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Philippine Supreme Court Jurisprudence > Year 2017 > August 2017 Decisions > A.M. No. MTJ-17-1900 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 13-2585-MTJ], August 09, 2017 - ARNEL MENDOZA, Complainant, v. HON. MARCOS C. DIASEN, JR., ACTING PRESIDING JUDGE, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT, BR. 62, MAKATI CITY, Respondent.:




A.M. No. MTJ-17-1900 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 13-2585-MTJ], August 09, 2017 - ARNEL MENDOZA, Complainant, v. HON. MARCOS C. DIASEN, JR., ACTING PRESIDING JUDGE, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT, BR. 62, MAKATI CITY, Respondent.

PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

SECOND DIVISION

A.M. No. MTJ-17-1900 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 13-2585-MTJ], August 09, 2017

ARNEL MENDOZA, Complainant, v. HON. MARCOS C. DIASEN, JR., ACTING PRESIDING JUDGE, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT, BR. 62, MAKATI CITY, Respondent.

RESOLUTION

LEONEN, J.:

This is an administrative case charging Acting Presiding Judge Marcos C. Diasen, Jr. (Judge Diasen), Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 62, Makati City with violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

Arnel G. Mendoza (Mendoza) was a driver of a public utility vehicle, whose services were engaged several times by Cristy Flores (Flores). Mendoza alleged that he met Judge Diasen through Flores and that Judge Diasen hired his services to go to San Pedro and Sta. Rosa, Laguna.1

Mendoza alleged that on November 5, 2012, Judge Diasen called and asked him to assist Flores in looking for a rice retailer where he could purchase 50 sacks of rice.2

On November 6, 2012, he accompanied Flores and introduced her to the owner of Carolina Marketing. In order for Carolina Marketing to accept a post-dated check as payment, Mendoza agreed to guarantee the transaction. After, they proceeded to Makati City Hall to see Judge Diasen, who gave them a check for P70,000.00 to pay for the 50 sacks of rice. He also asked to increase his order to 70 sacks, replacing his first check with a post-dated check for P112,000.00 dated November 16, 2012. Mendoza averred that the check was signed in his presence and was dated November 16, 2012.3

Mendoza alleged that when the check was presented for payment to Carolina Marketing, it was dishonored due to insufficiency of funds. Carolina Marketing then sought payment for the sacks of rice from Mendoza. Mendoza tried to inform Flores and Judge Diasen about the matter but Judge Diasen was never in his office and Flores was never at her residence. Thus, he was constrained to file this Complaint.4

In his Comment,5 Judge Diasen denies that he personally knew Mendoza. As for Flores, he alleged that she was introduced to him sometime in 2010 by a common friend and she would often visit him at his office after work hours, sometimes accompanied by her relatives. He admitted knowing that Flores was single and unemployed.6

Judge Diasen alleged that sometime in 2012, Flores told him that she needed extra income and wanted to sell rice to employees of the Makati City Hall. Since she lacked the required capital, he agreed to lend her money out of pity. He claimed that the loan was on the condition that she would show him the rice she was planning to buy and she would pay the loan from the proceeds of the sale.7

On November 6, 2012, he issued and delivered a post-dated check to Flores in the amount of P112,000.00. Flores assured him that she would present the sacks of rice at the Makati City Hall on November 16, 2012.8

He alleged that a few days after he issued the check, he came across an envelope given by Flores sometime in 2010. Inside the envelope were documents showing that Flores had been previously convicted of numerous charges of estafa.9

On November 16, 2012, he waited for Flores at the back of Makati City Hall but she did not show up with the sacks of rice. He surmised that Flores connived with Mendoza to encash the check at a discounted amount but he was able to prevent being defrauded by notifying the bank to stop payment on the check.10

