Remedial Law

Microsoft v. Maxicorp. Inc. G.R. No. 140946 September 13, 2004 Search Warrants, Probable Cause

FACTS: On 25 July 1996, NBI Agent Dominador Samiano, Jr. filed several applications for search warrants in the RTC against Maxicorp for alleged copyright infringement under Section 29 of PD 49 and unfair competition under Article 189 of the RPC. To support these charges, petitioners presented the testimonies of NBI Agent Samiano, computer technician Pante,… Read More Microsoft v. Maxicorp. Inc. G.R. No. 140946 September 13, 2004 Search Warrants, Probable Cause

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

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

People v. Racho G.R. No. 186529, August 3, 2010 Admissibility of Evidence, Constitutional Rights of the Accused, Warrantless Search and Seizure

FACTS: On May 19, 2003, a confidential agent of the police transacted through cellular phone with appellant for the purchase of shabu. The agent later reported the transaction to the police authorities who immediately formed a team composed of member of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Intelligence group of the Philippine Army and… Read More People v. Racho G.R. No. 186529, August 3, 2010 Admissibility of Evidence, Constitutional Rights of the Accused, Warrantless Search and Seizure

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Fabian v. Desierto G.R. No. 129742. September 16, 1998 The Rule-Making Power of the Supreme Court

FACTS: Petitioner Teresita G. Fabian was the major stockholder and president of PROMAT Construction Development Corporation which was engaged in the construction business. Private respondents Nestor V. Agustin was the incumbent District Engineering District when he allegedly committed the offenses for which he was administratively charged in the Office in the office of the Ombudsman.… Read More Fabian v. Desierto G.R. No. 129742. September 16, 1998 The Rule-Making Power of the Supreme Court

Constitutional Law, Remedial Law

Cruz v. People G.R. No. 224974, July 3, 2017 J. Leonen Petition for Certiorari, Bail

FACTS: In an Information dated September 19, 2013, Marvin Cruz, along with seven (7) others, was charged with Robbery in an Uninhabited Place and by a Band for unlawfully taking four (4) sacks filled with scraps of bronze metal and a copper pipe worth ₱72,000.00 collectively. Cruz posted bail through a cash bond in the… Read More Cruz v. People G.R. No. 224974, July 3, 2017 J. Leonen Petition for Certiorari, Bail

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Tabuada v. Tabuada G.R. No. 196510, September 12, 2018 Real Estate Mortgage, Preponderance of Evidence

FACTS: Petitioners Sofia Tabuada et al commenced an action to declare the nullity of a mortgage and damages against respondents Spouses Certeza, Eleanor Tabuada, Trabuco and Redondo. The complainant included a prayer for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and for the issuance of the writ of preliminary injunction. Petitioner testified that her late husband Simeon… Read More Tabuada v. Tabuada G.R. No. 196510, September 12, 2018 Real Estate Mortgage, Preponderance of Evidence

Remedial Law

Mendoza v. People -J.Leonen, G.R. No. 197293, April 21, 2014 Executive and Judicial determination of Probable Cause

FACTS: A complaint-affidavit was filed by Juno Cars, Inc. for qualified theft and estafa against Alfredo Mendoza, alleging that it hired Alfredo as Trade-In/Used Car Supervisor; that on November 19, 2007, its Dealer/Operator, Rolando Garcia, conducted a partial audit of the used cars and discovered that five (5) cars had been sold and released by… Read More Mendoza v. People -J.Leonen, G.R. No. 197293, April 21, 2014 Executive and Judicial determination of Probable Cause

Mercantile Law, Remedial Law

BDO Unibank v. Choa G.R. No. 237553, July 10, 2019 J. Leonen, Demurrer to Evidence, Trust Receipts Law

FACTS: An Information was filed before the RTC of Pasig City against Antonio Choa, then president and general manager of Camden Industries, Inc. for violation of P.D. No. 115, or the Trust Receipts Law. BDO alleged that Choa misappropriated, misapplied and converted to his own personal use and benefit the said goods and/or the proceeds… Read More BDO Unibank v. Choa G.R. No. 237553, July 10, 2019 J. Leonen, Demurrer to Evidence, Trust Receipts Law

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