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WASSMER vs VELEZ (1964) Mar25

WASSMER vs VELEZ (19...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-20089               December 26, 1964 BEATRIZ P. WASSMER, plaintiff-appellee, vs. FRANCISCO X. VELEZ, defendant-appellant. Jalandoni & Jamir for defendant-appellant. Samson S....

BAKSH vs COURT OF APPEALS Mar25

BAKSH vs COURT OF AP...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 97336            February 19, 1993 GASHEM SHOOKAT BAKSH, petitioner, vs. HON. COURT OF APPEALS and MARILOU T. GONZALES, respondents. Public Attorney’s Office for petitioner. Corleto...

MARCELINO GALANG vs CA Mar23

MARCELINO GALANG vs ...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 80645           August 3, 1993 MARCELINO GALANG, GUADALUPE GALANG, petitioners, vs. COURT OF APPEALS, RAMON R. BUENAVENTURA, ANGELES BUENAVENTURA, CORAZON BUENAVENTURA, and MA. LUISA...

FRANCISCO HERMOSISIMA vs CA et al Mar23

FRANCISCO HERMOSISIM...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-14628             September 30, 1960 FRANCISCO HERMOSISIMA, petitioner, vs. THE HON. COURT OF APPEALS, ET AL., respondents. Regino Hermosisima for petitioner. F.P. Gabriel, Jr. for respondents. D...

GANDEZA, JR. vs TABIN Mar23

GANDEZA, JR. vs TABI...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION A.M. No. MTJ-09-1736               July 25, 2011 [Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 08-2034-MTJ] ATTY. CONRADO B. GANDEZA, JR., Complainant, vs. JUDGE MARIA CLARITA C. TABIN, Presiding Judge, Municipal Trial...

Atty. Conrado Gandez...

Legal Ethics – Judicial Ethics – Conduct of Judges – Impropriety In November 2007, the cars of Atty. Conrado Gandeza, Jr. and Paul Casuga collided with each other. Later at the scene of the collision, Judge Maria Clarita Tabin arrived. She was the aunt of Casuga. Atty....

SPOUSES CUSTODIO et al vs COURT OF APPEALS Mar22

SPOUSES CUSTODIO et ...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 116100             February 9, 1996 SPOUSES CRISTINO and BRIGIDA CUSTODIO and SPOUSES LITO and MARIA CRISTINA SANTOS, petitioners, vs. COURT OF APPEALS, HEIRS OF PACIFICO C. MABASA and...

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS OF THE PHILS., INC. vs CA Mar21

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. L-44748           August 29, 1986 RADIO COMMUNICATIONS OF THE PHILS., INC. (RCPI), petitioner, vs. COURT OF APPEALS and LORETO DIONELA, respondents. O. Pythogoras Oliver for...

RCPI vs COURT OF APPEALS Mar21

RCPI vs COURT OF APP...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 79578           March 13, 1991 RADIO COMMUNICATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (RCPI), petitioner, vs. HON. COURT OF APPEALS, and SPOUSES MINERVA TIMAN and FLORES...

Radio Communications...

195 SCRA 147 – Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Award of Exemplary Damages In January 1983, the spouses Flores and Minerva Timan sent a telegram to their relatives Mr. and Mrs. Midoranda to express their condolences to the latter spouses. The Timans used the Radio...

GLOBE-MACKAY vs BARRIOS Mar20

GLOBE-MACKAY vs BARR...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. L-60859           December 27, 1982 GLOBE-MACKAY CABLE & RADIO CORPORATION and ERNESTO Q. TORREJOS petitioners, vs. GEORGE G. BARRIOS and OLGA THERESA CRUZ-...

CRUZ vs NLRC Mar20

CRUZ vs NLRC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 116384           February 7, 2000 VIOLA CRUZ, petitioner, vs. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS COMMISSION, NORKIS DISTRIBUTORS, INC., JOSE RAMIRO A. CARPIO, JR., WESSIE QUISUMBING, and ELIZALDE...

