Constitutional Law, Political Law

Falcis v. Civil Registrar General J. Leonen, G.R. No. 217910, September 3, 2019 Judicial Review, Facial Challenge

FACTS: Nicardo M. Falcis III filed pro se before this Court a Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition under Rule 65 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure, to “declare Articles 1 and 2 of the Family Code as unconstitutional and, as a consequence, nullify Articles 46(4) and 55(6) of the Family Code.” Falcis argues that… Read More Falcis v. Civil Registrar General J. Leonen, G.R. No. 217910, September 3, 2019 Judicial Review, Facial Challenge

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Maynilad v. DENR Secretary G.R. No. 202897, August 06, 2019 Aspects of Due Process of Law

FACTS: On April 2, 2009, the Regional Office of the DENR Environmental Management Bureau-Region III (EMB-RIII) filed a complaint before the DENR’s Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) charging MWSS and its concessionaires, Maynilad and Manila Water, with failure to provide, install, operate, and maintain adequate Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTFs) for sewerage system resulting in the degraded… Read More Maynilad v. DENR Secretary G.R. No. 202897, August 06, 2019 Aspects of Due Process of Law

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association (PBGEA) G.R. No. 189185, August 16, 2016 Precautionary Principle

FACTS: After several committee hearings and consultations with various stakeholders, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City enacted Ordinance No. 0309, Series of 2007, to impose a ban against aerial spraying as an agricultural practice by all agricultural entities within Davao City. City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte approved the ordinance on February 9, 2007. The ordinance took… Read More Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers & Exporters Association (PBGEA) G.R. No. 189185, August 16, 2016 Precautionary Principle

Constitutional Law

Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) Local Government Code, Police Power, General Welfare Clause, Ultra Vires Act

FACTS: After several committee hearings and consultations with various stakeholders, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City enacted Ordinance No. 0309, Series of 2007, to impose a ban against aerial spraying as an agricultural practice by all agricultural entities within Davao City. City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte approved the ordinance on February 9, 2007. The ordinance took… Read More Mosqueda v. Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) Local Government Code, Police Power, General Welfare Clause, Ultra Vires Act

Constitutional Law, Political Law, Remedial Law

People v. Marra G.R. No. 108494 September 20, 1994 Custodial Investigation, Rights of the Accused, Extrajudicial Confession, Murder

FACTS: At about 3:45 A.M. of March 7, 1992, SPO3 Reynaldo de Vera of the Dagupan City Police Station received a report about a shooting incident at the annex building of the Lucky Hotel. He proceeded to the crime scene along with SPO4 Orlando Garcia, SPO3 Mauricio Flores and SPO3 Noli de Castro. Upon their… Read More People v. Marra G.R. No. 108494 September 20, 1994 Custodial Investigation, Rights of the Accused, Extrajudicial Confession, Murder

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Aglipay v. Ruiz G.R. No. L-45459 March 13, 1937 Principle of Separation of Church and State

FACTS: In May, 1936, the Director of Posts announced in the dailies of Manila that he would order the issues of postage stamps commemorating the celebration in the City of Manila of the Thirty-third international Eucharistic Congress, organized by the Roman Catholic Church.  Petitioner Mons. Gregorio Aglipay, Supreme Head of the Philippine Independent Church, seeks… Read More Aglipay v. Ruiz G.R. No. L-45459 March 13, 1937 Principle of Separation of Church and State

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Stonehill v. Diokno G.R. No. L-19550 June 19, 1967 Bill of Rights, Criminal Procedure

FACTS: Respondents-Prosecutors — several judges — hereinafter referred to as Respondents-Judges — issued, on different dates, a total of 42 search warrants against Harry S. Stonehill, et al., (petitioners herein and/or the corporations of which they were officers), directed to the any peace officer, to search the persons above-named and/or the premises of their offices,… Read More Stonehill v. Diokno G.R. No. L-19550 June 19, 1967 Bill of Rights, Criminal Procedure

Constitutional Law, Election Law

Santos v. COMELEC G.R. No. 235058 and G.R. NO. 235064 September 04, 2018 Nuisance Candidate, Election Law, COMELEC

FACTS: Respondent Jennifer Antiquera Roxas filed a certificate of candidacy (COC) for the position of member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod for the First District of Pasay City for the May 9, 2016 National and Local Elections. Subsequently, she filed a petition for disqualification against Rosalie Isles Roxas before the COMELEC praying that the latter be… Read More Santos v. COMELEC G.R. No. 235058 and G.R. NO. 235064 September 04, 2018 Nuisance Candidate, Election Law, COMELEC

Constitutional Law, Political Law

ARROYO v. DE LIMA, G.R. No. 199046, April 17, 2018 The Right to Travel

FACTS: On May 25, 2010, then Acting DOJ Secretary Alberto C. Agra issued the assailed DOJ Circular No. 41, which consolidated DOJ Circular Nos. 17 and 18. DOJ Circular No. 17 prescribes the rules and regulations governing the issuance of Hold Departure Orders (HDOs), while DOJ Circular No. 18 prescribes the rules and regulations governing… Read More ARROYO v. DE LIMA, G.R. No. 199046, April 17, 2018 The Right to Travel

Constitutional Law

Estrada v. Sandiganbayan G.R. No. 217682, July 17, 2018 Ex Post Facto Law, Bill of Rights

FACTS: On September 11, 2013, Benhur K. Luy, Merlina P. Sunas, Gertrudes K. Luy, Nova Kay Badal Macalintal, Elena S. Abundo and Avelina C. Lingo (whistleblowers) executed their Pinagsamang Sinumpaang Salaysay in which they revealed the details of the Pork Barrel Scam that involved the misuse or illegal diversion by certain legislators of their allocations… Read More Estrada v. Sandiganbayan G.R. No. 217682, July 17, 2018 Ex Post Facto Law, Bill of Rights