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A.M. No. P-13-3113, August 02, 2016 - ROSEMARIE GERDTMAN, REPRESENTED BY HER SISTER AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, ROSALINE LOPEZ BUNQUIN, Complainant, v. RICARDO V. MONTEMAYOR, JR., SHERIFF IV, OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF, CALAPAN CITY, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO, Respondent.

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A.M. No. P-13-3113, August 02, 2016

ROSEMARIE GERDTMAN, REPRESENTED BY HER SISTER AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, ROSALINE LOPEZ BUNQUIN, Complainant, v. RICARDO V. MONTEMAYOR, JR., SHERIFF IV, OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF, CALAPAN CITY, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO, Respondent.

D E C I S I O N

PER CURIAM:

We have ruled time and again that sheriffs are keepers of the public faith. Inevitably in close contact with litigants, sheriffs should maintain obedience to the law and the rules and observe circumspection in their behavior. Any conduct short of these shall not be tolerated and we will not hesitate to impose the supreme penalty of dismissal to purge the Judiciary from undeserving individuals.

The Case

For our consideration is the Complaint-Affidavit1 filed by Rosemarie Gerdtman (Complainant)  charging Ricardo V. Montemayor, Jr. (Sheriff Montemayor), Sheriff IV at the Office of the Provincial Sheriff of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro with (1) gross misconduct, (2) dishonesty and (3) conduct prejudicial to the interest of the service.

The Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) recommended that Sheriff Montemayor be found guilty of grave misconduct and dishonesty and be dismissed from service.

The Facts

Complainant  was one of the defendants in Civil Case No. 299,2 an action for unlawful detainer, filed by a certain Emilio Mingay (Mingay) before the First Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Baco-San Teodoro-Puerto Galera (MCTC). Mingay is the registered owner of a parcel of land located at Barangay Sabang, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, a portion of which was leased by the defendants.3 In a Decision4 dated January 5, 2000, the MCTC ruled in favor of Mingay, to wit:
WHEREFORE, in view of all the foregoing, judgment is hereby rendered for the plaintiff and against the defendants ordering them and all persons claiming rights under them to vacate and surrender possession of the subject premises to the plaintiff, as well as, to pay the following:
1. For Defendant Rosemarie Lopez Gerdtman, to pay Plaintiff the amount of SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN PESOS (P760,547.00) in satisfaction of the accrued rentals with escalation rate of TEN PERCENTUM (10%) per annum from January 06, 1988 up to and including December 31, 1999  and thereafter to pay the sum of EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN  PESOS (P8,557.00) as monthly rental beyond December 31, 1999 until she vacates the premises in question;

2. For Defendants Antero Lopez, Rosemarie Lopez Gerdtman and Rosalyn Lopez Bunquin, to pay jointly and  severally Plaintiff the sum  of SEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED PESOS (P7,200.00) as rentals for nine (9) months during the period covering the implied new lease;

3. For all the Defendants, to pay jointly and severally the Plaintiff the amount of TWENTY THOUSAND (P20,000.00) as attorney's fees; and[]

4. Costs of suit. []
SO ORDERED.5
On January 18, 2000, Mingay filed a Motion for Immediate Execution of Judgment.6 The MCTC issued a Writ of Execution7 on January 27, 2000 (2000 Writ). Defendants did not appeal the MCTC Decision but filed Civil Case No. R-4846 instead, a petition for annulment of judgment of the MCTC Decision in Civil Case No. 299. It was filed before Branch 40 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Calapan City.8 This halted the enforcement of the 2000 Writ, with the RTC restraining its enforcement for 20 days.9 Eventually, in the Return10 he filed, Sheriff Jaime V. Abas (Sheriff Abas) reported that a Notice of Levy on a land owned by complainant and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) No. T-32779 was registered on March 1, 2000 with the Register of Deeds of Calapan City.11chanrobleslaw

In the meantime, on May 9, 2000, the RTC dismissed the petition for annulment of judgment for lack of merit.12 On May 23, 2000, Sheriff Abas continued to implement the 2000 Writ but complainant refused to vacate the leased premises.13 Defendants then filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals (CA), which affirmed the RTC.14 The case was further elevated to us via a Petition for Review on Certiorari. On March 12, 2007, we denied the petition and our resolution became final and executory on July 18,2007.15chanrobleslaw

Consequently, Civil Case No. 299 attained finality. Mingay then filed another Motion for Issuance of a Writ of Execution16 with the MCTC. A Writ of Execution17 dated June 26, 2008 (2008 Writ) was issued directing the implementation of the January 5,2000 Decision of the MCTC.

Complainant thereafter filed the present administrative complaint before us, alleging that Sheriff Montemayor made it appear that the levied property was sold in public auction on March 17, 2009 for the bloated amount of P5 million. She claims that the sale was dubious, if not purely simulated. We quote her grounds in verbatim:
a) [T]he purported notice of auction sale was personally served by Sheriff Montemayor not on us but on a certain Dhorie dela Cruz who is not even the addressee and whose name was merely printed without any indication whether she did really receive it and on what day and time did she receive it, copy of which is hereto attached as ANNEX "G". The purported notice is clearly fabricated. Consequently, we were not duly notified of the scheduled auction sale, if such was scheduled, to enable us to take part, all in violation oTour right to due process and Section 15 (d), Rule 39, Revised Rules of Court;

b) Aside from the absence of due written notice of the auction sale on us, there is nothing on record which will show strict compliance with the requirements of Section 15 (c);

c) [B]ased on the minutes of public auction sale, only one (1) bidder took part in the bidding, Emilio Mingay, in flagrant violation of A.M.  99-.1005-SC requiring at least two (2) participating bidders to which Sheriff Montemayor cannot profess ignorance, copy of which is hereto attached under caption PRESENT as ANNEX "H";

d) [A]ssuming arguendo that the public auction sale where Emilio Mingay supposedly bidded for PhP5,000,000 or in excess of the minimum bid of PhP2,600,00[0 ] was valid, Sheriff Montemayor, for reasons of his own, did not promptly deliver to my sister, the excess proceeds amounting to PhP2,400,000 in willful transgression of Section 19 of Rule 39 giving a ground for reasonable suspicion that Sheriff Montemayor pocketed or misappropriated the excess amount, to our great damage and prejudice.
Complainant avers that since the land was sold over and above the monetary judgment, Sheriff Montemayor made it difficult for her to redeem the land within the one (1) year redemption period. As a result, Mingay was able to cause the cancellation of complainant's title.

