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G.R. No. 208775, January 22, 2018 - JORGE DABON, a.k.a. GEORGE DEBONE @ GEORGE, Petitioner, v. THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

FIRST DIVISION

G.R. No. 208775, January 22, 2018

JORGE DABON, a.k.a. GEORGE DEBONE @ GEORGE, Petitioner, v. THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

D E C I S I O N

TIJAM, J.:

Before Us is a petition for review on certiorari1 under Rule 45 of the Rules of Court filed by petitioner Jorge Dabon (Dabon), questioning the Decision2 dated July 27, 2012 and Resolution3 dated July 8, 2013 of the Court of Appeals (CA) in CA-G.R. CEB-CR No. 01414, affirming the Omnibus Decision4 dated July 10, 2008 and Omnibus Order5 dated February 1, 2010 rendered by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Bohol, Tagbilaran City, Branch 2, in Criminal Case Nos. 11930, 11931 and 11932.

The Facts

Law enforcement agents applied for a search warrant after the surveillance and test-buy operations conducted by the operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Bohol, which confirmed that Dabon was engaged in illegal drug activity.6

Search Warrant No. 15, which armed law enforcement agents to search Dabon's residence for violation of Sections 11 and 12, Article II of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 91657 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, was issued.8

On July 26, 2003, at about 5:30 a.m., Police Inspector Hermano Mallari (P/Insp. Mallari), Senior Police Officer 2 Arsenio Maglinte (SPO2 Maglinte), SPO1 Noel Triste (SPO1 Triste), Police Officer 3 John Gilbert Basalo (PO3 Basalo), PO3 David Enterina (PO3 Enterina), PO2 Gaudioso Datoy (PO2 Datoy) and PO2 Herold Bihag (PO2 Bihag) of the Bohol Criminal Investigation and Detection Team proceeded to an apartment unit at Boal District, Tagbilaran City where the residence of Dabon is situated.9

Upon reaching the two-storey apartment at about 7:30am, the CIDG operatives requested Barangay Kagawad Ariel Angalot (Brgy. Kagawad Angalot), City Councilor Jose Angalot (Councilor Angalot), Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman Marianne Angalot (SK Chairman Angalot), media representative Charles Responte (Responte) and Department of Justice (DOJ) representative Zacarias Castro (Castro) to witness the search.10

The group entered the house and the CIDG, together with Brgy. Kagawad Angalot and SK Chairman Angalot went to the second floor where Dabon and his family resided. The second floor had two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. They found Eusubio Dumaluan (Dumaluan) in the living room while Dabon was inside one of the bedrooms.11

After P/Insp. Mallari handed the copy of the search warrant to Dabon, the CIDG operatives searched the kitchen where PO2 Datoy 12 and PO2 Enterina found, in the presence of Brgy. Kagawad Angalot, drug paraphernalia. The police officers then frisked Dumaluan and recovered from his pocket, a coin purse, a lighter, a metal clip, three empty decks of suspected shabu, two pieces of blade and crumpled tin foil.13

The police officers proceeded to search one of the bedrooms where PO2 Datoy and PO2 Enterina, in the presence of Brgy. Kagawad Angalot, found three plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, which were hidden in the folded of clothes inside a drawer. They also recovered the following drug paraphernalia: empty cellophane wrapper, rolled tinfoil containing suspected shabu residue, twisted tissues, plastic straw refiller, three pieces of bamboo clip, improvised metal clip, and blade.14

The three plastic sachets and the drug paraphernalia found in the bedroom of Dabon and the drug paraphernalia recovered from Dumaluan were turned over to SPO1 Triste who inventoried and placed them in evidence bags in the presence of Councilor Angalot, Brgy. Kagawad Angalot, SK Chairman Angalot, media representative Responte and DOJ representative Castro.15

On July 28, 2003, PO2 Diola of the Bohol Provincial Office of the PNP Crime Laboratory received from PO2 Imperina a letter signed by P/Insp. Mallari16 requesting the conduct of chemical examination on the seized items. The letter and the seized items were turned over to P/Insp. David Tan (P/Insp. Tan), a Forensic Chemical Officer.17

The chemical examination and confirmatory test conducted by P/Insp. Tan on the seized items yielded positive results for the presence of methylamphetamine hydrochloride.18

