ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library | chanrobles.com™  
Main Index Law Library Philippine Laws, Statutes & Codes Latest Legal Updates Philippine Legal Resources Significant Philippine Legal Resources Worldwide Legal Resources Philippine Supreme Court Decisions United States Jurisprudence
Prof. Joselito Guianan Chan's The Labor Code of the Philippines, Annotated Labor Standards & Social Legislation Volume I of a 3-Volume Series 2019 Edition (3rd Revised Edition)
 

 
Chan Robles Virtual Law Library
 









 

 
UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT JURISPRUDENCE
 

 
PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT JURISPRUDENCE
 

   
May-1958 Jurisprudence                 

  • G.R. No. L-11219 May 7, 1958 - PACITA SALABARIA VDA. DE SUATARON v. HAWAIIAN-PHILIPPINE COMPANY

    103 Phil 647

  • G.R. No. L-11580 May 9, 1958 - MARCELINO GABRIEL v. GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM

    103 Phil 651

  • G.R. No. L-11231 May 12, 1958 - ROSARIO CARBONNEL v. JOSE PONCIO

    103 Phil 655

  • G.R. No. L-9531 May 14, 1958 - WARNER BARNES & CO. v. GUILLERMO C. REYES

    103 Phil 662

  • G.R. No. L-11578 May 14, 1958 - GERONIMO AVECILLA v. HON. NICASIO YATCO

    103 Phil 666

  • G.R. No. L-11629 May 14, 1958 - CELEDONIO E. ESCUDERO v. ANTONIO G. LUCERO

    103 Phil 672

  • G.R. No. L-10559 May 16, 1958 - IN RE: YU NEAM v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 677

  • G.R. No. L-10657 May 16, 1958 - NUMERIANO L. VALERIANO, ET AL. v. CONCEPCION KERR, ET AL.

    103 Phil 681

  • G.R. No. L-11285 May 16, 1958 - VICENTE SAPTO v. APOLONIA FABIANA

    103 Phil 683

  • G.R. No. L-11924 May 16, 1958 - ISIDORO CEBRERO v. JOSE TALAMAN

    103 Phil 687

  • G.R. No. L-8776 May 19, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. ANTONIO CRUZ

    103 Phil 693

  • G.R. No. L-11539 May 19, 1958 - ARING BAGOBA v. ENRIQUE A. FERNANDEZ

    103 Phil 706

  • G.R. No. L-11305 May 21, 1958 - DOMINADOR P. CANLAS, ET AL. v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 712

  • G.R. No. L-12375 May 21, 1958 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL. v. ALTO SURETY & INSURANCE CO.

    103 Phil 717

  • G.R. No. L-8317 May 23, 1958 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES v. JUAN ABAD, ET AL.

    103 Phil 725

  • G.R. No. L-10286 May 23, 1958 - LUIS E. ARRIOLA v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 730

  • G.R. No. L-10704 May 23, 1958 - SIMEON TAN LIM v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 736

  • G.R. No. L-11036 May 23, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. FLORENTINO TOLENTINO

    103 Phil 741

  • G.R. No. L-11060 May 23, 1958 - A. U. VALENCIA & Co. v. HERMINIA C. LAYUG, ET AL.

    103 Phil 747

  • G.R. No. L-11152 May 23, 1958 - BENITO CO v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 750

  • G.R. No. L-11442 May 23, 1958 - MANUELA T. VDA. DE SALVATIERRA v. LORENZO C. GARLITOS

    103 Phil 757

  • G.R. No. L-11504 May 23, 1958 - ELISEO SAULOG v. N. BAENS DEL ROSARIO

    103 Phil 765

  • G.R. No. L-7451 May 26, 1958 - HACIENDA LUISITA v. BOARD OF TAX APPEALS

    103 Phil 770

  • G.R. No. L-10610 May 26, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. ERNESTO SILVELA

    103 Phil 773

  • G.R. No. L-11361 May 26, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. FELIX SEMAÑADA

    103 Phil 790

  • G.R. No. L-8190 May 28, 1958 - GONZALO GARCIA v. CONSOLACION MANZANO

    103 Phil 798

  • G.R. No. L-9328 May 28, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. AMBROSIO PAUNIL, ET AL.

