Civil Law

Calilim-Canullas v. Fortun G.R. No. 57499. June 22, 1984 Property Relations Between Husband and Wife, Void and Inexistent Contracts

FACTS: Petitioner MERCEDES Calimlim-Canullas and FERNANDO Canullas, married and had five children. They lived in a house on the residential land in question, with an area of approximately 891 sqms, located in Pangasinan.  In 1978, FERNANDO abandoned his family to live with private respondent Corazon DAGUINES. They were later convicted of concubinage, which judgment has… Read More Calilim-Canullas v. Fortun G.R. No. 57499. June 22, 1984 Property Relations Between Husband and Wife, Void and Inexistent Contracts

Civil Law

Maglasang v. Heirs of Cabatingan G.R. No. 131953 June 5, 2002 Donation Mortis Causa, Succession

FACTS: On February 17, 1992, Conchita Cabatingan executed in favor of her brother, petitioner Nicolas Cabatingan, a “Deed of Conditional of Donation (sic) Inter Vivos for House and Lot” covering Conchita’s  house and lot located in Cebu. Four (4) other deeds of donation were subsequently executed by Conchita Cabatingan on January 14, 1995, bestowing upon: … Read More Maglasang v. Heirs of Cabatingan G.R. No. 131953 June 5, 2002 Donation Mortis Causa, Succession

Civil Law

IN RE: PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF JAN AUREL MAGHANOY BULAYO G.R. No. 205752, October 01, 2019 R.A. No. 8552

FACTS: Spouses Mary Jane B. Kimura, a Filipino married Yuichiro Kimura, a Japanese national on June 12, 2004. Prior thereto, petitioner Mary Jane gave birth to her son Jan Aurel on November 24, 1997. However, she was not married to her son’s biological father, Jun Baldoza, thus making Jan Aurel her illegitimate child.  On March… Read More IN RE: PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF JAN AUREL MAGHANOY BULAYO G.R. No. 205752, October 01, 2019 R.A. No. 8552

Civil Law

Viñas v. Viñas G.R. No. 208790, January 21, 2015 Psychological Incapacity

FACTS: On April 26, 1999, Glenn and Mary Grace got married in civil rites held in Lipa City, Batangas. Mary Grace was already pregnant then. The infant, however, died at birth due to weakness and malnourishment.  The couple lived together under one roof. Glenn worked as a bartender, while Mary Grace was a production engineer.… Read More Viñas v. Viñas G.R. No. 208790, January 21, 2015 Psychological Incapacity

Civil Law

Liguez v. CA G.R. No. L-11240, December 18, 1957 Oblicon, Illicit Consideration

FACTS: Conchita Liguez filed a complaint against the widow and heirs of the late Salvador P. Lopez to recover a parcel of land. Liguez averred that she is the legal owner thereof, pursuant to a deed of donation of said land, executed in her favor by Salvador P. Lopez. The donated land originally belonged to… Read More Liguez v. CA G.R. No. L-11240, December 18, 1957 Oblicon, Illicit Consideration

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Emnace v. CA G.R. No. 126334, November 23, 2001 Stages of Partnership, Payment of Docket Fees

FACTS: Emilio Emnace, Vicente Tabanao and Jacinto Divinagracia were partners in a business known as Ma. Nelma Fishing Industry. Sometime in January of 1986, they decided to dissolve their partnership and executed an agreement of partition and distribution of the partnership properties among them, consequent to Divinagracia’s withdrawal from the partnership. Among the assets to… Read More Emnace v. CA G.R. No. 126334, November 23, 2001 Stages of Partnership, Payment of Docket Fees

Civil Law

Yambao v. Yambao G.R. No. 184063, January 24, 2011 Psychological Incapacity, Article 36, Family Code

FACTS: Cynthia E. Yambao (petitioner) and respondent Patricio E. Yambao were married on December 21, 1968. After 35 years of marriage, petitioner filed a Petition for declaration of nullity of marriage by reason of respondent’s psychological incapacity, pursuant to Article 36 of the Family Code. Petitioner averred that through all the years of their married… Read More Yambao v. Yambao G.R. No. 184063, January 24, 2011 Psychological Incapacity, Article 36, Family Code

Civil Law

DESIDERIO DALISAY INVESTMENTS v. SSS G.R. No. 231053, April 04, 2018 Action to Quiet Title, Dacion en Pago, Contract of Sale

FACTS: Respondent SSS filed a case before the Social Security Commission (SSC) against the Dalisay Group of Companies (DGC) for the collection of unremitted SSS premium contributions of the latter’s employees. Desiderio Dalisay, then President of petitioner offered the subject land and building to offset DGC’s liabilities. Atty. Cabarroguis, representing DGC, stated that he has… Read More DESIDERIO DALISAY INVESTMENTS v. SSS G.R. No. 231053, April 04, 2018 Action to Quiet Title, Dacion en Pago, Contract of Sale

Civil Law

Coca Cola Bottlers Ph v. CA G.R. No. 110295 October 18, 1993 ObliCon, Quasi-Delict

FACTS: Lydia L. Geronimo, herein private respondent, was the proprietress of Kindergarten Wonderland Canteen, an enterprise engaged in the sale of soft drinks (including Coke and Sprite) and other goods to the students of Kindergarten Wonderland and to the public. On 12 August 1989, some parents of the students complained to her that the Coke… Read More Coca Cola Bottlers Ph v. CA G.R. No. 110295 October 18, 1993 ObliCon, Quasi-Delict

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Orbe v. FILINVEST G.R. No. 208185, September 06, 2017 -J. Leonen Maceda Law

FACTS:  Priscilla Zafra Orbe entered into a purchase agreement with respondent Filinvest Land, Inc. over a lot in Rizal. The total contract price was P2,566,795.00, payable on installment basis. From June 17, 2001 to July 14, 2004, Orbe paid a total of P608,648.20. These were mainly through several Metrobank checks, for which Filinvest issued official… Read More Orbe v. FILINVEST G.R. No. 208185, September 06, 2017 -J. Leonen Maceda Law