Two Information were filed against Dabon for violation of Sections 11 and 12, Article II of R.A. No. 9165, to wit:

Criminal Case No. 11931:

That on or about the 26th day of July 2003, in the City of Tagbilaran, Philippines, and within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, the above-named accused, did then and there willfully, unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly have in his possession, custody and control Three (3) packets of shabu powder totally weighing 0.80 gram and One (1) strip of aluminum foil containing traces of shabu powder, the accused knowing fully well that the above-mentioned substance which contains Methylamphetamine Hydrochloride is a dangerous drug and that he did not have any lawful authority, permit or license to possess the same, to the damage and prejudice of the Republic of the Philippines.19

Criminal Case No. 11932:

That on or about the 26th day of July 2003 in the City of Tagbilaran, Philippines, and within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, the above-named accused, did then and there willfully, unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly have in his possession, custody and control One (1) piece small plastic container (red) containing several pieces of empty decks of shabu, One (1) piece small plastic container (transparent) containing several empty cellophane wrapper for shabu, Two (2) pieces improvised tooter (tin foils), Two (2) pieces hardly twisted tissue, Four (4) pieces cut-rolled unused tin foils, One (1) piece plastic straw refiller, Three (3) pieces improvised bamboo clips, One (1) piece improvised metal clip, One piece blade (half[-]size), One (1) piece cellophane pack containing several empty cellophane wrapper used for packing shabu, One (1) unit cellphone (Motorola) with charger, and Cash proceeds amounting to One Thousand Nine Hundred Pesos (PPh 1,900.00) (sic) in difference (sic) bill denomination - the accused knowing fully well that the above-mentioned items are the instruments, apparatus, or paraphernalia fit or intended for smoking, consuming, administering, injecting, ingesting, or introducing a dangerous drug into the body, and that he did not have any lawful authority, permit or license to possess the same, to the damage and prejudice of the Republic of the Philippines.20

An information for violation of Section 12, Article II of R.A. No. 9165 was filed against Dumaluan.21

For his defense, Dabon argued that he was surprised when he was awakened by alleged members of the CIDG, who entered his room, pointing guns at him and telling them that they will conduct a raid.22

Dabon and Dumaluan claimed that they were not allowed to witness the search conducted by the CIDG. Instead, they were ordered to stay and sit in the living room while other members of the household were locked inside the room of their house helper.23

Ruling of the RTC

In an Omnibus Decision24 dated July 10, 2008, the RTC ruled that the search implemented in Dabon's residence was valid and consequently found Dabon guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of Sections 11 and 12, Article II of R.A. No. 9165. The RTC upheld the presumption of regularity in the performance of the police officers' duties in the absence of ill motives on their part, thus:

WHEREFORE, in Criminal Case No. 11931, the Court find (sic) [Dabon], aka George Debone @ George, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the offense of Violation of Section 11, Article II, of [R.A.] No. 9165, embraced in the afore-quoted information. There being no aggravating nor mitigating circumstance adduced and proven at the trial, [Dabon] is hereby sentenced to the indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of, from TWELVE (12) YEARS and ONE (1) DAY, as minimum to FOURTEEN (14) YEARS, as maximum, and to pay a fine of THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND (Php 300,000.00) PESOS, with the accessory penalties of the law, and to pay the costs.

In Criminal Cases Nos. 11930 and 11932, the Court finds [Dabon], aka George [email protected] George and [Dumaluan], guilty beyond reasonable doubt of Violation of Section 12, Article II of [R.A.] No. 9165, embraced in the afore-quoted informations. There being no aggravating nor mitigating circumstance adduced and proven at the trial, [Dabon and Dumaluan] are each hereby separately sentenced to the indeterminate penalty of, SIX (6) MONTHS and ONE (1) DAY, as minimum, to FOUR (4) YEARS, as maximum, and to pay a fine of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND (Php 25,000.00) PESOS, with the accessory penalties of the law, and to pay the costs.

In compliance with Par. 7, Section 21, of R.A. [No.] 9165, the evidence in this case consisting of three (3) sachets of shabu weighing 0.80 gram, and aluminum foil, with traces of shabu, taken from [Dabon], and the specified drug paraphernalia recovered from both [Dabon and Dumaluan], are hereby ordered turned-over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for proper disposition and or destruction. The cellphone and cash subject matter of these cases, were returned to the accused upon the latter's motion.

