Civil Law

PRIMARY STRUCTURES CORP. v. SPS. VALENCIA Right of Legal Pre-emption or Redemption

FACTS: Petitioner is a private corporation and the registered owner of Lot 4523 situated in Liloan, Cebu, with an area of 22,214 square meters.  Adjacent to the lot of petitioner are parcels of land, identified to be Lot 4527, Lot 4528, and Lot 4529 with a total combined area of 3,751 square meters.  The above… Read More PRIMARY STRUCTURES CORP. v. SPS. VALENCIA Right of Legal Pre-emption or Redemption

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

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

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

Civil Law

Republic v. Heirs of Ignacio Daquer G.R. No. 193657, EN BANC, September 04, 2018, J. Leonen Public Land Act, Classification of Lands of the Public Domain as Alienable and Disposable

FACTS: On October 22, 1933, Ignacio Daquer, married to Fernanda Abela, applied for a homestead patent grant over Lot No. H-19731, situated at Brgy. Corong-Corong, Centro, Bacuit, Palawan. Daquer lodged Homestead Application No. 197317 before the Bureau of Lands, now Land Management Bureau. On September 3, 1936, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer, by… Read More Republic v. Heirs of Ignacio Daquer G.R. No. 193657, EN BANC, September 04, 2018, J. Leonen Public Land Act, Classification of Lands of the Public Domain as Alienable and Disposable

Civil Law

Republic v. Manalo April 24, 2018 G.R. No. 221029 Foreign Divorce Decree, Article 26 (2) Family Code

FACTS: Marelyn Tanedo Manalo filed a petition for cancellation of Entry of marriage in the Civil Registry of San Juan, Metro Manila, by virtue of a judgment of divorce rendered by a Japanese court. An Amended Petition which captioned that it is also a petition for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment was later filed,… Read More Republic v. Manalo April 24, 2018 G.R. No. 221029 Foreign Divorce Decree, Article 26 (2) Family Code

Civil Law

Coronel v. CA G.R. No. 103577 October 7, 1996 Contract of Sale, Contract to Sell, Double Sale 

FACTS: On January 19, 1985, defendants-appellants Romulo Coronel, et al. executed a document entitled “Receipt of Down Payment” (Exh. “A”) in favor of plaintiff Ramona Patricia Alcaraz subject of which is an inherited house and lot, covered by TCT No. 119627 in the total amount of P1,240,000.00. The conditions of the sale  were: 1. Ramona… Read More Coronel v. CA G.R. No. 103577 October 7, 1996 Contract of Sale, Contract to Sell, Double Sale 

Civil Law

Cuevas v. Cuevas G.R. No. L-8327 December 14, 1955 Donation

FACTS: On September 18, 1950, Antonina Cuevas executed a notarized conveyance entitled “Donacion Mortis Causa,” ceding to her nephew Crispulo Cuevas the northern half of a parcel of unregistered land in Nueva Ecija, thus: Dapat maalaman ni Crispulo Cuevas na samantalang ako ay nabubuhay, and lupa na ipinagkakaloob ko sa kaniya ay ako pa rin… Read More Cuevas v. Cuevas G.R. No. L-8327 December 14, 1955 Donation

Civil Law

Morisono v. Morisono G.R. No. 226013, July 2, 2018 Foreign Divorce Decree, Article 26 (2) of the Family Code

FACTS: Luzviminda Morisono was married to private respondent Ryoji Morisono in Quezon City on December 8, 2009. Thereafter, they lived together in Japan for one year and three months but were not blessed with a child.  During their married life, they would constantly quarrel mainly due to Ryoji’s philandering ways, in addition to the fact… Read More Morisono v. Morisono G.R. No. 226013, July 2, 2018 Foreign Divorce Decree, Article 26 (2) of the Family Code

Civil Law

Cabales v. Cabales G.R. No. 162421 August 31, 2007 The Right of Legal Redemption

FACTS: Rufino Cabales died on July 4, 1966 leaving to his wife Saturnina and children Bonifacio, Albino, Francisco, Leonora, Alberto and petitioner Rito, a 5,714-sqm parcel of land. On July 26, 1971, brothers and co-owners Bonifacio, Albino and Alberto sold the subject property to Dr. Cayetano Corrompido for ₱2,000.00, with right to repurchase within eight… Read More Cabales v. Cabales G.R. No. 162421 August 31, 2007 The Right of Legal Redemption