NACAR vs GALLERY FRAMES Mar12

NACAR vs GALLERY FRA...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 189871               August 13, 2013 DARIO NACAR, Petitioner, vs. GALLERY FRAMES AND/OR FELIPE BORDEY, JR., Respondents.   D E C I S I O N PERALTA, J.: This is a petition for review on...

Dario Nacar vs Galle...

Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Actual and Compensatory Damages – Legal Rate of Interest is now 6% Labor Law – Labor Relations – Illegal Dismissal – Computation of Monetary Benefits Dario Nacar filed a labor case against Gallery Frames and its owner Felipe Bordey, Jr. Nacar...

FRANCIA vs IAC Mar09

FRANCIA vs IAC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. L-67649           June 28, 1988 ENGRACIO FRANCIA, petitioner, vs. INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE COURT and HO FERNANDEZ, respondents. D E C I S I O N GUTIERREZ, JR., J.: The petitioner invokes...

Engracio Francia vs ...

162 SCRA 753 – Taxation Law – General Principles – Set-off of Taxes Engracio Francia was the owner of a 328 square meter land in Pasay City. In October 1977, a portion of his land (125 square meter) was expropriated by the government for P4,116.00. The expropriation was made to give...

TAN vs TABIN Mar08

TAN vs TABIN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION A.M. No. MTJ-09-1729               January 20, 2009 (Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 07-1910-MTJ) NORYN S. TAN, Petitioner, vs. JUDGE MARIA CLARITA CASUGA-TABIN, Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Branch 4,...

Noryn Tan vs Judge C...

Remedial Law – Summary Procedure – Warrant of Arrest – Notice to the Accused Legal Ethics – Judicial Ethics – Abuse of Authority In 2006, a criminal case was filed against Noryn Tan for estafa in the Municipal Trial Court of Baguio (Branch 4). Arraignment was set to fall on October...

AIR FRANCE vs CARRASCOSO Mar04

AIR FRANCE vs CARRAS...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-21438             September 28, 1966 AIR FRANCE, petitioner, vs. RAFAEL CARRASCOSO and the HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS, respondents. Lichauco, Picazo and Agcaoili for petitioner. Bengzon Villegas...

Air France vs Rafael...

Civil Law – Torts and Damages – Negligence – Malfeasance – Quasi-Delict Remedial Law – Evidence – Hearsay Rule – Res Gestae – Startling Event In March 1958, Rafael Carrascoso and several other Filipinos were tourists en route to Rome from Manila. Carrascoso was issued a first...

ROSALES vs SUBA Mar02

ROSALES vs SUBA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 137792               August 12, 2003 SPOUSES RICARDO ROSALES and ERLINDA SIBUG, Petitioners, vs. SPOUSES ALFONSO and LOURDES SUBA, THE CITY SHERIFF OF MANILA, Respondents. D E C I S I O...

Spouses Ricardo Rosa...

Civil Law – Secured Transactions – Real Mortgage – Judicial Foreclosure – No right of redemption in judicial foreclosure Remedial Law – Civil Procedure – Special Civil Actions – Judicial Foreclosure The spouses Ricardo Rosales and Erlinda Sibug were indebted to a...

CONSOLIDATED BANK vs CA Feb25

CONSOLIDATED BANK vs...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 138569            September 11, 2003 THE CONSOLIDATED BANK and TRUST CORPORATION, petitioner, vs. COURT OF APPEALS and L.C. DIAZ and COMPANY, CPA’s, respondents. D E C I S I O...

Consolidated Bank an...

Civil Law – Secured Transactions – Simple Loan – Relation between bank and depositor L.C. Diaz and Company (LC Diaz), an accounting firm, has a savings account with Consolidated Bank and Trust Corporation (now called Solidbank Corporation). On August 14, 1991, the firm’s messenger, a...

FARIÑAS vs BUAN Feb21

FARIÑAS vs BUAN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-12306-7           November 29, 1961 ROSA L. VDA. DE FARIÑAS, petitioner, vs. ESTATE OF FLORENCIO P. BUAN, respondent. Castor Raval and R. P. Sarandi for petitioner. Graciano C. Regala for...

Rosa Fariñas vs Esta...

