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G.R. No. 206649, July 20, 2016 - FOREST HELLS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, INC., REPRESENTED BY RAINIER L. MADRID, IN A DERIVATIVE CAPACITY AS SHAREHOLDER AND CLUB MEMBER, Petitioner, v. FIL-ESTATE PROPERTIES, INC., AND FIL-ESTATE GOLF DEVELOPMENT, INC., Respondents.

PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

SECOND DIVISION

G.R. No. 206649, July 20, 2016

FOREST HELLS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, INC., REPRESENTED BY RAINIER L. MADRID, IN A DERIVATIVE CAPACITY AS SHAREHOLDER AND CLUB MEMBER, Petitioner, v. FIL-ESTATE PROPERTIES, INC., AND FIL-ESTATE GOLF DEVELOPMENT, INC., Respondents.

D E C I S I O N

DEL CASTILLO, J.:

"A derivative action is a suit by a shareholder to enforce a corporate cause of action x x x on behalf of the corporation in order to protect or vindicate [its] rights [when its] officials refuse to sue, or are the ones to be sued, or hold control of [it]."1 Upon the enactment of Republic Act (RA) No. 8799, otherwise known as "The Securities Regulation Code," jurisdiction over such action now lies with the special commercial courts designated by this Court pursuant to A.M. No. 00- 11-03-SC promulgated on November 21, 2000.2chanrobleslaw

This Petition for Review on Certiorari3 under Rule 45 of the Rules of Court assails the Orders dated May 14, 20124 and February 1, 20135 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 74, Antipolo City, in Civil Case No. 10-9042.

Factual Antecedents

On March 31, 1993, Kingsville Construction and Development Corporation (Kingsville) and Kings Properties Corporation (KPC) entered into a project agreement with respondent Fil-Estate Properties, Inc. (FEPI), whereby the latter agreed to finance and cause the development of several parcels of land owned by Kingsville in Antipolo, Rizal, into Forest Hills Residential Estates and Golf and Country Club, a first-class residential area/golf-course/commercial center.6 Under the agreement, respondent FEPI was tasked to incorporate petitioner Forest Hills Golf and Country Club, Inc. (FHGCCI) with an authorized stock of 3,600 shares; and to perform the development and construction work and other undertakings as full payment of its subscription to the authorized capital stock of the club.7 As to the remaining shares of the club, they agreed that these should be retained by Kingsville in exchange for the parcels of land used for the golf course development. 8chanrobleslaw

On July 10, 1995, respondent FEPI assigned its rights and obligations over the project to a related corporation, respondent Fil-Estate Golf Development, Inc. (FEGDI).9chanrobleslaw

On July 19, 1996, Rainier L. Madrid (Madrid) purchased two Class "A" shares at the secondary price of P3 80,000.00 each, and applied for a membership to the club for P25,000.00. 10chanrobleslaw

Due to the delayed construction of the second 18-Hole Golf Course, Madrid wrote two demand letters dated October 29, 2009 and March 15, 2010 to the Board of Directors of petitioner FHGCCI asking them to initiate the appropriate legal action against respondents FEPI and FEGDI.11 The Board of Directors, however, failed and/or refused to act on the demand letters.12chanrobleslaw

Thus, on April 21, 2010, Madrid, in a derivative capacity on behalf of petitioner FHGCCI, filed with the RTC of Antipolo City a Complaint for Specific Performance with Damages,13 docketed as Civil Case No. 10-9042, against respondents FEPI and FEGDI.14chanrobleslaw

In their Answer with Compulsory Counterclaim,15 respondents FEPI and FEGDI argued that there is no cause of action against them as petitioner FHGCCI failed to state the contractual and/or legal bases of their alleged obligation; that no prior demand was made to them; that the action is not a proper derivative suit as petitioner FHGCCI failed to exhaust all remedies available under the articles of incorporation and by-laws; and that petitioner FHGCCI failed to implead its Board of Directors as indispensable parties.

Petitioner FHGCCI, in turn, filed a Reply16 arguing that the case does not involve an intra-corporate controversy and that the exhaustion of intra-corporate remedies was futile and useless as the Board of Directors of petitioner FHGCCI also own respondent FEGDI.

Respondents FEPI and FEGDI filed a Rejoinder17 followed by a Motion18 to set their affirmative defenses for preliminary hearing.

Petitioner FHGCCI filed a Motion19 for leave to amend its Complaint to implead KPC and Kingsville as additional defendants and to include Madrid as additional plaintiff in his personal capacity. Respondents FEPI and FEGDI opposed the Motion.20chanrobleslaw

Ruling of the Regional Trial Court

On May 14, 2012, applying the relationship and nature of controversy tests in Reyes v. Hon. RTC of Makati, Br. 14221 and taking into account the fact that petitioner FHGCCI denominated the Complaint as a derivative suit, the RTC issued an Order22 dismissing the case for lack of jurisdiction, without prejudice to the re-filing of the same with the proper special commercial court sitting at Binangonan, Rizal. Consequently, the motion for leave to amend the Complaint was mooted.

Feeling aggrieved, petitioner FHGCCI moved for reconsideration23 but the RTC denied the same in its Order24 dated February 1, 2013.

Issue

Hence, petitioner FHGCCI directly filed before this Court the instant Petition for Review on Certiorari25cralawred under Rule 45 of the Rules of Court on a pure question of law, raising the sole issue of:

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WHETHER OR NOT PETITIONER [FHGCCI'S] ORDINARY CIVIL SUIT FOR SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE WITH DAMAGES AGAINST RESPONDENTS [FEPI AND FEGDI] VIS-A-VIS THE LATTER'S OBLIGATION UNDER THE PROJECT AGREEMENT TO FULLY COMPLETE AND DEVELOP THE FOREST HELLS RESIDENTIAL ESTATES AND GOLF COURSE AND COUNTRY CLUB IS COGNIZABLE BY THE LOWER COURT AS A REGULAR COURT OR BY THE RTC-BINANGONAN, BRANCH 70, AS A SPECIAL COMMERCIAL COURT FOR INTRA-CORPORATE CONTROVERSIES.26

