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April 2013 : Philippine Supreme Court Decisions

A.C. No. 8384 - Efigenia M. Tenoso v. Atty. Anselmo S. Echanez
A.C. No. 9514 - Bernard N. Jandoquile v. Atty. Quirino P. Revilla, Jr.
A.M. OCA IPI No. 09-3243-RTJ - Johnwell W. Tiggangay v. Judge Marcelino K. Wacas, RTC, Branch 25, Tabuk City, Kalinga
A.M. No. 09-5-2-SC - In the matter of the Brewing Controversies in the Election of the IBP; Attys. Marcial M. Magsino, et al. v. Attys. Rogelio A. Vinluan, et al.
G.R. NO. 157445 - Segundina A. Galvez v. Sps. Honorio C. Montano and Susana P. Montano, et al.
G.R. NO. 158361 - International Hotel Corporation v. Francisco B. Joaquin, Jr., et al.
G.R. NO. 165838 - Nemesio Firaza, Sr., v. Sps. Claudio and Eufrecena Ugay
G.R. NO. 165863 - Albert Chua, Jimmy Chua Chi Leong and Spouses Eduardo Solis and Gloria Victa v. B.E. San Diego, Inc./Lorenzana Food Corporation v. B.E. San Diego, Inc.
G.R. NO. 171298 - Spouses Oscar and Thelma Cacayorin v. Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc.
G.R. NO. 171555 - Evangeline Rivera-Calingasan and E. Rical Enterprises v. Wilfredo Rivera, substututed by Ma. Lydia S. Rivera, Freida Leah and Wilfredo S. Rivera, Jr.
G.R. NO. 173121 - Franklin Alejandro v. Office of the Ombudsman Fact-Finding and Intelligence Bureau
G.R. NO. 174788 - The Special Audit Team, Commission on Audit v. Court of Appeals and Government Service Insurance System
G.R. NO. 175327 - People of the Philippines v. Edmundo Vitero
G.R. NO. 175428 - Ricardo Chu, Jr. and Dy Kok Eng v. Melania Caparas and Spouses Ruel and Hermenegilda Perez
G.R. NO. 175368 - League of Provinces of the Philippines v. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, et al.
G.R. NO. 176985 - Ricardo E. Vergara, Jr. v. Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.
G.R. NO. 175939 - People of the Philippines v. Chad Manansala y Lagman
G.R. NO. 178758 - Marcelino and Vitaliana Dalangin v. Celemente Perez, et al.
G.R. NO. 178952 - Heirs of Lazaro Gallardo, et al. v. Porferio Soliman, et al.
G.R. NO. 179011 - Rey Castigador Catedrilla v. Mario and Margie Lauron
G.R. NO. 179018 - Paglaum Management & Development Corp. and Health Marketing Technologies, Inc. v. Union Bank of the Philippines, Notary Public John Doe, and Register of Deeds of Cebu City and Cebu Province; J. King & Sons. Co., Inc., Intervenor
G.R. NO. 179041 - People of the Philippines v. Arnel Nocum, et al.
G.R. NO. 179665 - Solid Builders, Inc. and Medinaj Foods Industries, Inc. v. China Banking Corporation
G.R. NO. 180514 - People of the Philippines v. Dante L. Dumalag
G.R. NO. 180843 - Apolonio Garcia, in substituion of his deceased mother, Modesta Garcia, and Cristina Salamat v. Dominga Robles Vda de Caparas
G.R. NO. 181182 - Boardwalk Business Ventures, Inc. v. Elvira A. Villareal (deceased) substituted by Reynaldo P. Villareal, Jr., et al.
G.R. NO. 181973 - Amelia Aquino, et al. v. Philippine Ports Authority
G.R. NO. 182417 - People of the Philippines v. Alberto Gonzales y Santos aka Takyo
G.R. NO. 182760 - Republic of the Philippines v. Robert P. Narceda
G.R. NO. 183058 - Sps. Montano T. Tolosa and Merlinda Tolosa v. United Coconut Planters Bank
G.R. NO. 183137 - Pelizloy Realty Corporation, represented herein by its President, Gregory K. Loy v. The Province of Benguet
G.R. NO. 183658 - Royal Savings Bank, formerly Comsavings Bank, now GSIS Family Bank v. Fernando Asia, Mike Latag, et al.