Mercantile Law – Transportation Laws – Certificate of Public Convenience – Requirement for Financial Stability of Franchise Operators In 1955, Rosa Fariñas filed an application  for the registration of 5 passenger trucks. This is in addition to the 4 other trucks already in...

JOHANNES vs IMPERIAL Feb20

JOHANNES vs IMPERIAL

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-19153             June 30, 1922 B. E. JOHANNES, as principal administrator of the estate of Carmen Theodora Johannes, relator, vs. CARLOS A. IMPERIAL, as judge of the Court of First Instance, City...

B.E. Johannes vs Jud...

Taxation – Estate Tax – Deductions – Judicial Expenses Civil Law – Succession – Deductions from the Estate In August 1921, Carmen Johannes died leaving an estate of about P109k deposited in the Philippine National Bank. At the time of her death, Carmen was domiciled in Singapore. In...

PEOPLE vs FALLONES Feb19

PEOPLE vs FALLONES

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 190341               March 16, 2011 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, vs. ROMY FALLONES y LABANA, Appellant. D E C I S I O N ABAD, J.: This case involves the admissibility of the...

People of the Philip...

Remedial Law – Evidence – Res Gestae In the morning of June 29, 2004 Amalia was told by her mother to look for her sister Alice. Alice was an 18 years old girl with the mind of a 5 year old. Amalia looked for Alice all over the neighborhood until she neared the house of Romy Fallones. As...

GAMBOA vs TEVES | 2012 MFR Feb15

GAMBOA vs TEVES | 20...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. READ 2011 DECISION Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 176579               October 9, 2012 HEIRS OF WILSON P. GAMBOA*, Petitioners, vs. FINANCE SECRETARY MARGARITO B. TEVES, FINANCE UNDERSECRETARY JOHN P. SEVILLA, AND COMMISSIONER...

GAMBOA vs TEVES Feb15

GAMBOA vs TEVES

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. READ 2012 DECISION ON MFR Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 176579               June 28, 2011 WILSON P. GAMBOA, Petitioner, vs. FINANCE SECRETARY MARGARITO B. TEVES, FINANCE UNDERSECRETARY JOHN P. SEVILLA, AND COMMISSIONER RICARDO...

ILORETA vs PHILIPPINE TRANSMARINE Feb13

ILORETA vs PHILIPPIN...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila G.R. NO. 183908               December 4, 2009 JOELSON O. ILORETA, Petitioner, vs. PHILIPPINE TRANSMARINE CARRIERS, INC. and NORBULK SHIPPING U.K., LTD., Respondents. D E C I S I O N CARPIO MORALES, J.: Joelson...

Joelson Iloreta vs P...

607 SCRA 796 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Seafarers – Permanent Total Disability – Physician’s Findings In 2002, Joelson Iloreta was hired as a seaman aboard a foreign ship (MS Nautilus) operated by Norbulk Shipping U.K., Ltd. He was hired through Philippine Transmarine...

ABBAS vs ABBAS Feb12

ABBAS vs ABBAS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 183896               January 30, 2013 SYED AZHAR ABBAS, Petitioner, vs. GLORIA GOO-ABBAS, Respondent. D E C I S I O N VELASCO, JR., J.: This is a Petition for Review on Certiorari under...

Syed Azhar Abbas vs ...

Civil Law – Family Code – Bigamy – Void Ab Initio Marriage – Lack of a Marriage License Remedial Law – Evidence – Probative Value – Public Records In January 1993, Syed Azhar Abbas was invited to the house of Felicitas Goo, mother of Gloria Goo. He said he was asked...

ABBAS vs SET Feb12

ABBAS vs SET

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 83767            October 27, 1988 FIRDAUSI SMAIL ABBAS, HOMOBONO A. ADAZA, ALEJANDRO D. ALMENDRAS, ABUL KAHYR D. ALONTO, JUAN PONCE ENRILE, RENE G. ESPINA, WILSON P. GAMBOA, ROILO S. GOLEZ, ROMEO G....

GO vs BANGAYAN Feb11

GO vs BANGAYAN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 201061               July 3, 2013 SALLY GO-BANGAYAN, Petitioner, vs. BENJAMIN BANGAYAN, JR., Respondent. D E C I S I O N CARPIO, J.: The Case Before the Court is a petition for...