Petitioner FHGCCVs Arguments

Petitioner FHGCCI admits that it filed a derivative suit.27 However, it contends that not all derivative suits involve intra-corporate controversies.28 In this case, it filed a derivative suit for specific performance in order to enforce the project agreement between KPC, Kingsville, and respondents FEPI and FEGDI.29 And although respondent FEGDI is a stockholder of petitioner FHGCCI, it argues that this does not make the instant case an intra-corporate controversy as the case was filed against respondents FEPI and FEGDI as developers, and not as stockholders of petitioner FHGCCI.30 In fact, the causes of action stated in the Complaint do not involve intra-corporate controversies, nor do these involve the intra-corporate relations between and among the stockholders and the corporation's officials.31 Thus, the RTC seriously erred in applying the case of Reyes32 without clearly explaining why the instant case involves an intra-corporate controversy.33chanrobleslaw

Respondents' Arguments

Respondents FEPI and FEGDI, on the other hand, reiterate the arguments raised in their Answer before the RTC, to wit: that petitioner FHGCCI has no cause of action as it failed to present any contract upon which it can base its claim; that the filing of the case is premature as no prior demand was made to respondents FEPI and FEGDI; that the Complaint is not a proper derivative suit as petitioner FHGCCI failed to exhaust all remedies available under the articles of incorporation and by-laws; and that petitioner FHGCCI failed to implead its Board of Directors as indispensable parties.34 They also maintain that the instant case is an intra-corporate controversy as the allegations in the Complaint clearly show that petitioner FHGCCI is suing respondents FEPI and FEGDI not only as developers but also as stockholders of petitioner FHGCCI.35 And since the instant case involves an intra-corporate controversy, the RTC correctly dismissed the Complaint for lack of jurisdiction, as the RTC is not a special commercial court.36chanrobleslaw

Our Ruling

The Petition lacks merit.

The Complaint, denominated as a
derivative suit for specific performance,
falls under the jurisdiction of special
commercial courts.


Petitioner FHGCCFs main contention is that its Complaint, although denominated as a derivative suit, does not fall under the jurisdiction of special commercial courts, as it does not involve an intra-corporate controversy.

We do not agree.

It is a fundamental principle that jurisdiction is conferred by law and is determined by the material allegations of the complaint, containing the concise statement of ultimate facts of a plaintifFs cause of action.37chanrobleslaw

In this case, petitioner FHGCCI alleged in its Complaint that:

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PREFATORY

This is a derivative suit filed by Shareholder and Club Member Rainier Madrid on behalf of [petitioner FHGCCI] to compel [respondents FEPI and FEGDI], to finish the construction and complete development of Club's Arnold Palmer 2nd Nine-Holes Golf Course and the adjunct Country Club Premises.

Despite repeated demands on FHGCCI, which appears controlled and managed by interlocking directors of [respondents FEPI and FEGDI] as an "OLD BOYS CLUB," and therefore guilty of grave conflict of interest to initiate legal actions against developer [respondent] FEGDI vis-a-vis the completion of the Club's Arnold Palmer 2nd Nine-Holes Golf Course and the promised Country Club Facilities, FHGCCI has failed, shirked, and refused to sue the [respondents FEPI and FEGDI].

This BAD FAITH inaction and refusal to sue [respondents FEPI and FEGDI] by the FHGCCI Board of Directors is definitely prejudicial to FHGCCI and its members as they have been long deprived the maximum use of the promised Full 36-Hole Golf Course and Country Club Amenities, thereby rendering them in fundamental and material breach of their SEC Disclosure Statements, Marketing and Sales Contracts.

The FHGCCI Board of Directors [are] guilty of grave conflict of interest as Founder Shareholders Noel M. Carifio, Robert John L. Sobrepefia, Ferdinand T. Santos and Enrique Sobrepena, Jr. are also the majority Board of Directors of [respondent] FEPI and later [respondent] FEGDI, who for more than ten (10) years NOW has failed and refused to complete the Project for which they should have sued [respondents] FEPI [and] FEGDI as early as 2000.

Indeed, the control, exclusive management and operations of FHGCCI, which should have been turned-over to the General Membership, has been illegally withheld, retained and continued to be enjoyed by FHGCCI Board of Directors via their abusive, void and illegal Founder's Shares, subject now of a separate suit to compel turnover of the FHGCCI to its General Membership.

The patent interlocking directorship of FHGCCI and [respondents] FEPI /FEGDI sufficiently shows the abuse, high handed and condescending strong arm posture of FHGCCI Board of Directors in failing or refraining from suing [respondents] FEPI [and] FEGDI as the developer for the full and total completion of [the] 36-Hole Golf Course and adjunct Country Club facilities.

HENCE, THIS DERIVATIVE SUIT.

x x x x

ALLEGATIONS COMMON TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION

x x x x

4. On June 29, 1995, [respondent] FEPI incorporated the Golf and Country Club Company - [FHGCCf] x x x.

Per FHGCCI's Articles of Incorporation, fifty (50%) percent of its authorized member shares appears to have been distributed as follows:

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SUBSCRIBERS
NUMBER AND KIND OF SHARES
1. Noel M. Cariņo
1 Founder's Share
2. Robert John L. Sobrepeņa
1 Founder's Share
3. Ferdinand T. Santos
1 Founder's Share
4. Sabrina T.Santos
1 Founder's Share
5. Enrique Sobrepeņa, Jr.
1 Founder's Share
6. Johnson Ong
1 Founder's Share
7. Romeo G. Carlos
1 Founder's Share
8. Manuel Yu
1 Founder's Share
9. FEGDI
537 Class "A", 190 Class "B", 292 Class "C", 146 Class "D"; total = 1165
10. Kings Properties Corp.
290 Class "A", 102 Class "B", 292 Class "C", 146 Class "D"; total = 627


x x x x

10. Worse, with manifest intention of giving undue benefit, gain and/or advantage to [respondents] FEPI/FEGDI and to retain control of FHGCCI via the Founders' Shares, the FHGCCI Board of Directors appear to have deliberately failed, shirked and refused to sue, act and demand that [respondents] FEPI/FEGDI complete and finish the construction and/or turn-over of the second golf course, specifically the Arnold Palmer 2 nd Nine-Holes and the additional "Country Club" premises and adjunct country club facilities, to enable them, as "Founder Shareholders," to hold on to, continue their control and exclusive management of the Club, as an "OLD BOYS CLUB," to the damage and prejudice of FHGCCI, and its members whose corporate rights remain IN LIMBO to date.

x x x x

13. To date, however, the FHGCCI Board of Directors intentionally and deliberately failed and/or refused to heed Shareholder and Club Member Rainier L. Madrid and numerous undisclosed members of FHGCCPs above valid and just demand, to the damage and prejudice of [petitioner] FHGCCI and its Members.

x x x x

2.2 As shown, for more than ten (10) years now from the stipulated full completion of the 2nd 18-Holes Arnold Palmer Golf Course, and the country club facilities in September 2000, the FHGCCI Board of Directors, being guilty of apparent conflict of interest prescinding from their interlocking directorships, have deliberately and purposely failed, shirked and/or refused to demand and sue [respondents] developer FEPI/FEGDI to fully complete the Project, especially the 36-Hole Golf Course, and adjunct Country Club and commercial complex amenities, to the grave damage and prejudice of [petitioner] FHGCCI and its Members. It is pure and simple, SYNDICATED ESTAFA.

