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Date Joined: Feb 7, 2012

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Manotok v. Barque, Part III : The August 24, 2010 En Banc Decision
on Jul 7, 2012 in piedad estate manotok v. barque g.r. nos. 162335 and 162605 dec 18 2008 friar land torrens system reconstitution of title cancellation of title Part I of this four-part series is a summary of the December 12, 2005 decisionof the Supreme Court 1st Division denying the Manotoks’ consolidated petitions and sustaining the order for the cancellation of the their title without a direct proceedin...



The Propriety of Applying Rabe v. Flores (A.M. No. P-97-1247, May 14, 1997) in Convicting CJ Corona
on May 29, 2012 in cj corona impeachment SALN rabe v. flores A.M. No. P-97-1247 may 14 1997 20-3 conviction of cj corona And so the inevitable came to pass.The Senate of the Republic of the Philippines, sitting as an impeachment court, voted 20-3 to convict Chief Justice Renato C. Corona (CJ Corona) yesterday, May 29, 2012. The senator-judges only voted once – on Art...



Manotok v. Barque, Part II : The December 18, 2008 En Banc Resolution
on May 18, 2012 in piedad estate manotok v. barque g.r. nos. 162335 and 162605 dec 18 2008 friar land torrens system reconstitution of title cancellation of title Part I of this four-part series is a summary of the December 5, 2005 decisionof the Supreme Court 1st Division denying the Manotoks’ consolidated petitions and sustaining the order for the cancellation of the their title without a direct proceeding...



Manotok v. Barque, the Lot No. 823, Piedad Estate Ownership Controversy Part I : The December 5, 2005 Decision
on May 14, 2012 in piedad estate friar land torrens system reconstitution of title cancellation of title manotok v. barque g.r. nos. 162335 and 162605 dec 5 2005 Last March 6, 2012, the Supreme Court en banc promulgated its resolution in Manotok vs. Barque, G.R. Nos. 162335 & 162605, the case involving Lot No. 823 of the Piedad Estate (a former friar land) located in Quezon City. Voting 9-6, the High Trib...



Manotok v. Barque, the Lot No. 823, Piedad Estate Ownership Controversy Part I : The December 12, 2005 Decision
on May 14, 2012 in piedad estate friar land torrens system reconstitution of title cancellation of title manotok v. barque g.r. nos. 162335 and 162605 dec 5 2005 Last March 6, 2012, the Supreme Court en banc promulgated its resolution in Manotok vs. Barque, G.R. Nos. 162335 & 162605, the case involving Lot No. 823 of the Piedad Estate (a former friar land) located in Quezon City. Voting 9-6, the High Trib...



Proclamation of Martial Law and Suspension of the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus : A Political Question in the Hands of Congress Before Becoming a Justiciable Question in the Hands of the Supreme Court?
on Apr 20, 2012 in fortun v. arroyo g.r. no. 190293 mar 12 2012 suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus dilangalen v. ermita g.r. no. 190294 mar 12 2012 martial law maguindanao massacre On March 12, 2012, the Supreme Court enbanc promulgated its long-overdue decision in the Maguindanao Martial Law Case, Fortun v. Macapagal-Arroyo, G.R. No. 190293 (and other consolidated cases).The Court dismissedthe consolidated petitions...



Limitation of the Tijam v. Sibonghanoy Doctrine (Jurisdiction Through Estoppel by Laches) : Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Homicide Case Erroneously Filed With the RTC, Figueroa vs. People, G.R. No. 147406, July 14, 2008
on Apr 8, 2012 in venacio figueroa v. people g.r. no. 147406 july 14 2008 tijam v. sibonghanoy reckless imprudence resulting in homicide jurisdiction through estoppel by laches D E C I SI O N(3rdDivision)NACHURA, J.:I.     THE FACTSOn July 8, 1994, an informationfor reckless imprudence resultingin homicide was filed against the petitioner before the RTC of Bulacan.Trial on the merits ensued and on A...



Limitation of the Tijam vs. Sibonghanoy Doctrine (Jurisdiction Through Estoppel by Laches) : Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Homicide Case Erroneously Filed With the RTC, Figueroa vs. People, G.R. No. 147406, July 14, 2008
on Apr 8, 2012 in tijam vs. sibonghanoy venacio figueroa vs. people g.r. no. 147406 july 14 2008 reckless imprudence resulting in homicide jurisdiction through estoppel by laches D E C I SI O N(3rdDivision)NACHURA, J.:I.     THE FACTSOn July 8, 1994, an informationfor reckless imprudence resultingin homicide was filed against the petitioner before the RTC of Bulacan.Trial on the merits ensued and on A...



Validity of the Mandatory Drug Testing Requirement Under RA 9165, The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002
on Mar 5, 2012 in search and seizure mandatory drug test sjs vs. dangerous drugs board g.r. no. 157870 (and other consolidated petitions) nov 3 2008 In Social Justice Society vs. Dangerous Drugs Board, G.R. No. 157870 (and otherconsolidated petitions), November 3,2008, the petitioners sought the nullification of the drug testingrequirement under Sec. 36, paragraphs (c), (d), (f) an...



The Abadilla 5 Case : Lumanog vs. People (and other consolidated cases), G.R. No. 182555, September 7, 2010
on Mar 3, 2012 in abadilla 5 case police lineup custodial investigation speedy disposition of cases alibi lumanog vs. people g.r. no. 182555 september 7 2010 D E C I S I O NVILLARAMA, JR., J.:I.     THE FACTSAppellants were the accusedperpetrators of the ambush-slay of former Chief of the Metropolitan CommandIntelligence and Security Group of the Philippine Constabulary (now...



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