In his Comment,19 Sheriff Montemayor counters that complainant is guilty of forum shopping because she filed two (2) other suits against him: 1) Civil Case No. CV-10-6284,20 which is a case for annulment of certificate of sale and confirmation of sale annotated at the back of TCT No. T-32779 filed before RTC of Calapan City, Branch 39; and 2) a complaint for anti-graft and corrupt practices act filed before the Office of the Ombudsman.21 Sheriff Montemayor argues that the complaint is premature because Civil Case No. CV-10-6284 is still pending. Hence, there is no pronouncement yet that the implementation of the writ was fraught with irregularities.22chanrobleslaw

Moreover, Sheriff Montemayor avers that:
  1. It was Sheriff Abas and not he who made the levy on March 1, 2000 through the Register of Deeds of Oriental Mindoro. This is evidencedby the annotation stated in TCT No. T-32779;23chanrobleslaw

  2. He notified complainant and her family of the schedule of the auction sale as shown by the registry return card and the certification issued by the Postmaster of the Philippine Postal Corporation in Puerto Galera,Oriental Mindoro;24chanrobleslaw

  3. He complied with Section 15 (c) of Rule 39 of the Revised Rules of Court (the Rules). He posted a Notice of Sheriffs Sale of Property on Execution at the mandated locations, such as: the main entrance of the Office of the Clerk of Court, the bulletin board of the Provincial Capitol Building and the Municipal Hall of Puerto Galera and the Barangay Hall of Sabang, Puerto Galera as evidenced by the Certificate of Posting;25cralawredchanrobleslaw

  4. A.M. No. 99-10-05-0 does not prohibit the participation of only one (1) bidder in an auction sale;26  and.

  5. The P5 million bid is considered small compared to the P16,935,737.00 demanded in the letter of Mingay's wife. Also, complainant and her family must pay the cost of the suit.27
Complainant filed a Reply28 dated April 13, 2012 where she rebuts the defenses raised by Sheriff Montemayor and maintains that she is not guilty of forum shopping because the three (3) cases seek different reliefs. She also argues that as a sheriff, Sheriff Montemayor is duty bound to enforce only the writ of execution issued by the court and not the demand of the judgment obligee.29 Complainant attacks the manner by which the writ was implemented, noting that Sheriff Montemayor immediately levied upon complainant's real property without checking if her personal properties are sufficient. Complainant also observes that the minutes of the auction sale contain only meager facts on how the proceedings were had, not even stating whether the bid was paid in cash.30chanrobleslaw

OCA Recommendation

In its Report31 dated January 21, 2013, the OCA found sufficient ground to hold Sheriff Montemayor administratively liable for grave misconduct and dishonesty. Preliminarily, the OCA ruled that no forum shopping exists and that the pendency of civil and criminal cases does not bar the filing of an administrative complaint. It found that Sheriff Montemayor has failed to perform what was expected of him under the rules. He has a ministerial duty to carry out only the judgment rendered by the court and not what the judgment obligee is demanding.32 The OCA further noted that Sheriff Montemayor was previously found liable for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service and meted the penalty of fine equivalent to his one (1) month salary.33 Hence, it recommended Sheriff Montemayor's dismissal from the service.34chanrobleslaw

Issue

Whether Sheriff Montemayor should be held administratively liable for the acts complained of.

Ruling

At the outset, to set the facts straight, it is correct that Sheriff Montemayor did not make the levy on complainant's property. Per the Sheriffs Return dated May 29, 2000 and the inscription in TCT No. T-32779, it was Sheriff Abas who implemented the 2000 Writ. Thus, the allegation that Sheriff Montemayor erred in levying the land without first determining if complainant has sufficient personal property deserves scant consideration. Any irregularity on the levy of the real property cannot be imputed to him.

However, we find several procedural lapses in Sheriff Montemayor's conduct of the auction sale, which make him guilty of grave misconduct.

First, instead of personally serving the notice of the execution sale to the judgment obligor, Sheriff Montemayor sent the notice via registered mail, in transgression of Section 15 (d), Rule 39 of the Rules, which reads:
Sec. 15. Notice of sale of property on execution. — Before the sale of property on execution, notice thereof must be given as follows:

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(d) In all cases, written notice of the sale shall be given to the judgment obligor, at least three (3) days before the sale, except as provided in paragraph (a) hereof where notice shall be given at any time before the sale, in the same manner as personal service of pleadings and other papers as provided by Section 6 of Rule 13. (Emphasis ours.)
In Villaceran v. Beltejar,35 we ruled that requirements for execution sales under Rule 39 of the Rules must be strictly complied with.36 The Rules require personal service of the notice to ensure that the judgment obligor will be given a chance to prevent the sale by paying the judgment debt sought to be enforced.37 If only Sheriff Montemayor personally served the notice, there would be no question on who "Dhorie dela Cruz" is and there would be no issue on whether the complainant has knowledge of the sale.38chanrobleslaw

Second, Sheriff Montemayor stated in the notice of execution sale that the sale shall be held at the main entrance of the Hall of Justice, Provincial Capitol Complex, Camilmil, Calapan City.39 The Rules, however, require that for property not capable of manual delivery, the sale shall be held at the office of the clerk of court of the regional trial court that issued the writ of execution.40 In Villaceran, we held the sheriff therein liable for ignorance of this rule, as well.

