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

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Uy v. Sps. Lacsamana G.R. No. 206220, August 19, 2015 Competent Evidence of Marriage, Co-ownership

FACTS: On 4 May 1979, petitioner Luis Uy filed a Complaint for Declaration of Nullity of Documents with Damages against respondents Petra Rosca and spouses Jose Lacsamana and Rosaura Mendoza (Sps. Lacsamana). Uy alleged that he was the lawful husband of Rosca, and that they lived together as husband and wife from the time they… Read More Uy v. Sps. Lacsamana G.R. No. 206220, August 19, 2015 Competent Evidence of Marriage, Co-ownership

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Samelo v. Manotok Services G.R. No. 170509, June 27, 2012 Tacita Reconduccion / Implied Lease, Unlawful Detainer

FACTS: Manotok Services, Inc. (respondent) alleged that it is the administrator of a parcel of land known as Lot 9-A, Block 2913, located in Tondo, Manila.  On January 31, 1997, the respondent entered into a contract with the petitioner Viegely Samelo for the lease of a portion of said lot, described as Lot 4, Block… Read More Samelo v. Manotok Services G.R. No. 170509, June 27, 2012 Tacita Reconduccion / Implied Lease, Unlawful Detainer

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