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Constitutional 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bataan Shipyard & Engineering Co., Inc. vs Presidential Commission on Good Government

150 SCRA 181 – Business Organization – Corporation Law – A Corporation Cannot Invoke the Right Against Self-Incrimination  When President Corazon Aquino took power, the Presidential Commission on Good Government […]

November 19, 2012

Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. vs Court of Appeals

262 SCRA 219 – Mercantile Law – Intellectual Property – Law on Copyright – Requirements Before a Search Warrant May Be Issued in Copyright Cases – Piracy Political Law – […]

February 9, 2012

Emigdio Bondoc vs Marciano Pineda

201 SCRA 792 – Political Law – HRET – Removal of a Member Separation of Powers Emigdio Bondoc and Marciano Pineda were rivals for a Congressional seat in the 4th […]

January 22, 2012

Augusto Sanchez vs Commission on Elections

153 SCRA 67 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Electoral Tribunals – Jurisdiction – Pre-proclamation Controversy  These are three consolidated cases. After the first senatorial elections under the […]

January 22, 2012

Firdausi Abbas et al vs The Senate Electoral Tribunal

166 SCRA 651 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Electoral Tribunals – Inhibition in the Senate Electoral Tribunal In October 1987, Firdausi Abbas et al filed before the […]

January 22, 2012

Carmelo Lazatin vs Commission on Elections

157 SCRA 337 – Political law – The Legislative Department – Electoral Tribunals – HRET’s Jurisdiction over Electoral Protests  Carmelo Lazatin questioned the jurisdiction of the (Commission on Elections) COMELEC to […]

January 22, 2012

Jocelyn Limkaichong vs Commission on Elections

583 SCRA 1 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Jurisdiction of the Electoral Tribunals  Jocelyn Limkaichong ran as a representative in the 1st District of Negros Oriental. Olivia […]

January 22, 2012

Herminio Astorga vs Antonio Villegas

56 SCRA 714 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Journal;When to be Consulted  In 1964, Antonio Villegas (then Mayor of Manila) issued circulars to the department heads and chiefs of offices of […]

January 22, 2012

Enrique Morales vs Abelardo Subido

26 SCRA 150 – Political Law –  The Legislative Department – Journals vs Enrolled Bill  Enrique Morales has served as captain in the police department of a city for at […]

January 22, 2012

Casco Philippine Chemical Co., Inc. vs Pedro Gimenez

7 SCRA 347 – Political Law – Journal – Conclusiveness of the Enrolled Bill                Casco Philippine Chemical Co., Inc. (Casco) was engaged in […]

January 9, 2012

Alejo Mabanag vs Jose Lopez Vito

78 Phil. 1 – Political Law – Journal – Adoption of the Enrolled Bill Theory  Petitioners include 3 senators and 8 representatives. The three senators were suspended by senate due […]

January 9, 2012

United States vs Juan Pons

34 Phil. 729 – Political Law – Journal – Conclusiveness of the Journals Juan Pons and Gabino Beliso were trading partners. On April 5, 1914, the steamer Lopez y Lopez arrived […]

January 4, 2012

Jose Avelino vs Mariano Cuenco

83 Phil. 17 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Election of Members/Quorum/Adjournment/Minutes  On February 18, 1949, Senator Lorenzo Tañada invoked his right to speak on the senate floor to […]

January 4, 2012

Ceferino Paredes, Jr. vs Sandiganbayan

252 SCRA 641 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Suspension of a Member of Congress – RA 3019  In January 1990, Teofilo Gelacio, the then vice mayor of San […]

January 4, 2012

Miriam Defensor Santiago vs Sandiganbayan (2001)

356 SCRA 636 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Suspension of a Member of Congress – Violations of RA 3019  In October 1988, Miriam Defensor Santiago, who was the […]

January 4, 2012

Eugenio Puyat vs Sixto De Guzman, Jr.

113 SCRA 31 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Appearance in Court  In May 1979, Eugenio Puyat and his group were elected as directors of the International Pipe Industries. […]

January 4, 2012

Raul Villegas vs Valentino Legaspi

113 SCRA 39 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Appearance in Court by a Congressman  This case is a consolidation of two cases involving the issue of whether […]

January 4, 2012

Nicanor Jimenez vs Bartolome Cabangbang

17 SCRA 876 – Political Law – Freedom of Speech and Debate  Bartolome Cabangbang was  a member of the House of Representatives and Chairman of its Committee on National Defense. […]

January 4, 2012

Sergio Osmeña, Jr. vs Salipada Pendatun

109 Phil. 863 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Parliamentary Immunity In June 1960, Congressman Sergio Osmeña, Jr. delivered a speech entitled “A Message to Garcia”. In the […]

January 2, 2012

Manuel Martinez vs Jesus Morfe

44 SCRA 22 – Political Law – The Legislative Department – Immunity from Arrest under the 1935 Constitution Manuel Martinez and Fernando Bautista, Sr. were delegates to the 1972 Constitutional Convention. Both were facing criminal prosecutions. […]

January 2, 2012

Benjamin Ligot vs Ismael Mathay

56 SCRA 823 – Political Law – Salaries of Representatives – Retirement  Benjamin Ligot served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the Philippines for […]

January 2, 2012

Philippine Constitution Association, Inc. vs Pedro Gimenez

15 SCRA 479 – Political Law – Salaries of the Members of Congress – Other Emolument  Philippine Constitution Association, Inc (PHILCONSA) assails the validity of Republic Act No. 3836 insofar […]

January 2, 2012

Jose Mari Eulalio Lozada vs Commission on Elections

120 SCRA 337 – Political Law – Vacancy in the Legislature  Jose Mari Eulalio Lozada together with Romeo Igot filed a petition for mandamus compelling the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) […]

January 2, 2012

Pablo Ocampo vs House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

432 SCRA 144 – Political Law – Election Law – Second Placer Cannot Be Declared the Winner In May 2001, Mario Crespo, also known as Mark Jimenez, was declared as the elected […]

January 2, 2012

Antonio Bengson III vs The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

357 SCRA 545 – Political Law – The Legislative – “Natural Born” Requirement – Requirements to be a Congressman Antonio Bengson and Teodoro Cruz were rivals in the 1998 elections in […]

January 2, 2012
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