Third, Sheriff Montemayor deviated from his ministerial duty in executing the 2008 Writ when he decided that the excess from the execution sale shall cover the costs of suit. Section 19, Rule 39 of the Rules provides:
Sec. 19. How property sold on execution; who may direct manner and order of sale. — All sales of property under execution must be made at public auction, to the highest bidder, to start at the exact time fixed in the notice. After sufficient property has been sold to satisfy the execution, no more shall be sold and any excess property or proceeds of the sale shall be promptly delivered to the judgment obligor or his authorized representative, unless otherwise directed by the judgment or order of the court. When the sale is of real property, consisting of several known lots, they must be sold separately; or, when a portion of such real property is claimed by a third person, he may require it to be sold separately. When the sale is of personal property capable of manual delivery, it must be sold within view of those attending the same and in such parcels as are likely to bring the highest price. The judgment obligor, if present at the sale, may direct the order in which property, real or personal, shall be sold, when such property consists of several known lots or parcels which can be sold to advantage separately. Neither the officer conducting the execution sale, nor his deputies, can become a purchaser, nor be interested directly or indirectly in any purchase at such sale. (Emphasis ours.)
On the other hand, Section 8, Rule 142 of the Rules provides how costs of suit are taxed:
Sec. 8. Costs, how taxed.In inferior courts, the costs shall be taxed by the justice of the peace or municipal judge  and  included in  the judgment.  In superior courts, costs shall be taxed by the clerk of the corresponding court on five days' written notice given by the prevailing party to the adverse party. With this notice shall be served a statement of the items of costs claimed by the prevailing party, verified by his oath or that of his attorney. Objections to the taxation shall be made in writing, specifying the items objected to. Either party may appeal to the court from the clerk's taxation. The costs shall be inserted in the judgment if taxed before its entry, and payment thereof shall be enforced by execution. (Emphasis ours.)
Instead of returning the excess amount from the auction sale to complainant as required in the Rules, Sheriff Montemayor allegedly applied it to the costs of suit. However,"he failed to exhibit proof that the 2008 Writ directed him to make such application. He also did not present a court-approved computation of the costs of suit. Rather than showing the legal basis for his actuation, Sheriff Montemayor took refuge on the letter of Mingay's wife. Thus, in his Comment before us, he stated:
With respect to complainant's allegation that he [pertaining to himself] should have delivered to her sister [the complainant] the excess proceeds of the auction sale as the alleged minimum bid representing the accrued rentals and attorney's fees is only P2,600,000.00, the undersigned Sheriff asserts that there were no excess proceeds to deliver because of the costs of suit that should be paid by the complainant, her sister and their co-defendnat Antero Lopez. As a matter of fact the bid price of P5,000,000.00 is considered too small an amount and even short compared to the amount of P16,935,737.00 total payment being demanded by Emilio Mingay from Bunquin, her sister and their co-defendant Antero Lopez as decided by the court in Civil Case No. 299. A copy of the letter dated February 18, 2009 x x x sent to the Office of the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff, RTC, Calapan City by Flordeliza P. Mingay, wife of Emilio Mingay is hereto attached.41 (Emphasis ours.)
By his own words, Sheriff Montemayor casts doubt on his trustworthiness and propriety as an officer of the court. To our mind, Sheriff Montemayor allowed himself to be swayed or influenced by the letter of Mingay's wife who demanded PI,800,000.00 as costs of suit,42 and which amount was not reflected in the 2008 Writ. The conduct of Sheriff Montemayor betrayed the foremost duty of sheriffs to execute the order of the court strictly to the letter. Sheriffs are under obligation to perform their duties honestly, faithfully and to the best of their ability; they must conduct themselves with propriety and decorum, and above all else, be above suspicion. 43chanrobleslaw

Should Sheriff Montemayor find the MCTC decision confusing or wanting as to the cost of suit, he should have asked the MCTC for clarification. Sheriff Montemayor is expected to know the limits of his authority. We have frequently reiterated that the sheriff and his deputies merely perform ministerial, not discretionary functions in the performance of their duties, sheriffs are supposed to execute orders of the court strictly to the letter of the order and the governing law. They are not supposed to decide and interpret for themselves unclear wordings of the judgment or order.44chanrobleslaw

The foregoing series of procedural lapses committed by Sheriff Montemayor shows misconduct in service. Misconduct is the transgression of some established and definite rule of action, more particularly unlawful behavior or gross negligence by a public officer.45 In Tan v. Dael,46 we held that any act of deviation from the procedures is considered a misconduct that warrants disciplinary action.47chanrobleslaw

Here, Sheriff Montemayor's misconduct is not only simple but has gone across being grave or gross for which the penalty of dismissal is imposable for the first offense. 48 There is grave misconduct when the misconduct involves any of the additional element of corruption, willful intent to violate the law, or disregard of the established rules.49chanrobleslaw

We often stress that sheriffs, by the very nature of their duties, perform a very sensitive function in the dispensation of justice. They are duty-bound to know the basic rules relative to the implementation of writs of execution, and should, at all times show a high degree of professionalism in the performance of their duties.50 Otherwise, the Judiciary would be filled with incompetent personnel acting on their personal beliefs and opinions rather than on established rules and principles of law.51chanrobleslaw

Further, in deviating from the Rules, Sheriff Montemayor also violated the Code of Conduct for Court Personnel52 in the Judiciary, which mandates that court personnel are enjoined to "expeditiously enforce rules and implement orders of the court within the limits of their authority."53chanrobleslaw

However, we do not agree with the OCA that Sheriff Montemayor is guilty of dishonesty. Dishonesty is defined as the disposition to lie, cheat, deceive or defraud; untrustworthiness; lack of integrity; lack of honesty, probity or integrity in principle; lack of fairness and straightforwardness; disposition to defraud, deceive or betray.54 Complainant's theory that Sheriff Montemayor pocketed the excess bid price, simply because he did not give the proceeds to complainant is unfounded. Complainant did not present evidence in connection with this claim. Mere suspicion without anything more cannot sway judgment.

