Political Law

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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2015 Case Digest: Kabataan Party List v. COMELEC

KABATAAN PARTY LIST, et. al., Petitioners, vs. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS, Respondent. G.R. No. 221318       December 16, 2015     PONENTE: Perlas-Bernabe TOPIC: Biometrics validation   FACTS:                 RA 10367 mandates the COMELEC to implement a mandatory biometrics registration system for new voters in order to establish a clean, complete, permanent, and updated list of voters […]

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2015 Case Digest: Diocese of Bacolod v. COMELEC

THE DIOCESE OF BACOLOD, REPRESENTED BY THE MOST REV. BISHOP VICENTE M. NAVARRA and THE BISHOP HIMSELF IN HIS PERSONAL CAPACITY, Petitioners, vs. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS AND THE ELECTION OFFICER OF BACOLOD CITY, ATTY. MAVIL V. MAJARUCON, Respondents. G.R. No. 205728               January 21, 2015     PONENTE: Leonen TOPIC: Right to expression, right to political […]

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2014 Case Digest: GMA Network v. COMELEC

GMA NETWORK, INC., Petitioner, vs. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS, Respondent. G.R. No. 205357               September 2, 2014     PONENTE: Peralta TOPIC: Freedom of expression, of speech and of the press, airtime limits   FACTS:             The five (5) petitions before the Court put in issue the alleged unconstitutionality of Section 9 […]

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2014 Case Digest: Shu v. Dee

RAY SHU, Petitioner, vs. JAIME DEE, ENRIQUETO MAGPANTAY, RAMON MIRANDA, LARRY MACILLAN, AND EDWIN SO, Respondents. G.R. No. 182573               April 23, 2014     PONENTE: Brion TOPIC: Right to due process, right to be heard   FACTS:                 Petitioner filed a complaint before the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) charging the respondents of falsification of […]

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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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2015 Case Digest: 1-UTAK v. COMELEC

1-UNITED TRANSPORT KOALISYON (1-UTAK), Petitioner, vs. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS, Respondent. G.R. No. 206020,       April 14, 2015     PONENTE: Reyes TOPIC: Election law, prior restraint of free speech, posting of campaign materials on PUV and public terminals, captive-audience doctrine   DOCTRINE: The right to participate in electoral processes is a basic and fundamental right in […]

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2015 Case Digest: Araullo v. Aquino (MR)

ARAULLO, et.al., Petitioners, vs. AQUINO, et.al., Respondents. G.R. Nos. 209287,et.al.    January 3, 2015 (Motion for Reconsideration)     PONENTE: Bersamin TOPIC: Constitutionality of DAP, cross-border transfer   RULING OF THE COURT:   1.) The Court’s power of judicial review Argument: The respondents argue that the Executive has not violated the GAA because savings as a […]

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2014 Case Digest: Arigo v. Swift

MOST REV. PEDRO ARIGO, et. al., Petitioners, vs. SCOTT H. SWIFT, et. al., Respondents. G.R. No. 206510               September 16, 2014     PONENTE: Villarama TOPIC: Writ of kalikasan, UNCLOS, Immunity from suit   FACTS:                 The USS Guardian is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship of the US Navy. In December 2012, the US Embassy in the […]

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