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

Civil Law

Sps. Solitarios and Torda v. Sps. Jaque G.R. No. 199852 November 12, 2014 Equitable Mortgage

FACTS: The subject property, Lot No. 4089, is a parcel of agricultural land originally registered in the name of petitioner Felipe Solitarios under OCT No. 1249, and, thereafter, in the name of the respondents, spouses Gaston and Lilia Jaque, under Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) No. 745. In spite of the sale, Sps. Jaque, supposedly… Read More Sps. Solitarios and Torda v. Sps. Jaque G.R. No. 199852 November 12, 2014 Equitable Mortgage

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Skunac Corporation v. Sylianteng G.R. No. 205879 April 23, 2014 Double Sale, Best Evidence Rule, Torrens Certificate of Title, Purchaser in Good Faith

FACTS: The civil cases before the RTC involved two (2) parcels of land identified as Lot 1 and Lot 2, both of which are portions of a parcel of land previously registered in the name of Luis A. Pujalte. Plaintiffs-appellants Roberto S. Sylianteng and Caesar S. Sylianteng (“appellants”) base their claim of ownership over the… Read More Skunac Corporation v. Sylianteng G.R. No. 205879 April 23, 2014 Double Sale, Best Evidence Rule, Torrens Certificate of Title, Purchaser in Good Faith

Civil Law

Van Dorn v. Romillo G.R. No. L-68470 October 8, 1985 Nationality Principle, Foreign Divorce

FACTS: Petitioner Alice Reyes Van Dorn, a citizen of the Philippines and private respondent, Richard Upton, a citizen of the United States were married in Hongkong in 1972.  After the marriage, they established their residence in the Philippines and had two children.  The parties were divorced in Nevada, United States, in 1982 and petitioner has… Read More Van Dorn v. Romillo G.R. No. L-68470 October 8, 1985 Nationality Principle, Foreign Divorce