Significantly, this is not the first time that we administratively dealt with Sheriff Montemayor. In Proserfina Nogaliza v. Ricardo Montemayor, Jr.,55 we held Sheriff Montemayor liable for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service where he was meted the penalty equivalent to a fine of one (1) month salary.

Grave misconduct is a grave offense punishable by dismissal on first offense under Section 46 (A) (3), Rule 10 of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service. Conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service is likewise a grave offense which carries the penalty of suspension of six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year for the first offense, and dismissal on the second offense.56 Hence, for Sheriff Montemayor's successive commission of serious offenses, the appropriate penalty is dismissal from service.57chanrobleslaw

There being no mitigating circumstance to temper Sheriff Montemayor's liability and more importantly, to impress upon court personnel the need to be competent and prudent in their dealings with litigants, we resolve to impose this penalty. In fine, we cannot afford leniency to repeat offenders  for to  do  so would give the public the impression that we tolerate incompetence in the Judiciary.58chanrobleslaw

WHEREFORE, we find. Sheriff Ricardo V. Montemayor, Jr. guilty of GRAVE MISCONDUCT and order his DISMISSAL from the service with forfeiture of all retirement benefits, except accrued leave credits, and with prejudice to reemployment in any branch or instrumentality of the government, including government-owned or controlled corporations. We also DIRECT the Legal Office of the Office of the Court Administrator to file the appropriate criminal charges against him.

SO ORDERED.chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary

Sereno, C.J., Carpio, Velasco, Jr.,*Leonardo-De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, Del Castillo, Perez, Mendoza, Reyes, Perlas-Bernabe, Leonen, Jardeleza, and Caguioa, JJ., concur.
Brion, J., On leave.

Endnotes:


* Justice Velasco inhibited due to his relation to one of the parties.

1Rollo, pp. 1-9.

2Emilio Mingay v. Antero Lopez, Rosemarie Lopez Gerdtman and Rosalyn Lopez Bunquin, id at 14.

3Id. at 14-15.

4Id. at 14-18. Penned by Judge Designate Manolo A. Brotonel.

5Id. at 17-18.

6Id. at 321.

7Id. at 322-324.

8Id. at 19, 21.

9Id. at 281.

10Id. at 281-282.

11Id. at 283-287.

12Id. at 67, 281.

13Id. at 281.

14Id. at 19-26.

15Id. at 27.

16Id. at 325-326.

17Id. at 327-329.

18Id. at 3-4.

19Id. at 266-269.

20 Titled Rosalyn Lopez Bunquin, for Herself and as Attorney-in-Fact for Rosemarie Gerdtman v. Emilio Mingay, Sheriff Ricardo V. Montemayor, Jr., and the Register of Deeds of Calapan City, Province of Oriental Mindoro. Id. at 270-274.

21 Titled Rosemarie Gerdtman, Reperesented by her Sister and Attorney-in-Fact, Rosaline Lopez Bunquin v. Sheriff Richard Montemayor, Office of the Provincial Sheriff, Calapan City, Province of Oriental Mindoro. Id. at 275-280.

22Id. at 267.

23Id. at 268.

24Id.

25cralawred Id.

26Id.

27Rollo, pp. 268-269.

28Id. at 248-254.

29Id. at 252-253.

30Id. at 251.

31Id. at 298-308.

32Id. at 304-306.

33Id. at 304.

34Id. at 308.

35 A.M.No. P-05-1934, April 11, 2005,455 SCRA 191.

36Id. at 196-198.

37Venzon v. Juan, G.R. No. 128308, April 14, 2004, 427 SCRA 237, 243-244.

38Rollo, p. 3.

39Id. at 292.

40 REVISED RULES OF COURT, Rule 39, Sec. 15.

41Rollo, pp. 268-269.

42Id. at 295-297, letter from Flordeliza P. Mingay to the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff of RTC, Calapan City, dated January 18, 2009.

43Musngi v. Pascasio, A.M. No. P-08-2454, May 7, 2008, 554 SCRA 1,13 citing Letter of Atty. Socorro M. Villamer-Basilla, Clerk of Court V, RTC, Branch 4, Legaspi City, A.M. No. P-06-2128, February 16, 2006, 482 SCRA 455, 459. (Emphasis ours.)

44Eduarte v. Ramos, A.M. No. P-94-1069, November 9, 1994, 238 SCRA 36, 40 citing Young v. Momblan, A.M. No. P-89-367, January 9, 1992, 205 SCRA 33. See also Del Rosario v. Bascar, Jr., A.M. No. P-88-255, March 3, 1992, 206 SCRA 678.

45Alconera v. Pallanan, A.M. No. P-12-3069, January 20, 2014, 714 SCRA 204, 217.

46 A.M. No. P-00-1392, July 13, 2000, 335 SCRA 513.

47Id. at 514.

48 Pursuant to Section 46 (A) (3), Rule 10 of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, the offense of "grave misconduct" is punishable by dismissal from service on the first offense.

49Alconera v. Pallanan, supra. (Emphasis ours.)

50Pineda v. Torres, A.M. No. P-12-3027, January 30, 2012, 664 SCRA 374, 379.

51Villaceran v. Beltejar, supra note 35 at 201 citing Paner v. Torres, A.M. No. P-01-1451, February 28, 2003, 398 SCRA 381.

52 A.M. No. 03-06- 13-SC, June 1, 2004.

53 Section 6, Canon IV, Code of Conduct for Court Personnel.

54Cañada v. Suerte, A.M. No. RTJ-04-1884, February 22, 2008, 546 SCRA 414, 424 citing Re: (1) Lost Checks Issued to the Late Roderick Roy P. Melliza, Former Clerk 11, MCTC, Zaragga, Iloilo and (2) Dropping from the Rolls of Ms. Esther T. Andres, A.M. No. 2005-26-SC, November 22, 2006, 507 SCRA 478, 497 also citing Re: Administrative Case for Dishonesty Against Elizabeth Ting, Court Sec. 1 & Angelita C. Esmerio, Clerk III, Off. Clerk of Court, A.M. Nos. 2001-7-SC & 2001-8-SC, July 22, 2005, 464 SCRA 1.

