Constitutional Law, Political Law

PILIPINO TELEPHONE CORPORATION (PILTEL) v. NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION G.R. No. 138295, August 28, 2003 Franchise to Operate a Public Utility

FACTS: On 20 March 1995, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued PILTEL a Provisional Authority (PA) to install, operate and maintain telephone exchanges and public calling offices in areas including Zamboanga del Norte, and Davao City, among others. On 21 June 1996, while PILTEL’s PA was still valid and subsisting, the International Communications Corporation (ICC)… Read More PILIPINO TELEPHONE CORPORATION (PILTEL) v. NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION G.R. No. 138295, August 28, 2003 Franchise to Operate a Public Utility

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

EPZA v. DULAY G.R. No. L-59603, April 29, 1987 Expropriation, Just Compensation

FACTS: On January 15, 1979, the President issued Proclamation No. 1811, reserving a certain parcel of land of the public domain situated in the Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, Cebu and covering a total area of 1,193,669 square meters, more or less, for the establishment of an export processing zone by petitioner Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA).… Read More EPZA v. DULAY G.R. No. L-59603, April 29, 1987 Expropriation, Just Compensation

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) v. Benigno Aquino II G.R. No. 210500, April 2, 2019 Power of Judicial Review, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies, Petition for Certiorari, Actual Case or Controversy

FACTS: Kilusang Mayo Uno, together with representatives from recognized labor centers, labor federations, party-list groups, and Social Security System members, filed the instant Petition for Certiorari and Prohibition against government officials and agencies involved, praying that a temporary restraining order and/or writ of preliminary injunction be issued to annul the Social Security System premium hike embodied in the… Read More Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) v. Benigno Aquino II G.R. No. 210500, April 2, 2019 Power of Judicial Review, Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies, Petition for Certiorari, Actual Case or Controversy

Appeals, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law

Mandagan v. JMV CORPORATION  G.R. No. 215118 June 19, 2019 J. Caguioa B.P. 22, Acquittal, Right of the accused against double jeopardy

FACTS:  JOSE M. VALERO CORPORATION (JMV) agreed to grant an accommodation in favor of Maria Nympha Mandagan by allowing her to use its corporate name and account for a car loan intended for her personal use. The accommodation was extended to Mandagan when she still enjoyed the good graces of company director, Mrs. Rosie V.… Read More Mandagan v. JMV CORPORATION  G.R. No. 215118 June 19, 2019 J. Caguioa B.P. 22, Acquittal, Right of the accused against double jeopardy

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Valles v. COMELEC G.R. No. 137000 August 9, 2000 The principle of Jus Sanguinis

FACTS: Rosalind Ybasco Lopez was born on May 16, 1934 in Napier Terrace, Broome, Western Australia, to the spouses, Telesforo Ybasco, a Filipino citizen, and Theresa Marquez, an Australian. In 1949, at the age of fifteen, she left Australia and came to settle in the Philippines. In 1952, she was married to Leopoldo Lopez, a… Read More Valles v. COMELEC G.R. No. 137000 August 9, 2000 The principle of Jus Sanguinis

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Duropan and Coloma v. People G.R. No. 230825, June 10, 2020 In Flagrante Delicto Arrest, Unlawful Arrest J. Leonen

FACTS: Pascasio Duropan and Raymond Nixer Coloma were Barangay Kagawad and Barangay Tanod, respectively, of Lincod, Maribojoc, Bohol. On March 7, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., Duropan, Coloma, and another barangay official saw William Pacis, et al harvesting nipa palm in a plantation. Coloma approached them and asked who gave them authority to harvest. Pacis replied… Read More Duropan and Coloma v. People G.R. No. 230825, June 10, 2020 In Flagrante Delicto Arrest, Unlawful Arrest J. Leonen

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Lansang v. CA G.R. No. 102667 February 23, 2000 The Doctrine of State Immunity from Suit

FACTS: Private respondents were allegedly awarded a “verbal contract of lease” in 1970 by the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), a government initiated civic body engaged in the development of national parks, including Rizal Park.  Whoever in NPDC gave such “verbal” accommodation to private respondents was unclear, for indeed no document or instrument appears on… Read More Lansang v. CA G.R. No. 102667 February 23, 2000 The Doctrine of State Immunity from Suit

Constitutional Law, Political Law, Remedial Law

RESIDENT MARINE MAMMALS OF THE PROTECTED SEASCAPE TAÑON STRAIT, e.g., TOOTHED WHALES, DOLPHINS, PORPOISES, AND OTHER CETACEAN SPECIES, Joined in and Represented herein by Human Beings Gloria Estenzo Ramos and Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio, In Their Capacity as Legal Guardians of the Lesser Life-Forms and as Responsible Stewards of God’s Creations, Petitioners, v. SECRETARY REYES G.R. No. 180771 April 21, 2015

FACTS: On June 13, 2002, the Government of the Philippines, acting through the DOE, entered into a Geophysical Survey and Exploration Contract-I 02 (GSEC-102) with Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX). This contract involved geological and geophysical studies of the Tañon Strait. The studies included surface geology, sample analysis, and reprocessing of seismic and magnetic… Read More RESIDENT MARINE MAMMALS OF THE PROTECTED SEASCAPE TAÑON STRAIT, e.g., TOOTHED WHALES, DOLPHINS, PORPOISES, AND OTHER CETACEAN SPECIES, Joined in and Represented herein by Human Beings Gloria Estenzo Ramos and Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio, In Their Capacity as Legal Guardians of the Lesser Life-Forms and as Responsible Stewards of God’s Creations, Petitioners, v. SECRETARY REYES G.R. No. 180771 April 21, 2015

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

People v. Alicando G.R. No. 117487 December 12, 1995 Plea of Guilt, Searching Inquiry, Death Penalty, Procedural Due Process

FACTS: Arnel Alicando was charged with the crime of rape with homicide  for having carnal knowledge with Khazie Mae Penecilla, a four year old. The victim suffered asphyxia by strangulation, fractured cervical vertebra and lacerations of the vaginal and rectal openings causing profuse hemorrhages and other injuries which are necessarily fatal and which were the… Read More People v. Alicando G.R. No. 117487 December 12, 1995 Plea of Guilt, Searching Inquiry, Death Penalty, Procedural Due Process

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

People v. Gesmundo G.R. No. 89373. March 9, 1993 Rights of the Accused, Search Warrant

FACTS: On November 17, 1986, police officer Jose Luciano gave money and instructed his civilian informer to buy marijuana from the accused Yolanda Gesmundo. Luciano saw the accused selling marijuana to his civilian informer by the door outside the house of the accused. Immediately thereafter, that same day Luciano applied for a search warrant. Later… Read More People v. Gesmundo G.R. No. 89373. March 9, 1993 Rights of the Accused, Search Warrant