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ARNADO vs COMELEC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 210164          August 18, 2015 ROMMEL C. ARNADO, Petitioner, vs. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS AND FLORANTE CAPITAN, Respondents. […]

April 10, 2016

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

SANTOS vs NLRC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION   G.R. No. 101699           March 13, 1996 BENJAMIN A. SANTOS, petitioner, vs. NATIONAL LABOR […]

November 9, 2015

Benjamin Santos vs National Labor Relations Commission

Rules of Court are liberally construed in quasi-judicial proceedings but strictly adhered to in regular court proceedings 254 SCRA 673 – Remedial Law – Service of Summons – Jurisdiction […]

November 9, 2015

CUDIA vs SUPERINTENDENT OF THE PMA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC G.R. No. 211362          February 24, 2015   FIRST CLASS CADET ALDRIN JEFF P. CUDIA OF THE PHILIPPINE […]

October 18, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Service of Summons Philippines

Revolutionizing the Service of Summons

Under Rule 14 of the Rules of Court, service of summons is to be in writing and served personally to the defendant. And by “personally” the rule means it […]

August 18, 2014

ALCOSERO vs NLRC

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION   G.R. No. 116884            March 26, 1998 RIZALINO Z. ALCOSERO, ELIAS Z. ALCOSERO, OSCAR P. ATUP, FRANCISCO […]

April 24, 2014

Rizalino Alcosero et al vs National Labor Relations Commission

288 SCRA 129 – Labor Law – Labor Relations – Quitclaims – NLRC Remedies; Certiorari; Appeal Bond Remedial Law – Appeal – Certiorari In 1992, the Apex Mining Co., Inc. […]

April 24, 2014

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 […]

March 2, 2014

Spouses Ricardo Rosales and Erlinda Sibug vs Spouses Alfonso and Lourdes Suba

Civil Law – Secured Transactions – Real Mortgage – Judicial Foreclosure – No right of redemption in judicial foreclosure Remedial Law – Civil Procedure – Special Civil Actions – Judicial […]

March 2, 2014

REILLO vs SAN JOSE

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila THIRD DIVISION G.R. No. 166393               June 18, 2009 CRISTINA F. REILLO, LEONOR […]

February 16, 2013

Cristina Reillo vs Galicano San Jose

Remedial Law – Special Proceedings – Counterclaims – Fraudulent Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement – Publication Quiterio San Jose and Antonina Espiritu Santo are husband and wife. Both died intestate in […]

February 16, 2013

IN RE: PACTOLIN

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Baguio EN BANC A.C. No. 7940               April 24, 2012 RE: SC DECISION DATED […]

December 7, 2012

In Re: Rodolfo Pactolin

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Moral Turpitude – Disbarment  In May 2008, the Supreme Court, in G.R. No. 161455 (Pactolin vs Sandiganbayan), affirmed the conviction of Atty. Rodolfo Pactolin […]

December 7, 2012

URBAN BANK vs PEÑA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 145817               October 19, 2011 URBAN BANK, INC, Petitioner, vs. […]

December 7, 2012

Urban Bank, Inc. vs Atty. Magdaleno Peña

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Unconscionable Attorney’s Fees –Quantum Meruit  In 1994, Isabel Sugar Company, Inc. (ISCI) sold a parcel of land to Urban Bank, Inc. (UBI). The land […]

December 7, 2012

NEVADA vs CASUGA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila EN BANC A.C. No. 7591               March 20, 2012 CORAZON T. NEVADA, Complainant, vs. […]

December 2, 2012

Corazon Nevada vs Atty. Rodolfo Casuga

Problem Areas in Legal Ethics – Gross Misconduct – Malpractice of Law – Misconduct In 2007, Corazon Nevada, filed a disbarment case against Atty. Rodolfo Casuga. Nevada alleged the following: […]

December 2, 2012

ASIAVEST vs CA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila FIRST DIVISION G.R. No. 128803            September 25, 1998 ASIAVEST LIMITED, petitioner, vs. THE COURT OF APPEALS and ANTONIO HERAS, respondents.   […]

November 21, 2012
 

Asiavest Limited vs Court of Appeals

295 SCRA 469 – Conflict of Laws – Private International Law – Service of Summons to a Non Resident – Processual Presumption  In 1984, a Hong Kong court ordered Antonio […]

November 21, 2012
 

SPS. MIRANDA vs CA

READ CASE DIGEST HERE. Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Manila SECOND DIVISION G.R. No. 114243           February 23, 2000 SPS. ISAGANI MIRANDA and MIGUEL JOGUILON, petitioners, […]

August 29, 2012
 

Spouses Miranda vs Court of Appeals

Civil Procedure – Service of Summons – Invalid Service; Consequence thereof  In 1965, Luneta Motor Company filed an action for recovery of a jeep and for recovery of sum of […]

August 29, 2012
 

May criminal prosecutions be restrained?

The general rule is that no criminal prosecution may be restrained or stayed by any injunctive writ, preliminary or final. Public interest requires that criminal acts be immediately investigated and […]

September 20, 2011

Department of Education vs Godofredo Cuanan

574 SCRA 41 – Remedial Law – Due Process – Certiorari; when available – Service of Summons In 1996, Godofredo Cuanan, while being a school principal in San Antonio, Nueva […]

November 6, 2010