Case Digest

2017 Case Digest: Estipona v. Lobrigo and People

SALVADOR ESTIPONA, JR. y ASUELA, Petitioner, vs. HON. FRANK E. LOBRIGO, and PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents. G.R. No. 226679               August 15, 2017   TOPIC: Section 23 of RA 9165, rule-making power of Supreme Court, equal protection clause PONENTE: Peralta FACTS: Petitioner Estipona, Jr. was charged with violation of Section 11 of RA 9165. On […]

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2014 Case Digest: Vivares v. St. Theresa’s College

RHONDA AVE S. VIVARES and SPS. MARGARITA and DAVID SUZARA, Petitioners, vs ST. THERESA’S COLLEGE, MYLENE RHEZA T. ESCUDERO, and JOHN DOES, Respondents. G.R. No. 202666               September 29, 2014     TOPIC: right to informational privacy, writ of habeas data PONENTE: Velasco, Jr. PREFATORY: The individual’s desire for privacy is never absolute, since participation in […]

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2014 Case Digest: People v. Abetong

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. MARLON ABETONG y ENDRADO, Accused-Appellant. G.R. No. 209785               June 4, 2014 TOPIC: Section 5 of RA 9165, chain of custody, testimony of keyholder of evidence locker, discrepancy in weight of substance PONENTE: Velasco, Jr. FACTS: According to the prosecution, on August 22, 2003, PO3 Perez received an information that […]

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2014 Case Digest: Republic v. Asia Pacific Integrated Steel Corporation

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, represented by the DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (DPWH), Petitioner, vs. ASIA PACIFIC INTEGRATED STEEL CORPORATION, Respondent. G.R. No. 192100               March 12, 2014 TOPIC: basis of just compensation, expropriation PONENTE: Villarama FACTS: Respondent is the registered owner of a 17,175-square meter property situated in San Simon, Pampanga. On March 1, […]

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2016 Case Digest: People v. Sonjaco

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES v. JOAN SONJACO GR No. 196962      June 8, 2016 TOPIC: Sections 5 and 11 of RA 9165, mere possession constitutes animus possidendi PONENTE: Perez FACTS: Based on information received on 6 August 2005, that appellant and a certain alias Kenkoy were engaged in illegal drug trade in Barangay Olympia, Makati City, […]

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2016 Case Digest: People v. Bulawan

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES v. MICHAEL KURT JOHN BULAWAN GR No. 204441      June 8, 2016 TOPIC: Section 5 of RA 9165, chain of custody PONENTE: Perez FACTS: The prosecution’s witness IO1 de la Cerna narrated that they conducted a buy-bust operation, with him acting as poseur buyer. The accused arrived and he was introduced to […]

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2014 Case Digest: SEC v. Santos

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Petitioner,  v.  OUDINE SANTOS, Respondent. G.R. No. 195542,           March 19, 2014     PONENTE: Perez TOPIC: SRC, unregistered broker or dealer   FACTS:                 Sometime in 2007, yet another investment scam was exposed with the disappearance of its primary perpetrator Liew, a self–styled financial guru and Chairman of the Board of […]

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2014 Case Digest: Primanila Plans v. SEC

PRIMANILA PLANS, INC., herein REPRESENTED by EDUARDO S. MADRID, Petitioner, vs. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Respondent. G.R. No. 193791               August 6, 2014     PONENTE: Reyes TOPIC: SRC, registration statement, cease and desist order   FACTS:                 On April 9, 2008, SEC issued the subject cease and desist order after an investigation conducted by the […]

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2014 Case Digest: SEC v. CA

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Petitioner, vs. THE HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS, OMICO CORPORATION, EMILIO S. TENG AND TOMMY KIN HING TIA, Respondents. G.R. No. 187702               October 22, 2014     PONENTE:  Sereno TOPIC: SRC, proxy, jurisdiction of SEC   FACTS:                 Omico Corporation (Omico) is a company whose shares of stock are listed and traded […]

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2014 Case Digest: Aquino v. Pacific Plans

MARILYN VICTORIO-AQUINO, Petitioner, vs. PACIFIC PLANS, INC. and MAMERTO A. MARCELO, JR. (Court-Appointed Rehabilitation Receiver of Pacific Plans, Inc.), Respondents. G.R. No. 193108               December 10, 2014     PONENTE: Peralta TOPIC: FRIA, cram-down power of rehabilitation court   FACTS:                 Respondent Pacific Plans, Inc. (now “APEC”) is engaged […]

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