55 Resolution, A.M. No. P-09-2719, November 23, 2009.

56 Section 46 (B) (8), Rule 10 of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.

57 See Beltran v. Monteroso, A.M. No. P-06-2237, December 4, 2008, 573 SCRA 1.

58Olivan v. Rubio, A.M. No. P-12-3063, November 26, 2013, 710 SCRA 590, 606 citing Marcos v. Pamintuan A.M. No. RTJ-07-2062, January 18, 2011, 639 SCRA 658, 669.



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  • G.R. No. 205004, August 17, 2016 - SPOUSES ERNESTO IBIAS, SR. AND GONIGONDA IBIAS, Petitioners, v. BENITA PEREZ MACABEO, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 10443, August 08, 2016 - WILLIAM G. CAMPOS, JR., REPRESENTED BY ROSARIO B. CAMPOS, RITA C. BATAC AND DORINA D. CARPIO, Complainants, v. ATTY. ALEXANDER C. ESTEBAL, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 205623, August 10, 2016 - CONCHITA A. SONLEY, Petitioner, v. ANCHOR SAVINGS BANK/ EQUICOM SAVINGS BANK, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208181, August 31, 2016 - MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY, Petitioner, v. N.E. MAGNO CONSTRUCTION, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 202808, August 24, 2016 - EDUARDO C. SILAGAN, Petitioner, v. SOUTHFIELD AGENCIES, INC., VICTORIANO A. BASCO AND/OR HYUNDAI MERCHANT MARITIME, CO., LTD.,* Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 206878, August 22, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARCELINO CAGA Y FABRE, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 207586, August 17, 2016 - AFP RETIREMENT AND SEPARATION BENEFITS SYSTEM (AFPRSBS), Petitioner, v. EDUARDO SANVICTORES, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 8210, August 08, 2016 - SPOUSES MANOLO AND MILINIA NUEZCA, Complainants, v. ATTY. ERNESTO V. VILLAGARCIA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210128, August 17, 2016 - ATTY. AMADO Q. NAVARRO, Petitioner, v. OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN AND DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE-REVENUE INTEGRITY PROTECTION SERVICES (DOF-RIPS), REPRESENTED BY JOSE APOLONIO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 182252, August 03, 2016 - JOSE NORBERTO ANG, Petitioner, v. THE ESTATE OF SY SO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 167082, August 03, 2016 - TERESITA I. BUENAVENTURA, Petitioner, v. METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 189852, August 17, 2016 - THOMAS BEGNAEN, Petitioner, v. SPOUSES LEO CALIGTAN AND ELMACALIGTAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 192297, August 03, 2016 - SUPRA MULTI-SERVICES, INC., JESUS TAMBUNTING, JR., AND RITA CLAIRE T. DABU, Petitioners, v. LANIE M. LABITIGAN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 219830, August 03, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ROBERTO O. BATUHAN AND ASHLEY PLANAS LACTURAN, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 219783, August 03, 2016 - SPOUSES ERNESTO TATLONGHARI AND EUGENIA TATLONGHARI, Petitioners, v. BANGKO KABAYAN-IBAAN RURAL BANK, INC., Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 8825, August 03, 2016 - BUDENCIO DUMANLAG, Complainant, v. ATTY. JAIME M. BLANCO, JR., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 220998, August 08, 2016 - HOLCIM PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner, v. RENANTE J. OBRA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 209032, August 03, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. VIVENCIO AUSA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 218809, August 03, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALLAN EGAGAMAO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 212530, August 10, 2016 - BLOOMBERRY RESORTS AND HOTELS, INC., Petitioner, v. BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE, REPRESENTED BY COMMISSIONER KIM S. JACINTO-HENARES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 216130, August 03, 2016 - COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner, v. GOODYEAR PHILIPPINES, INC., Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 11113, August 09, 2016 - CLEO B. DONGGA-AS, Complainant, v. ATTY. ROSE BEATRIX CRUZ-ANGELES, ATTY. WYLIE M. PALER, AND ATTY. ANGELES GRANDEA, OF THE ANGELES, GRANDEA & PALER LAW OFFICE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 213380, August 10, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ROMAN ESPIA, Accused-Appellant; JESSIE MORANA, REX ALFARO, RODRIGO AZUCENA, JR., AND RENANTE ABISADO, Accused.

  • G.R. No. 202176, August 01, 2016 - METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY, Petitioner, v. CHUY LU TAN, MR. ROMEO TANCO, DR. SY SE HIONG, AND TAN CHU HSIU YEN, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. P-13-3113, August 02, 2016 - ROSEMARIE GERDTMAN, REPRESENTED BY HER SISTER AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, ROSALINE LOPEZ BUNQUIN, Complainant, v. RICARDO V. MONTEMAYOR, JR., SHERIFF IV, OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF, CALAPAN CITY, PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL MINDORO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 207342, August 16, 2016 - GOVERNMENT OF HONGKONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, REPRESENTED BY THE PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Petitioner, v. JUAN ANTONIO MUNOZ, Respondent.

