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August-1916 Jurisprudence                 

  • G.R. No. 9366 August 1, 1916 - YAP TICO & CO. v. H. C. ANDERSON

    034 Phil 626

  • G.R. No. 10010 August 1, 1916 - CHU JAN v. LUCIO BERNAS

    034 Phil 631

  • G.R. No. 11371 August 1, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. CECILIA MEMORACION

    034 Phil 633

  • G.R. No. 11497 August 1, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. LORENZO BLANZA

    034 Phil 639

  • G.R. No. 11597 August 1, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. DARIO PADILLA

    034 Phil 641

  • G.R. No. 11634 August 1, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. BARAMBANGAN

    034 Phil 645

  • G.R. No. 8452 August 2, 1916 - DEAN C.WORCESTER v. MARTIN OCAMPO

    034 Phil 646

  • G.R. No. 11389 August 2, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. JUAN SELLANO

    034 Phil 655

  • G.R. No. 11425 August 2, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. NGAN PING

    034 Phil 660

  • G.R. Nos. 10114 & 10137 August 3, 1916 - MELECIO MONTINOLA v. JOSE G. MONTALVO ET AL.

    034 Phil 662

  • G.R. No. 11050 August 7, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. LIM SOON

    034 Phil 668

  • G.R. No. 11159 August 7, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. MANUEL B. ASENSI

    034 Phil 671

  • G.R. No. 11420 August 7, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. WAN YANG

    034 Phil 679

  • G.R. No. 9957 August 8, 1916 - PERFECTO DE LA VEGA ET AL. v. TOMAS BALLILOS (or BALIELOS)

    034 Phil 683

  • G.R. No. 11477 August 8, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. TORIBIIO ANDAYA

    034 Phil 690

  • G.R. No. 11507 August 8, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. SEVERO DE LOS REYES

    034 Phil 693

  • G.R. No. 11510 August 8, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. BAHATAN

    034 Phil 695

  • G.R. No. 10712 August 10, 1916 - ANSELMO FERRAZZINI v. CARLOS GSELL

    034 Phil 697

  • G.R. No. 11566 August 10, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. MARCELO JOSE

    034 Phil 715

  • G.R. No. 11565 August 11, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. MARCELO JOSE

    034 Phil 723

  • G.R. No. 11162 August 12, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. F. LULING

    034 Phil 725

  • G.R. No. 11530 August 12, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. JUAN PONS

    034 Phil 729

  • G.R. No. 10100 August 15, 1916 - GALO ABRENICA v. MANUEL GONDA

    034 Phil 739

  • G.R. No. 11165 August 15, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. MANUEL B. ASENSI

    034 Phil 750

  • G.R. No. 11338 August 15, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. TAN OCO

    034 Phil 772

  • G.R. No. 11480 August 17, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. ROBERTO PANGILION

    034 Phil 786

  • G.R. No. 10374 August 18, 1916 - PIO MERCADO v. MARIA TAN-LINGCO

    034 Phil 793

  • G.R. No. 10891 August 18, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. EUGENIO KILAYKO

    034 Phil 796

  • G.R. No. 11711 August 18, 1916 - MANUEL CEMBRANO CHAN GUANCO v. INSULAR COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS

    034 Phil 802

  • G.R. No. 10988 August 19, 1916 - ROQUE SAMSON v. BRAULIO GARCIA

    034 Phil 805

  • G.R. No. 11488 August 19, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. LICERIO CASTEN

    034 Phil 808

  • G.R. No. 11653 August 19, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. GENOVEVA AQUINO

    034 Phil 813

  • G.R. No. 12096 August 22, 1916 - EMILIO DE CASTRO v. FERNANDO SALAS

    034 Phil 818

  • G.R. No. 11401 August 23, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. GREGORIO CRISTOBAL ET AL.

    034 Phil 825

  • G.R. No. 11427 August 23, 1916 - VY LIONG LIN v. INSULAR COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS

    034 Phil 832

  • G.R. No. 11505 August 25, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. SATAOA BUNGAOIL

    034 Phil 835

  • G.R. No. 11737 August 25, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. MARCELO JOSE ET AL.

