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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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REPUBLIC vs TANYAG-SAN JOSE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 168328          February 28, 2007 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, vs. LAILA TANYAG-SAN JOSE and MANOLITO SAN […]

June 6, 2015
Civil Law

Republic of the Philippines vs Laila Tanyag-San Jose

517 SCRA 123 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Joblessness and Irresponsibility is not Psychological Incapacity When examination of the alleged psychologically incapacitated spouse […]

June 6, 2015
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REPUBLIC vs QUINTERO-HAMANO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 149498          May 20, 2004 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, petitioner, vs. LOLITA QUINTERO-HAMANO, respondent.   D E C […]

June 5, 2015
Civil Law

Republic of the Philippines vs Lolita Quintero-Hamano

428 SCRA 735 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36 – Psychological Incapacity – Irresponsibility; Abandonment In 1986, Lolita Quintero and Toshio Hamano met in Japan. They had […]

June 5, 2015
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PESCA vs PESCA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Baguio City THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 136921          April 17, 2001 LORNA GUILLEN PESCA, petitioner vs. ZOSIMO A PESCA, respondent.   D E […]

June 4, 2015
Civil Law

Lorna Guillen Pesca vs Zosimo Pesca

356 SCRA 588 (408 Phil. 713) – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Emotional Immaturity and Irresponsibility Are Not Psychological Incapacity In 1975, Lorna Guillen […]

June 4, 2015
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ONG vs CA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Baguio City SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 142056         April 19, 2001 EVELYN ONG, ELIZABETH QUIAMCO, JOSEPHINE REJOLLO and ELEONOR ORTEGA, petitioners, […]

June 4, 2015
Civil Law

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
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MARCOS vs MARCOS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 136490         October 19, 2000 BRENDA B. MARCOS, petitioner, vs. WILSON G. MARCOS, respondent.   D E C […]

June 3, 2015
Civil Law

Brenda Marcos vs Wilson Marcos

343 SCRA 755 (397 Phil. 840) – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 36; Psychological Incapacity – Molina Guidelines – Psychological Test Requirement Wilson and Brenda were military personnel […]

June 3, 2015
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JULIANO-LLAVE vs REPUBLIC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 169766          March 30, 2011 ESTRELLITA JULIANO-LLAVE, Petitioner, vs. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, HAJA PUTRI ZORAYDA A. […]

June 2, 2015
Civil Law

Estrellita Juliano-Llave vs Republic of the Philippines

 646 SCRA 637 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 35 – Nullity of Marriage – Bigamy Annulment of Marriage – Collusion – Participation of the Solicitor General Who […]

June 2, 2015
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ABUNADO vs PEOPLE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 159218          March 30, 2004 SALVADOR S. ABUNADO and ZENAIDA BIÑAS ABUNADO, Petitioners, vs. PEOPLE OF THE […]

June 1, 2015
Civil Law

Salvador Abunado vs People of the Philippines

426 SCRA 562 – Civil Law – Family Code – Article 35 – Bigamy – Prejudicial Question Remedial Law – Criminal Procedure – Prejudicial Question In 1967, Narcisa Arceño married Salvador […]

June 1, 2015
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FARIÑAS vs EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 147387           December 10, 2003 RODOLFO C. FARIÑAS, MANUEL M. GARCIA, FRANCIS G. ESCUDERO, and AGAPITO […]

May 31, 2015
Political Law

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
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FUJIKI vs MARINAY

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 196049         June 26, 2013 MINORU FUJIKI, Petitioner, vs. MARIA PAZ GALELA MARINAY, SHINICHI MAEKARA, LOCAL CIVIL […]

May 31, 2015
Civil Law

Minoru Fujiki vs Maria Paz Marinay

700 SCRA 69 – Civil Law – Family Code – Decree of Absolute Nullity of Marriage – Who May File – Bigamy Remedial Law – Special Proceedings – Rule 108 – Declaration […]

May 31, 2015
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ABAKADA GURO vs EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT EN BANC G.R. No. 168056          September 1, 2005 ABAKADA GURO PARTY LIST (Formerly AASJAS) OFFICERS SAMSON S. ALCANTARA and ED […]

May 1, 2015
Political Law

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
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LA NAVAL DRUG vs CA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC   G.R. No. 103200          August 31, 1994 LA NAVAL DRUG CORPORATION, petitioner, vs. THE HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS […]

April 30, 2015
Remedial Law

La Naval Drug Corporation vs Court of Appeals

236 SCRA 78 – Remedial Law – Civil Procedure – Motion to Dismiss – Grounds for Dismissal In 1989, a conflict between La Naval Drug Corporation and a certain Wilson Yao […]

