complainant in a case for sum of money and damages (Civil Case No. 1-56) filed before the MTCC where she was represented by the law firm CABUCANA LAW OFFICE, with Atty. Edmar Cabucana handling the case… Read More Gonzales v. Cabucana A.C. NO. 6836, January 23, 2006 Conflict of Interest

Civil Law

Pereña v. Zarate G.R. No. 157917, August 29, 2012 Contract of Transportation, Carriage of Passengers, Common Carriers

FACTS: The Pereñas were engaged in the business of transporting students using a KIA Ceres Van from their respective residences in Parañaque City to Don Bosco in Makati City, and back.  They employed Clemente Alfaro as driver of the van. Spouses Nicolas and Teresita Zarate contracted the Pereñas to transport their son Aaron to and… Read More Pereña v. Zarate G.R. No. 157917, August 29, 2012 Contract of Transportation, Carriage of Passengers, Common Carriers

Criminal Law, Remedial Law

Casilag v. People G.R. No. 213523, March 18, 2021 Presumption of Innocence, Section 21 of R.A. No. 9165 (Acquitted)

FACTS: On April 16, 2010, PO1 Ramos and company, of the San Pedro Municipal Police Station were conducting a monitoring and surveillance operation of persons involved in illegal drug activities in Barangay Cuyab, Gitna, San Pedro, Laguna, after receiving information that illegal drugs were being sold thereat rampantly. While walking towards an alley, PO1 Ramos… Read More Casilag v. People G.R. No. 213523, March 18, 2021 Presumption of Innocence, Section 21 of R.A. No. 9165 (Acquitted)

Constitutional Law, Election Law, Political Law

Pamatong v. COMELEC G.R. No. 161872, April 13, 2004 The “Equal Access” Provision, Nuisance Candidate, Declaration of Principles and State Policies

FACTS: Petitioner Rev. Elly Velez Pamatong filed his Certificate of Candidacy for President on December 17, 2003.  Respondent Commission on Elections (COMELEC) refused to give due course to petitioner’s Certificate of Candidacy in its Resolution No. 6558 dated January 17, 2004.  Petitioner moved for reconsideration. The COMELEC, acting on petitioner’s Motion for Reconsideration and on… Read More Pamatong v. COMELEC G.R. No. 161872, April 13, 2004 The “Equal Access” Provision, Nuisance Candidate, Declaration of Principles and State Policies

Civil Law

LIM v. STA. CRUZ-LIM G.R. No. 176464 February 4, 2010 Declaration of Nullity of Marriage, Psychological Incapacity

FACTS: Petitioner Edward N. Lim and respondent Maria Cheryl Sta. Cruz-Lim met in 1978 in Cebu, where petitioner, who resides in Makati City, spent a semestral break from college; and respondent was a boarder in petitioner’s uncle’s house.  After less than a year of courtship via long distance phone calls, petitioner and respondent became sweethearts… Read More LIM v. STA. CRUZ-LIM G.R. No. 176464 February 4, 2010 Declaration of Nullity of Marriage, Psychological Incapacity

Civil Law, Remedial Law

SANTIAGO v. JORNACION G.R. No. 230049. October 06, 2021 Paternity and Filiation, DNA Evidence Rule, Family Code, Best Interest of the Child Principle

FACTS: Bernie Santiago, claiming to be the biological father of Sofia, filed a petition with the RTC which sought to establish his paternity with Sofia and to have the City Civil Registrar of Marikina City correct some entries in Sofia’s Birth Certificate.  He averred that Sofia was the fruit of his romantic relationship with Magdalena… Read More SANTIAGO v. JORNACION G.R. No. 230049. October 06, 2021 Paternity and Filiation, DNA Evidence Rule, Family Code, Best Interest of the Child Principle