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Philippine Supreme Court Jurisprudence > Year 2017 > August 2017 Decisions > 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.:




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.

PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

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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.

D E C I S I O N

PER CURIAM:

These consolidated administrative matters stemmed from a Complaint1 dated June 15, 2010 filed by Judge Ramon Efondo (Judge Efondo) against respondent Eden D. Favorito, Clerk of Court II, Municipal Trial Court (MTC) of Goa, Camarines Sur and from the Report2 dated October 6, 2010 on the initial financial audit conducted at the MTC in Goa, Camarines Sur on the financial records of the said MTC, specifically, on the books of accounts of respondent.

Factual Antecedents

In a Letter3 dated November 23, 2009, addressed to respondent, copy furnished Judge Efondo, the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA), through Deputy Court Administrator (DCA) Jesus Edwin Villasor, called out respondent on her failure to submit the Monthly Reports of Collections, Deposits and Withdrawals as required under OCA Circular No. 113-2004 and failure to regularly remit the court's monthly collections, in violation of SC Circular No. 59-94. In the said letter, the OCA required respondent to show cause why the latter's salary should not be withheld for failure to comply with office rules and regulations on the submission of reports and remittance of collections.

In response to the OCA's letter, respondent admitted not only the said infractions but also that she misappropriated the court collections as she was in financial distress due to the death of her husband. Respondent apologized and promised to remit the said funds at the soonest possible time.4

Judge Efondo learned about this, which prompted him to request for an immediate audit of the court's financial records.5 Thus, sometime in April 2010, the audit team from the Fiscal Monitoring Division of the OCA conducted an initial audit of the financial records of the said court, covering the period from March 1, 2004 to April 6, 2010, and found a shortage of Php 210,109.30 from the court's funds, itemized in its report dated October 6, 2010. Aside from a detailed account of the shortages, the report also established that respondent falsified several official receipts (OR) and cashbooks by indicating a lesser amount in the triplicate copies of the ORs and cashbooks while indicating the actual amount paid in the original copies thereof.6 This report was considered as an administrative complaint against respondent docketed as A.M. No. P-11-2889 entitled OCA v. Eden D. Favorito, Clerk of Court II, MTC, Goa, Camarines Sur [Formerly OCA IPI No. 10-10-117-MTC].7

The OCA, in its Memorandum8 dated October 6, 2010, adopted the findings and recommendations of the audit team.

Acting thereupon, this Court issued a Resolution9 dated January 10, 2011, adopting the recommendations of the audit team, as approved by the COA, thus:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
Acting on the audit report of the team which conducted a financial audit on the books of accounts of Mrs. Eden D. Favorito, Clerk of Court of the Municipal Trial Court of Goa, Camarines Sur, the Court resolves to:

(1)
DOCKET this report as a regular administrative complaint against Mrs. Eden D. Favorito for gross dishonesty and gross misconduct;
(2)
PLACE Mrs. Eden D. Favorito, Clerk of Court II of MTC, Goa, Camarines Sur, UNDER PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION, effective immediately, pending resolution ofthis administrative matter;
(3)
DIRECT Mrs. Favorito to:
(a)
RESTITUTE, within ten (10) days from notice, her incurred shortages on the following funds and deposit the same to the corresponding fund bank accounts, and FURNISH, also within (10) days from notice, the Fiscal Monitoring Division, Court Management Office of the Office of the Court Administrator, with copy of the machine validated deposit slips as proof of compliance;

Name of Fund
Period Covered
Amount
Judiciary Development Fund
March 1, 2004 to April 6, 2010
P4,079.80
Special Allowance for the Judiciary Fund
March 1, 2004 to Apri16, 2010
56,851.40
Mediation Fund
May 24, 2006 to April 6, 2010
90,000.00
Legal Research Fund
Nov. 9, 2004 to April 6, 2010
508.10
Land Registration Authority Fund
April 6, 2004 to April 6, 2010
270.00
Fiduciary Fund
March 1, 2004 to April 6, 2010
58,400.00
Total
P210,109.30