2.3. Consequently, [respondents FEPI and FEGDI], jointly and severally, should be compelled, ordered and directed to fully perform, finish, complete and turn-over the whole 36-Hole Golf Course and Country Club Amenities soonest.

xxxx

3.2. Additionally, [respondents] FEPI and FEGDI must be ordered to render an accounting of ALL work done, EXISTING work-in-progress, if any, and differential backlog in connection with their performance and delivery of the Project, including the contracted 36-Hole Golf Course and Country Club Amenities.38 (Emphasis supplied)

Based on the foregoing allegations, it is clear that Madrid filed a derivative suit on behalf of petitioner FHGCCI to compel respondents FEPI and FEGDI to complete the golf course and country club project and to render an accounting of all works done, existing work-in-progress and, if any, differential backlog. The fact that petitioner FHGCCI denominated the Complaint as a derivative suit for specific performance is sufficient reason for the RTC to dismiss it for lack of jurisdiction, as the RTC where the Complaint was raffled is not a special commercial court. Upon the enactment of RA No. 8799, jurisdiction over intra- corporate disputes, including derivatives suits, is now vested in the RTCs designated as special commercial courts by this Court pursuant to A.M. No. 00- 11-03-SC promulgated on November 21, 2000.39chanrobleslaw

Petitioner FHGCCI's contention that the instant case does not involve an intra-corporate controversy as it was filed against respondents FEPI and FEGDI as developers, and not as shareholders of the corporation holds no water. Apparent in the Complaint are allegations of the interlocking directorships of the Board of Directors of petitioner FHGCCI and respondents FEPI and FEGDI, the conflict of interest of the Board of Directors of petitioner FHGCCI, and their bad faith in carrying out their duties. Likewise alleged is that respondent FEPI and, later, respondent FEGDI are shareholders of petitioner FHGCCI which under the project agreement, respondent FEPI was tasked to perform the development and construction work and other obligations and undertakings of the project as full payment of its subscription to the authorized capital stock of petitioner FHGCCI, which it later assigned to respondent FEGDI. Considering these allegations, we find that, contrary to the claim of petitioner FHGCCI, there are unavoidably intra- corporate controversies intertwined in the specific performance case.

Moreover, a derivative suit is a remedy designed by equity as a principal defense of the minority shareholders against the abuses of the majority.40 Under the Corporation Code, the corporation's power to sue is lodged with its board of directors or trustees.41 However, when its officials refuse to sue, or are the ones to be sued, or hold control of the corporation, an individual stockholder may be permitted to institute a derivative suit to enforce a corporate cause of action on behalf of a corporation in order to protect or vindicate its rights.42 In such actions, the corporation is the real party in interest, while the stockholder suing on behalf of the corporation is only a nominal party.43 Considering its purpose, a derivative suit, therefore, would necessarily touch upon the internal affairs of a corporation.

It is for this reason that a derivative suit is among the cases covered by the Interim Rules of Procedure Governing Intra-Corporate Controversies, A.M. No. 01-2-04- SC, March 13, 2001. Section l(a), Rule 1 of the said Interim Rules states that:

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RULE 1
General Provisions

SECTION 1. (a) Cases Covered— These Rules shall govern the procedure to be observed in civil cases involving the following:

chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary(1) Devices or schemes employed by, or any act of, the board of directors, business associates, officers or partners, amounting to fraud or misrepresentation which may be detrimental to the interest of the public and/or of the stockholders, partners, or members of any corporation, partnership, or association;

(2) Controversies arising out of intra-corporate, partnership, or association relations, between and among stockholders, members, or associates; and between, any or all of them and the corporation, partnership, or association of which they are stockholders, members, or associates, respectively;

(3) Controversies in the election or appointment of directors, trustees, officers, or managers of corporations, partnerships, or associations;

(4) Derivative suits; and

(5) Inspection of corporate books.

In view of the foregoing, we agree with the RTC that the instant derivative suit for specific performance against respondents FEPI and FEGDI falls under the jurisdiction of special commercial courts.

In Gonzales v. GJH Land, Inc.,44 we laid down the guidelines to be observed if a commercial case filed before the proper RTC is wrongly raffled to its regular branch. In that case, we said that if the RTC has no internal branch designated as a Special Commercial Court, the proper recourse is to refer the case to the nearest RTC with a designated Special Commercial Court branch within the judicial region. Upon referral, the RTC to which the case was referred to should redocket the case as a commercial case. And if the said RTC has only one branch designated as a Special Commercial Court, it should assign the case to the sole special branch.

The Complaint filed by petitioner FHGCCI failed to comply with the requisites for a valid derivative suit.

In this case, however, to refer the case to a special commercial court would be a waste of time since it is apparent on the face of the Complaint, as pointed out by respondents FEPI and FEGDI in their Answer, that petitioner FHGCCI failed to comply with the requisites for a valid derivative suit.

Rule 8, Section 1 of the Interim Rules of Procedure Governing Intra- Corporate Controversies provides:

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SECTION 1. Derivative action. — A stockholder or member may bring an action in the name of a corporation or association, as the case may be, provided, that: (1) He was a stockholder or member at the time the acts or transactions subject of the action occurred and at the time the action was filed;
(2) He exerted all reasonable efforts, and alleges the same with particularity in the complaint, to exhaust all remedies available under the articles of incorporation, by-laws, laws or rules governing the corporation or partnership to obtain the relief he desires;
(3) No appraisal rights are available for the act or acts complained of; and
(4) The suit is not a nuisance or harassment suit. In case of nuisance or harassment suit, the court shall forthwith dismiss the case.