G.R. NO. 183858 - Holy Trinity Realty and Development Corporation v. Spouses Carlos Abacan adn Elizabeth Abacan
G.R. NO. 184079 - Spouses Armando Silverio, Sr. and Remedios Silverio v. Spouses Ricardo adn Evelyn Marcelo/Spouses Evelyn adn Ricardo Marcelo v. Spouses Armando Silveri, Sr. and Remedios Siverio
G.R. NO. 184333 - Sixto N. Chu v. Mach Asia Trading Corporation
G.R. Nos. 186739-960 - Leovigildo R. Ruzol v. The Hon. Sandiganbayan and the People of the Philippines
G.R. NO. 187232 - Zenaida D. Mendoza v. HMS Credit Corporation, et al.
G.R. NO. 187317 - Carlito C. Encinas v. PO1 Alfredo P. Agustin, Jr., and Po1 Joel S. Caubang
G.R. NO. 187677 - Republic of the Philippines, represented by the Department fo the Public Works and Highways (DPWH) v. Spouses William and Rebecca Genato
G.R. NO. 187678 - Spouses Ignacio F. Juico and Alice P. Juico v. China Banking Corporation
G.R. NO. 188633 - Sandoval Shipyards, Inc., and Rimport Industries, Inc., represented by Engr. Reynaldo G. Importante v. Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA)
G.R. NO. 189280 - People of the Philippines v. Alberto Deligero y Bacasmot
G.R. NO. 189351 - People of the Philippines v. Lolita Quesido y Badarang
G.R. NO. 190475 - Jaime Ong y Ong v. People of the Philippines
G.R. NO. 191667 - Land Bank of the Philippines v. Eduardo M. Cacayurin
G.R. NO. 192249 - Salic Dumarpa v. Commission on Elections
G.R. NO. 202242 - Francisco Chavez v. Judicial and Bar Council, et al.
G.R. NO. 195649 - Casan Macode Maquiling v. Commission on Elections, Rommel Arnado y Cagoco, Linog G. Balua
G.R. NO. 203302 - Mayor Emmanuel L. Maliksi v. Commission on Elections and Homer T. Saquilayan
G.R. NO. 203766 - Atong Paglaum, Inc. v. Commission on Elections
A.M. OCA IPI No. 09-3243-RTJ, April 01, 2013 - JOHNWELL W. TIGGANGAY, Complainant, v. JUDGE MARCELINO K. WACAS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 25, TABUK CITY, KALINGA, Respondent.
A.M. No. RTJ-10-2217, April 08, 2013 - SONIA C. DECENA AND REY C. DECENA, Petitioners, v. JUDGE NILO A. MALANYAON, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 32, IN PILI, CAMARINES SUR, Respondent.
A.M. No. P-13-3108 - Formerly OCA I.P.I No. 10-3465-P, April 10, 2013 - L.G. JOHNNA E. LOZADA AND L.G. LIZA S. MILLADO, Complainants, v. MA. THERESA G. ZERRUDO, CLERK OF COURT IV, AND SALVACION D. SERMONIA, CLERK IV, BOTH OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES OF ILOILO CITY, Respondents.
A.M. No. P-12-3073 - Formerly A.M. OCA I.P.I. No. 08-2984-P, April 03, 2013 - ANTIOCO BONONO, JR. AND VICTORIA RAVELO-CAMINGUE, Complainants, v. JAIME DELA PEÑA SUNIT, SHERIFF IV, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 29, SURIGAO CITY, Respondent.
A.M. No. P-12-3044 - Formerly A.M. OCA I.P.I. No. 09-3267-P, April 08, 2013 - JUDGE ANASTACIO C. RUFON, Complainant, v. MANUELITO P. GENITA, LEGAL RESEARCHER II, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 52, BACOLOD CITY, Respondent.
A.M. No. P-10-2791 - Formerly A.M. No. 10-3-91-RTC, April 17, 2013 - JUDGE RENATO A. FUENTES, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 17, DAVAO CITY, Complainant, v. ATTY. ROGELIO F. FABRO, BRANCH CLERK OF COURT, AND OFELIA SALAZAR,1 CLERK III, Respondents.
A.M. No. P-08-2531 - Formerly A.M. No. 08-7-220-MTCC, April 11, 2013 - CIVIL COMMISSION, SERVICE COMPLAINANT, VS. MERLE RAMONEDA-PITA, CLERK III, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, DANAO CITY. Respondent.
A.M. No. P-06-2256 - Formerly A.M. OCA IPI No. 06-2374-P, April 10, 2013 - PO2 PATRICK MEJIA GABRIEL, Complainant, v. SHERIFF WILLIAM JOSE R. RAMOS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 166, PASIG CITY, Respondent.
