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, 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, Political Law

Career Executive Service Board v. Commission on Audit G.R. No. 212348 June 19, 2018 Legislative Department, Appropriation and Re-alignment, COA

FACTS:  Petitioner CESB granted to its officials and employees various monetary benefits in CY 2002 and CY 2003 pursuant to Section 2, Article V of the Collective Negotiation Agreement it had entered into with the Samahan ng Kawaning Nagkakaisasa Diwa, Gawa at Nilalayon (SANDIGAN), a duly accredited organization of its employees. Upon post-audit, respondent the… Read More Career Executive Service Board v. Commission on Audit G.R. No. 212348 June 19, 2018 Legislative Department, Appropriation and Re-alignment, COA

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Balag v. Senate G.R. No. 234608 July 03, 2018 Power of Contempt of the Senate during Inquiries in Aid of Legislation

FACTS: On September 17, 2017, Horacio Castillo III,a first year law student of the UST, died allegedly due to hazing conducted by the Aegis Juris Fraternity. On September 19, 2017, SR No. 504,was filed by Senator Zubiri condemning the death of Horacio III and directing the appropriate Senate Committee to conduct an investigation, in aid… Read More Balag v. Senate G.R. No. 234608 July 03, 2018 Power of Contempt of the Senate during Inquiries in Aid of Legislation

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Political Law

Ty-Delgado v. HRET G.R. 219603 January 26, 2016 Libel, Malice, Moral Turpitude, Grave Abuse of Discretion, Election Code

FACTS: Philip A. Pichay was convicted by final judgment of four counts of libel. In lieu of imprisonment, he was sentenced to pay a fine in the amount of P6,000.00 for each count of libel and 1 Million Pesos as moral damages. This Decision became final and executory on 1 June 2009.  On 9 October… Read More Ty-Delgado v. HRET G.R. 219603 January 26, 2016 Libel, Malice, Moral Turpitude, Grave Abuse of Discretion, Election Code

Constitutional Law, Political Law, Remedial Law

SJS v. Atienza G.R. No. 156052, February 13, 2008 Police Power, Lawful Subject Lawful Method, Local Ordinances, Judicial Notice

FACTS: Petitioners Social Justice Society (SJS), et al., in an original petition for mandamus under Rule 65, sought to compel respondent Hon. Jose L. Atienza, Jr., then mayor of the City of Manila, to enforce Ordinance No. 8027. This ordinance was enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Manila on November 20, 2001, approved by respondent… Read More SJS v. Atienza G.R. No. 156052, February 13, 2008 Police Power, Lawful Subject Lawful Method, Local Ordinances, Judicial Notice

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Liang (Huefeng) v. People G.R. No. 125865 January 28, 2000 Immunity from Suit

FACTS: Petitioner is an economist working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  Sometime in 1994, for allegedly uttering defamatory words against fellow ADB worker Joyce Cabal, he was charged before the MeTC with two counts of grave oral defamation.  Petitioner was arrested by virtue of a warrant issued by the MeTC. After fixing petitioner’s bail,… Read More Liang (Huefeng) v. People G.R. No. 125865 January 28, 2000 Immunity from Suit

Political Law

Gamboa v. Cruz G.R. No. L-56291 June 27, 1988 Constitutional Rights of the Accused

FACTS: On 19 July 1979, at about 7:00 o’clock in the morning, petitioner Christopher Gamboa was arrested for vagrancy, without a warrant of arrest. Petitioner was thereafter brought to Precinct 2, Manila, where he was booked for vagrancy and then detained therein together with several others. The following day, during the lineup of five (5)… Read More Gamboa v. Cruz G.R. No. L-56291 June 27, 1988 Constitutional Rights of the Accused

Constitutional Law, Political Law

PASEI v. Drilon G.R. No. 81958 June 30, 1988 Police Power

FACTS: Petitioner Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI), is a firm “engaged principally in the recruitment of Filipino workers, male and female, for overseas placement.”  In this petition for certiorari and prohibition, PASEI challenges the Constitutional validity of Department Order No. 1, Series of 1988, [GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF DEPLOYMENT OF FILIPINO… Read More PASEI v. Drilon G.R. No. 81958 June 30, 1988 Police Power