Corollarily, "[f]or a derivative suit to prosper, it is required that the minority stockholder suing for and on behalf of the corporation must allege in his complaint that he is suing on a derivative cause of action on behalf of the corporation and all other stockholders similarly situated who may wish to join him in the suit."45 It is also required that the stockholder "should have exerted all reasonable efforts to exhaust all remedies available under the articles of incorporation, by-laws, laws or rules governing the corporation or partnership to obtain the relief he desires [and that such fact is alleged] with particularity in the complaint."46 The purpose for this rule is "to make the derivative suit the final recourse of the stockholder, after all other remedies to obtain the relief sought had failed."47 Finally, the stockholder is also required "to allege, explicitly or otherwise, the fact that there were no appraisal rights available for the acts complained of, as well as a categorical statement that the suit is not a nuisance or a harassment suit."48chanrobleslaw

In this case, Madrid, as a shareholder of petitioner FHGCCI, failed to allege with particularity in the Complaint, and even in the Amended Complaint, that he exerted all reasonable efforts to exhaust all remedies available under the articles of incorporation, by-laws, or rules governing the corporation; that no appraisal rights are available for the acts or acts complained of; and that the suit is not a nuisance or a harassment suit. Although the Complaint alleged that demand letters were sent to the Board of Directors of petitioner FHGCCI and that these were unheeded, these allegations will not suffice.

Thus, for failing to meet the requirements set forth in Section 1, Rule 8 of the Interim Rules of Procedure Governing Intra-Corporate Controversies, the Complaint, denominated as a derivative suit for specific performance, must be dismissed.

WHEREFORE, the Petition is hereby DENIED. The assailed Orders dated May 14,2012 and February 1, 2013 of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 74, Antipolo City, in Civil Case No. 10-9042 are hereby AFFIRMED.

SO ORDERED.cralaw lawlibrary

Carpio, (Chairperson,) and Leonen, JJ., concur.
Brion, J., on leave.
Mendoza, J., on official leave.

Endnotes:


1 Hi-Yield Realty, Inc. v. Court of Appeals, 608 Phil. 350,358 (2009).

2 Yuv. Yukayguan, 607 Phil. 581, 606 (2009).

3 Rollo, pp. 17-47.

4 Id. at 48-54; penned by Presiding Judge Mary Josephine P. Lazaro.

5 Id. at 55.

6 Id. at 58 and 75.

7 Id.

8 Id.

9 Id.

10 Id. at 61.

11 Id. at 62-63.

12 Id. at 63.

13 Id. at 56-67.

14 Id. at 26.

15 Id. at 206-218.

16 Id. at 219-222.

17 Id. at 223-228.

18 Id at 229-232.

19 Id. at 233-236.

20 Id. at 251-256.

21 583 Phil. 591 (2008).

22 Rollo, pp. 48-54.

23 Id. at 284-298.

24 Id. at 55.

25cralawred Id. at 17-47.

26 Id. at 332-333.

27 Id. at 339-340.

28 Id. at 340-342.

29 Id. at 343.

30 Id. at 338.

31 Id. at 337-339.

32 Supra note 21.

33 Rollo, pp. 343-347.

34 Id. at 361.

35 Id. at 361-365.

36 Id. at 365-366.

37 Heirs ofTelesforo Mao v. De Jesus, G.R. No. 176020, September 29, 2014, 736 SCRA 596, 605, citing Padlan v. Spouses Dinglasan, 707 Phil. 83, 91 (2013).

38Rollo, pp. 56-64.