A.M. No. P-04-1785 - Formerly A.M. No. 03-11-671-RTC, April 02, 2013 - THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Peitioner, v. DEVELYN GESULTURA, Respondent.
A.M. No. MTJ-07-1691 - Formerly A.M. No. 07-7-04-SC, April 02, 2013 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Petitioner, v. JUDGE ANATALIO S. NECESSARIO, BRANCH 2; JUDGE GIL R. ACOSTA, BRANCH 3; JUDGE ROSABELLA M. TORMIS, BRANCH 4; AND JUDGE EDGEMELO C. ROSALES, BRANCH 8; ALL OF MTCC-CEBU CITY; CELESTE P. RETUYA, CLERK III, MTCC BRANCH 6, CEBU CITY; CORAZON P. RETUYA, COURT STENOGRAPHER, MTCC, BRANCH 6, CEBU CITY; RHONA F. RODRIGUEZ, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER I, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT (RTC) CEBU CITY; EMMA D. VALENCIA, COURT STENOGRAPHER III, RTC, BRANCH 18, CEBU CITY; MARILOU CABANEZ, COURT STENOGRAPHER, MTCC, BRANCH 4, CEBU CITY; DESIDERIO S. ARANAS, PROCESS SERVER, MTCC, BRANCH 3, CEBU CITY; REBECCA ALESNA, COURT INTERPRETER, MTCC, BRANCH 1, CEBU CITY; AND HELEN MONGGAYA, COURT STENOGRAPHER, MTCC, BRANCH 4, CEBU CITY.Respondents.
A.C. No. 5119, April 17, 2013 - ROSARIO BERENGUER-LANDERS AND PABLO BERENGUER, COMPLAINANTS, VS. ATTY. ISABEL E. FLORIN, ATTY. MARCELINO JORNALES AND ATTY. PEDRO VEGA, Respondents.
G.R. No. 204700, April 10, 2013 - EAGLERIDGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, MARCELO N. NAVAL AND CRISPIN I. OBEN, Petitioners, v. CAMERON GRANVILLE 3 ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. Respondent.
G.R. No. 204637, April 16, 2013 - LIWAYWAY VINZONS-CHATO, Petitioner, v. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL AND ELMER E. PANOTES, Respondents.
G.R. No. 204591, April 16, 2013 - AGAPAY NG INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS ALLIANCE (A-IPRA), Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS, MELVIN G. LOTA, MAC-MAC BERNALES, MARY ANNE P. SANTOS, JEAN ANNABELL S. GAROTA, JOSEPH T. EVANGELISTA, ET AL.Respondents.
G.R. No. 203646, April 16, 2013 - SAMSON S. ALCANTARA, ROMEO R. ROBISO, PEDRO T. DABU, JR., LOPE E. FEBLE, NOEL T. TIAMPONG AND JOSE FLORO CRISOLOGO, Petitioners, v. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS, JONATHAN DE LA CRUZ, ED VINCENT ALBANO AND BENEDICT KATO, Respondents.
G.R. No. 201816, April 08, 2013 - HEIRS OF FAUSTINO MESINA AND GENOVEVA S. MESINA, REP. BY NORMAN MESINA, Petitioners, v. HEIRS OF DOMINGO FIAN, SR., REP. BY THERESA FIAN YRAY, ET AL., Respondents.
G.R. No. 201449, April 03, 2013 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. WELVIN DIU Y KOTSESA, AND DENNIS DAYAON Y TUPIT,1 Accused-Appellants.
G.R. No. 201443, April 10, 2013 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BETTY SALVADOR Y TABIOS, MONICO SALVADOR, MARCELO LLANORA, JR. Y BAYLON, ROBERT GONZALES Y MANZANO, RICKY PEÑA Y BORRES @ RICK, ROGER PESADO Y PESADO @ GER, JOSE ADELANTAR Y CAURTE, LOWHEN ALMONTE Y PACETE, JUBERT BANATAO Y AGGULIN @ KOBET, AND MOREY DADAAN, Accused-Appellants.
G.R. No. 200173, April 15, 2013 - SPS. ESMERALDO D. VALLIDO AND ARSENIA M. VALLIDO, REP. BY ATTY. SERGIO C. SUMAYOD, Petitioners, v. SPS. ELMER PONO AND JULIET PONO, AND PURIFICACION CERNA-PONO AND SPS. MARIANITO PONO AND ESPERANZA MERO-PONO, Respondents.