If preventively detained before putting up bail, the accused concerned, is hereby credited in full of the period of his preventive detention pursuant to Article 29 of the Revised Penal Code.

SO ORDERED.25

Only Dabon filed a Motion for Reconsideration26 before the RTC. In said motion, he essentially questioned the admissibility of the seized items as neither he nor any member of his family was present when the search was conducted. Such motion was denied in an Omnibus Order27 dated February 1, 2010.

Undeterred, Dabon filed an appeal before the CA. Dabon insisted on the inadmissibility of the evidence obtained against him.

In a Decision dated July 27, 2012,28 the CA affirmed the conviction of Dabon. The CA ratiocinated that the right of Dabon to question his arrest was deemed waived because he failed to question the same before arraignment. In any case, the CA ruled that the procedural flaw did not cast doubt on the fact that the illegal drugs and paraphernalia were seized at the residence of Dabon. The dispositive portion thereof reads:

WHEREFORE, in view of the foregoing, the appeal is DENIED. The July 10, 2008 Omnibus Decision and the February 1, 2010 Omnibus Order of the [RTC], Branch 2, of Tagbilaran City, Bohol is AFFIRMED in toto. Costs on [Dabon].

SO ORDERED.29

A motion for reconsideration30 was filed by Dabon, which was denied in a Resolution31 dated July 8, 2013.

Issue

Is the evidence obtained against Dabon admissible?

Ruling of the Court

No less than the 1987 Constitution provides for the protection of the people's rights against unreasonable searches and seizures, to wit:

Section 2. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.

Thus, the State and its agents cannot conduct searches and seizures without the requisite warrant. Otherwise, the constitutional right is violated.

"It must, however, be clarified that a search warrant issued in accordance with the provisions of the Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure does not give the authorities limitless discretion in implementing the same as the same Rules provide parameters in the proper conduct of a search."32 One of those parameters set by law is Section 8 of Rule 126, to wit:

Section 8. Search of house, room, or premise to be made in presence of two witnesses. — No search of a house, room, or any other premise shall be made except in the presence of the lawful occupant thereof or any member of his family or in the absence of the latter, two witnesses of sufficient age and discretion residing in the same locality.

The law is mandatory to ensure the regularity in the execution of the search warrant.33 This requirement is intended to guarantee that the implementing officers will not act arbitrarily which may tantamount to desecration of the right enshrined in our Constitution.

In this case, it is undisputed that Dabon and his wife were actually present in their residence when the police officers conducted the search in the bedroom where the drugs and drug paraphernalia were found. It was also undisputed that, as the CA recognized, only Brgy. Kagawad Angalot was present to witness the same.34

As gleaned from the records, PO2 Datoy, one of the police officers who conducted the search in the bedroom, testified, thus:

Q:
What part of the house did you personally search?
A:
At the bedroom of [Dabon].
   
Q:
Who was with you when you were searching the bedroom of [Dabon]?
A:
PO2 Enterina and [Brgy. Kagawad Angalot].
 
x x x x
   
Q:
When you were already inside the room, [Dabon] according to you was still there?
A:
He was in the sala.
   
Q:
He did not go with you?
A:
No, he was sitting in the sala.35

Brgy. Kagawad Angalot confirmed the statement of PO2 Datoy insofar as the absence of Dabon or any member of his family when the search was conducted, to wit:

Q:
When the bedroom of the couple was subjected to a search, the couple Mr. and Mrs. Dabon were outside the room?
A:
They were in the sala.


Q:
[Dabon] was at the sala and the wife was at the comfort room accompanied by [SK Chairman Angalot]?
A:
Yes, sir.36

We are not unguarded in ruling for the inadmissibility of evidence obtained in violation of this requirement. In People v. Go,37 We rendered inadmissible the evidence obtained in violation of this rule and stressed that the Rules of Court clearly and explicitly establishes a hierarchy among the witnesses in whose presence the search of the premises must be conducted. Section 8, Rule 126 provides that the search should be witnessed by two witnesses of sufficient age and discretion residing in the same locality only in the absence of either the lawful occupant of the premises or any member of his family. In People v. Del Castillo,38 We ruled that although the lawful occupants were present during the search, the fact that they were not allowed to witness the search of the premises violates the mandatory requirement. In Bulauitan v. People,39 We decided for the acquittal of the accused because of failure to comply with the aforequoted rule, which rendered the evidence against him inadmissible.