    034 Phil 840

  • G.R. No. 11739 August 25, 1916 - CESAR MERCADER v. ADOLPH WISLIZENUS

    034 Phil 846

  • G.R. No. 11986 August 25, 1916 - MANUEL ORIA Y GONZALEZ v. RICHARD CAMPBELL

    034 Phil 850

  • G.R. No. 11071 August 26, 1916 - S. CHASE DE KRAFFT v. APOLINAR VELEZ

    034 Phil 854

  • G.R. No. 10868 August 28, 1916 - LEOCADIO JOAQUIN v. O. MITSUMINE

    034 Phil 858

  • G.R. No. 11267 August 31, 1916 - SEE CHIAT SEE HUAN v. INSULAR COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS

    034 Phil 865

  • G.R. No. 11562 August 31, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. SIMON LAZARO

    034 Phil 871

  • G.R. No. 11772 August 31, 1916 - UNITED STATES v. GAN LIAN PO

    034 Phil 880

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    G.R. No. 10010  August 1, 1916 - CHU JAN v. LUCIO BERNAS<br /><br />034 Phil 631

     
    PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

    FIRST DIVISION

    [G.R. No. 10010. August 1, 1916. ]

    CHU JAN, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LUCIO BERNAS, Defendant-Appellant.

    Sulpicio V. Cea for Appellant.

    No appearance for Appellee.

    SYLLABUS


    JUDGMENT; DISMISSAL OF ACTION. — Ignorance of the special law applicable to a case does not justify the court in terminating the proceeding by dismissing it without a decision.


    D E C I S I O N


    ARAULLO, J. :


    On the afternoon of June 26, 1913, a match was held in the cockpit of the municipality of Tabaco, Albay, between two cocks belonging to the plaintiff and to the defendant respectively. Each of said persons had put up a wager of P160; and as the referee of the cockpit had declared the defendant’s cock the winner in the bout, the plaintiff brought suit against the defendant in the justice of the peace court of the said pueblo, asking that his own rooster be declared the winner. The justice of the peace court decided that the bout was a draw. From this judgment the defendant appealed to the Court of First Instance of the province. For the purpose of the appeal, the plaintiff files his complaint and prayed this court to render judgment ordering the defendant to abide by and comply with the rules and regulations governing cockfights, to pay the stipulated wager of P160; to return the other like amount (both sums or wager being held for safe-keeping by the cockpit owner, Tomas Almonte) and to assess the costs of both instances against the defendant.

    The defendant denied each and all of the allegations of the complaint and moved to dismiss with the costs against the plaintiff. On September 11, 1913, the said Court of first Instance rendered judgment dismissing the appeal without special finding as to costs. The defendant excepted to this judgment as well as to an order dictated by the same court on November 8th of the same year, on the plaintiff’s motion, ordering the provincial treasurer of Albay and, if necessary, the municipal treasurer of Tabaco of the same province, to release the deposit of P160 and return it to its owner, the plaintiff Chinaman, Chu Jan. These proceedings have come before us on appeal by means of the proper bill of exceptions.

    The grounds for the dismissal pronounced by the lower court in the judgment appealed from were that court has always dismissed cases of this nature, that he is not familiar with the rules governing cockfights and the duties of referees thereof; that he does not know where to find the law on the subject and, finally, that he knows of no law whatever that governs the rights of the plaintiff and the defendant in questions concerning cockfights.

    The ignorance of the court or his lack of knowledge regarding the law applicable to a case submitted to him for decision, the fact that the court does not know the rules applicable to a certain matter that is the subject of an appeal which must be decided by him and his not knowing where to find the law relative to the case, are not reasons that can serve to excuse the court for terminating the proceedings by dismissing them without deciding the issues. Such an excuse is the less acceptable because, foreseeing that a case might arise to which no law would be exactly applicable, the Civil Code, in the second paragraph of article 6, provides that the customs of the place shall be observed, and, in the absence thereof, the general principles of law.

    Therefore the judgment and the order appealed from, hereinbefore mentioned, are reversed and the record of the proceedings shall be remanded to the court from whence they came for due trial and judgment as provided by law. No special finding is made with regard to costs. So ordered.

    Arellano, C.J., Torres, Johnson, and Trent, JJ., concur.

    Moreland, J., did not take part.

    G.R. No. 10010  August 1, 1916 - CHU JAN v. LUCIO BERNAS<br /><br />034 Phil 631


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