Case Digest

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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2014 Case Digest: Philippine Bank of Communications v. Basic Polyprinters

PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS, Petitioner, vs. BASIC POLYPRINTERS AND PACKAGING CORPORATION, Respondent. G.R. No. 187581               October 20, 2014     PONENTE: Bersamin TOPIC: FRIA, insolvency, rehabilitation plan   FACTS: Basic Polyprinters, along with the eight other corporations belonging to the Limtong Group of Companies filed a joint petition for suspension of payments with approval of […]

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2014 Case Digest: Orosco v. Spouses Domingo

AVELINA ABARIENTOS REBUSQUILLO and SALVADOR A. OROSCO, Petitioners, vs. SPS. DOMINGO and EMELINDA REBUSQUILLO GUALVEZ and the CITY ASSESSOR OF LEGAZPI CITY, Respondents. G.R. No. 204029               June 4, 2014     PONENTE: Velasco, Jr. TOPIC: Simulation of contract, intestate proceeding   FACTS: Petitioner Avelina was one of the children of Eulalio who died intestate. On […]

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