Here, the hierarchy among the witnesses as explicitly provided under the law was not complied with. For one, the lawful occupants of the premises were not absent when the police authorities implemented the search warrant. Even so, the two-witness rule was not complied with as only one witness, Brgy. Kagawad Angalot, was present when the search was conducted.

As told, based on the testimonies of PO2 Datoy and Brgy. Kagawad Angalot, it is clear that the mandatory rule under Section 8 was violated. Clearly, the contention of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) that SK Chairman Angalot was there was belied by the statement of PO2 Datoy and Brgy. Kagawad Angalot.

Failure to comply with the safeguards provided by law in implementing the search warrant makes the search unreasonable. Thus, the exclusionary rule applies, i.e., any evidence obtained in violation of this constitutional mandate is inadmissible in any proceeding for any purpose.40 We emphasize that the exclusionary rule ensures that the fundamental rights to one's person, houses, papers, and effects are not lightly infringed upon and are upheld.41

Lastly, We find that the inadmissibility of the evidence obtained was not defeated by the fact that Dabon failed to timely object to such evidence's admissibility during trial.

Although Section 14 of Rule 126 states that a motion to quash a search warrant and/or to suppress evidence obtained thereby may be filed in and acted upon only by the court where the action has been instituted, the purpose for which such provision was enacted must nevertheless be considered. In the case of Ogayon v. People,42 We clarified that "the provision was intended to resolve what is perceived as conflicting decisions on where to file a motion to quash a search warrant or to suppress evidence seized by virtue thereof. It was certainly not intended to preclude belated objections against the search warrant's validity."43

In the Ogayon44 case, We brushed aside such procedural defect and gave more prime to a fundamental constitutional right. We set aside adherence to procedural rules and recognized that procedural rules can neither diminish nor modify substantial rights.45

Like in Ogayon, We rule that Dabon's failure to file a motion to suppress the evidence obtained against him cannot be considered as a sufficient indication that he clearly, categorically, knowingly, and intelligently made a waiver. This is in consonance with Our ruling in People v. Bodoso46 where We underlined that in criminal cases where life, liberty and property are all at stake, "[t]he standard of waiver requires that it not only must be voluntary, but must be knowing, intelligent, and done with sufficient awareness of the relevant circumstances and likely consequences."47 After all, he raised the objection in his Omnibus Motion for Reconsideration before the trial court.

While We are at one with the government in its campaign against illegal drugs, We cannot disregard a constitutional right and run counter to what is explicitly prescribed by our Constitution and to its purpose, i.e., "to to protect the people against arbitrary and discriminatory use of political power."48

WHEREFORE, premises considered, the Decision dated July 27, 2012 and Resolution dated July 8, 2013 of the Court of Appeals in CA-G.R. CEB-CR No. 01414 are REVERSED and SET ASIDE.

Accordingly, accused-appellant Jorge Dabon is ACQUITTED of the crime charged against him. His immediate release from confinement is hereby ordered unless he is lawfully held in custody for another cause. The Director of the Bureau of Corrections is ordered to forthwith implement this decision and to inform this Court, within ten (10) days from receipt hereof, of the date the accused-appellant was actually released from confinement.

The shabu and other shabu paraphernalias seized during the search are forfeited in favor of the State.

SO ORDERED.

Sereno, C.J. (Chairperson), Leonardo-De Castro, Peralta,* and Del Castillo, JJ., concur.

Endnotes:


* Designated additional Member per Raffle dated May 8, 2017 vice Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza.

1Rollo, pp. 4-27.

2 Penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, concurred in by Associate Justices Carmelita Salandanan-Manahan and Zenaida T. Galapate-Laguilles; id. at 31-45.

3 Id. at 46-47.

4 Penned by Presiding Judge Baudilio K. Dosdos; id. at 69-77.

5 Id. at 94.

6 Id. at 33.

7 AN ACT INSTITUTING THE COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002, REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6425, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 1972, AS AMENDED, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Approved June 7, 2002.

