Civil Law

Geluz v. CA G.R. No. L-16439, July 20, 1961 Persons and Family Relations

FACTS: Nita Villanueva came to know petitioner Antonio Geluz, a physician, for the first time in 1948 — through her aunt. In 1950 she became pregnant by her present husband before they were legally married. Desiring to conceal her pregnancy from her parents, and acting on the advice of her aunt, she had herself aborted… Read More Geluz v. CA G.R. No. L-16439, July 20, 1961 Persons and Family Relations

Civil Law, Remedial Law

Korea Technologies v. Lerma, G.R. No. 143581, 2008 Contracts with Arbitration Clause, Lex Loci Celebrationis

FACTS: Private respondent Pacific General Steel Manufacturing Corp. (PGSMC), a domestic corporation, and petitioner Korea Technologies Co., Ltd. (KOGIES), a Korean corporation,  executed a Contract whereby KOGIES would set up an LPG Cylinder Manufacturing Plant in Carmona, Cavite. The contract was executed in the Philippines.  The parties amended the contract in Korea, under which, KOGIES… Read More Korea Technologies v. Lerma, G.R. No. 143581, 2008 Contracts with Arbitration Clause, Lex Loci Celebrationis

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

Civil Law

Tan-Andal v. Andal G.R. No. 196359 May 11,2021 Psychological Incapacity

FACTS: Mario Victor M. Andal and Rosanna L. Tan met in 1975. They eventually lost contact until they reconnected in 1995 when Mario was in the Philippines for a two-month vacation from his work in Italy. They became sweethearts in June 1995. And in July 1995, Mario left for Italy, promising Rosanna that he would… Read More Tan-Andal v. Andal G.R. No. 196359 May 11,2021 Psychological Incapacity

Appeals, Remedial Law

Tating v. Marcella G.R. No. 155208 March 27, 2007 Evidence, Appeal

FACTS: On October 14, 1969, Daniela sold the subject property to her granddaughter, herein petitioner Nena  Tating. The contract of sale was embodied in a duly notarized Deed of Absolute Sale executed by Daniela in favor of Nena.  Subsequently, title over the subject property was transferred in the name of Nena. She declared the property… Read More Tating v. Marcella G.R. No. 155208 March 27, 2007 Evidence, Appeal

Labor Law

Pointers in Labor Law

The basic policy of labor laws in the Philippines is found in Article 3 of the Labor Code to wit: ART. 3. Declaration of basic policy. – The State shall afford protection to labor, promote full employment, ensure equal work opportunities regardless of sex, race or creed and regulate the relations between workers and employers.… Read More Pointers in Labor Law

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

Political Law

GIOS-SAMAR, INC., v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS and CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, G.R. No. 217158, March 12, 2019 Transcendental Importance Doctrine

Case digest by: MA. VICTORIA O. HORA Nature: Petition for Prohibition STATEMENT OF THE CASE: Petitioner Gios-Samar, Inc., represented by its Chairperson Gerardo M. Malinao (Petitioner) filed before the Supreme Court a Petition for Prohibition (Petition) invoking the Doctrine of Transcendental Importance of the issue, assailing the constitutionality of the bundling of the Projects by… Read More GIOS-SAMAR, INC., v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS and CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, G.R. No. 217158, March 12, 2019 Transcendental Importance Doctrine