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August-1950 Jurisprudence                 

  • G.R. No. L-2200 August 2, 1950 - RAMON N. BILBAO v. DALMACIO BILBAO, ET AL.

    087 Phil 144

  • G.R. No. L-2837 August 4, 1950 - ROSARIO S. VDA. DE LACSON, ET AL. v. ABELARDO G. DIAZ

    087 Phil 150

  • G.R. No. L-3951 August 7, 1950 - JESUS ALVARADO v. DIRECTOR OF PRISONS

    087 Phil 157

  • G.R. No. L-2397 August 9, 1950 - TOMASA QUIMSON, ET AL. v. FRANCISCO ROSETE

    087 Phil 159

  • G.R. No. L-3236 August 11, 1950 - ALFREDO CASTRO v. JOSE T. SURTIDA, ET AL.

    087 Phil 166

  • G.R. No. L-3395 August 11, 1950 - EL PUEBLO DE FILIPINAS v. FEDERICO MERCADO

    087 Phil 170

  • G.R. No. L-3734 August 14, 1950 - JOSE L. TALENS v. FELIPE GARCIA, ET AL.

    087 Phil 173

  • G.R. No. L-3224 August 15, 1950 - RURAL PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION v. EULOGIO F. DE GUZMAN, ET AL.

    087 Phil 176

  • G.R. No. L-3994 August 16, 1950 - JUANITO B. LLOBRERA v. DIRECTOR OF PRISONS

    087 Phil 179

  • G.R. No. L-3887 August 21, 1950 - FELIPE R. HIPOLITO v. CITY OF MANILA, ET AL.

    087 Phil 180

  • G.R. No. L-2724 August 24, 1950 - JOSE DE LEON, ET AL. v. ASUNCION SORIANO

    087 Phil 193

  • G.R. No. L-3251 August 24, 1950 - FELICIANO JOVER LEDESMA v. BUEN MORALES, ET AL.

    087 Phil 199

  • G.R. No. L-2939 August 29, 1950 - PLACIDO NOCEDA v. MARCOS ESCOBAR

    087 Phil 204

  • G.R. Nos. L-3274, L-3292 & L-3295 August 29, 1950 - HARRY LYONS, ET AL. v. CONRADO V. SANCHEZ

    087 Phil 209

  • G.R. No. L-3661 August 29, 1950 - SANTIAGO ICE PLANT & CO., INC. v. RAFAEL LAHOZ

    087 Phil 221

  • G.R. No. 49180 August 29, 1950 - RUFINO BUENO v. DOMINADOR B. AMBROSIO, ET AL.

    087 Phil 225

  • G.R. No. L-2671 August 30, 1950 - ANICETA IBURAN v. MAGDALENO LABES

    087 Phil 234

  • G.R. No. L-3280 August 30, 1950 - FRANCISCO LLENADO, ET AL. v. MARIA HILVANO

    087 Phil 239

  • G.R. No. L-3942 August 30, 1950 - VICTOR B. SESE v. AGUSTIN P. MONTESA, ET AL.

    087 Phil 245

  • G.R. No. L-1669 August 31, 1950 - PAZ LOPEZ DE CONSTANTINO v. ASIA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

    087 Phil 248

  • G.R. No. L-1931 August 31, 1950 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. CHUA HUY, ET AL.

    087 Phil 258

  • G.R. No. L-2042 August 31, 1950 - AURORA PANER v. NICASIO YATCO

    087 Phil 271

  • G.R. No. L-2202 August 31, 1950 - SIMEON MANDAC v. EUSTAQUIO GUMARAD, ET AL.

    087 Phil 278

  • G.R. Nos. L-3045 & L-3046 August 31, 1950 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. ANASTACIO PAZ

    087 Phil 282

  • G.R. No. L-3881 August 31, 1950 - EDUARDO DE LOS SANTOS v. GIL R. MALLARE

    087 Phil 288

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    G.R. No. L-3224   August 15, 1950 - RURAL PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION v. EULOGIO F. DE GUZMAN, ET AL. <br /><br />087 Phil 176

     
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    [G.R. No. L-3224. August 15, 1950.]

    RURAL PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION, Petitioner, v. EULOGIO F. DE GUZMAN, Judge of the Court of First Instance of Pangasinan (Third Judicial District), THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF LINGAYEN, and MARIANO MADRIAGA, Respondents.