  • G.R.No. 203880, August 10, 2016 - VICTORIA ECHANES, Petitioner, v. SPOUSES PATRICIO HAILAR AND ADORACION HAILAR, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 200299, August 17, 2016 - SPOUSES JUAN CHUY TAN AND MARY TAN (DECEASED) SUBSTITUTED BY THE SURVIVING HEIRS, JOEL TAN AND ERIC TAN, Petitioners, v. CHINA BANKING CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 206451, August 17, 2016 - ELPIDIO MAGNO, HEIRS OF ISIDRO M. CABATIC, NAMELY: JOSE CABATIC, RODRIGO CABATIC, AND MELBA CABATIC; AND ODELITO M. BUGAYONG, AS HEIR OF THE LATE AURORA MAGNO, Petitioners, v. LORENZO MAGNO, NICOLAS MAGNO, PETRA MAGNO, MARCIANO MAGNO, ISIDRO MAGNO, TEODISTA MAGNO, ESTRELLA MAGNO, BIENVENIDO M. DE GUZMAN, CONCHITA M. DE GUZMAN, SILARY M. DE GUZMAN, MANUEL M. DE GUZMAN AND MANOLO M. DE GUZMAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 196289, August 15, 2016 - Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 217024, August 15, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RODEL BOLO Y MALDO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 200765, August 08, 2016 - DESIDERIO RANARA, JR., Petitioner, v. ZACARIAS DE LOS ANGELES, JR., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 213157, August 10, 2016 - NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. OFELIAM. OLIVA, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE CITY TREASURER OF CEBU CITY, Respondent.; G.R. NO. 213558 - OFELIA M. OLLVA, IN HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE CITY TREASURER OF CEBU CITY, Petitioner, v. NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 10231, August 10, 2016 - OSCAR M. BAYSAC, Complainant, v. ATTY. ELOISA M. ACERON-PAPA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 189081, August 10, 2016 - GLORIA S. DY, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, MANDY COMMODITIES CO., INC., REPRESENTED BY ITS PRESIDENT, WILLIAM MANDY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 203192, August 15, 2016 - IBM PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner, v. PRIME SYSTEMS PLUS, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 188769, August 03, 2016 - JOSEPH OMAR O. ANDAY A, Petitioner, v. RURAL BANK OF CABADBARAN, INC., DEMOSTHENES P. ORAIZ and RICARDO D. GONZALEZ, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 220715, August 24, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. RONNIE BOY EDA Y CASANI, Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 217872, August 24, 2016 - ALLIANCE FOR THE FAMILY FOUNDATION, PHILIPPINES, INC. (ALFI) AND ATTY. MARIA CONCEPCION S. NOCHE, IN HER OWN BEHALF AND AS PRESIDENT OF ALFI, JOSE S. SANDEJAS, ROSIE B. LUISTRO, ELENITA S.A. SANDEJAS, EMILY R. LAWS, EILEEN Z. ARANETA, SALVACION C. MONTIERO, MARIETTA C. GORREZ, ROLANDO M. BAUTISTA, RUBEN T. UMALI AND MILDRED C. CASTOR, Petitioners, v. HON. JANETTE L. GARIN, SECRETARY-DESIGNATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, NICOLAS B. LUTERO III, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND MARIA LOURDES C. SANTIAGO, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, CENTER FOR DRUG REGULATION AND RESEARCH, Respondents.; G.R. No. 221866 - MARIA CONCEPCION S. NOCHE, IN HER OWN BEHALF AND AS COUNSEL OF PETITIONERS, JOSE S. SANDEJAS, ROSIE B. LUISTRO, ELENITA S.A. SANDEJAS, EMILY R. LAWS, EILEEN Z. ARANETA, SALVACION C. MONTIERO, MARIETTA C. GORREZ, ROLANDO M. BAUTISTA, RUBEN T. UMALI AND MILDRED C. CASTOR, Petitioners, v. HON. JANETTE L. GARIN, SECRETARY-DESIGNATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, NICOLAS B. LUTERO III, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND MARIA LOURDES C. SANTIAGO, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, CENTER FOR DRUG REGULATION AND RESEARCH, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208758, August 24, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOVEN GERON Y YEMA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 214077, August 10, 2016 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. DANILO A. PANGASINAN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 212632, August 24, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DEN ANDO Y SADULLAH AND SARAH ANDO Y BERNAL, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 219592, August 17, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ARTHUR PARCON Y ESPINOSA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 181268, August 15, 2016 - MILAGROS HERNANDEZ, REPRESENTED BY HER ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, FE HERNANDEZ-ARCEO, Petitioner, v. EDWINA C. OCAMPO, PHILIPPINE SAVINGS BANK, FELICITAS R. MENDOZA, METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY, THE SHERIFF, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BINAN, LAGUNA, AND THE REGISTER OF DEEDS, CALAMBA CITY, LAGUNA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 177875, August 08, 2016 - ATTY. RODOLFO D. MATEO, Complainant, v. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY ALBERTO G. ROMULO, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY ARTHUR P. AUTEA, PRESIDENTIAL ANTI-GRAFT COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, JOSE J. BELTRAN, EVELYN F. DACUYCUY, C.G. DUMATAY, HIGEVO C. MANGOSING, JOEY C. CASTRO, PACITA F. BARBA, RICARDO OLARTE, BELEN I. JUAREZ, LIZA T. OLIVAR, LUISA C. BOKINGO, SANDRO JESUS T. SALES, EDGARDO T. AGBAY, EDUARDO F. PACIO, MILDRED V. BEADOY, FRANCIS B. HILARIE, MA. NERIZZA L. BERDIN, LUIS S. RONGAVTLLA, ARLENE C. DIAZ, MARY JANE M. LAPIDEZ, MELCHOR P. ABRIL, VILMA A. VERGARA, MA. ISABEL S. NOFUENTE, BEATRIZ N. SORIANO, MA. ANNABELLE S. LUSUNG, JAIME M. NOFUENTE, ERLINDA RIZO, MA. CHAREVA S. GONZALES, LILIAN P. GACUSAN, MA. ANGELICA R. RONGAVILLA, EVELYN V. AYSON, CHARITO M. MENGUITO, ARLEEN E. BATAC, RENATO R. RIZO, EDUARDO D. ADINO, MILAGROS M. VELASCO, BELEN T. TORMON, RENATO P. GOJO CRUZ AND EMMIE L. RUALES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 185369, August 03, 2016 - J. TOBIAS M. JAVIER AND VINCENT H. PICCIO III, Petitioners, v. RHODORA J. CADIAO, ALFONSO V. COMBONG, JR., BENJAMIN E. JUANITAS, CALIXTO G. ZALDIVAR III, DANTE M. BERIONG, FERNANDO C. CORVERA, HECTOR L. FRANGUE AND KENNY S. OLANDRES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 163494, August 03, 2016 - JESUSA T. DELA CRUZ Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 220023, August 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. DARIO TUBORO Y RAFAEL, Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 206227, August 31, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. STANLEY BUENAMER Y MANDANE, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 215954, August 01, 2016 - SPOUSES JOVEN SY AND CORAZON QUE SY, Petitioners, v. CHINA BANKING CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 189185, August 16, 2016 - WILFREDO MOSQUEDA, MARCELO VILLAGANES, JULIETA LAWAGON, CRISPIN ALCOMENDRAS, CORAZON SABINADA, VIRGINIA CATA-AG, FLORENCIA SABANDON, AND LEDEVINA ADLAWAN, Petitioners, v. PILIPINO BANANA GROWERS & EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION, INC., DAVAO FRUITS CORPORATION, AND LAPANDAY AGRICULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Respondents.; G.R. No. 189305 - CITY GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO, Petitioner, v. COURT OF APPEALS, PILIPINO BANANA GROWERS & EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION (PBGEA), DAVAO FRUITS CORPORATION, AND LAPANDAY AGRICULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 187850, August 17, 2016 - ANITA U. LORENZANA, Petitioner, v. RODOLFO LELINA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 215750, August 17, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CARLITO TAYAO Y LAYA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 191527, August 22, 2016 - BALIBAGO FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, INC. AND PHILIPPINE BAPTIST S.B.C., INC., Petitioners, v. FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS BAPTIST CHURCH, INC. AND REYNALDO GALVAN, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. P-13-3137, August 23, 2016 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. UMAIMA L. SILONGAN, ABIE M. AMILIL, AND SALICK U. PANDA, JR., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 170060, August 17, 2016 - DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. CLARGES CORPORATION, REALTY Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 2404, August 17, 2016 - NILO B. DIONGZON, Petitioner, v. ATTY. WILLIAM MIRANO, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 7437, August 17, 2016 - AVIDA LAND CORPORATION (FORMERLY LAGUNA PROPERTIES HOLDINGS, INC.), Complainant, v. ATTY. AL C. ARGOSINO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 192491, August 17, 2016 - MARY JANE G. DY CHIAO, Petitioner, v. SEBASTIAN BOLIVAR, SHERIFF IV, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 19, IN NAGA CITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 220479, August 17, 2016 - PASDA, INCORPORATED, Petitioner, v. REYNALDO P. DIMAYACYAC, SR., SUBSTITUTED BY THE HEIRS, REPRESENTED BY ATTY. DEMOSTHENES D. C. DIMAYACYAC, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 219569, August 17, 2016 - HSY MARKETING LTD., CO., Petitioner, v. VIRGILIO O. VILLASTIQUE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 205573, August 17, 2016 - HELEN LORENZO CUNANAN, Petitioner, v. COURT OF APPEALS, NINTH DIVISION, TEOFILO Q. INOCENCIO, REGIONAL DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM REGIONAL OFFICE NO. III, AND YOLANDA MERCADO, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 9090, August 31, 2016 - TEODORO B. CRUZ, JR., Complainant, v. ATTYS. JOHN G. REYES, ROQUE BELLO AND CARMENCITA A. ROUS-GONZAGA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 218578, August 31, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ENRICO BRIONES BADILLA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 213187, August 24, 2016 - HAIDE BULALACAO-SORIANO, Petitioner, v. ERNESTO PAPINA, REPRESENTED BY ROSEMARY PAPINA-ZABALA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 215551, August 17, 2016 - JAKERSON G. GARGALLO, Petitioner, v. DOHLE SEAFRONT CREWING (MANILA), INC., DOHLE MANNING AGENCIES, INC., AND MR. MAYRONILO B. PADIZ, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 213241, August 01, 2016 - PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, Petitioner, v. JUAN F. VILA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 220461, August 24, 2016 - THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. SPOUSES PRIMO C. YBAÑEZ AND NILA S. YBAÑEZ, MARIS Q. REYOS, AND MICHELLE T. HUAT, Accused-Appellants.