In a Report11 dated December 22, 2016, Makati City Executive Judge Elmo M. Alameda (Judge Alameda) recommended the dismissal of the Complaint. In the investigation conducted, Judge Alameda found that the submission of the photocopies of the sales invoice, check, and check return advice was insufficient to prove that Judge Diasen ordered 70 sacks of rice and refused to pay for them.12 Judge Alameda noted that Carolina Anaya, the proprietor of Carolina Marketing, failed to appear in the investigation despite notice; thus, due execution of the sales invoice and the check was not proven.13 He also noted that Mendoza did not file the appropriate civil or criminal case despite being allegedly issued a bouncing check.14

However, in a Memorandum15 dated April 10, 2017, the Office of the Court Administrator recommended that Judge Diasen be found guilty of conduct unbecoming a judge.16 The Office of the Court Administrator disagreed with the findings of Judge Alameda and noted that he arrived at his conclusion based only on the records since the parties failed to attend the scheduled hearing on November 28, 2016.17

The Office of the Court Administrator found that despite the unsubstantiated allegation that Judge Diasen issued a bouncing check, Judge Diasen had admitted that he would have profited from the sales of rice had it been delivered. Judge Diasen also admitted that he "took an active role in the prospective sale by notifying employees of the Makati City Hall, and he even had 'to advise would be buyers to come back the following day, which [was] Saturday,' when Flores failed to arrive with the rice on the agreed date."18

The Office of the Court Administrator found that Judge Diasen's actions "disclose a deficiency in prudence and discretion that a member of the Judiciary must exercise in the performance of his official functions and of his activities as a private individual."19 Thus, the Office of the Court Administrator recommended that:

  1. Hon. Marcos C. Diasen, Jr., former Acting Presiding Judge, Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 62, Makati City, be found GUILTY of conduct unbecoming a judge; and

  2. Respondent Judge Diasen be REPRIMANDED to refrain from further acts of impropriety with a STERN WARNING that a repetition of the same or any similar act will be dealt with severely.20
This Court adopts the findings of fact and conclusions of law of the Office of the Court Administrator. The Code of Judicial Conduct instructs that judges "should avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities."21 Judges must at all times conduct themselves in a manner beyond reproach to ensure the public's continued confidence in the judiciary.22

Under Canon 5, Rule 5.02:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
Rule 5.02. - A judge shall refrain from financial and business dealings that tend to reflect adversely on the court's impartiality, interfere with the proper performance of judicial activities or increase involvement with lawyers or persons likely to come before the court. A judge should so manage investments and other financial interests as to minimize the number of cases giving grounds for disqualification.
As this Court explained in Dionisio v. Hon. Escano:23
The restriction enshrined under Rules 5.02 and 5.03 of the Code of Judicial Ethics on judges with regard to their own business interests is based on the possible interference which may be created by these business involvements in the exercise of their judicial duties which may tend to corrode the respect and dignity of the courts as the bastion of justice. Judges must not allow themselves to be distracted from the performance of their judicial tasks by other lawful enterprises. It has been a time-honored rule that judges and all court employees should endeavor to maintain at all times the confidence and high respect accorded to those who wield the gavel of justice.24
Judge Diasen's act of attempting to sell rice to his employees and to employees of other branches was highly improper. As a judge, he exercised moral ascendancy and supervision over these employees. If the sale had pushed through, he would have profited from his position. As the Office of the Court Administrator observed:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
[Judge Diasen] cannot also deny that his position did not influence the "would-be buyers" to actually partake in the sale of rice. If employees of the other court branches and offices of the Makati City Hall could be persuaded to buy the subject rice because a judge asked them to, what more with the employees of his own branch[?]25
For his improper acts, Judge Diasen is found guilty of conduct unbecoming a judge.

This Court, however, finds that a modification of the recommended penalty of reprimand is in order. Under Rule 140 of the Rules of Court, conduct unbecoming a judge is considered a light charge,26 punishable by the following sanctions:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
C. If the respondent is guilty of a light charge, any of the following sanctions shall be imposed:

1. A fine of not less than P1,000.00 but not exceeding P10,000.00 and/or
2. Censure;
3. Reprimand;
4. Admonition with warning.27
For violation of Rule 5.02, this Court has imposed a range of penalties from reprimand,28 a fine of P2,000.00,29 a fine of P5,000.00,30 a fine of P8,000.0031 to a suspension for six (6) months.32

This appears to be Judge Diasen's first offense. He has also retired from the judiciary as of January 17, 2017;33 thus, a reprimand with warning would not serve its purpose. This Court hereby finds a fine of P5,000.00 to be sufficient penalty for his acts.

