Constitutional Law, Political Law

Kulayan v. Tan G.R. No. 187298 July 03, 2012 Emergency Powers of the President

FACTS: On 15 January 2009, three members from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were purportedly inspecting a water and sanitation project for the Sulu Provincial Jail when they were seized by three armed men who were later confirmed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).  On 21 January 2009, a… Read More Kulayan v. Tan G.R. No. 187298 July 03, 2012 Emergency Powers of the President

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Long and Almeria v. Basa G.R. Nos. 134963-64 September 27, 2001 Religious Freedom, Bill of RIghts

FACTS: In 1973, a religious group known as “The Church In Quezon City (Church Assembly Hall), Incorporated” (“CHURCH”), was organized as “an entity of the brotherhood in Christ.” It was registered in the same year with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit religious corporation for the administration of its temporalities or… Read More Long and Almeria v. Basa G.R. Nos. 134963-64 September 27, 2001 Religious Freedom, Bill of RIghts

Constitutional Law, Political Law

Fuentes v. Ombudsman, G.R. No. 124295. October 23, 2001, Independence of the Judiciary , Doctrine of Separation of Powers.

FACTS: In an order dated April 5, 1994, the lower court granted Tessie Amadeos motion for the issuance of a writ of execution against the DPWH to satisfy her unpaid claim after the government won the expropriation case involving her property. Following the anomalous implementation of the writ of execution,the court sheriff was dismissed from… Read More Fuentes v. Ombudsman, G.R. No. 124295. October 23, 2001, Independence of the Judiciary , Doctrine of Separation of Powers.

Constitutional Law, Political Law

ABAD v. DELA CRUZ G.R. No. 207422, March 18, 2015 J. Leonen, Civil Service Commission

FACTS: Mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi appointed Herminio Dela Cruz as City Assessor of the City Government of Muntinlupa in a permanent capacity on December 28, 2006. The City Assessor is given the item of City Government Department Head III. In Resolution No. 06-361, majority of the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City Government… Read More ABAD v. DELA CRUZ G.R. No. 207422, March 18, 2015 J. Leonen, Civil Service Commission

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, 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