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Political Law

Rommel Arnado vs Commission on Elections et al

G.R. No. 210164 – Political Law – Election Law – Republic Act No. 9225 – Qualifications of Local Elective Candidates – Citizenship Requirements – Dual Allegiance Remedial Law – Formal […]

March 12, 2016

Aldrin Jeff Cudia vs The Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy

PMA, as an academic institution, has the right to remove erring cadets under the principle of academic freedom But PMA must still observe due process in removing cadets PMA […]

October 17, 2015

Rhonda Vivares vs St. Theresa’s College

Political Law – Constitutional Law – Bill of Rights – Right to Privacy – Online Privacy (Social Media) Remedial Law – Special Proceedings – Writ of Habeas Data In January […]

August 31, 2015

Diosdado Guzman vs National University

142 SCRA 699 – Political Law – Bill of Rights – Due Process – Due Process in Educational Institutions In 1984, Diosdado Guzman and two others complained that the National […]

July 5, 2015

Eduardo Bago vs Joel Feraren

410 SCRA 282 – Political Law – Administrative Law – Civil Service Commission – “Just Debts” Defined Legal Profession – Court Employees – High Ethical Standards Law on Public Officers […]

July 2, 2015

Rodolfo Fariñas vs Executive Secretary

417 SCRA 503 – Political Law – Constitutional Law – The Legislative Department – How a Bill Becomes a Law – Bicameral Conference Committee – Enrolled Bill Doctrine Equal Protection […]

May 31, 2015

ABAKADA GURO Party List vs Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita

469 SCRA 1 – Political Law – Constitutional Law – The Legislative Department – How a Bill Becomes a Law – Enrolled Bill Theory In this case, the constitutionality of R.A. […]

May 1, 2015

Integrated Bar of the Philippines vs Mayor Jose Atienza

613 SCRA 518 – Political Law – Constitutional Law – Freedom of Expression – Clear and Present Danger Test – Modification of a Rally Permit Remedial Law – Criminal Procedure […]

April 10, 2015

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority vs Concerned Residents of Manila Bay

574 SCRA 661 – Political Law – Ministerial vs Discretionary Functions – Mandamus Constitutional Law – Right to a Healthful Ecology In 1999, the Concerned Residents of Manila Bay (CROMB) […]

April 9, 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

City of Manila vs Abelardo Subido

17 SCRA 231 (123 Phil. 1080)– Political Law – Law on Public Officers – Vacancy of an Office In 1966, Manila Mayor Antonio Villegas appointed 500 employees to the city […]

August 29, 2014

Shell Company vs E.E. Vaño

94 Phil. 387 – Taxation – Scope and Limitation of Taxation – Equal Protection Clause In 1946, the municipal council of Cordova, Cebu issued an ordinance which imposed, among others, […]

August 11, 2014

Maria Carolina Araullo vs Benigno Aquino III

Political Law – Constitutional Law – Separation of Powers – Fund Realignment – Constitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program Power of the Purse – Executive Impoundment When President Benigno Aquino […]

July 16, 2014

Greco Belgica vs Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa

710 SCRA 1 – Political Law – Constitutional Law – Local Government – Invalid Delegation Legislative Department – Invalid Delegation of Legislative Power This case is consolidated with G.R. No. 208493 and G.R. […]

May 21, 2014

Merlin Magallona vs Secretary Eduardo Ermita

655 SCRA 476 – Political Law – National Territory – RA 9522 is Constitutional In March 2009, Republic Act 9522, an act defining the archipelagic baselines of the Philippines was […]

May 10, 2014

Atong Paglaum, Inc. vs Commission on Elections

694 SCRA 477 – Political Law – Constitutional Law – Legislative Department – Party-List System This case partially abandoned the  rulings in Ang Bagong Bayani vs COMELEC and BANAT vs COMELEC. […]

May 8, 2014

Eddie Manuel vs N.C. Construction Supply

282 SCRA 326 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Termination;Due Process – Just Causes Political Law – Constitutional Law – Right to Counsel In June 1995, the security guards of […]