39 Yu v. Yitkayguan, supra note 2,

40 Majority StocMiolders of Ruby Industrial Corporation v. him, 665 Phil, 600,632 (2011).

41 Hi-Yield Realty, Inc. v. Court of Appeals, supra note 1.

42 Id.

43 Id.

44 G.R. No. 202664, November 10, 2015.

45 Chua v. Court of Appeals, 485 Phil. 644,655 (2004).

46 Yuv. Yukayguan, supra note 2 at 612.

47 Id.

48 Id. at 613.



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  • G.R. No. 206690, July 11, 2016 - BARRIO FIESTA RESTAURANT, LIBERTY ILAGAN, SUNSHINE ONGPAUCO-IKEDA AND MARICO CRISTOBAL, Petitioners, v. HELEN C. BERONIA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 189878, July 11, 2016 - WILSON FENIX, REZ CORTEZ AND ANGELITO SANTIAGO, Petitioners, v. THE HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 181375, July 13, 2016 - PHIL-NIPPON KYOEI, CORP., Petitioner, v. ROSALIA T. GUDELOSAO, ON HER BEHALF AND IN BEHALF OF MINOR CHILDREN CHRISTY MAE T. GUDELOSAO AND ROSE ELDEN T. GUDELOSAO, CARMEN TANCONTIAN, ON HER BEHALF AND IN BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN CAMELA B. TANCONTIAN, BEVERLY B. TANCONTIAN, AND ACE B. TANCONTIAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 208086, July 27, 2016 - FLORENCIO MORALES, JR., Petitioner, v. OMBUDSMAN CONCHITA CARPIO-MORALES, ATTY. AGNES VST DEVANADERA, ATTY. MIGUEL NOEL T. OCAMPO, ATTY. JOYCE MARTINEZ-BARUT, ATTY. ALLAN S. HILBERO, AND ATTY. EDIZER J. RESURRECION, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 215192, July 27, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. BERNABE M. BARTOLINI, Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 204873, July 27, 2016 - ESTHER PASCUAL, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 204899, July 27, 2016 - HEIRS OF BABAI GUIAMBANGAN, NAMELY, KALIPA B. GUIAMBANGAN, SAYA GUIAMBANGAN DARUS, NENENG P. GUIAMBANGAN, AND EDGAR P. GUIAMBANGAN, Petitioners, v. MUNICIPALITY OF KALAMANSIG, SULTAN KUDARAT, REPRESENTED BY ITS MAYOR ROLANDO P. GARCIA, MEMBERS OF ITS SANGGUNIANG BAYAN, AND ITS MUNICIPAL TREASURER, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 205010, July 18, 2016 - PETRON GASUL LPG DEALERS ASSOCIATION AND TOTALGAZ LPG DEALERS ASSOCIATION, Petitioners, v. ELENA LAO, IMELDA LAO, POMPIDOU GOLANGCO, JEREMY WILSON GOLANGCO, CARMEN CASTILLO, AND/OR OCCUPANTS OF BAGUIO GAS CORPORATION, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 180060, July 13, 2016 - SPOUSES AUGUSTO AND NORA NAVARRO, Petitioners, v. RURAL BANK OF TARLAC, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 194121, July 11, 2016 - TORRES-MADRID BROKERAGE, INC., Petitioner, v. FEB MITSUI MARINE INSURANCE CO., INC. AND BENJAMIN P. MANALASTAS, DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME OF BMT TRUCKING SERVICES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 200352, July 20, 2016 - MARY JUNE CELIZ, Petitioner, v. CORD CHEMICALS, INC., LEONOR G. SANZ, AND MARIAN ONTANGCO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 210715, July 18, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RUSTICO YGOT Y REPUELA, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 221636, July 11, 2016 - LAND BANK PHILIPPINES, OF THE Petitioner, v. THE COURT OF APPEALS AND HEIRS OF MANUEL BOLAŅOS, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 189312, July 28, 2016 - FE B. SAGUINSIN, Petitioner, v. AGAPITO LIBAN, CESARIO LIBAN, EDDIE TANGUILAN, PACENCIA MACANANG, ISIDRO NATIVIDAD, TIMMY SIBBALUCA AND ISIDRO SIBBALUCA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 201436, July 11, 2016 - SPOUSES MAMERTO AND ADELIA* TIMADO, Petitioners, v. RURAL BANK OF SAN JOSE, INC., TEDDY MONASTERIO, IN HIS CAPACITY AS ITS PRESIDENT/MANAGER, AND ATTY. AVELINO SALES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 198925, July 13, 2016 - SPOUSES ARCHIBAL LATOJA AND CHARITO LATOJA, Petitioners, v. HONORABLE ELVIE LIM, PRESIDING JUDGE, BRANCH 1, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BORONGAN, EASTERN SAMAR, ATTY. JESUS APELADO, REGISTER OF DEEDS, BORONGAN, EASTERN SAMAR, ALVARO CAPITO, AS SHERIFF, BRANCH 2, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BORONGAN, EASTERN SAMAR, AND TERESITA CABE, REPRESENTED BY ADELINA ZAMORA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 195641, July 11, 2016 - TARCISIO S. CALILUNG, Petitioner, v. PARAMOUNT INSURANCE CORPORATION, RP TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC., RENATO L. PUNZALAN AND JOSE MANALO, JR., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 212346, July 07, 2016 - RICHARD V. FUNK, Petitioner, v. SANTOS VENTURA HOCORMA FOUNDATION, INC., FEDERICO O. ESCALER, JOSE M. ZARAGOZA, DOMINGO L. MAPA, ERNESTO C. PEREZ AND ARISTON ESTRADA, SR., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 195147, July 11, 2016 - COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner, v. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, Respondent.

  • G. R. No. 188283, July 20, 2016 - CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS, LTD., Petitioner, v. SPOUSES ARNULFO AND EVELYN FUENTEBELLA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 219627, July 04, 2016 - NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES POWER CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 187400, July 13, 2016 - FELICISIMO FERNANDEZ, SPOUSES DANILO AND GENEROSA VITUG- LIGON, Petitioners, v. SPOUSES ISAAC AND CONCEPCION RONULO Respondents.

  • A.C. No. 11078, July 19, 2016 - VERLITA V. MERCULLO AND RAYMOND VEDANO, Complainants, v. ATTY. MARIE FRANCES E. RAMON, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 211028, July 13, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JONATHAN ARCILLO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 191442, July 27, 2016 - THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALFONSO LISTA, IFUGAO, REPRESENTED BY CHARLES L. CATTILING, IN HIS CAPACITY AS MUNICIPAL MAYOR AND ESTRELLA S. ALIGUYON, IN HER CAPACITY AS MUNICIPAL TREASURER, Petitioner, v. THE COURT OF APPEALS, SPECIAL FORMER SIXTH DIVISION AND SN ABOITIZ POWER-MAGAT, INC.., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 206927, July 13, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DARIUS RENIEDO Y CAUILAN, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 204267, July 25, 2016 - LUZ S. ALMEDA, Petitioner, v. OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN (MINDANAO) AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents.

  • G.R. Nos. 205963-64, July 07, 2016 - AMANDO A. INOCENTES, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, HON. ROLAND B. JURADO, IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHAIRPERSON, SANDIGANBAYAN, FIFTH DIVISION, HON. CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES, IN HER CAPACITY AS OMBUDSMAN, AS COMPLAINANT; AND HON. FRANCIS H. JARDELEZA, OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL (OSG), IN ITS CAPACITY AS COUNSEL FOR THE PEOPLE, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 205839, July 07, 2016 - LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. NARCISO L. KHO, Respondent.; G.R. No. 205840 - MA. LORENA FLORES AND ALEXANDER CRUZ, Petitioners, v. NARCISO L. KHO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 206888, July 04, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. MARITESS CAYAS Y CALITIS @ "TETET", Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 204222, July 04, 2016 - NEPTUNE METAL SCRAP RECYCLING, INC., Petitioner, v. MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY AND THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 191492, July 04, 2016 - PATRICIA SIBAYAN REPRESENTED BY TEODICIO SIBAYAN, Petitioner, v. EMILIO COSTALES, SUSANA ISIDRO, RODOLFO ISIDRO, ANNO ISIDRO AND ROBERTO CERANE., Respondents.