    103 Phil 804

  • G.R. No. L-10322 May 28, 1958 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES v. JACINTA ALVAREZ

    103 Phil 816

  • G.R. No. L-10574 May 28, 1958 - PANAY ELECTRIC CO. v. COLLECTOR OF INTERNAL REVENUE, ET AL.

    103 Phil 819

  • G.R. No. L-10931 May 28, 1958 - FLORENClA R. SORIANO v. ONG HOO

    103 Phil 829

  • G.R. No. L-10972 May 28, 1958 - IN RE: PERFECTO GOTAUCO v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 834

  • G.R. No. L-10989 May 28, 1958 - PONCIANO GACHO v. SERGIO OSMEÑA

    103 Phil 837

  • G.R. No. L-11112 May 28, 1958 - PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK v. LUZON SURETY COMPANY

    103 Phil 853

  • G.R. No. L-11271 May 28, 1958 - PAZ TY SIN TEI v. JOSE LEE DY PIAO

    103 Phil 858

  • G.R. No. L-11311 May 28, 1958 - MARTA C. ORTEGA v. DANIEL LEONARDO

    103 Phil 870

  • G.R. No. L-11412 May 28, 1958 - MAURICIA VDA. DE VILLANUEVA v. MONTANO A. ORTIZ

    103 Phil 875

  • G.R. No. L-11427 May 28, 1958 - DIMAS REYES v. FIDEL D. DONES

    103 Phil 884

  • G.R. No. L-11491 May 28, 1958 - DIRECTOR OF LANDS v. BIENVENIDA JOCSON LAGNITON

    103 Phil 889

  • G.R. No. L-11538 May 28, 1958 - COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, ET AL. v. JEA COMMERCIAL, ET AL.

    103 Phil 894

  • G.R. No. L-11640 May 28, 1958 - CLAUDIO DEGOLLACION v. LI CHUI

    103 Phil 904

  • G.R. No. L-11744 May 28, 1958 - PILAR GIL VDA. DE MURCIANO v. AUDITOR GENERAL

    103 Phil 907

  • G.R. No. L-12196 May 28, 1958 - ASSISTANT PROVINCIAL FISCAL OF BATAAN v. AMBROSIO T. DOLLETE

    103 Phil 914

  • G.R. Nos. L-12214-17 May 28, 1958 - MALIGAYA SHIP WATCHMEN AGENCY v. ASSOCIATED WATCHMEN AND SECURITY UNION (PTWO)

    103 Phil 920

  • G.R. No. L-12222 May 28, 1958 - UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN v. COURT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

    103 Phil 926

  • G.R. No. L-12289 May 28, 1958 - LIM SIOK HUEY v. ALFREDO LAPIZ

    103 Phil 930

  • G.R. No. L-12348 May 28, 1958 - MARIANO CORDOVA v. GREGORIO NARVASA

    103 Phil 935

  • G.R. No. L-13069 May 28, 1958 - JOVENCIO A. REYES v. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS, ET AL.

    103 Phil 940

  • G.R. No. L-12287 May 29, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. FORTUNATO ORTIZ, ET AL.

    103 Phil 944

  • G.R. No. L-7955 May 30, 1958 - JOAQUIN LOPEZ v. ENRIQUE P. OCHOA

    103 Phil 950

  • G.R. No. L-8439 May 30, 1958 - CO CHO CHIT v. HANSON, ORTH & STEVENSON, INC., ET AL.

    103 Phil 956

  • G.R. No. L-10642 May 30, 1958 - IN RE: ALFREDO ONG v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHIL.