April 22, 2014

Hermogenes Mortera vs Court of Industrial Relations

79 Phil. 345 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Picketing – Illegal Picketing – Splitting of Unions Political Law – Constitutional Law – Freedom of Speech – Picketing In […]

April 9, 2014

Narcisa De Leon vs National Labor Union

100 Phil 789 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Picketing Political Law – Constitutional Law – Freedom of Speech  Narcisa De Leon was the owner of a parcel of […]

April 4, 2014

Brigida Buenaseda et al vs Juan Flavier et al

Legal Ethics – Legal Profession – Motion for Disbarment Improperly Filed Administrative Law – Power of the Ombudsman – Preventive Suspension In 1992, the NCMH Nurses Association (NCMH) filed a […]

October 26, 2013

2013 Political Law Exam MCQs

[Below are the Multiple Choice Questions asked in the 2013 Bar Exams in Political Law. Answers are highlighted.] 1. The equal protection clause is violated by __________. (1%) (A) a law […]

October 21, 2013

2013 Political Law Exam Essay Questions

I. In the last quarter of 2012, about 5,000 container vans of imported goods intended for the Christmas Season were seized by agents of the Bureau of Customs. The imported […]

October 21, 2013

The United States vs Jose Junio

Criminal Law – Remedial Law – Constitutional Law – Right to Remain Silent  Jose Junio pleaded not guilty to a criminal case. After that, the judge required him to file […]

October 21, 2013

The United States vs Geronimo Luzon

Criminal Law – Remedial Law – Constitutional Law – Right to Remain Silent In November 1900, three people went missing in Marilao, Bulacan. Two of the three missing persons reappeared […]

October 20, 2013

Romulo Macalintal vs Commission on Elections

Political Law – Election Laws – Absentee Voters Act – Proclamation of Winners in a National Elections Romulo Macalintal, as a lawyer and a taxpayer, questions the validity of the […]

March 20, 2013

AKBAYAN-Youth vs Commission on Election

Political Law – Election Laws – Right of Suffrage – Extension of Voters Registration On January 25, 2001, AKBAYAN-Youth, together with other youth movements sought the extension of the registration […]

February 26, 2013

Luis Manalang vs Aurelio Quitoriano

94 Phil 903 – Law on Public Officers – Abolition of a Public Office – Appointing Power Vested in the Executive  Luis Manalang was the Director of the Placement Bureau. […]

January 8, 2013

Elpidio Valencia vs Macario Peralta, Jr.

8 SCRA 692 – Law on Public Officers – Ad Interim Appointment vs Appointment in Acting Capacity In October 1961, Valencia was designated as acting chairman of the board of […]

January 8, 2013

Ismael Mathay, Jr. vs Court of Appeals

117 SCAD 352 – Law on Public Officers – Appointment in the Local Government –Appointing Power Cannot be Usurped by CSC In November 1972, Presidential Decree No. 51 was signed […]

January 7, 2013

Florencio Salles vs Niceforo Francisco

206 SCRA 621 – Law on Public Officers – Appointing Power is Discretionary In 1987, Niceforo Francisco was appointed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner as Chief Revenue […]

January 7, 2013

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila vs Intermediate Appellate Court

140 SCRA 22 – Law on Public Officers – Ad Interim Appointment In 1973, Dr. Hernani Esteban was appointed by Dr. Consuelo Blanco as the Vice-President for Administration in the […]

January 7, 2013

Republic of the Philippines vs Chuley Lim

Constitutional Law – Citizenship – Electing Filipino Citizenship In 1999, Chuley Lim filed a petition for correction of entries in her birth certificate with the regional trial court of Lanao […]

January 6, 2013

Government of the Philippine Islands vs Milton Springer

50 Phil 259 – Law on Public Officers – Power to Appoint is Essentially Executive  Sometime in the 1900s, the National Coal Company (NCC) was created by the Philippine Congress. […]

