Narcisa De Leon vs N...

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 land where the Dalisay Theater stands. She does not own the building. In 1951 however, De Leon was able to buy the...

PEOPLE vs SOLAMILLO Apr02

PEOPLE vs SOLAMILLO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 123161               June 18, 2003 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. LIBERATO “DUKDUK” SOLAMILLO and JULIAN SOLAMILLO, Accused-Appellants.   D E C I S I O...

PEOPLE vs MANLUCTAO Apr02

PEOPLE vs MANLUCTAO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. Nos. 143760-63               June 23, 2003 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROMEO MANLUCTAO y BLANCO alias “TATA,” Accused-Appellant. D E C I S I O N QUISUMBING, J.: For...

PEOPLE vs DACILLO Apr02

PEOPLE vs DACILLO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 149368             April 14, 2004 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, appellee, vs. FRANCISCO DACILLO alias DODOY AND JOSELITO PACOT y IBARRA (case provisionally dismissed), accused, FRANCISCO...

PEOPLE vs ACAYA Apr02

PEOPLE vs ACAYA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 108381             March 7, 2000 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, plaintiff-appellee, vs. AMADEO I. ACAYA, 1 accused-appellant.   D E C I S I O N QUISUMBING, J.: On appeal is the decision dated...

PEOPLE vs HOLZER Apr01

PEOPLE vs HOLZER

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 132323               July 20, 2000 THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, plaintiff-appellee, vs. ERNST GEORG HOLZER and MERCIDITA D. ALBISO, accused-appellants. D E C I S I O N MENDOZA, J.: This...

PEOPLE VS BIENVENIDO DE LA CRUZ Mar31

PEOPLE VS BIENVENIDO...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 140513               November 18, 2003 THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, vs. BIENVENIDO DE LA CRUZ Y MAHUSAY, Appellant. D E C I S I O N CORONA, J.: On appeal is the...

PEOPLE vs MALLARI Mar31

PEOPLE vs MALLARI

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 145993               June 17, 2003 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, vs. RUFINO MALLARI y ILAG, Appellant. D E C I S I O N DAVIDE, JR., C.J.: In its decision of 16 June 2000, in Criminal Case...

PEOPLE vs ROXAS Mar31

PEOPLE vs ROXAS

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 140762             September 10, 2003 PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, appellee, vs. PO3 ROGER ROXAS Y CABASAG, appellant. D E C I S I O N VITUG, J.: The Regional Trial Court of Quezon City, Branch 103,...

AMONOY vs GUTIERREZ Mar31

AMONOY vs GUTIERREZ

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 140420      February 15, 2001 SERGIO AMONOY, petitioner, vs. Spouses JOSE GUTIERREZ and ANGELA FORNILDA, respondents. D E C I S I O N PANGANIBAN, J.: Damnum absque injuria. Under this...

SESSION DELIGHTS vs COURT OF APPEALS Mar31

SESSION DELIGHTS vs ...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 172149               February 8, 2010 SESSION DELIGHTS ICE CREAM AND FAST FOODS, Petitioner, vs. THE HON. COURT OF APPEALS (Sixth Division), HON. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS COMMISSION (Second...

Session Delights Ice...

612 SCRA 10 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – NIRC Remedies – Computation of Backwages/Separation Pay Adonis Flora filed an illegal dismissal case against Session Delights and Fast Foods (Session Delights). In February 2001, the labor arbiter, Monroe Tabingan, ruled in favor of Flora...

CONCEPCION vs CA Mar30

CONCEPCION vs CA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION  G.R. No. 120706            January 31, 2000 RODRIGO CONCEPCION, petitioner, vs. COURT OF APPEALS and SPS. NESTOR NICOLAS and ALLEM NICOLAS, respondents. D E C I S I O...

PUYAT vs ZABARTE Mar27

PUYAT vs ZABARTE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 141536             February 26, 2001 GIL MIGUEL T. PUYAT, petitioner, vs.  RON ZABARTE, respondent.   D E C I S I O N PANGANIBAN, J.: Summary judgment in a litigation is resorted to...

WASSMER vs VELEZ (1965) Mar25

WASSMER vs VELEZ (19...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-20089             February 26, 1965 BEATRIZ P. WASSMER, plaintiff-appellee, vs. FRANCISCO X. VELEX, defendant-appellant. R E S O L U T I O N BENGZON, J.P. J.: Defendant-appellant has filed a...

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...

PALISOC vs BRILLANTES Mar12

PALISOC vs BRILLANTE...

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-29025             October 4, 1971 Spouses MOISES P. PALISOC and BRIGIDA P. PALISOC, plaintiffs-appellants, vs. ANTONIO C. BRILLANTES and TEODOSIO V. VALENTON, owner and President, respectively, of...

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...

EXCONDE vs CAPUNO Mar08

EXCONDE vs CAPUNO

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. L-10134         June 29, 1957 SABINA EXCONDE, Plaintiff-Appellant, vs. DELFIN CAPUNO and DANTE CAPUNO, Defendants-Appellees. D E C I S I O N BAUTISTA ANGELO, J.: Dante Capuno, son of Delfin Capuno,...

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...

Wilson Gamboa vs Sec...

Mercantile Law – Corporation Code – Capital – What “Capital” means In 1928, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) was granted a franchise to engage in the business of telecommunications. Telecommunications is a nationalized area of activity where a corporation engaged...

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