    Margarito Recto Dia and Pedro R. Roxas, for Petitioner.

    Vicente Bengzon, for Respondents.

    SYLLABUS


    1. PLEADING AND PRACTICE; MOTION TO DISMISS IN EXPROPRIATION PROCEEDINGS, NEED NOT BE SET FOR HEARING BY PLEADER. — The motion to dismiss as provided in section 4 of Rule 69 of the Rule of Court is not governed by Rule 26 referring to ordinary motions and need not be set by the movant for hearing, it being a pleading that takes the place of an answer in an ordinary civil action. It is the pleading that puts in issue the right of the plaintiff to expropriate the property of the defendant for the use specified in the complaint. All that the rule requires is that copy of said motion be served on the plaintiff’s attorney of record . It is the court that at its convenience will set the case for trial after the filing of said pleading.


    D E C I S I O N


    OZAETA, J.:


    The petitioner filed a complaint against the respondent Roman Catholic Bishop of Lingayen to expropriate two lots containing an aggregate area of 12,880 square meters, situated in the City of Dagupan, for the purpose of reselling them to the occupants of said land. Within the time specified in section 4 of Rule 69 said respondent filed a pleading entitled "Motion of Dismissal" in which he alleged his objections and defenses to the right of the plaintiff to expropriate the property for the use specified in the complaint, serving copy of said pleading upon the attorney of the adverse party.

    Contending that said motion of dismissal was not filed in accordance with Rule 26 governing motions in that it did not contain notice of the time and place for the hearing thereof, the petitioner moved the respondent judge to declare the defendant in default, which motion was denied in an order dated March 31, 1949.

    The petitioner also moved the respondent judge to issue an order of delivery of possession, the assessed value of the land sought to be expropriated having been deposited with the provincial treasurer of Pangasinan. That motion was also denied by the respondent judge in his order of July 16, 1949.

    The petitioner has presented this original petition for certiorari to annul the said orders of the respondent judge on the ground that they were issued with grave abuse of discretion.

    1. The respondent judge not only did not abuse his discretion but acted in accordance with law in denying petitioner’s motion to declare the defendant Roman Catholic Bishop of Lingayen in default. Rule 69 governing eminent domain in its section 4 provides as follows:jgc:chanrobles.com.ph

    "SEC. 4. Defense and objections. — Within the time specified in the summons, each defendants in lieu of an answer, shall present in a single motion to dismiss or for other appropriate relief, all of his objections and defenses to the right of the plaintiff to take his property for the use specified in the complaint. All such objections and defenses not so presented are waived. A copy of the motion shall be served on the plaintiff’s attorney of record and filed with the court with the proof of service."cralaw virtua1aw library

    The motion to dismiss referred to in the above-quoted section is not governed by Rule 26 referring to ordinary motions and need not be set by the movant for hearing, it being a pleading that takes the place of an answer in an ordinary civil action. It is the pleading that puts in issue the right of the plaintiff to expropriate the property of the defendant for the use specified in the complaint. All that the rule requires is that copy of said motion be served on the plaintiff’s attorney of record. It is the court that at its convenience will set the case for trial after the filing of said pleading.

    2. With regard to the denial of petitioner’s motion for the delivery to the plaintiff of the property sought to be expropriated, it appearing that the right of the plaintiff to expropriate is contested by the defendant, and it further appearing that the occupants of the land for whose benefit the plaintiff is seeking to expropriate it are already in possession of said land, we find that the respondent judge did not abuse his discretion in refraining from issuing the order applied for by the petitioner pending the resolution of the issue as to the right of the plaintiff to expropriate the land for the use specified in the complaint, specially taking into consideration the decisions of this court in the cases of Guido v. Rural Progress Administration 47 Off. Gaz., 1848; 84 Phil., 847 and City of Manila v. Arellano Law College, 47 Off. Gaz., 4197; 85 Phil., 663.

    The petition is denied, without any finding as to costs.

    Moran, C.J., Pablo, Tuason, Montemayor and Reyes, JJ., concur.

    G.R. No. L-3224   August 15, 1950 - RURAL PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION v. EULOGIO F. DE GUZMAN, ET AL. <br /><br />087 Phil 176


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