(b)
EXPLAIN in writing, within ten (10) days from notice, why:
(b.1)
she failed to deposit her collections in their corresponding fund bank account which is a clear violation of the circulars and other issuances of the Court on the proper handling of Judiciary funds;
(b.2)
she should not be administratively and criminally charged for altering/falsifying the amounts reflected in the legal fees forms and triplicate copies of Official Receipts of the filing fees received by her, such as:

Case No.
Payor/Litigants
OR Issued
Date of OR
Amount Indicated in the Original Copies of Official Receipts
Amount Indicated in theLegal Fees Form/Cash book/triplicate Official Receipts
Cv 1088
Rural Bank of Goa, Inc.
21591242
July 6, 2006
468.00
40.40
Cv 1088
Rural Bank of Goa, Inc.
21591195
July 6, 2006
202.00
9.60
Cv 1089
Rural Bank of Goa, Inc.
21591243
July 6, 2006
756.00
40.40
Cv 1089
Rural Bank of Goa, Inc.
21591196
July 6, 2006
314.00
9.60

(b.3)
she failed to collect the One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) Sheriffs Fee from the plaintiff upon filing of the complaint to defray the actual travel expenses of the Sheriff, Process Server or other Court-Authorized Persons in the service of summons, subpoena and other court proce&ses that would be issued relative to the trial of the case as mandated in the Amended Administrative Circular No. 35-2004, dated August 20, 2004, Guidelines in Allocation of Legal Fees, particularly Section 10, paragraphs 2 and 3, Rule 141 of the Rules of Court; and
(b.4)
she failed to submit regularly her Monthly Reports of Collections for Judiciary Development Fund, Clerk of Court General Fund, Special Allowance for the Judiciary Fund and Mediation Fund, and Monthly Report of Collections/Deposits and Withdrawals for the Fiduciary Fund to the Revenue Section, Accounting Division, Financial Management Office of the Office of the Court Administrator and to the Finance Division, Financial Management Office of the Philippine Judicial Academy;
(4)
DIRECT Ms. Maria Luz T. Buendia, designated Officer-in-Charge as Financial Custodian and Collecting Officer of MTC, Goa, Camarines Sur to:
(a)
COLLECT the One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) Sheriffs Fee from the plaintiff upon filing of the complaint to defray the actual travel expenses of the Sheriff, Process Server or Court-Authorized Persons in the service of summons, subpoena and other court processes that would be issued relative to the trial of the case as mandated in the Amended Administrative Circular No. 35-2004, dated August 20, 2004 Re: Guidelines in Allocation of Legal Fees, particularly Section 10, paragraphs 2 and 3, Rule 141 of the Rules of Court; and
(b)
STRICTLY FOLLOW the circulars and other issuances of the Court in the proper handling of judiciary funds to avoid the incurrence of infractions committed by Mrs. Favorito; and
(5)
DIRECT Hon. Ramon V. Efondo, Presiding Judge of MTC, Goa, Camarines Sur, to:
(a)
INVESTIGATE the extent of responsibilities of Mrs. Eden D. Favorito in the Falsification of Official Receipts by verifying case records to determine if there are other cases [aside from the cases (Schedule 7) which were randomly examined by the audit team] where Mrs. Favorito did not reflect the actual fees collected and SUBMIT his report and recommendation within thirty (30) days from receipt of notice; and
(b)
PROPERLY MONITOR the financial transactions of Ms. Maria Luz T. Buendia, designated collecting officer, to ensure strict adherence to the circulars and other issuances of the Court regarding the proper handling of judiciary funds, otherwise, he will be held equally liable for the infractions committed by the employee/s under his command and supervision.

