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LINSANGAN vs TOLENTINO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION A.C. No. 6672          September 4, 2009 PEDRO L. LINSANGAN, Complainant, vs. ATTY. NICOMEDES TOLENTINO, Respondent.   R E S […]

July 3, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Pedro Linsangan vs Atty. Nicomedes Tolentino

598 SCRA 133 – Legal Ethics – Unethical Solicitation of Legal Business In 2005, Atty. Pedro Linsangan filed an administrative complaint against Atty. Nicomedes Tolentino alleging that Atty. Tolentino, through […]

July 3, 2015
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VILLANUEVA vs GONZALES

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 7657         February 12, 2008 VIVIAN VILLANUEVA, petitioner, vs. ATTY. CORNELIUS M. GONZALES, respondent.   D E C […]

July 2, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Vivian Villanueva vs Atty. Cornelius Gonzales

544 SCRA 410 – Legal Ethics – Lawyer’s Duties to Clients; Case Update In 2000, Vivian Villanueva engaged the services of Atty. Cornelius Gonzales to help her transfer a title to […]

July 2, 2015
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BAGO vs FERAREN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION A.M. No. P-01-1466         September 3, 2003 EDUARDO F. BAGO, complainant, vs. JOEL FERAREN, Sheriff III, respondents.   […]

July 2, 2015
Political Law

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
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DIMARUCOT vs PEOPLE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 183975           September 20, 2010 GREGORIO DIMARUCOT y GARCIA, Petitioner vs. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.   R […]

July 1, 2015
Remedial Law

Gregorio Dimarucot vs People of the Philippines

630 SCRA 659 – Remedial Law – Criminal Procedure/Civil Procedure – Appellant’s Brief; Failure to File – Abandonment of Appeal Legal Profession – Negligence of Counsel Binds Client In 2006, […]

July 1, 2015
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DE LOS SANTOS, SR. vs PALANCA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-17815           August 31, 1963 CEFERINO DE LOS SANTOS, SR., ET AL., plaintiffs-appellants, vs. SEBASTIAN C. PALANCA, defendant-appellant. […]

July 1, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Ceferino De Los Santos, Sr. vs Sebastian Palanca

8 SCRA 764 – Legal Ethics – Attorney’s Fees- Quantum Meruit; When Not Applicable – Negligence of Counsel In 1952, Atty. Ceferino De Los Santos, Sr. and his son, also […]

July 1, 2015
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JINON vs JIZ

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 9615          March 5, 2013 GLORIA P. JINON, Complainant, vs. ATTY. LEONARDO E. JIZ, Respondent.   D E […]

June 30, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Gloria Jinon vs Atty. Leonardo Jiz

692 SCRA 348 – Legal Ethics – Duty To Return Client’s Fund In 2003, Gloria Jinon engaged the services of Atty. Leonardo Jiz to help her recover a land title from […]

June 30, 2015
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CABAERO vs CANTOS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Baguio City EN BANC   G.R. No. 102942          April 18, 1997 AMADO F. CABAERO and CARMEN C. PEREZ, petitioners, vs. HON. […]

June 30, 2015
Remedial Law

Amado Cabaero vs Alfredo Cantos

271 SCRA 391 – Remedial Law – Criminal Procedure – Answer with Counterclaim in Criminal Case In 1991, Amado Cabaero and one other was sued for estafa by Epifanio Ceralde. […]

June 30, 2015
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FOSTER vs AGTANG

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 10579          December 10, 2014 ERLINDA FOSTER, Complainant, vs. ATTY. JAIME V. AGTANG, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 29, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Erlinda Foster vs Jaime Agtang

A.C. No. 10579 – Legal Ethics – Borrowing From Clients Not Appropriate Civil Claims Cannot Be Litigated in a Disbarment Suit In 2009, Erlinda Foster engaged the services of Atty. […]

June 29, 2015
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CIR vs HANTEX

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 136975           March 31, 2005 COMMISSION OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner, vs. HANTEX TRADING CO., INC., respondent.   D […]

June 29, 2015
Taxation Law

Commission of Internal Revenue vs Hantex Trading Co., Inc.

454 SCRA 301 – Taxation  Law – Assessment Remedial Law – Evidence – Documentary Evidence Best Evidence Rule in Taxation vs Best Evidence Rule under the Rules of Court In […]

June 29, 2015
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ALCAZAR vs ALCAZAR

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 174451          October 13, 2009 VERONICA CABACUNGAN ALCAZAR, Petitioner, vs. REY C. ALCAZAR, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 27, 2015
Civil Law

Veronica Alcazar vs Rey Alcazar

603 SCRA 604 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Sexual Infidelity Per Se is not Psychological Incapacity Article 45 […]

June 27, 2015
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MAGASPI vs RAMOLETE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. L-34840         July 20, 1982 MARIO RODIS MAGASPI, JUSTINO R. MAGASPI, BALDOMERA M. ALEJANDRO, and MANOLITA […]

June 26, 2015
Remedial Law

Mario Magaspi vs Jose Ramolete

115 SCRA 193 – Remedial Law – Rule 141 – Payment of Docket Fees Civil Procedure – Pleadings – Amendments In September 1970, Mario Magaspi et al filed a civil […]

June 26, 2015
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ANDO vs DFA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 195432          August 27, 2014 EDELINA T. ANDO, Petitioner, vs. DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Respondent.   D E […]

June 25, 2015
Civil Law

Edelina Ando vs Department of Foreign Affairs

G.R. No. 195432 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Foreign Divorce; how recognized Remedial Law – Evidence – Foreign Divorce; Must be proven as a matter of […]