April 30, 2015
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NAVALE vs CA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 109957          February 20, 1996 ANTONIO NAVALE, FULGENCIO ABUHAN, LEONARDO NOVO, FILEMON VALDEHUEZA, RODOLFO SANGA, ROGELIO […]

April 15, 2015
Remedial Law

Antonio Navale vs Court of Appeals

253 SCRA 705 – Remedial Law – Civil Procedure – Service of Summons – Voluntary Appearance In 1983, Joven Yasay filed an ejection case against Antonio Navale, Eligio Valdehueza, and […]

April 15, 2015
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IBP vs ATIENZA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 175241          February 24, 2010 INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES represented by its National President, Jose […]

April 10, 2015
Political Law

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
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MMDA vs CONCERNED RESIDENTS OF MANILA BAY

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. Nos. 171947-48           December 18, 2008 METROPOLITAN MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT […]

April 9, 2015
Political Law

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
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PEÑALOSA vs VILLANUEVA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION   G.R. No. 75305           September 26, 1989 MICHAEL PEÑALOSA, ET AL. and SAMAHANG DIWANG MANGGAGAWA SA RMC-FFW […]

April 5, 2015
Labor Law

Michael Peñalosa vs Candido Villanueva

177 SCRA 778 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Wages – Primacy of Workers Lien; When Not Applicable In March 1985, Michael Peñalosa et al won a labor case against […]

April 5, 2015
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COMELEC vs NOYNAY

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 132365          July 9, 1998 COMMISION ON ELECTIONS, petitioner, vs. HON. TOMAS B. NOYNAY, Acting Presiding […]

April 3, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Commission on Elections vs Tomas Noynay

292 SCRA 264 – Legal Ethics – Duty of Lawyers To Properly Quote The Supreme Court Judicial Ethics – Duty of the Judge to be Studious of the Principles of Law […]

April 3, 2015
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ARO vs NAÑAWA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-24163         April 28, 1969 REGINO B. ARO, petitioner, vs. THE HON. ARSENIO NAÑAWA, Presiding Judge of […]

April 3, 2015
Legal Ethics Case

Regino Aro vs Arsenio Nañawa

27 SCRA 1090 – Legal Ethics – Attorney’s Fees; Right Thereto – Contingent Fees In 1964, Luis and Pablo Magtibay engaged the services of Atty. Regino Aro in a partition […]

April 3, 2015
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PLDT vs TIAMSON

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. Nos. 164684-85            November 11, 2005 PHILIPPINE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE COMPANY, INC., Petitioner, vs. ANTONIO Q. TIAMSON, Respondent.   […]

February 20, 2015
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION vs CUANAN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 169013          December 16, 2008 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, represented by its Officer-in-Charge and Undersecretary, RAMON C. […]

February 18, 2015
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SPOUSES GO IT BUN vs DIZON

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. Nos. 75915-16          September 18, 1992 SPOUSES GO IT BUN and CHOI PING TAI, petitioners, vs. HON. BALTAZAR […]

February 2, 2015
Labor Law

Wilhelmina Orozco vs Court of Appeals (2008)

562 SCRA 36 – Labor Law – Labor Standards – Employer-employee Relationship in a Publication – Four Fold Test – Control Test In March 1990, Wilhelmina Orozco was hired as […]

January 24, 2015
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OROZCO vs CA (2005)

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 155207          April 29, 2005 WILHELMINA S. OROZCO, Petitioners, vs. THE FIFTH DIVISION OF THE HONORABLE COURT OF […]

January 24, 2015
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FAR EAST AGRICULTURAL vs LEBATIQUE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 162813         February 12, 2007 FAR EAST AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY, INC. and/or ALEXANDER UY, Petitioners, vs. JIMMY LEBATIQUE […]

January 23, 2015
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BLAS vs ANGELES-HUTALLA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 155594          September 27, 2004 RHODORA G. BLAS, petitioner, vs. LINDA ANGELES-HUTALLA, respondent.   D E C I […]

January 22, 2015
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GOODYEAR vs SY

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 154554          November 9, 2005 GOODYEAR PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner, vs. ANTHONY SY and JOSE L. LEE, Respondents.   […]

January 22, 2015
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AGUSTIN vs EMPLEO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION A.C. No. 6986          March 6, 2006 JULIUS V. AGUSTIN, Complainant, vs. ATTY. ENRIQUE S. EMPLEO, Respondent.   R E […]

January 22, 2015
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MELO vs CA (1999)

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION   G.R. No. 123686           November 16, 1999 SPS. APOLINARIO MELO and LILIA T. MELO, and JULIA BARRETO, petitioners, […]

January 21, 2015
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