Sally Go-Bangayan vs...

Civil Law – Family Code – Marriage – Bigamy – Non-existent marriage In September 1979, Benjamin Bangayan, Jr. married Azucena Alegre. In 1982, while Alegre was outside the Philippines, Benjamin developed a romantic relationship with Sally Go. Sally’s father was against this. In order...

PEREÑA vs ZARATE Jan28

PEREÑA vs ZARATE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 157917               August 29, 2012 SPOUSES TEODORO1 and NANETTE PEREÑA, Petitioners, vs. SPOUSES NICOLAS and TERESITA L. ZARATE, PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RAILWAYS, and the COURT OF...

Spouses Teodoro and ...

Civil Law – Common Carrier – Private School Transport are Common Carriers Torts and Damages – Heirs of a high school student may be awarded damages for loss income  In June 1996, Nicolas and Teresita Zarate contracted Teodoro and Nanette Pereña to transport their (Zarate’s) son,...

LAND BANK vs COURT OF APPEALS Jan16

LAND BANK vs COURT O...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 127181            September 4, 2001 LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, petitioner, vs. THE COURT OF APPEALS, ECO MANAGEMENT CORPORATION and EMMANUEL C. OÑATE, respondents. D E C I S I O...

Land Bank of the Phi...

Commercial Law – Corporation Law – Veil of Corporate Fiction – Corporate Name  In 1980, ECO Management Corporation (ECO) obtained loans amounting to about P26 million from Land Bank. ECO defaulted in its payment but in 1981, ECO submitted a Payment Plan with the hope of restructuring...

MSMG-UWP vs RAMOS Jan15

MSMG-UWP vs RAMOS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Baguio City THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 113907      April 20, 2001 MALAYANG SAMAHAN NG MGA MANGGAGAWA SA M. GREENFIELD (MSMG-UWP), ITS PRESIDENT BEDA MAGDALENA VILLANUEVA, MARIO DAGANIO, DONATO GUERRERO, BELLA P. SANCHEZ, ELENA...

Malayang Samahan ng ...

Commercial Law – Corporation Law – Veil of Corporate Fiction – Illegal Dismissal Cases  In February 1990, M. Greenfield, Inc. (MGI), through its officers Saul Tawil, Carlos Javelosa, and Renato Puangco began terminating employees. The corporation closed down one of their plants and so...

HORNILLA vs SALUNAT Jan14

HORNILLA vs SALUNAT

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION A.C. No. 5804            July 1, 2003 BENEDICTO HORNILLA and ATTY. FEDERICO D. RICAFORT, complainants, vs. ATTY. ERNESTO S. SALUNAT, respondent. R E S O L U T I O N YNARES-SANTIAGO, J.: On November...

Benedicto Hornilla v...

Commercial Law – Corporation Law – Derivative Suit Legal Ethics – Conflict of Interests Benedicto Hornilla and Federico Ricafort were members of the Philippine Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA). In 1997, they accused the Board of Directors of PPSTA of unlawfully spending...

RETUYA vs DUMARPA Jan14

RETUYA vs DUMARPA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 148848            August 5, 2003 JACINTO RETUYA, PRISCILA B. VALE, BALTAZAR QUILAT, ABDON DAYSON and ELEUTERIO ENSALADA, petitioners, vs. HON. SALIC B. DUMARPA, (Presiding Commissioner); Hon....

Jacinto Retuya vs Sa...

Commercial Law – Corporation Law – Doctrine of Separate Identity – Veil of Corporate Fiction  Antonio Murillo is the majority owner of Insular Builders, Inc. His son, Rodolfo Murillo is the manager thereof. Rodolfo also owns a corporation of his own, Queen City Builders, Inc. In 1993,...

MR HOLDINGS vs BAJAR Jan14

MR HOLDINGS vs BAJAR

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 138104            April 11, 2002 MR HOLDINGS, LTD., petitioner, vs.   SHERIFF CARLOS P. BAJAR, SHERIFF FERDINAND M. JANDUSAY, SOLIDBANK CORPORATION, AND MARCOPPER MINING...

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