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Land Titles and Deeds

Evelyn Ong vs Court of Appeals

356 SCRA 768 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Land Ownership – Prescription – Indefeasibility of Title In 1985, Avelina, Amelia, Camilo, Pedro, and Darius, all surnamed […]

June 4, 2015

Mateo Cariño vs The Insular Government (February 1909)

212 U.S. 449 (41 Phil. 935) – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Ancestral Domain – Ancestral Land Claim Political Law – Regalian Doctrine – Due Process – Property Rights […]

November 23, 2014

Mateo Cariño vs The Insular Government (March 1907)

8 Phil. 150 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Ancestral Domain – Ancestral Land Claim Political Law – Regalian Doctrine In February 1904, Mateo Cariño filed a claim before […]

November 23, 2014

Eugenio Feliciano vs Pedro Canoza

Remedial Law – Special Proceedings – Prescriptive Period – Fraud in Extrajudicial Settlement  In May 1930, Antonio Feliciano died leaving behind a parcel of land. In 1972, an extrajudicial settlement […]

February 1, 2013

Register of Deeds vs Philippine National Bank (1965)

13 SCRA 46 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Land Covered by a Previous Title  Datu Binasing was the owner of 4 parcels of land in Cotabato. He […]

March 25, 2012

Alfonso Acedo vs Court of Appeals

33 SCRA 936 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Consequence of Indefeasibility In 1916, a homestead patent was awarded to Carolina Aggasid for a parcel of land located […]

March 23, 2012

Antonio Bornales vs Intermediate Appellate Court

166 SCRA 512 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Indefeasibility of a Torrens title; Purchase from one who procured title by FRAUD In 1927, Sixto Dumolong and his legal […]

March 22, 2012

Juliana Caragay-Layno vs Court of Appeals

133 SCRA 718 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Judgment Confirms Title – Only claimed portion/property can be adjudged Mariano De Vera died in 1951. His widow administered […]

March 21, 2012

Generoso Mendoza vs Court of Appeals

84 SCRA 76 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Judgment Confirms Title – In whose name may title be dealt with – Sec 29, PD 1529 In 1964, […]

March 20, 2012

Jose Gomez vs Court of Appeals

168 SCRA 503 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Judgment Confirms Title – Sec 30 & 32 PD 1529 A court ruling (Philippine Islands vs Abran) settled that […]

March 17, 2012

Francisco Chavez vs Public Estates Authority (July 2002)

384 SCRA 152 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Lands of the Public Domain  The Public Estates Authority (PEA) is the central implementing agency tasked to undertake […]

February 27, 2012

Pinagcamaligan Indo-Agro Development Corporation vs Macario Peralta, Jr.

Note: This case is consolidated with G.R. No. L-24796 DIRECTOR OF FORESTRY  vs HON. EMMANUEL M. MUÑOZ        23 SCRA 1183 – Civil Law – Land Titles and […]

February 1, 2012

Pedro Santiago vs Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

507 SCRA 283 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Spanish Titles Inadmissible as Evidence In 1994, Victoria Rodriguez inherited a parcel of land from his father. She […]

February 1, 2012

Jose Ching vs Antonio Malaya

153 SCRA 412 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Essence of Registration in General  Jose Ching et al and the Spouses Cesar and Araceli Alvarado were disputing […]

January 29, 2012

Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources vs Mayor Jose Yap

NOTE: This case is consolidated with  G.R. No. 167707 (Secretary of DENR vs Yap). This case is more popularly referred to as “Boracay Landowners vs DENR” 568 SCRA 164 – […]

January 29, 2012

Isagani Cruz vs Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources

347 SCRA 128 (400 Phil 904) – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – IPRA Law vis a vis Regalian Doctrine  Former Justice Isagani Cruz, a noted constitutionalist, assailed […]

January 29, 2012

Mateo Cariño vs The Insular Government (December 1906)

7 Phil 132 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Ancestral Domain – Ancestral Land Claim Political Law – Regalian Doctrine On June 23, 1903, Mateo Cariño went to […]

January 29, 2012

Director of Lands vs Heirs of Isabel Tesalona

236 SCRA 336 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Land Registration – Spanish titles Isabel, Consuelo, and Serapia were sisters who filed a petition to register 6 […]

December 1, 2011
 

What is a Deed?

Deed – instrument in writing by which any real estate or interest therein is created, alienated, mortgaged or assigned or by which title to any real estate may be affected […]

November 7, 2010
 

What is a Land Title?

Land Title – evidence of the owner’s right or extent of interest, by which he can maintain control and as a rule assert right to exclusive possession and enjoyment of […]

November 7, 2010

Eagle Realty Corporation vs Republic of the Philippines

594 SCRA 555 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Innocent Purchaser – Sunshine Finance Doctrine Eagle Realty Corporation, a company engaged in the real estate business, bought […]

October 3, 2010

Victorino Villanueva vs Francisco Viloria

548 SCRA 401 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Reconstitution of Title – Cancellation if there is fraud Victorino Viloria claimed that he is the owner of […]

September 24, 2010

Republic of the Philippines vs Norma Royales

549 SCRA – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Reconstitution of Title Not Formally Issued – Publication  In 1970, the Director of Lands in Camarines Sur filed a cadastral […]

September 24, 2010

Lourdes Pascua vs Republic of the Philippines

545 SCRA 186 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Reconstitution of Title – Original Certificate of Title Lourdes Pascua petitioned for the reconstitution of the original title of […]

September 24, 2010

Philippine Cotton Corporation vs Naraindas Gagoomal

544 SCRA 185 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Reconstitution of Land – Annotation by the Registry of Deeds The Pacific Mills Corporation owned 5 parcels of land […]

September 24, 2010

Republic of the Philippines vs Dominador Santua

564 SCRA 331 – Civil Law – Land Titles and Deeds – Documents Needed for Reconstitution of Land Dominador Santua was claiming that he is the owner of a parcel of […]

September 24, 2010