  • A.M. No. RTJ-14-2369 [Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 12-3907-RTJ], July 26, 2016 - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, REPRESENTED BY SECRETARY LEILA M. DE LIMA, Petitioner, v. JUDGE ROLANDO G. MISLANG, PRESIDING JUDGE, BRANCH 167, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, PASIG CITY, RESPONDENT.; A.M. No. RTJ-14-2372 [FORMERLY OCA I.P.I. No. 11-3736-RTJ] - HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (HDMF), REPRESENTED BY ATTY. JOSE ROBERTO F. PO, Petitioner, v. JUDGE ROLANDO G. MISLANG, PRESIDING JUDGE, BRANCH 167, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, PASIG CITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210192, July 04, 2016 - ROSALINDA S. KHITRI AND FERNANDO S. KHITRI, Petitioners, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • A.M. OCA IPI No. 12-204-CA-J, July 26, 2016 - RE: VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR DISBARMENT OF AMA LAND, INC. (REPRESENTED BY JOSEPH B. USITA) AGAINST COURT OF APPEALS ASSOCIATE JUSTICES HON. DANTON Q. BUESER, HON. SESINANDO E. VILLON AND HON. RICARDO G. ROSARIO.

  • G.R. No. 200537, July 13, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RODRIGO QUITOLAY BALMONTE, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 183934, July 20, 2016 - ERNESTO GALANG AND MA. OLGA JASMIN CHAN, Petitioners, v. BOIE TAKEDA CHEMICALS, INC. AND/OR KAZUHIKO NOMURA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 183645, July 20, 2016 - HEIRS OF GAMALIEL ALBANO, REPRESENTED BY ALEXANDER ALBANO AND ALL OTHER PERSON LIVING WITH THEM IN THE SUBJECT PREMISES, Petitioners, v. SPS. MENA C. RAVANES AND ROBERTO RA VANES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 212426, July 26, 2016 - RENE A.V. SAGUISAG, WIGBERTO E. TAŅADA, FRANCISCO "DODONG" NEMENZO, JR., SR. MARY JOHN MANANZAN, PACIFICO A. AGABIN, ESTEBAN "STEVE" SALONGA, H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR., EVALYN G. URSUA, EDRE U. OLALIA, DR. CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO, DR. ROLAND SIMBULAN, AND TEDDY CASIŅO, Petitioners, v. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR., DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE SECRETARY VOLTAIRE GAZMIN, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECRETARY ALBERT DEL ROSARIO, JR., DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT SECRETARY FLORENCIO ABAD, AND ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL EMMANUEL T. BAUTISTA, Respondents.; G.R. No. 212444 - BAGONG ALYANSANG MAKABAYAN (BAYAN), REPRESENTED BY ITS SECRETARY GENERAL RENATO M. REYES, JR., BAYAN MUNA PARTY-LIST REPRESENTATIVES NERI J. COLMENARES, AND CARLOS ZARATE, GABRIELA WOMEN'S PARTY-LIST REPRESENTATIVES LUZ ILAGAN AND EMERENCIANA DE JESUS, ACT TEACHERS PARTY-LIST REPRESENTATIVE ANTONIO L. TINIO, ANAKPAWIS PARTY-LIST REPRESENTATIVE FERNANDO HICAP, KABATAAN PARTY-LIST REPRESENTATIVE TERRY RIDON, MAKABAYANG KOALISYON NG MAMAMAYAN (MAKABAYAN), REPRESENTED BY SATURNINO OCAMPO, AND LIZA MAZA, BIENVENIDO LUMBERA, JOEL C. LAMANGAN, RAFAEL MARIANO, SALVADOR FRANCE, ROGELIO M. SOLUTA, AND CLEMENTE G. BAUTISTA, Petitioners, v. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE (DND) SECRETARY VOLTAIRE GAZMIN, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECRETARY ALBERT DEL ROSARIO, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR., ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL EMMANUEL T. BAUTISTA, DEFENSE UNDERSECRETARY PIO LORENZO BATINO, AMBASSADOR LOURDES YPARRAGUIRRE, AMBASSADOR J. EDUARDO MALAYA, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE UNDERSECRETARY FRANCISCO BARAAN III, AND DND ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR STRATEGIC ASSESSMENTS RAYMUND JOSE QUILOP AS CHAIRPERSON AND MEMBERS, RESPECTIVELY, OF THE NEGOTIATING PANEL FOR THE PHILIPPINES ON EDCA, Respondents.; KILUSANG MAYO UNO, REPRESENTED BY ITS CHAIRPERSON, ELMER LABOG, CONFEDERATION FOR UNITY, RECOGNITION AND ADVANCEMENT OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (COURAGE), REPRESENTED BY ITS NATIONAL PRESIDENT FERDINAND GAITE, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF LABOR UNIONS-KILUSANG MAYO UNO, REPRESENTED BY ITS NATIONAL PRESIDENT JOSELITO USTAREZ, NENITA GONZAGA, VIOLETA ESPIRITU, VIRGINIA FLORES, AND ARMANDO TEODORO, JR., Petitioners-In-Intervention,; RENE A.Q. SAGUISAG, JR., Petitioner-In-Intervention.

  • G.R. No. 208527, July 20, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ARDO BACERO Y CASABON, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 190408, July 20, 2016 - BENJIE B. GEORG REPRESENTED BY BENJAMIN C. BELARMINO, JR., Petitioner, v. HOLY TRINITY COLLEGE, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 215764, July 13, 2016 - RICHARD K. TOM, Petitioner, v. SAMUEL N. RODRIGUEZ, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 10944, July 12, 2016 - NORMA M. GUTIERREZ, Complainant, v. ATTY. ELEANOR A. MARAVILLA-ONA. Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 204605, July 19, 2016 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. HON. PAQUITO OCHOA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, HON. ALBERT DEL ROSARIO, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AND HON. RICARDO BLANCAFLOR, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents.

