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In re Garcia, G.R. No. _____, August 15, 1961
on Jul 21, 2012 in in re garcia g.r. no. _____ august 15 1961 treaty incorporation clause R E S O L U T I O N(En Banc)BARRERA, J.:I.      THE FACTSArturo E. Garcia, a Filipino citizen, studied law, became a lawyer and practiced law in Spain. Later, he applied for admission to the practice of law in the Philippines...

Tatad v. Executive Secretary, G.R. No. 124360, November 5, 1997
on Jul 21, 2012 in tatad v. executive secretary g.r. no. 124360 nov. 5 1997 monopolies unfair competition combinations in restraint of trade oil deregulation one title-one subject requirement delegation of power D E C I S I O N(En Banc)PUNO, J.:I.      THE FACTSPetitioners assailed §5(b) and §15 of R.A. No. 8180, the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1996. §5(b) of the law provided that “tariff duty shall be imposed .

Arnault v. Nazareno, G.R. No. L-3820, July 18, 1950
on Jul 21, 2012 in contempt arnault v. nazareno g.r. no. L-3820 july 18 1950 investigation in aid of legislation right against self-incrimination inherent power D E C I S I O N(En Banc)OZAETA, J.:I.      THE FACTSThe Senate investigated the purchase by the government of two parcels of land, known as Buenavista and Tambobong estates. An intriguing question that the Senate sought to re...

Angara v. Electoral Commission, G.R. No. L-45081, July 15, 1936
on Jul 13, 2012 in implied powers angara v. electoral commission g.r. no. L-45081 july 15 1936 D E C I S I O N(En Banc)LAUREL, J.:I.      THE FACTSPetitioner Jose Angara was proclaimed winner and took his oath of office as member of the National Assembly of the Commonwealth Government. On December 3, 1935, the National...

Bayan v. Zamora, G.R. No. 138570, October 10, 2000
on Jul 10, 2012 in visiting forces agreement treaty foreign military troops in the phils. bayan v. zamora g.r. no. 138570 october 10 2000 D E C I S I O N(En Banc)BUENA, J.:I.      THE FACTSThe Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America entered into an agreement called Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). The agreement was treated as treaty by the...

Tañada, et al., v. Angara, et al., G.R. No. 118295, May 2, 1997
on Jul 10, 2012 in economic protectionism tañada v. angara g.r. no. 118295 may 2 1997 treaty world trade organization filipino first policy globalization D E C I S I O N(En Banc)PANGANIBAN, J.:I.      THE FACTS Petitioners Senators Tañada, et al. questioned the constitutionality of the concurrence by the Philippine Senate of the President’s ratification of the internat...

Kuroda v. Jalandoni, G.R. No. L-2662, March 26, 1949
on Jul 8, 2012 in kuroda v. jalandoni g.r. no. L-2662 march 26 1949 generally-accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land D E C I S I O N(En Banc)MORAN, C.J.:I.      THE FACTSPetitioner Shigenori Kuroda, the Commanding General of the Japanese Imperial Forces in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation, was charged before the Philippine Mil...

Manila Prince Hotel v. GSIS, G.R. No. 122156, February 3, 1997
on Jul 8, 2012 in self-executing provision manila prince hotel v. gsis manila hotel g.r. no. 122156 february 3 1997 national patrimony filipino first policy D E C I S I O N(En Banc)BELLOSILLO, J.:I.      THE FACTSPursuant to the privatization program of the Philippine Government, the GSIS sold in public auction its stake in Manila Hotel Corporation (MHC). Only 2 bidders participa...

Philip Sigfrid Fortun v. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, et al., G.R. No. 190293, March 20, 2012 (and other consolidated cases)
on Apr 20, 2012 in fortun v. arroyo g.r. no. 190293 march 20 2012 suspension of privilege of the writ of habeas corpus martial law maguindanao massacre D E C I SI O N(En Banc)ABAD, J.:I.     THE FACTSOn November 23, 2009, heavily armed men believed led by the rulingAmpatuan family of Maguindanao gunned down and buried under shoveled dirt 57innocent civilians.  In r...

Social Justice Society vs. Dangerous Drugs Board, G.R. No. 157870 (and other consolidated petitions), November 3, 2008
on Mar 3, 2012 in laserna vs. ddb g.r. no. 158633 sjs vs. ddb g.r. no. 157870 nov. 3 2008 sec. 36(c) (d) (f) and (g) of r.a. 9165 pimentel vs. comelec g.r. no. 161658 mandatory random drug testing policy D E C I S IO NVELASCO, J.:I.     THE FACTSTheseconsolidated petitions challenge the constitutionality of Sec. 36 of R.A. 9165,the Comprehensive Dangerous DrugsAct of 2002, insofar as it requires mandatory drug testi...

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