Civil Law

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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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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2014 Case Digest: Bartolome v. SSS

BERNARDINA P. BARTOLOME, Petitioner, vs. SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM and SCANMAR MARITIME SERVICES, INC., Respondents. G.R. No. 192531               November 12, 2014     PONENTE: Velasco, Jr. TOPIC: Civil status of adopted upon death of adopter, biological parent of adoptee as beneficiary   FACTS:                 John Colcol was employed as electrician by Scanmar Maritime Services, Inc. He […]

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2014 Case Digest: Hermano Oil Manufacturing & Sugar Corp v. Toll Regulatory Board

HERMANO OIL MANUFACTURING & SUGAR CORPORATION, Petitioner, vs. TOLL REGULA TORY BOARD, ENGR. JAIME S. DUMLAO, JR., PHILIPPINE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION (PNCC) and DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (DPWH), Respondents. G.R. No. 167290               November 26, 2014     PONENTE: Bersamin TOPIC: Easement of right of way, due process, equal protection, eminent domain   FACTS: […]

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2014 Case Digest: Philippine National Bank v. Dee

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, Petitioner, vs. TERESITA TAN DEE, ANTIPOLO PROPERTIES, INC., (NOW PRIME EAST PROPERTIES, INC.) AND AFP–RSBS, INC., Respondents. G.R. No. 182128              February 19, 2014   PONENTE: Reyes, J. TOPIC: PD 957, Mortgage over subdivision land or condominium lot subject to contract to sell FACTS:                 Some time in July 1994, respondent Dee Dee […]

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2014 Case Digest: Spouses Roque v. Aguado

SPOUSES ROQUE, Petitioner, vs. AGUADO, et.al, Respondent. G.R. No. 193787               April 7, 2014   PONENTE: Perlas-Bernabe, J. TOPIC: Contract of conditional sale, contract to sell, double sale FACTS:                 On July 21, 1977, petitioners-spouses Roque and the original owners of the then unregistered Lot 18089 – namely, Rivero, et al. executed the 1977 Deed of […]

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2014 Case Digest: First United Constructors Corporation v. Bayanihan

FIRST UNITED CONSTRUCTORS CORPORATION and BLUE STAR CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, Petitioners, vs. BAYANIHAN AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION, Respondent. G.R. No. 164985               January 15, 2014   PONENTE: Bersamin, J. TOPIC: Compensation FACTS:                 Petitioner FUCC and petitioner Blue Star were associate construction firms sharing financial resources, equipment and technical personnel on a case-to-case basis. From May 27, 1992 to […]

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2014 Case Digest: Eastern Shipping Lines v. BPI/MS Insurance Corp

EASTERN SHIPPING LINES INC., Petitioner, vs. BPI/MS INSURANCE CORP. and MITSUI SUM TOMO INSURANCE CO. LTD., Respondents. G.R. No. 193986               January 15, 2014   PONENTE: Villarama Jr., J. TOPIC: Negligence FACTS:                 Sumitomo Corporation shipped through vessels of Eastern Shipping Lines various steel sheets in coil in favor of the consignee Calamba Steel. In each […]

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2014 Case Digest: Bignay Ex-Im Philippines v. Union Bank

BIGNAY EX-IM PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner, vs. UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent. G.R. No. 171590               February 12, 2014   PONENTE: Del Castillo, J. TOPIC: Negligence FACTS:                 In 1988, Rosario filed against Alfonso and Union Bank, Civil Case No. Q-52702 for annulment of the 1984 mortgage, claiming that Alfonso mortgaged the property without her consent, […]

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2014 Case Digest: Gonzalo v. Tarnate Jr

DOMINGO GONZALO, Petitioner, vs. JOHN TARNATE, JR., Respondent. G.R. No. 160600          January 15, 2014   PONENTE: Bersamin, J. TOPIC: Void or inexistent contract FACTS:                 After the DPWH had awarded on July 22, 1997 the contract for the improvement of the Sadsadan-Maba-ay Section of the Mountain Province-Benguet Road to his company, Gonzalo Construction, petitioner Gonzalo […]

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