  • A.C. No. 11316, July 12, 2016 - PATRICK A. CARONAN, Complainant, v. RICHARD A. CARONAN A.K.A. "ATTY. PATRICK A. CARONAN," Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 206054, July 25, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. MINNIE TUMULAK Y CUENCA, Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 206906, July 25, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. FLORDILINA RAMOS, Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 217999, July 26, 2016 - TERESITA P. DE GUZMAN, IN HER CAPACITY AS FORMER GENERAL MANAGER; BERNADETTE B. VELASQUEZ, IN HER CAPACITY AS FINANCE MANAGER; ATTY. RODOLFO T. TABANGIN, ATTY. ANTONIO A. ESPIRITU, ATTY. MOISES P. CATING, IN THEIR CAPACITIES AS FORMER MEMBERS OF THE BAGNIO WATER DISTRICT (BWD) BOARD OF DIRECTORS; AND SONIA A. DAOAS AND ENGR. FELINO D. LAGMAN, IN THEIR CAPACITIES AS INCUMBENT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Petitioners, v. COMMISSION ON AUDIT, CENTRAL OFFICE, REPRESENTED BY ITS CHAIRPERSON MICHAEL G. AGUINALDO, COMMISSIONER JUANITO G. ESPINO, JR., COMMISSIONER HEIDI MENDOZA, AND NILDA B. PLARAS, DIRECTOR IV, COMMISSION SECRETARY, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 213598, July 27, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MERCELITA1 ARENAS Y BONZO @ MERLY, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 208009, July 11, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EDILBERTO PUSING Y TAMOR, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-16-3471 (Formerly A.M. No. 15-06-197-RTC), July 26, 2016 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. JOHN REVEL B. PEDRIŅA, CLERK III, BRANCH 200, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, LAS PIŅAS CITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 199151-56, July 25, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. THE SANDIGANBAYAN, FIFTH DIVISION, LT. GEN. LEOPOLDO S. ACOT, B/GEN. ILDEFONSO N. DULINAYAN, LT. COL. SANTIAGO B. RAMIREZ, LT. COL. CESAR M. CARINO, MAJ. PROCESO T. SABADO, MAJ. PACQUITO L. CUENCA, 1LT. MARCELINO M. MORALES, M/SGT. ATULFO D. TAMPOLINO, REMEDIOS "REMY" DIAZ, JOSE GADIN, JR., GLENN ORQUIOLA, HERMINIGILDA LLAVE, GLORIA BAYONA AND RAMON BAYONA JR., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 190158, July 20, 2016 - HEIRS OF LIBERATO CASTILLEJOS AND RURAL BANK OF AGOO, LA UNION, Petitioners, v. LA TONDEŅA INCORPORADA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208837, July 20, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DONNA RIVERA Y DUMO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 210801, July 18, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALVIN CENIDO Y PICONES AND REMEDIOS CONTRERAS Y CRUZ, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 213529, July 13, 2016 - JANET LIM NAPOLES, Petitioner, v. HON. SECRETARY LEILA DE LIMA, PROSECUTOR GENERAL CLARO ARELLANO, AND SENIOR DEPUTY STATE PROSECUTOR THEODORE M. VILLANUEVA, IN THEIR CAPACITIES AS OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, HON. ELMO M. ALAMEDA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MAKATI, BRANCH 150, NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (NBI), ARTURO F. LUY, GERTRUDES K. LUY, ANNABELLE LUY-REARIO, AND BENHUR K. LUY, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 215340, July 13, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GLORIA CAIZ Y TALVO, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 202514, July 25, 2016 - ANNA MARIE L. GUMABON, Petitioner, v. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 192477, July 27, 2016 - MOMARCO IMPORT COMPANY, INC., Petitioner, v. FELICIDAD VILLAMENA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210606, July 27, 2016 - GRACE PARK* INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND WOODLINK REALTY CORPORATION, Petitioners, v. EASTWEST BANKING CORPORATION, SECURITY BANKING CORPORATION, ALLIED BANKING CORPORATION, REPRESENTED BY THE TRUSTEE AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT OF EASTWEST BANKING CORPORATION TRUST DIVISION, EMMANUEL L. ORTEGA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN, EDRIC C. ESTRADA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SHERIFF IV OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 172682, July 27, 2016 - SULPICIO LINES, INC., Petitioner, v. NAPOLEON SESANTE, NOW SUBSTITUTED BY MARIBEL ATILANO, KRISTEN MARIE, CHRISTIAN IONE, KENNETH KERRN AND KARISNA KATE, ALL SURNAMED SESANTE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 199180, July 27, 2016 - THELMA RODRIGUEZ, JOINED BY HER HUSBAND, Petitioners, v. SPOUSES JAIME SIOSON AND ARMI SIOSON, ET AL., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 181335, July 27, 2016 - MARIO SALUTA, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 5951, July 12, 2016 - JUTTA KRURSEL, Complainant, v. ATTY. LORENZA A. ABION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 218665, July 20, 2016 - JULIUS BAUTTSTA, ARSENIO LARANANG, REYNALDO BALDEMOR, MANAYAN, NORMA FLORES, CONSUELO ESTIGOY, CARMELITA VALMONTE, SIMEON MARTIN, MAGDALENA GADIAN, JOSE GINNO DELA MERCED, JOVEN SILAN, JR., JULIO DIAZ, GIDEON ACOSTA, AND WENCESLA BAUTISTA, Petitioners, v. LT. COL. BENITO DONIEGO, JR., LT. COL. ALFREDO PATARATA, AND MAJOR GENERAL GREGORIO PIO CATAPANG, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 9492, July 11, 2016 - PLUTARCO E. VAZQUEZ, Complainants, v. ATTY. DAVID LIM QUECO KHO, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 6387 [Formerly CBD Case No. 11-3001], July 19, 2016 - GABINO V. TOLENTINO AND FLORDELIZA C. TOLENTINO, Complainants, v. ATTY. HENRY B. SO AND ATTY. FERDINAND L. ANCHETA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 215723, July 27, 2016 - DOREEN GRACE PARILLA MEDINA, A.K.A. "DOREEN GRACE MEDINA KOIKE," Petitioner, v. MICHIYUKI KOIKE, THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA, AND THE ADMINISTRATOR AND CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 204494, July 27, 2016 - JO-ANN DIAZ-SALGADO AND HUSBAND DR. GERARD C. SALGADO, Petitioners, v. LUIS G. ANSON, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 213601, July 27, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. FRANKIE GERERO, ROLITO GERERO Y ARMIROL, CHRISTOPHER GERERO, ALFIE ESPINOSA Y MENDEZ AND RENATO BARTOLOME Y JAIME, ACCUSED, ROLITO GERERO Y ARMIROL, ALFIE ESPINOSA Y MENDEZ AND RENATO BARTOLOME Y JAIME, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 217381, July 20, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. VICENTE R. SALVADOR, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.C. No. 7072, July 27, 2016 - VIRGILIO D. MAGAWAY AND CESARIO M. MAGAWAY, Complainants, v. ATTY. MARIANO A. AVECILLA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 212615, July 19, 2016 - LEODEGARIO A. LABAO, JR., Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS AND LUDOVICO L, MARTELINO, JR., Respondents.; G.R. NO. 212989 - SHARON GRACE MARTINEZ-MARTELINO, Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS AND VICE MAYOR JOSE O. ALBA, JR., Respondent.