The Memorandum dated 06 October 2010 of the Office of the Court Administrator is NOTED.
Meanwhile, on June 15, 2010, Judge Efondo filed an administrative complaint against respondent docketed as OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P for insubordination and dishonesty in relation to her infractions above-cited.10

In her Comment11 dated August 19, 2010, respondent denied the accusation of insubordination and explained that her actions were due to her husband's death in 2004, which put her in financial distress as she has three children dependent on her. Respondent also asked for consideration for her to redeem herself and expressed her intention of settling the shortages as soon as possible.

Judge Efondo filed a Supplemental Complaine12 dated October 18, 2010 against respondent for Malversation thru Falsification of Public/Commercial Documents and prayed for the dismissal of the respondent from service.

In compliance with the January 10, 2011 Resolution of this Court above-cited, Judge Efondo submitted his Investigation Report13 dated April 14, 2011, citing discovery of additional irregularities in the issuance of ORs by respondent.

In her Comment14 to the Supplemental Complaint dateq February 9, 2011, respondent asked that she be given six months to restitute the shortages and expressed her apologies to the Court for her infractions. She also prayed that she be allowed to resign after she restituted the shortages as found by the audit team so as not to burden the Court with the conduct of further proceedings in the administrative case against her.

On August 24, 2011, this Court issued a Resolution15 consolidating the two administrative cases against respondent.

Upon receipt of Judge Efondo's Investigation Report, this Court issued a Resolution16 dated April 18, 2012, directing the OCA to constitute a financial audit team to: (a) conduct an audit covering respondent's remaining unaudited period of cash and account from April 7, 2010 to May 3, 2010; and (b) evaluate reported dubious transactions made by respondent involving issuance of ORs.

In compliance with the said resolution, a financial audit was conducted on the books of accounts of the subject MTC on July 10 to 13, 2012, covering the period of April 7, 2010 to June 30, 2012. The audit included the accountability period of Ms. Maria Luz Buendia (Buendia) from May 4, 2010 to June 30, 2012, Court Interpreter 1, who was designated as the collecting officer, vice respondent, effective May 4, 2010. The audit team found that Buendia incurred no shortage on all funds and regularly submitted to the Accounting Division, OCA, the required monthly reports on the court's financial records during her accountability period. On the other hand, it was found that the total shortages, of which respondent is accountable, amounted to Php 246,118, itemized in detail in the said report as follows:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
FUND/ACCOUNT NAME
SHORTAGES
Fiduciary Fund
P58,400.00
Judiciary Development Fund
21,656.30
Special Allowance for the Judiciary Fund
73,783.60
Mediation Fund
91,500.00
Legal Research Fund
508.10
Land Registration Authority
270.00
TOTAL SHORTAGES
P246,118.00
It was also established that several ORs issued by respondent were tampered with. These findings, according to the report, were in full accord with Judge Efondo's findings in his Investigative Report. Notably, respondent failed to restitute the shortages found in the initial audit within the period given to her by this Court.17

The audit team, thus, recommended that respondent be found guilty of dishonesty and falsification of public documents and as such, be dismissed from service with forfeiture of all benefits, except her accrued leave credits, and with prejudice to re-employment in government service, among others.18

In its Memorandum dated October 17, 2012, the OCA approved the findings and recommendations of the audit team.19

The Issue

Should the respondent be held administratively liable?

This Court's Ruling

There is no question as to the guilt of the respondent as, by her own admission, respondent failed to submit the required monthly reports as regards the court funds and, worse, she intentionally used the said funds to make ends meet for her family, alleging that she is going thro gh financial distress due to her husband's death.

The proffered justification for her infractions, however, fails to persuade this Court to exercise leniency and benevolence in resolving the instant administrative matter.