    103 Phil 964

  • G.R. Nos. L-10837-38 May 30, 1958 - ASSOCIATED INSURANCE & SURETY COMPANY v. ISABEL IYA

    103 Phil 972

  • G.R. No. L-10952 May 30, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. BENIGNO V. LINGAD

    103 Phil 980

  • G.R. No. L-11073 May 30, 1958 - MELECIO ARCEO v. ANDRES E. VARELA

    103 Phil 990

  • G.R. No. L-11374 May 30, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. DIOSCORO PINUILA

    103 Phil 992

  • G.R. No. L-11444 May 30, 1958 - VICENTE ROULLO v. MARGARITO LUMAYNO

    103 Phil 1004

  • G.R. No. L-11498 May 30, 1958 - PEOPLE OF THE PHIL. v. RUBEN J. RODRIGUEZ

    103 Phil 1008

  • G.R. Nos. L-11531-33 May 30, 1958 - MARIA CONCEPCION v. PAYATAS ESTATE IMPROVEMENT CP. INC.

    103 Phil 1016

  • G.R. No. L-12053 May 30, 1958 - ROBERTA C. DIAZ v. JESUS Y. PEREZ

    103 Phil 1023

  • G.R. No. L-12081 May 30, 1958 - LORENZO LERMA v. VICTORIANO L. REYES, ET AL.

    103 Phil 1027

  • G.R. No. L-12530 May 30, 1958 - CONSOLIDATED LABOR ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES v. HERMOGENES CALUAG

    103 Phil 1032

  • G.R. No. L-12567 May 30, 1958 - TAN GIN SAN v. ROSALIA A. TAN CARPIZO

    103 Phil 1042

  •  





     
     

    G.R. No. L-10322   May 28, 1958 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES v. JACINTA ALVAREZ<br /><br />103 Phil 816

     
    PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

    EN BANC

    [G.R. No. L-10322. May 28, 1958.]

    THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, represented by the Director of Lands, applicant, v. JACINTA ALVAREZ, ET AL., claimants. LIM HAY BE, petitioner-appellee. DALMACIO ATILANO and EUTALIA ATILANO, Oppositors-Appellants.

    Ramon A. Lumabao for Appellants.

    Climaco & Azcarraga for Appellee.


    SYLLABUS


    1. COURTS; JURISDICTION; CADASTRAL COURT; CLAIMS OF OWNERSHIP OF TITLE TO LAND. — Where one of the parties to a case asks for the surrender of the owner’s duplicate certificate to enable the Register of Deeds to cancel the original and to issue a transfer certificate of title in its favor, but the oppositors object thereto claiming ownership of the land covered by the certificate by virtue of a previous sale, possession of the duplicate certificate and that of the land, the court as a cadastral court has no jurisdiction to take cognizance of, and pass upon the issues raised therein.


    D E C I S I O N


    LABRADOR, J.:


    Appeal from an order of the Court of First Instance of Zamboanga, Hon. Teodoro Camacho presiding, ordering Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano to surrender to the Register of Deeds of the City of Zamboanga, owner’s duplicate certificate of title No. 3843.

    Petitioner Lim Hay Be, administratrix of the estate of the deceased Laureano Madrazo, alleges that the intestate was the owner of the land covered by certificate of title No. 3843, having acquired it at a sale by public auction; that the sale was confirmed by an order of the court dated July 4, 1939; that from that time the owner’s duplicate certificate has been in the possession of Melchor Rojas; that demands have been made upon said Melchor Rojas for the surrender to petitioner of the owner’s duplicate certificate, but the same has not been delivered; that the duplicate certificate is now in the possession of Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano. The petitioner prays that the owner’s duplicate certificate of title in the name of Melchor Rojas and Maria Socorro Pantaleón be surrendered by Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano to the Register of Deeds of the City of Zamboanga in order that the latter could cancel the same and issue, in lieu thereof, a transfer certificate of title in the name of Laureano Madrazo.

    Dalmacio Atilano filed an opposition to the petition alleging that the land was sold by the original owners to Alipio Atilano for P160.00 on February 17, 1920 and that the said Alipio Atilano on February 2, 1936 sold and conveyed the same property to oppositors Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano; that on or after July 4, 1939, the owner’s duplicate was no longer in the possession of Melchor Rojas and his wife, but was in that of the oppositors; that no demand was ever made by the petitioner or by Laureano Madrazo for the delivery of the said duplicate certificate; that the possession of the land remained in the oppositors; and that the order of the court of July 4, 1939 can no longer be enforced by motion.