January 5, 2013

Aquilino Larin vs The Executive Secretary

Law on Public Officers – Career Service Appointees Must Be Removed for Valid Reasons  Aquilino Larin was an Assistant Commissioner in the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). He was in […]

January 5, 2013

Salvador Laurel vs Aniano Desierto (July 2002)

167 SCAD 425 – Law on Public Officers – Who is a Public Officer  In April 2002, the Supreme Court issued a decision declaring Salvador Laurel as chair of the […]

January 4, 2013

Salvador Laurel vs Aniano Desierto (April 2002)

167 SCAD 425 – Law on Public Officers – Who is a Public Officer  In 1991, then President Corazon Aquino a Committee or the preparation of the National Centennial Celebration […]

January 4, 2013

Lynette Garvida vs Florencio Sales, Jr.

271 SCRA 767 – Law on Public Officers – Ineligibility – SK Chairman – “Labo Doctrine” Applied In 1996, Lynette Garvida filed her candidacy to the position of Chairman of […]

January 4, 2013

Aida Eugenio vs Civil Service Commission

280 SCRA 713 – Law on Public Officers – Creation and Abolition of a Public Office is Essentially Legislative  In 1993, Aida Eugenio passed the Career Executive Service Eligibility (CES). […]

December 4, 2012

Vicente Segovia vs Pedro Noel

47 Phil 543 – Law on Public Officers – No Vested Right In A Public Office  In 1907, Vicente Segovia was appointed as judge in Dumanjug, Cebu. In 1923, Act […]

December 4, 2012

Court Personnel of the Office of the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court vs Oscar Llamas

447 SCRA 60 – Law on Public Officers – Public Office is a Public Trust Oscar Llamas was a cash clerk in the regional trial court of San Carlos City, […]

December 4, 2012

Antonia Yee vs Director of Public Schools

7 SCRA 832 – Law on Public Officers – Citizenship Requirement for Public Officers and Employees  Antonia Yee is a civil service eligible serving as as a regular public school […]

December 3, 2012

Ramon Labo, Jr. vs Commission on Elections

176 SCRA 1 – Law on Public Officers – Election Laws – Citizenship of a Public Officer – Dual Citizenship – Labo Doctrine  In 1988, Ramon Labo, Jr. was elected […]

December 3, 2012

Juan Frivaldo vs Commission on Elections

174 SCRA 245 – Law on Public Officers – Citizenship of a Public Officer  In 1988, Juan Frivaldo won as governor of Sorsogon. Salvador Estuye, President of the League of […]

November 26, 2012

Liberato Jimenez vs Guillermo Francisco

100 Phil 1025 – Law on Public Officers – Civil Service Eligibility – Temporary Appointment Does Not Ripen Into Permanent Appointment  In 1947, Liberato Jimenez was appointed as a temporary […]

November 26, 2012

David Aguila vs Melecio Genato

103 SCRA 380 – Law on Public Officers – No Vested Right to a Public Office – Continuing Eligibility  Dominador Borje was an elected member of the Board of Directors […]

November 26, 2012

Feliciano Maniego vs People of the Philippines

88 Phil 494 – Law on Public Officers – “Public Officer” and “Public Employee” the same for Purposes of the Penal Code  Feliciano Maniego was employed as a  laborer to […]

November 26, 2012

University of Santo Tomas vs Board of Tax Appeals

93 Phil 376 – Law on Public Officers – Limitations on The Power to Create a Public Office – President Can’t Create Courts In 1950, the University of Santo Tomas […]

November 25, 2012
 

Buklod ng Kawaning EIIB vs Executive Secretary Ronaldo Zamora

360 SCRA 718 – Law on Public Officers – Security of Tenure in a Public Office – No Vested Right to a Public Office – Power to Create and Destroy […]

November 25, 2012
 

Evelyn Abeja vs Federico Tañada

236 SCRA 60 – Law on Public Officers – Public Office is Personal to the Incumbent  In 1992, Rosauro Radovan was declared the winner of the mayoralty elections in Pagbilao, […]

November 25, 2012
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