G.R. No. 199747, April 03, 2013 - TEODORO DARCEN, MAMERTO DARCEN, JR., NESTOR DARCEN, BENILDA DARCEN-SANTOS, AND ELENITA DARCEN-VERGEL, Petitioners, v. V. R. GONZALES CREDIT ENTERPRISES, INC., REPRESENTED BY ITS PRESIDENT, VERONICA L. GONZALES, Respondent.
G.R. No. 199219, April 03, 2013 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GERRY OCTAVIO Y FLORENDO AND REYNALDO CARIÑO Y MARTIR, Accused-Appellants.
G.R. No. 198783, April 15, 2013 - ROYAL PLANT WORKERS UNION, Petitioner, v. COCA-COLA BOTTLERS PHILIPPINES, INC.-CEBU PLANT, Respondent.
G.R. No. 198682, April 10, 2013 - FRANCISCO C. ADALIM, Petitioner, v. ERNESTO TANINAS, JORGE ORITA, MA. IRMA DAIZ (DECEASED), YOLANDO DEGUINION, GRACE LIM, EMMA TANINAS, ISIDRO BUSA, MA. NALYN DOTING CO, ESTER ULTRA, FRANCISCO ESPORAS, ENRICO BEDIASA Y, JESUS CHERREGUINE,* AIDA EVIDENTE, RODRIGO TANINAS, VIRGILIO ADENIT, CLARITA DOCENA, ERENE DOCENA, GUIO BALICHA, LUZ BACULA, PERFECTO MAGRO, ANACL.ETO EBIT, DOLORES PENAFLOR, ERWENIA BALMES, CECILIO CEBUANO, MA. ELENA ABENIS, DANILO ALEGRE, AND THE COURT OF APPEALS (FIFTH DIVISION), Respondents.
G.R. No. 197937, April 03, 2013 - FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. SM PRIME HOLDINGS, INC., Respondent.
G.R. No. 197353, April 01, 2013 - ALEXANDER B. BAÑARES, Petitioner, v. TABACO WOMEN’S TRANSPORT SERVICE1 COOPERATIVE (TAWTRASCO), REPRESENTED BY DIR. RENOL BARCEBAL, ET AL., Respondents.
G.R. No. 197291, April 03, 2013 - DATU ANDAL AMPATUAN JR., Petitioner, v. SEC. LEILA DE LIMA, AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CSP CLARO ARELLANO, AS CHIEF STATE PROSECUTOR, NATIONAL PROSECUTION SERVICE, AND PANEL OF PROSECUTORS OF THE MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE, HEADED BY RSP PETER MEDALLE, Respondents.
G.R. No. 197117, April 10, 2013 - FIRST LEPANTO TAISHO INSURANCE CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.
G.R. No. 195317, April 03, 2013 - SPOUSES WELTCHIE RAYMUNDO AND EMILY RAYMUNDO, Petitioners, v. LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, SUBSTITUTED BY PHILIPPINE DISTRESSED ASSET ASIA PACIFIC [SPV-AMC] 2, INC., Respondents.
G.R. No. 194994, April 16, 2013 - EMMANUEL A. DE CASTRO, Petitioner, v. EMERSON S. CARLOS, Respondent.
G.R. No. 194564, April 10, 2013 - SERGIO SOMBOL, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.
G.R. No. 194368, April 02, 2013 - CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, Petitioner, v. ARLIC ALMOJUELA, Respondent.
G.R. No. 193773, April 02, 2013 - TERESITA L. SALVA, Petitioner, v. FLAVIANA M. VALLE, Respondent.
G.R. No. 193756, April 10, 2013 - VENANCIO S. REYES, EDGARDO C. DABBAY, WALTER A. VIGILIA, NEMECIO M. CALANNO, ROGELIO A. SUPE, JR., ROLAND R. TRINIDAD, AND AURELIO A. DULDULAO, Petitioners, v. RP GUARDIANS SECURITY AGENCY, INC., Respondents.