WHEREFORE, respondent Hon. Marcos C. Diasen, Jr., former Acting Presiding Judge, Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 62, Makati City is found GUILTY of conduct unbecoming a judge and is hereby FINED the amount of P5,000.00.

The 1st Indorsement dated July 4, 2017 of Deputy Court Administrator Thelma C. Bahia and letter dated May 18, 2017 of Hon. Marcos C. Diasen, Jr. are NOTED.

SO ORDERED.

Carpio, (Chairperson), Peralta, Mendoza, and Martires, JJ., concur.

Endnotes:


1Rollo, p. 1.

2 Id.

3 Id.

4 Id.

5 Id. at 11-12.

6 Id. at 11.

7 Id.

8 Id.

9 Id. at 11-12.

10 Id. at 12.

11 Id. at 38-43.

12 Id. at 42.

13 Id. at 42-43.

14 Id. at 43.

15 Id. at 59-62. The Memorandum was penned by Deputy Court Administrator (OIC) Raul Bautista Villanueva and Deputy Court Administrator Jenny Lind R. Aldecoa-Delorino.

16 Id. at 62.

17 Id. at 60.

18 Id. at 61.

19 Id.

20 Id. at 62.

21 CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT, Canon 2.

22See Dionisio v. Hon. Escano, 362 Phil. 46 (1999) [Per Curiam, En Banc].

23 362 Phil. 46 (1999) [Per Curiam, En Banc].

24 Id. at 55-56 citing Albos vs. Alaba, 301 Phil. 70 (1994) [Per J. Vitug, En Banc] and Re: Issuance of Subpoena to Prisoner Nicanor De Guzman, Jr., 343 Phil. 530 (1997) [Per J. Kapunan, En Banc].

25Rollo, p. 61.

26 RULES OF COURT, Rule 140, sec. 10 provides:

Section 10. Light Charges. - Light charges include:

1. Vulgar and unbecoming conduct[.]

27 RULES OF COURT, Rule 140, sec. 11.

28See Miranda v. Judge Mangrobang, Sr., 422 Phil. 327 (2001) [Per J. Mendoza, Second Division].

29See Berin v. Judge Barte, 434 Phil. 772 (2002) [Per J. Mendoza, Second Division].

30See Lumibao v. Judge Panal, 311 Phil. 157 (1999) [Per J. Buena, Second Division].

31See Judge Misajon v. Feranil, 483 Phil. 339 (2004) [Per J. Ynares-Santiago, First Division].

32See Dionisio v. Hon. Escano, 362 Phil. 46 (1999) [Per Curiam, En Banc],

33Rollo, pp. 65-66, Letter dated May 18, 2017.



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  • G.R. No. 217965, August 08, 2017 - CONFEDERATION OF COCONUT FARMERS ORGANIZATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. (CCFOP), Petitioner, v. HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON C. AQUINO III, ACTING COMMISSIONER RICHARD ROGER AMURAO OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON GOOD GOVERNMENT (PCGG), CHAIRMAN CESAR L. VILLANUEVA OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMISSION FOR GOCCS (GCG), AND SECRETARY LEILA M. DE LIMA OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Respondents.