  • A.C. No. 9464, August 24, 2016 - INTERADENT ZAHNTECHNIK, PHIL., INC., REPRESENTED BY LUIS MARCO I. AVANCEÑA, Complainant, v. ATTY. REBECCA S. FRANCISCO-SIMBILLO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 200157, August 31, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOERY DELIOLA Y BARRIDO, A.K.A. "JAKE DELIOLA," Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-16-3418 (Formerly A.M. No. P-12-3-46-RTC), August 08, 2016 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. ANTONIA P. ESPEJO, STENOGRAPHER III, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 20, VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 222658, August 17, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARIO GALIA BAGAMANO, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-16-3515 (Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 15-4401-P), August 10, 2016 - ARNOLD G. TECSON, Complainant, v. ATTY. MARICEL LILLED ASUNCION-ROXAS, CLERK OF COURT VI, BRANCH 23, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, TRECE MARTIRES CITY, CAVITE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 212340, August 17, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GERRJAN MANAGO Y ACUT, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 214186, August 03, 2016 - RODFHEL BACLAAN, TORREFIEL, MYRA SUACILLO, LORLIE ORENDAY, SHEELA LAO, AND LEODELYN LIBOT, Petitioners, v. BEAUTY LANE PHILS., INC/MS. MA. HENEDINA D. TOBOJKA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 195138, August 24, 2016 - NATIONAL TRANSMISSION CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. MISAMIS ORIENTAL I ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., Respondent.