G.R. No. 191805, April 16, 2013 - IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR THE WRIT OF AMPARO AND HABEAS DATA IN FAVOR OF NORIEL RODRIGUEZ, NORIEL RODRIGUEZ, Petitioner, v. GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, GEN. VICTOR S. IBRADO, PDG JESUS AME VERSOZA, LT. GEN. DELFIN BANGIT, MAJ. GEN. NESTOR Z. OCHOA, P/CSUPT. AMETO G. TOLENTINO, P/SSUPT. JUDE W. SANTOS, COL. REMIGIO M. DE VERA, AN OFFICER NAMED MATUTINA, LT. COL. MINA, CALOG, GEORGE PALACPAC UNDER THE NAME “HARRY,” ANTONIO CRUZ, ALDWIN “BONG” PASICOLAN AND VINCENT CALLAGAN, Respondents.; G.R. No. 193160 - IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR THE WRIT OF AMPARO AND HABEAS DATA IN FAVOR OF NORIEL RODRIGUEZ, POLICE DIR. GEN. JESUS A. VERSOZA, P/SSUPT. JUDE W. SANTOS, BGEN. REMEGIO M. DE VERA, 1ST LT. RYAN S. MATUTINA, LT. COL. LAURENCE E. MINA, ANTONIO C. CRUZ, ALDWIN C. PASICOLAN AND VICENTE A. CALLAGAN, Petitioners, v. NORIEL H. RODRIGUEZ, Respondent.
G.R. No. 191696, April 10, 2013 - ROGELIO DANTIS, Petitioner, v. JULIO MAGHINANG, JR., Respondent.
G.R. No. 191396, April 17, 2013 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARILYN AGUILAR Y MANZANILLO, Accused-Appellant.
G.R. No. 187740, April 10, 2013 - PEOPLE OF PHILIPPINES, The Plaintiff-Appwllee, v. MANUEL CATACUTAN, TOLENTINO Y, Accused-Appellant.
G.R. No. 187232, April 17, 2013 - ZENAIDA D. MENDOZA, Petitioner, v. HMS CREDIT CORPORATION AND/OR FELIPE R. DIEGO, MA. LUISA B. DIEGO, HONDA MOTOR SPORTS CORPORATION AND/OR FELIPE R. DIEGO, MA. LUISA B. DIEGO, BETA MOTOR TRADING INCORPORATED AND/OR FELIPE DIEGO, MA. LUISA B. DIEGO, JIANSHE CYCLE WORLD INCORPORATED AND/OR JOSE B. DIEGO, Respondents.
G.R. No. 186279, April 02, 2013 - LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. ARTEMIO S. SAN JUAN, JR., Respondent.
G.R. No. 185518, April 17, 2013 - SPOUSES FELIX CHINGKOE AND ROSITA CHINGKOE, Petitioners, v. SPOUSES FAUSTINO CHINGKOE AND GLORIA CHINGKOE, Respondents.
G.R. No. 178758, April 03, 2013 - MARCELINO AND VITALIANA DALANGIN, Petitioners, v. CLEMENTE PEREZ, CECILIA GONZALES, SPOUSES JOSE BASIT AND FELICIDAD PEREZ, SPOUSES MELECIO MANALO AND LETICIA DE GUZMAN, AND THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF OF BATANGAS, Respondents.
G.R. No. 176289, April 08, 2013 - MOLDEX REALTY, INC., Petitioner, v. FLORA A. SABERON, Respondent.
G.R. No. 157445, April 03, 2013 - SEGUNDINA A. GALVEZ, Petitioner, v. HON. COURT OF APPEALS, SPOUSES HONORIO C. MONTANO AND SUSANA P. MONTANO AND PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, Respondents.
G.R. No. 141809, April 08, 2013 - JOSEFINA F. INGLES, JOSE F. INGLES, JR., HECTOR F. INGLES, JOSEFINA I. ESTRADA, AND TERESITA I. BIRON, Petitioners, v. HON. ESTRELLA T. ESTRADA, IN HER CAPACITY AS FORMER EXECUTIVE JUDGE, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF QUEZON CITY, AND CHARLES J. ESTEBAN, Respondents.; G.R. NO. 147186 - JOSEFINA F. INGLES, JOSE F. INGLES, JR., HECTOR F. INGLES, JOSEFINA I. ESTRADA AND TERESITA I. BIRON, Petitioners, v. HON. ARSENIO J. MAGPALE, JUDGE, PRESIDING OVER BRANCH 225, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, QUEZON CITY, AND CHARLES J. ESTEBAN, Respondents.; G.R. NO. 173641 - JOSEFINA F. INGLES, JOSE F. INGLES, JR., HECTOR INGLES, JOSEFINA I. ESTRADA AND TERESITA I. BIRON, Petitioenrs, v. CHARLES J. ESTEBAN, Respondent.
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