    Upon the above issues, the parties went to trial and thereafter the court issued the order subject of this appeal.

    The evidence submitted at the hearing discloses that the original certificate of title No. 3843 was issued on October 31, 1913, in the name of Melchor Rojas and Maria Socorro Pantaleón. On February 17, 1920, the registered owners sold the land to Alipio Atilano for P160.00 (Exhibit "14"). On February 2, 1936, Alipio Atilano in turn sold the property to Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano for P1.00 (Exhibit "13"). None of the above deeds of sale is registered but Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano obtained possession of the owner’s duplicate certificate as well as the possession of the land. On March 9, 1935, the property was attached in civil case No. 3252 of the justice of the peace court of Zamboanga, entitled Tan Tan v. Melchor Rojas, this attachment being noted at the back of the original certificate of title (Exhibit "10"). It further appears that on July 4, 1939, upon petition of the intestate the Court of First Instance of Zamboanga ordered the cancellation of certificate of title No. 3843 and the issuance of a transfer certificate in the name of the intestate (Annex "A").

    The real issue presented relates to the respective rights of the petitioner’s intestate and the oppositors to the land in question, because while the petitioner asks for the surrender of the owner’s duplicate to enable the Register of Deeds to cancel the original and issue a transfer certificate of title in the name of the intestate, the oppositors object thereto claiming ownership of the land covered by the certificate by virtue of a previous sale, possession of the duplicate certificate and that of the land. So the parties at the trial submitted the documents evidencing their respective titles or claims to the property in question. The court below should have refused to take cognizance of the petition for lack of jurisdiction. However, it did not do so although in its order limited itself to requiring the surrender of the certificate for the purpose of annotating the intestate’s interest, thus:jgc:chanrobles.com.ph

    "IN VIEW OF THE FOREGOING, the Court after considering the motion of the petitioner dated May 26, 1952 and finding that the same is in order, hereby GRANTS the same. Dalmacio Atilano and Eutalia Atilano are hereby ordered to surrender to the Resister of Deeds of the City of Zamboanga, Philippines, the owner’s duplicate of Original Certificate of Title No. 3843 which is actually found in their possession." (p. 25, Record on Appeal.)

    The lack of jurisdiction of the cadastral court over the subject matter of the motion and the issues raised in the opposition was opportunely raised before the trial court in oppositor’s motion for reconsideration (Record on Appeal, pp. 44-48) and is again raised before us in Appellant’s Brief (Record on Appeal, pp. 35-36.)

    Finding that the court below as a cadastral court has no jurisdiction to pass upon the petition and the issues raised and tried before it (Miraflor v. Leaño, Et. Al. 93 Phil., 466, 49 Off. Gaz., [7], 2775; Cabangcala, Et. Al. v. Domingo, 96 Phil., 124; 50 Off. Gaz., [11], 5319; Enriquez, Et Al., v. Atienza, Et Al., 100 Phil., 1072, 53 Off. Gaz., [20], 7231; Castillo v. Ramos, Et Al., 78 Phil., 809, 45 Off. Gaz., 183), the order issued is hereby reversed, and the petition is hereby dismissed, with costs against the petitioner and appellee.

    Paras, C.J., Bengzon, Montemayor, Reyes, A., Bautista Angelo, Concepcion, Reyes, J. B. L., Endencia and Felix, JJ., concur.

    G.R. No. L-10322   May 28, 1958 - GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES v. JACINTA ALVAREZ<br /><br />103 Phil 816


    Back to Home | Back to Main

     

    QUICK SEARCH

    cralaw

       

    cralaw



     
      Copyright © ChanRobles Publishing Company Disclaimer | E-mail Restrictions
    ChanRobles™ Virtual Law Library | chanrobles.com™
     
    RED