In almost all administrative cases, this Court has reminded everyone in the public service that public office is a public trust. No less than the fundamental law of the land requires that "[p]ublic officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency, act with patriotism and justice, and lead modest lives."20 [N]o less can be expected from those involved in the administration of justice.21 Public servants are even mandated to uphold public interest over personal needs.22 Everyone, from the highest official to the lowest rank employee, must live up to the strictest norms of probity and integrity in the public service.23

Specifically in this case, the Clerk of Court is an important officer in our judicial system. The said office is the nucleus of all court activities, adjudicative and administrative. The administrative functions are as vital to the prompt and proper administration of justice as his judicial duties are.24 The Clerk of Court performs a very delicate function. He or she is the custodian of the court's funds and revenues, records, property and premises. Being the custodian thereof, the Clerk of Court is liable for any loss, shortage, destruction or impairment of said funds and property.25 Needless to say, thus, Clerks of Court should be steadfast in their duty to submit monthly reports on the court's finances pursuant to OCA Circular No. 50-9526 and 113-200427 and to immediately deposit the various funds received by them to the authorized government depositories.28

In this case, it is undisputed that respondent failed to perform her duties to submit the required monthly reports as regards the financial records of the court and to remit the court collections. Respondent also admitted to the fact that she used court funds for her personal needs. Worse, it was discovered that respondent also resorted to falsifying and/or tampering with court official receipts to financially gain from court collections.

Given the findings of the OCA audit team, as well as the findings of Judge Efondo in his investigation, coupled with respondent's admission of the infractions imputed against her, it is evident that respondent not only failed to perform the duties of her office but also failed to live up to the high ethical standards expected of court employees.

Delayed remittance of cash collections by Clerks of Court and failure to submit monthly reports thereon constitute gross neglect of duty.29 The act of misappropriating court funds, regardless of the purpose therefor, constitutes dishonesty, not only against the public, but against the Court as well, which conduct is definitely very unbecoming of a court personnel.30 Dishonesty is a serious offense which reflects on the person's character and exposes the moral decay which virtually destroys his honor, virtue, and integrity.31 Collectively, these acts constitute grave misconduct, which cannot be tolerated as it denigrates this institution's image and integrity.32 Section 52, Rule IV of the Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service provides that such grave offenses are punishable by dismissal from service.33

One final note: Every action, good or bad, has consequences. A man brings upon himself what his conduct deserves. That being said, while We commiserate with the plight of the respondent, being a single parent with three children dependent on her, We cannot simply disregard her misconduct. Even the restitution of the shortages will not obliterate her liability.34 For the same reason, We cannot just accept respondent's proposition to merely let her resign after restitution of the shortages as her actions warrant the exercise of this Court's disciplining power on court employees. In fact, with the said acts, respondent may even be adjudged to be criminally liable. Indeed, any conduct, act or omission on the part of those who violate the norm of public accountability and diminish or even just tend to diminish the faith of the people in the judiciary shall not be countenanced.35

WHEREFORE, premises considered, this Court finds respondent Eden D. Favorito, Clerk of Court II, Municipal Trial Court, Goa, Camarines Sur, GUILTY of grave misconduct, dishonesty, and gross neglect of duty and is hereby DISMISSED from the service with FORFEITURE of all retirement benefits, excluding accrued leave credits, and with prejudice to re-employment in any branch or agency of the government, including government-owned or controlled corporations.

This Court further ORDERS as follows:

(1) The Financial Management Office (FMO), Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) is DIRECTED to:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
(a) PROCESS the money value of the terminal leave benefit of Eden D. Favorito, dispensing with the usual documentary requirements, and apply the same to the following shortages:

FUND/ACCOUNT NAME
SHORTAGES
Fiduciary Fund
P58,400.00
Judiciary Development Fund
21,656.30
Special Allowance for the Judiciary Fund
73,783.60
Mediation Fund
91,500.00
Legal Research Fund
508.10
Land Registration Authority
270.00
TOTAL SHORTAGES
P246,118.00

and release the remaining amount, if any to Favorito, provided that the release of the said remaining amount shall be subjected to the usual clearances and other documentary requirements;

(b) COORDINATE with the Fiscal Monitoring Division (FMD), Court Management Office (CMO), OCA, before the release of the checks issued in favor of the Municipal Trial Court of Goa, Camarines Sur, for the preparation of the necessary communication with the incumbent Clerk of Court/Officer-in-Charge thereat; and