  • G.R. Nos. 194763-64, July 20, 2016 - WILFRED GACUS YAMSON, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER A, REY CAŅETE CHAVEZ, DEPARTMENT MANAGER C, ARNOLD DOMINGO NAVALES, DEPARTMENT MANAGER C, ROSINDO JAPAY ALMONTE, DIVISION MANAGER C, ALFONSO EDEN LAID, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER A, AND WILLIAM V. GUILLEN, DEPARTMENT MANAGER C, (ALL OF) DAVAO CITY WATER DISTRICT, BAJADA, DAVAO CITY, Petitioners, v. DANILO C. CASTRO AND GEORGE F. INVENTOR, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 210710, July 27, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LUISITO GABORNE Y CINCO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 209271, July 26, 2016 - INTERNATIONAL SERVICE FOR THE ACQUISITION OF AGRI-BIOTECH APPLICATIONS, INC., Petitioner, v. GREENPEACE SOUTHEAST ASIA (PHILIPPINES), MAGSASAKA AT SIYENTIPIKO SA PAGPAPAUNLAD NG AGRIKULTURA (MASIPAG), REP. TEODORO CASINO, DR. BEN MALAYANG III, DR. ANGELINA GALANG, LEONARDO AVILA III, CATHERINE UNTALAN, ATTY, MARIA PAZ LUNA, JUANITO MODINA, DAGOHOY MAGAWAY, DR. ROMEO QUIJANO, DR. WENCESLAO KIAT, JR., ATTY. H. HARRY ROQUE, JR., FORMER SEN. ORLANDO MERCADO, NOEL CABANGON, MAYOR EDWARD S. HAGEDORN, AND EDWIN MARTHINE LOPEZ, RESPONDENTS. CROP LIFE PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner-In-Intervention.; G.R. NO. 209276 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BUREAU OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY AND THE FERTILIZER AND PESTICIDE AUTHORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Petitioners, v. COURT OF APPEALS, GREENPEACE SOUTHEAST ASIA (PHILIPPINES), MAGSASAKA AT SIYENTIPIKO SA PAGPAPAUNLAD NG AGRIKULTURA (MASIPAG), REP. TEODORO CASINO, DR. BEN MALAYANG III, DR, ANGELINA GALANG, LEONARDO AVILA HI, CATHERINE UNTALAN, ATTY. MARIA PAZ LUNA, JUANITO MODINA, DAGOHOY MAGAWAY, DR. ROMEO QUIJANO, DR. WENCESLAO KIAT, JR., ATTY. H. HARRY ROQUE, JR., FORMER SEN. ORLANDO MERCADO, NOEL CABANGON, MAYOR EDWARD S. HAGEDORN, AND EDWIN MARTHINE LOPEZ, RESPONDENTS. CROP LIFE PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner-In-Intervention.; G.R. NO. 209301 - UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAŅOS FOUNDATION, INC.,. Petitioner, v. GREENPEACE SOUTHEAST ASIA (PHILIPPINES) MAGSASAKA AT SIYENTIPIKO SA PAGPAPAUNLAD NG AGRIKULTURA (MASIPAG), REP. TEODORO CASINO, DR. BEN MALAYANG III, DR. ANGELINA GALANG, LEONARDO AVILA III, CATHERINE UNTALAN, ATTY. MARIA PAZ LUNA, JUANITO MODINA, DAGOHOY MAGAWAY, DR. ROMEO QUIJANO, DR. WENCESLAO KIAT, JR., ATTY. H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR., FORMER SEN. ORLANDO MERCADO, NOEL CABANGON, MAYOR EDWARD S. HAGEDORN, AND EDWIN MARTHINE LOPEZ, Respondents.; G.R. NO. 209430 - UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAŅOS, Petitioner, v. GREENPEACE SOUTHEAST ASIA (PHILIPPINES), MAGSASAKA AT SIYENTIPIKO SA PAGPAPAUNLAD NG AGRIKULTURA (MASIPAG), REP. TEODORO CASINO, DR. BEN MALAYANG III, DR. ANGELINA GALANG, LEONARDO AVILA III, CATHERINE UNTALAN, ATTY. MARIA PAZ LUNA, JUANITO MODINA, DAGOROY MAGAWAY, DR. ROMEO QUIJANO, DR. WENCESLAO KIAT, JR., ATTY. H. HARRY L. ROQUE, JR., FORMER SEN. ORLANDO MERCADO, NOEL CABANGON, MAYOR EDWARD S. HAGEDORN, AND PROMULGATED: EDWIN MARTHINE LOPEZ, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. 12-8-07-CA, July 26, 2016 - RE: LETTER OF COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICE VICENTE S.E. VELOSO FOR ENTITLEMENT TO LONGEVITY PAY FOR HIS SERVICES AS COMMISSION MEMBER III OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS COMMISSION; A.M. NO. 12-9-5-SC - RE: COMPUTATION OF LONGEVITY PAY OF COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICE ANGELITA A, GACUTAN; A.M. NO. 13-02-07-SC - RE: REQUEST OF COURT OF APPEALS JUSTICE REMEDIOS A. SALAZAR- FERNANDO THAT HER SERVICES AS MTC JUDGE AND AS COMELEC COMMISSIONER BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF HER JUDICIAL SERVICE AND INCLUDED IN THE COMPUTATION/ADJUSTMENT OF HER LONGEVITY PAY., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 202050, July 25, 2016 - PHILIPPINE NATIONAL OIL COMPANY AND PNOC DOCKYARD & ENGINEERING CORPORATION, Petitioners, v. KEPPEL PHILIPPINES HOLDINGS, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210991, July 12, 2016 - DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (FORMERLY DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES) DULY REPRESENTED BY ITS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, LORENZO C. FORMOSO, Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON AUDIT, HON. MA. GRACIA M. PULIDO TAN, CHAIRPERSON AND HON. HEIDI L. MENDOZA, COMMISSIONER, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 10117, July 25, 2016 - IN RE: RESOLUTION DATED AUGUST 14, 2013 OF THE COURT OF APPEALS IN CA- PRESENT: GR.CV NO. 94656, v. ATTY. GIDEON D.V. MORTEL, Respondent.