  • A.M. No. MTJ-17-1900 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 13-2585-MTJ], August 09, 2017 - ARNEL MENDOZA, Complainant, v. HON. MARCOS C. DIASEN, JR., ACTING PRESIDING JUDGE, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT, BR. 62, MAKATI CITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 217764, August 07, 2017 - ANTONIETA LUCIDO @ TONYAY, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. P-16-3424 [Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 11-3666-P], August 07, 2017 - GLORIA SERDONCILLO, Complainant, v. SHERIFF NESTOR M. LANZADERAS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 37, GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 199710, August 02, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PO3 JULIETO BORJA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 228248, August 09, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ROMEO DE GUZMAN Y DE CASTRO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 228894, August 07, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOHN PAUL CERALDE Y RAMOS, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.C. No. 8903, August 30, 2017 - EDIGARDO V. BONDOC, Complainant, v. ATTY. OLIMPIO R. DATU, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 201665, August 30, 2017 - EDISON (BATAAN) COGENERATION CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.; G.R. No. 201668, August 30, 2017 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, REPRESENTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner, v. EDISON (BATAAN) COGENERATION CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 10245, August 16, 2017 - ELIBENA A. CABILES, Complainant, v. ATTY. LEANDRO S. CEDO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 188144, August 30, 2017 - F.F. CRUZ & COMPANY, INC., Petitioner, v. PHILIPPINE IRON CONSTRUCTION AND MARINE WORKS, INC., AND/OR ANCHOR METALS CORP., Respondents.; G.R. NO. 188301 - PHILIPPINE IRON CONSTRUCTION AND MARINE WORKS, INC., AND/OR ANCHOR METALS CORP., Petitioners, v. F.F. CRUZ & COMPANY, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 201806, August 14, 2017 - NORTH SEA MARINE SERVICES CORPORATION, MS. ROSALINDA CERDINA AND/OR CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES, Petitioners, v. SANTIAGO S. ENRIQUEZ, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210209, August 09, 2017 - CATHAY LAND, INC. AND CATHAY METAL CORPORATION, Petitioners, v. AYALA LAND, INC., AVIDA LAND CORPORATION AND LAGUNA TECHNOPARK, INC., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 188027, August 09, 2017 - SWIRE REALTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. SPECIALTY CONTRACTS GENERAL AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC. AND JOSE JAVELLANA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 195457, August 16, 2017 - READ-RITE PHILIPPINES, INC., Petitioner, v. GINA G. FRANCISCO, MAXIMINO H. REYES, LUCIA E. MACHADO, IRENE G. ABANILLA, EDNA L. GUAVES, ARLENE FRANCISCO, JOSEPHINE V. TRINIDAD, MARILYN E. AMPARO, SOLITA F. SANTOS, ELLEN T. CASTILLO, ROSALIE VALDEABELLA, MARITA E. RIVERA, JULITA M. MAGNO, MARCIA P. DELA TORRE, ELENA ANGCAHAN, ESTER H. REYES, CORAZON ARMADILLA, IRMA A. PEREGRINO, DELFIN D. DUBAN, AMANCIA PRADO, CECILIA D. NABUA, DANNY A. CABUCOY, ELIZABETH R. REVELLAME, ELVIRA R. MAGNO, GIERLYN R. MARASIGAN, JOHN JOSEPH R. MAGNO, LODELYN P. CASTILLO, JUSTINA TORTOSA, LENY M. ZARENO, LOIDA E. ESTOMATA, MA. BASILIA DE LA ROSA, MA. GRACIA DE GUZMAN, MA. NENITA G. CASTILLO, MERCEDARIO A. MARTINEZ, NORA