(c) DEPOSIT the checks issued to the corresponding bank account of the aforesaid funds and FURNISH the FMD≠CMO, OCA, of the machine-validated deposit slips so the said Office can finalize their audit on the books of accounts of Eden D. Favorito.
(2) The Office of the Administrative Services, OCA is DIRECTED to provide the FMO, OCA of the following documents for the said Office to comply with Item No. 1 above:chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary
(a) Official Service Record;
(b) Certification of Leave Credits; and
(c) Notice of Salary Adjustment (NOSA) if any.
(3) The Legal Office, OCA, is DIRECTED to file the appropriate criminal charges against Eden D. Favorito.

SO ORDERED.

Sereno, C.J., Carpio, Velasco, Jr., Leonardo-De Castro, Peralta, Bersamin, Del Castillo, Perlas-Bernabe, Leonen, Jardeleza, Martires, Tijam, Reyes, Jr., and Gesmundo, JJ., concur.
Caguioa, J., on official leave.

Endnotes:


1Rollo (OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P), pp. 2-5.

2Rollo (A.M. No. P-11-2889), pp. 4-14.

3Rollo (OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P), p. 6.

4 Id. at 7.

5 Id. at 2.

6Rollo (A.M. No. P-11-2889), pp. 4-14.

7 Id. at 40-43.

8 Id. at 1-3.

9 Id. at 40-43.

10Rollo (OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P), pp. 2-5.

11 Id. at 27-28.

12 Id. at 29-32.

13Rollo (A.M. No. P-11-2889), pp. 44-52.

14Rollo (OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P), pp. 62-63.

15 Id. at 79-80.

16 Id. at 87-88.

17Rollo (A.M. No. P-11-2889), pp. 201-217.

18 Id. at 215.

19 Id. at 198-200.

20Dela Cueva v. Omaga, 637 Phil. 14, 21 (2010).

21OCA v. Puno, 587 Phil. 549, 555 (2008).

22 Id., citing The Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees provides thus: Public officials and employees shall always uphold the public interest over and above personal interest. See Judge Dondiego v. Cuevas, Jr., 446 Phil. 514, 522 (2003); Marasigan v. Buena, 348 Phil. 1, 9 (1998).

23OCA v. Puno, supra note 21, at 555.

24OCA v. Banag, et al., 651 Phil. 308, 324 (2010).

25 Id. at 324.

26 Guidelines for the proper administration of court fiduciary funds approved on October 11, 1995.

27 Rules as regards the submission of monthly reports of collections and deposits approved on September 16, 2004.

28DCA v. Banag, et al., supra note 24, at 325.

29 Id. at 327.

30Villar v. Angeles, Clerk of Court, Municipal Trial Court, Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, 543 Phil. 135 (2006).

31 Id.

32DCA v. Acampado, 721 Phil. 12, 30 (2013).

33Duque III v. Veloso, 688 Phil. 318, 326 (2012).

34DCA v. Acampado, supra note 32, at 31.

35OCA v. Banag, et al., supra note 24, at 328.



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  • G.R. No. 224302, August 08, 2017 - HON. PHILIP A. AGUINALDO, HON. REYNALDO A. ALHAMBRA, HON. DANILO S. CRUZ, HON. BENJAMIN T. POZON, HON. SALVADOR V. TIMBANG, JR., and the INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES (IBP), Petitioners, v. HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON C. AQUINO III, HON. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY PAQUITO N. OCHOA, HON. MICHAEL FREDERICK L. MUSNGI, HON. MA. GERALDINE FAITH A. ECONG, HON. DANILO S. SANDOVAL, HON. WILHELMINA B. JORGE-WAGAN, HON. ROSANA FE ROMERO-MAGLAYA, HON. MERIANTHE PACITA M. ZURAEK, HON. ELMO M. ALAMEDA, and HON. VICTORIA C. FERNANDEZ-BERNARDO, Respondents.; JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL, Intervenor.