  • A.M. No. P-16-3490 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 14-4278-P], August 30, 2016 - JUDGE FE GALLON-GAYANILO, Complainant, v. ERIC C. CALDITO, PROCESS SERVER, BRANCH 35, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, ILOILO CITY, ILOILO,, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 11317, August 23, 2016 - ETHELENE W. SAN JUAN, Complainant, v. ATTY. FREDDIE A. VENIDA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 215715, August 31, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EDCEL COLORADA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 220608, August 31, 2016 - MARCELINO T. TAMIN, Petitioner, v. MAGSAYSAY MARITIME CORPORATION AND/OR MASTERBULK PTE. LTD., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 185473, August 17, 2016 - BERNADETTE IDA ANG HIGA, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 200577, August 17, 2016 - CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, Petitioner, v. CAROLINA P. JUEN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 185638, August 10, 2016 - HONORABLE ALVIN P. VERGARA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS CITY MAYOR OF CABANATUAN CITY, AND SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF CABANATUAN CITY, Petitioners, v. LOURDES MELENCIO S. GRECIA, REPRESENTED BY RENATO GRECIA, AND SANDRA MELENCIO IN REPRESENTATION OF MA. PAZ SALGADO VDA. DE MELENCIO, CONCHITA MELENCIO, CRISTINA MELENCIO AND LEONARDO MELENCIO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 190143, August 10, 2016 - SPOUSES LOLITA ORENCIA AND PEDRO D. ORENCIA, Petitioners, v. FELISA CRUZ VDA. DE RANIN, REPRESENTED BY HER ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, MRS. ESTELA C. TANCHOCO, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 11350 [Formerly CBD Case No. 14-4211], August 09, 2016 - ADEGOKE R. PLUMPTRE, Complainant, v. ATTY. SOCRATES R. RIVERA, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 9920 [Formerly A.M. No. MTJ-07-1691], August 30, 2016 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. FORMER JUDGE ROSABELLA M. TORMIS, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 198756, August 16, 2016 - BANCO DE ORO, BANK OF COMMERCE, CHINA BANKING CORPORATION, METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY, PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS, PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK, AND PLANTERS DEVELOPMENT BANK, Petitioners; RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORPORATION AND RCBC CAPITAL CORPORATION, Petitioners-Intervenors; CAUCUS OF DEVELOPMENT NGO NETWORKS, Petitioner-Intervenor, v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE, SECRETARY OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, THE NATIONAL TREASURER, AND BUREAU OF TREASURY, Respondents.

  • A.C. No. 7178, August 23, 2016 - VICENTE M. GIMENA, Complainant, v. ATTY. SALVADOR T. SABIO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 199239, August 24, 2016 - PERCY MALONESIO, IN HIS CAPACITY AS GENERAL MANAGER OF AIR TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (ATO), Petitioner, v. ARTURO M. JIZMUNDO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 216146, August 24, 2016 - ALFREDO L. CHUA, TOMAS L. CHUA AND MERCEDES P. DIAZ, Petitioners, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. Nos. 187822-23, August 03, 2016 - EVER ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING, INC., VICENTE C. GO AND GEORGE C. GO, Petitioners, v. PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS (PBCOM), REPRESENTED BY ITS VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. DOMINGO S. AURE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 220399, August 22, 2016 - ENRIQUE Y. SAGUN, Petitioner, v. ANZ GLOBAL SERVICES AND OPERATIONS (MANILA), INC., GAY CRUZADA, AND PAULA ALCARAZ, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 174379, August 31, 2016 - E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND CO. (ASSIGNEE OF INVENTORS CARINI, DUNCIA AND WONG), Petitioner, v. DIRECTOR EMMA C. FRANCISCO (IN HER CAPACITY AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE), DIRECTOR EPIFANIO M. EVASCO (IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE DHUECTOR OF THE BUREAU OF PATENTS), AND THERAPHARMA, INC., Respondents.

  • A.M. No. P-16-3541 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 12-3915-P], August 30, 2016 - SYLVIA G. CORPUZ, Complainant, v. CEFERINA B. RIVERA, COURT STENOGRAPHER III, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF DAVAO CITY, DAVAO DEL SUR, BRANCH 12, Respondent.; A.M. No. P-16-3542 [FORMERLY OCA IPI No. 13-4049-P] - PRESIDING JUDGE RUFINO S. FERRARIS, JR., MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES OF DAVAO CITY, BRANCH 7, Complainant, v. CEFERINA B. RIVERA, COURT STENOGRAPHER III, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF DAVAO CITY, DAVAO DEL SUR, BRANCH 12, Respondent.; A.M. No. P-16-3543 [FORMERLY OCA IPI No. 13-4074-P] - IRINEO F. MARTINEZ, JR., Complainant, v. CEFERINA B. RIVERA, COURT STENOGRAPHER III, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF DAVAO CITY, DAVAO DEL SUR, BRANCH 12, RESPONDENT.; OCA IPI No. 14-2731-MTJ - CEFERINA B. RIVERA, COURT STENOGRAPHER III, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF DAVAO CITY, DAVAO DEL SUR, BRANCH 12, Complainant, v. PRESIDING JUDGE RUFINO S. FERRARIS, JR., MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES OF DAVAO CITY, BRANCH 7, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 8698, August 31, 2016 - MANUEL B. BERNALDEZ, Complainant, v. ATTY. WILMA DONNA C. ANQUILO-GARCIA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 198160, August 31, 2016 - VICTORIA P. CABRAL, Petitioner, v. GREGORIA ADOLFO, GREGORIO LAZARO AND HEIRS OF ELIAS POLICARPIO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 209385, August 31, 2016 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. SALUD ABALOS AND JUSTINA CLARISSA P. MAMARIL, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 189289, August 31, 2016 - GLORIA ZOLETA-SAN AGUSTIN, Petitioner, v. ERNESTO SALES, Respondent.

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