June 25, 2015
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CORPUZ vs STO. TOMAS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 186571          August 11, 2010 GERBERT R. CORPUZ, Petitioner, vs. DAISYLYN TIROL STO. TOMAS and The SOLICITOR […]

June 25, 2015
Civil Law

Gerbert Corpuz vs Daisylyn Sto. Tomas

628 SCRA 266 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 26; Effect of Foreign Divorce Remedial Law – Evidence – Presumptive Evidence – Foreign […]

June 25, 2015
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KALAW vs FERNANDEZ (2015)

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 166357         January 14, 2015 VALERIO E. KALAW, Petitioner, vs. MA. ELENA FERNANDEZ, Respondent.   R E S […]

June 19, 2015
Civil Law

Valerio Kalaw vs Ma. Elena Fernandez (2015)

G.R. No. 166357 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Gambling in the Presence of One’s Children Testimonies of Expert […]

June 19, 2015
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KALAW vs FERNANDEZ (2011)

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 166357         September 19, 2011 VALERIO E. KALAW, Petitioner, vs. MA. ELENA FERNANDEZ, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 18, 2015
Civil Law

Valerio Kalaw vs Ma. Elena Fernandez (2011)

657 SCRA 822 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Totality of Evidence Burden of proving psychological incapacity is on […]

June 18, 2015
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REPUBLIC vs DE GRACIA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 171557          February 12, 2014 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, vs. RODOLFO O. DE GRACIA, Respondent.   D […]

June 17, 2015
Civil Law

Republic of the Philippines vs Rodolfo De Gracia

G.R. No. 171557 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Personal Evaluation by Psychologist – Need for Independent Evidence to […]

June 17, 2015
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DIÑO vs DIÑO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 178044          January 19, 2011 ALAIN M. DIÑO, Petitioner, vs. MA. CARIDAD L. DIÑO, Respondent.   D E […]

June 16, 2015
Civil Law

Alain Diño vs Ma. Caridad Diño

640 SCRA 178 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity Article 147 – Co-ownership as property regime – how property should […]

June 16, 2015
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OCHOSA vs ALANO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 167459          January 26, 2011 JOSE REYNALDO B. OCHOSA, Petitioner, vs. BONA J. ALANO and REPUBLIC OF […]

June 15, 2015
Civil Law

Jose Ochosa vs Bona Alano

640 SCRA 517 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Juridical Antecedence Sexual Infidelity and Abandonment are not per se […]

June 15, 2015
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SUAZO vs SUAZO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 164493         March 10, 2010 JOCELYN M. SUAZO, Petitioner, vs. ANGELITO SUAZO and REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents. […]

June 14, 2015
Civil Law

Jocelyn Suazo vs Angelito Suazo

615 SCRA 154 – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Drunkenness, Indolence, Physical Violence Not Necessarily Psychological Incapacity In 1985, […]

June 14, 2015
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PAZ vs PAZ

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 166579          February 18, 2010 JORDAN CHAN PAZ, Petitioner, vs. JEANICE PAVON PAZ, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 13, 2015
Civil Law

Jordan Paz vs Jeanice Paz

613 SCRA 195 – Civil Code – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Proof of Psychological Incapacity When personal examination by psychologist is […]

June 13, 2015
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REPUBLIC vs CA and MOLINA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC   G.R. No. 108763          February 13, 1997 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, petitioner, vs. COURT OF APPEALS and RORIDEL […]

June 12, 2015
Civil Law

Republic of the Philippines vs Court of Appeals and Roridel Molina

268 SCRA 198 (335 Phil. 664) – Civil Law – Persons and Family Relations – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity Guidelines in Applying Article 36 of the Family Code […]

June 12, 2015
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ASPILLAGA vs ASPILLAGA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 170925          October 26, 2009 RODOLFO A. ASPILLAGA, Petitioner, vs. AURORA A. ASPILLAGA, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 10, 2015
Civil Law

Rodolfo Aspillaga vs Aurora Aspillaga

604 SCRA 444 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Gravity, Juridical Antecedence, Incurability In 1977, Rodolfo Aspillaga and Aurora Apon met each other in […]

June 10, 2015
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AZCUETA vs REPUBLIC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 180668           May 26, 2009 MARIETA C. AZCUETA Petitioner, vs. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE COURT […]

June 9, 2015
Civil Law

Marieta Azcueta vs Republic of the Philippines

588 SCRA 196 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Dependent Personality Disorder Expert Opinion by Psychologist Must Be Considered as Decisive Evidence In 1993, […]

June 9, 2015
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VALENZONA vs FAIR SHIPPING CORPORATION

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 176884         October 19, 2011 CARMELITO N. VALENZONA, Petitioner, vs. FAIR SHIPPING CORPORATION and/or SEJIN LINES COMPANY […]

June 8, 2015
Labor Law

Carmelito Valenzona vs Fair Shipping Corporation

659 SCRA 642 – Labor Law – Social Legislation – Permanent Total Disability; When present In May 2001, Carmelito Valenzona was recruited and hired by the Fair Shipping Corporation to […]

June 8, 2015
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TING vs VELEZ-TING

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 166562          March 31, 2009 BENJAMIN G. TING, Petitioner, vs. CARMEN M. VELEZ-TING, Respondent.   D E C […]

June 7, 2015
Civil Law

Benjamin Ting vs Carmen Velez-Ting

582 SCRA 694 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity Personal Examination by Psychologist Not a Condition Sine Qua Non Note: This reinforced the case of Te […]

June 7, 2015
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