  • A.C. No. 10562, August 01, 2017 - JEAN MARIE S. BOERS, Complainant, v. ATTY. ROMEO CALUBAQUIB, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 226345, August 02, 2017 - PIONEER INSURANCE AND SURETY CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. APL CO. PTE. LTD., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 211966, August 07, 2017 - JOSE AUDIE ABAGATNAN, JOSEPHINE A. PARCE, JIMMY ABAGATNAN, JOHN ABAGATNAN, JENALYN A. DE LEON, JOEY ABAGATNAN, JOJIE ABAGATNAN, AND JOY ABAGATNAN, Petitioners, v. SPOUSES JONATHAN CLARITO AND ELSA CLARITO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 206468, August 02, 2017 - JUDITH D. DARINES AND JOYCE D. DARINES, Petitioners, v. EDUARDO QUI—ONES AND ROLANDO QUITAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 185559, August 02, 2017 - JOSE G. TAN AND ORENCIO C. LUZURIAGA, Petitioners, v. ROMEO H. VALERIANO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 217993, August 09, 2017 - MANUEL R. BAKUNAWA III, Petitioner, v. NORA REYES BAKUNAWA, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. P-09-2649 [Formerly A.M. No. 09-5-219-RTC], August 01, 2017 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. EDUARDO T. UMBLAS, LEGAL RESEARCHER, AND ATTY. RIZALINA G. BALTAZAR≠AQUINO, CLERK OF COURT IV, BOTH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 33, BALLESTEROS CAGAYAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 227309, August 16, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOCELYN CARLIT Y GAWAT, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 216491, August 23, 2017 - THE HEIRS OF PETER DONTON, THROUGH THEIR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE, FELIPE G. CAPULONG, Petitioners, v. DUANE STIER AND EMILY MAGGAY, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 222711, August 23, 2017 - LEY CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, REPRESENTED BY ITS PRESIDENT, JANET C. LEY, Petitioner, v. MARVIN MEDEL SEDANO, DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME AND STYLE "LOLA TABA LOLO PATO PALENGKE AT PALUTO SA SEASIDE," Respondent.; MARVIN MEDEL SEDANO, DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME AND STYLE "LOLA TABA LOLO PATO PALENGKE AT PALUTO SA SEASIDE," Respondent (THIRD-PARTY PLAINTIFF), VS. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, Respondent (THIRD-PARTY DEFENDANT).

  • G.R. No. 222561, August 30, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JONATHAN TICA Y EPANTO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 187257, August 08, 2017 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, REPRESENTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL (OSG) AS THE PEOPLE'S TRIBUNE, AND THE NATIONAL POWER BOARD, Petitioners, v. HON. LUISITO G. CORTEZ, PRESIDING JUDGE, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 84, QUEZON CITY, ABNER P. ELERIA, MELITO B. LUPANGCO, NAPOCOR EMPLOYEES CONSOLIDATED UNION (NECU), AND NAPOCOR EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS UNION (NEWU), Respondents.; G.R. No. 187776 - ROLANDO G. ANDAYA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL POWER CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. HON. LUISITO G. CORTEZ, PRESIDING JUDGE, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 84, QUEZON CITY, ABNER P. ELERIA, MELITO B. LUPANGCO, NAPOCOR EMPLOYEES CONSOLIDATED UNION AND NAPOCOR EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS UNION, Respondents.