M. PAVELON, PRECILLA D. MAGBITANG, RAQUEL CABUCOY, REGAL M. ALFARO, RIZA UMANDAP, ROSALITA R. MANLUNAS, ROSEMARIE C. LEYVA, ROSSANA M. YUMOL, SENETA SERENO, VILMA R. MANALO, YOLANDA Y. MANGAOANG, GLORIA BARSOLASCO AND NENA M. REYES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 211004, August 23, 2017 - QUEEN ERRIKA L. SADDI, Petitioner, v. MARICRIS RENOMERON, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 223592, August 07, 2017 - EQUITABLE INSURANCE CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. TRANSMODAL INTERNATIONAL, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 221857, August 16, 2017 - JESUS O. TYPOCO, JR., Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.; G.R. No. 222020 - NOEL D. REYES, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 223731, August 30, 2017 - ROBELITO MALINIS TALAROC, Petitioner, v. ARPAPHIL SHIPPING CORPORATION, EPIDAURUS S.A., AND/OR NATIVIDAD PAPPAS, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 224204, August 30, 2017 - PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK, Petitioner, v. SPOUSES RAMON AND ANNABELLE SABADO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 224225, August 14, 2017 - NORMA I. BARING, Petitioner, v. ELENA LOAN AND CREDIT COMPANY, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 211845, August 09, 2017 - PEN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND LAS BRISAS RESORT CORPORATION, Petitioners, v. MARTINEZ LEYBA, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 215454, August 09, 2017 - HEIRS OF SPOUSES CORAZON P. DE GUZMAN AND FORTUNATO DE GUZMAN, REPRESENTED BY JENIE JANE DE GUZMAN-CARPIO, Petitioners, v. HEIRS OF MARCELIANO BANDONG, REPRESENTED BY REGINA Z. BANDONG, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 201478, August 23, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PAROK LUMUDAG Y RACMAN @ AKMAD, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 210669, August 01, 2017 - HI-LON MANUFACTURING, INC., Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON AUDIT, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 8574, August 16, 2017 - CARMELO IRINGAN, Complainant, v. ATTY. CLAYTON B. GUMANGAN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 196342, August 08, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. NOEL GO CAOILI ALIAS "BOY TAGALOG", Respondent.; G.R. No. 196848, August 8, 2017 - NOEL GO CAOILI, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 230696, August 30, 2017 - WILLIAM R. WENCESLAO, VIVENCIO B. RODRIGO, JR., NOEL N. DAMIASAN, VIRGILIO B. CRISTOBAL, JEMYLITO M. APIAG, JOVENAL P. ATAG, ARNULFO S. DASCO, CARLITO E. INFANTE, ALFREDO T. VISAYA, JAMES M. REAL, RENATO A. GUINGUE, ZACARIAS G. TALABOC, JR., GEORGE N. TAGUIAM, RANDY D. ABRENCILLO, MELECIO B. QUINIMON, CESAR B. JARANILLA, RIZALDE R. BARILE, HERICO A. BUENAVENTE, JERSON A. TATOY, MICHAEL L. CASIANO, FELIX M. DINIAY, PEDRO DELA CRUZ, JR., JHOSEL BOY G. ABAYON, AUGUSTO L. OCENAR, MARIO M. FUNELAS, AND AVELINO T. QUIÑONES, Petitioners, v. MAKATI DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, DANTE ABANDO AND COURT OF APPEALS, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 227734, August 09, 2017 - ROMEO ALBA, Petitioner, v. CONRADO G. ESPINOSA, ET AL., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 208471, August 02, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ERNESTO SAGANA Y DE GUZMAN, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 207396, August 09, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DELIA SAUNAR, Accused-Appellant.

  • OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P, August 22, 2017 - JUDGE RAMON V. EFONDO, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT OF GOA, CAMARINES SUR, Complainant, v. EDEN D. FAVORITO, CLERK OF COURT II, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT, GOA, CAMARINES SUR, Respondent.; A.M. No. P-11-2889 [FORMERLY OCA IPI No. 10-10-117-MTC FINANCIAL AUDIT CONDUCTED IN THE MTC OF GOA, CAMARINES SUR] - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. EDEN D. FAVORITO, CLERK OF COURT II, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT, GOA, CAMARINES SUR, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 197297, August 02, 2017 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. SPOUSES DANILO GO AND AMORLINA GO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 185420, August 29, 2017 - LANAO DEL NORTE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., AS REPRESENTED BY ITS GENERAL MANAGER ENGR. RESNOL C. TORRES, Petitioner, v. PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF LANAO DEL NORTE, AS REPRESENTED BY ITS GOVERNOR HON. MOHAMAD KHALID Q. DIMAPORO AND ITS PROVINCIAL TREASURER, MILDRED J. HINGCO, PROVINCIAL ASSESSOR, NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION (NEA), AS REPRESENTED BY ITS ADMINISTRATOR HON. EDITA S. BUENO, POWER SECTOR ASSETS AND LIABILITIES MANAGEMENT (PSALM), AS REPRESENTED BY ITS PRESIDENT AND CEO HON. JOSE C. IBAZETA, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), AS REPRESENTED BY ITS SECRETARY HON. ANGELO T. REYES, THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA), AS REPRESENTED BY ITS CHAIRMAN HON. REYNALDO A. VILLAR, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 224631, August 23, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RUPERTO RUBILLAR, JR. Y GABERON, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 221991, August 30, 2017 - JOSELITO PERALTA Y ZARENO, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 222430, August 30, 2017 - TRANSGLOBAL MARITIME AGENCY, INC., GOODWOOD SHIPMANAGEMENT PTE., LTD. AND/OR MICHAEL ESTANIEL, Petitioners, v. VICENTE D. CHUA, JR., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 180447, August 23, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. FERNANDO GERONIMO Y AGUSTINE, ALIAS "NANDING BAKULAW", Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 193625, August 30, 2017 - AICHI FORGING COMPANY OF ASIA, INC., Petitioner, v. COURT OF TAX APPEALS - EN BANC AND COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 191615, August 02, 2017 - VICTORIA P. CABRAL, Petitioner, v. HEIRS OF FLORENCIO ADOLFO AND HEIRS OF ELIAS POLICARPIO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 218592, August 02, 2017 - CHRISTOPHER FIANZA A.K.A. "TOPEL," Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 185894, August 30, 2017 - BELO MEDICAL GROUP, INC., Petitioner, v. JOSE L. SANTOS AND VICTORIA G. BELO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 197654, August 30, 2017 - MERCURY DRUG CORPORATION AND ROLANDO J. DEL ROSARIO, Petitioners, v. SPOUSES RICHARD Y. HUANG & CARMEN G. HUANG, AND STEPHEN G. HUANG, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 205483, August 23, 2017 - MARIO MAGAT, SR., MARIO S. MAGAT, JR. MARIO S. MAGAT, III, MA. MARGARITA M. ESTAVILLA, MA. MARJORIE S. MAGAT, ALL SUBSTITUTE PARTIES AND HEIRS OF THE DECEASED PARTY, JULIANA S. MAGAT, Petitioners, v. TANTRADE CORPORATION AND PABLO S. BORJA, JR., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 180745, August 30, 2017 - ALBERTA DE JOYA IGLESIAS, Petitioner, v. THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, GEORGE M. JEREOS, ROBERTO G. GEOTINA, JUAN T. TAN, KRISTINE MORALES, AND ALBERTO LINA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 205638, August 23, 2017 - DEE HWA LIONG FOUNDATION MEDICAL CENTER AND ANTHONY DEE, Petitioners, v. ASIAMED SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 203943, August 30, 2017 - MAGSAYSAY MARITIME CORPORATION/EDUARDO MANESE AND PRINCESS CRUISE LINES, LTD., Petitioners, v. CYNTHIA DE JESUS, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 202364, August 30, 2017 - ARTURO C. CALUBAD, Petitioner, v. RICARCEN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 199107, August 30, 2017 - ALFONSO SINGSON CORTAL, JUANITO SINGSON CORTAL, NENITA CODILLA, GENEROSO PEPITO LONGAKIT, PONCIANA BATOON, AND GREGORIA SABROSO, Petitioners, v. INAKI A. LARRAZABAL ENTERPRISES, REPRESENTED BY INAKI P. LARRAZABAL, JR., THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, REGIONAL OFFICE NO. VIII, TACLOBAN CITY AND THE HONORABLE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM, QUEZON CITY IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM ADJUDICATION BOARD (DARAB), Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 208314, August 23, 2017 - ANTONIO B. MANANSALA, Petitioner, v. MARLOW NAVIGATION PHILS., INC./MARLOW NAVIGATION CO. LTD./CYPRUS, AND/OR EILEEN MORALES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 214771, August 09, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RUBEN "ROBIN" BONGBONGA Y NALOS, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 196564, August 07, 2017 - GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM (GSIS), Petitioner, v. ALBERT M. VELASCO, Respondent.