  • A.M. No. RTJ-10-2223 (Formerly A.M. OCA IPI No. 08-3003-RTJ), August 30, 2017 - MS. FLORITA PALMA AND MS. FILIPINA MERCADO, Complainants, v. JUDGE GEORGE E. OMELIO, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BR. 14, DAVAO CITY (THEN OF MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, BR.4, DAVAO CITY), JUDGE VIRGILIO G. MURCIA, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, BR. 2, AND CLERK OF COURT MA. FLORIDA C. OMELIO, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, BOTH OF THE ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 178379, August 22, 2017 - CRISPIN S. FRONDOZO,* DANILO M. PEREZ, JOSE A. ZAFRA, ARTURO B. VITO, CESAR S. CRUZ, NAZARIO C. DELA CRUZ, AND LUISITO R. DILOY, Petitioners, v. MANILA ELECTRIC COMPANY, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 11616 [Formerly CBD Case No. 08-2141], August 23, 2017 - LITO V. BUENVIAJE, Complainant, v. ATTY. MELCHOR G. MAGDAMO, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 6980, August 30, 2017 - CESAR O. STA. ANA, CRISTINA M. STA. ANA AND ESTHER STA. ANA-SILVERIO, Complainants, v. ATTY. ANTONIO JOSE F. CORTES, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 7253, August 29, 2017 - ATTY. PLARIDEL C. NAVA II, Complainant, v. PROSECUTOR OFELIA M. D. ARTUZ,* Respondent.; A.M. No. MTJ-08-1717] (FORMERLY OCA IPI NO. 07-1911-MTJ) - ATTY. PLARIDEL C. NAVA II, Complainant, v. JUDGE OFELIA M. D. ARTUZ, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES OF ILOILO CITY, BRANCH 5, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 10253, August 22, 2017 - RAFAEL PADILLA, Complainant, v. ATTY. GLENN SAMSON, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 198146, August 08, 2017 - POWER SECTOR ASSETS AND LIABILITIES MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 225442, August 08, 2017 - SAMAHAN NG MGA PROGRESIBONG KABATAAN (SPARK), JOANNE ROSE SACE LIM, JOHN ARVIN NAVARRO BUENAAGUA, RONEL BACCUTAN, MARK LEO DELOS REYES, AND CLARISSA JOYCE VILLEGAS, MINOR, FOR HERSELF AND AS REPRESENTED BY HER FATHER, JULIAN VILLEGAS, JR., Petitioners, v. QUEZON CITY, AS REPRESENTED BY MAYOR HERBERT BAUTISTA, CITY OF MANILA, AS REPRESENTED BY MAYOR JOSEPH ESTRADA, AND NAVOTAS CITY, AS REPRESENTED BY MAYOR JOHN REY TIANGCO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 190004, August 08, 2017 - LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. EUGENIO DALAUTA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 218911, August 23, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LEONARDO SIAPNO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 221732, August 23, 2017 - FERNANDO U. JUAN, Petitioner, v. ROBERTO U. JUAN (SUBSTITUTED BY HIS SON JEFFREY C. JUAN) AND LAUNDROMATIC CORPORATION, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 222821, August 09, 2017 - NORTH GREENHILLS ASSOCIATION, INC., Petitioner, v. ATTY. NARCISO MORALES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 227878, August 09, 2017 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GERALDO SANTILLAN Y VILLANUEVA AND EUGENE BORROMEO Y NATIVIDAD, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 211222, August 07, 2017 - ALLAN S. CU, Petitioner, v. SMALL BUSINESS GUARANTEE AND FINANCE CORPORATION THROUGH MR. HECTOR M. OLMEDILLO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 186329, August 02, 2017 - DR. FRISCO M. MALABANAN, Petitioner, v. SANDIGANBAYAN, Respondent.; G.R. Nos. 186584-86, August 2, 2017 - ABUSAMA MANGUDADATU ALID, Petitioner, v. THE HON. SANDIGANBAYAN - 1st DIVISION, OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, HON. SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Respondents.; G.R. No. 198598, August 2, 2017 - ABUSAMA M. ALID, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 223366, August 01, 2017 - NATIONAL TRANSMISSION CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. OROVILLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 226679, August 15, 2017 - SALVADOR ESTIPONA, JR. Y ASUELA, Petitioner, v. HON. FRANK E. LOBRIGO, PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 3, LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY, AND PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 219500, August 09, 2017 - MAMERTO DY, Petitioner, v. MARIA LOURDES ROSELL ALDEA, Respondent.

  • 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. QUI—ONES, 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.