8Rollo, pp. 33 and 72.

9 Id. at 72.

10 Id. at 33-34.

11 Id. at 34.

12 PO2 Datoy at sometimes referred to as PO3 Datoy in the rollo.

13 Id.

14 Id.

15 Id.

16 P/Insp. Mallari at sometimes referred to as P/Senior Insp. Mallari in the rollo.

17 Id.

18 Id.

19 Id. at 32.

20 Id.

21 Id. at 33.

22 Id. at 102.

23 Id.

24 Id. at 69-77.

25 Id. at 76-77.

26 Id. at 78-87.

27 Id. at 94.

28 Id. at 31-44.

29 Id. at 44.

30 Id. at 48-61.

31 Id. at 31-44.

32Bulauitan v. People, G.R. No. 218891, September 19, 2016, 803 SCRA 367, 374-375.

33People v. Gesmundo, 292-A Phil. 20, 29 (1993).

34Rollo, p. 38.

35 Id. at 108-109.

36 Id. at 38.

37 457 Phil. 885 (2003).

38 482 Phil. 828 (2004).

39 G.R. No. 218891, September 19, 2016, 803 SCRA 367.

40 Article II I of the 1987 Constitution provides that:

Section 3(2) Any evidence obtained in violation of this or the preceding section shall be inadmissible for any purpose in any proceeding.

41People v. Cogaed, 740 Phil. 212, 241 (2014).

42 768 Phil. 272 (2015).

43 Id. at 289.

44 Supra.

45 Id. at 288.

46 446 Phil. 838 (2003).

47 Id. at 850.

48Allado v. Judge Diokno, 302 Phil. 213, 238 (1994).




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  • G.R. No. 192396, January 17, 2018 - STEPHEN A. ANTIG, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF AMS BANANA EXPORTER, INC. [FORMERLY AMS FARMING CORPORATION], BERNARDITA S. LEMOSNERO, JEMARIE J. TESTADO, THOMAS BERNARD C. ALLADIN, AND GERARDO ARANGOSO, Petitioners, v. ANASTACIO ANTIPUESTO, IN HIS OWN CAPACITY AND AS REPRESENTATIVE OF AMS KAPALONG AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE (AMSKARBEMCO) AND ITS MEMBERS, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 225735, January 10, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BELEN MEJARES Y VALENCIA, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.C. No. 8208, January 10, 2018 - RET. JUDGE VIRGILIO ALPAJORA, Complainant, v. ATTY. RONALDO ANTONIO V. CALAYAN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 227698, January 31, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. HERNANDO BONGOS, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 219889, January 29, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EDWIN DAGSA Y BANTAS @ "WING WING," Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 210161, January 10, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BIENVINIDO UDANG, SR. Y SEVILLA,1 Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 202612, January 17, 2018 - TEODORO C. TORTONA, RODRIGO C. TORTONA, PEDRO C. TORTONA, ERNESTO C. TORTONA, AND PATRICIO C. TORTONA, Petitioners, v. JULIAN C. GREGORIO, FLORENTINO GREGORIO, JR., ISAGANI C. GREGORIO, CELEDONIA G. IGNACIO, TEODOCIA G. CHAN, LEONILA G. CAAMPUED, CONCORDIA G. MIJARES, ROMEO C. GREGORIO, EDNA S. TAN, NELIA S. REYES, CECILIA S. FRIEDMAN, LAMBERTO SUANTE, JULIUS SUANTE, CORAZON YASAY-GREGORIO, DONALDO Y. GREGORIO, ELMER Y. GREGORIO, AND ROY JOHN Y. GREGORIO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 209582, January 19, 2018 - TEEKAY SHIPPING PHILIPPINES, INC., AND/OR TEEKAY SHIPPING LTD., AND/OR ALEX VERCHEZ, Petitioners, v. ROBERTO M. RAMOGA, JR., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 201792, January 24, 2018 - WILFREDO P. ASAYAS, Petitioner, v. SEA POWER SHIPPING ENTERPRISES, INC., AND/OR AVIN INTERNATIONAL S.A., AND/OR ANTONIETTE GUERRERO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 219581, January 31, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MAXIMO DELA PEÑA, Accused-Appellant.; ROMY REAL, DANNY REAL AND ONYONG REYES, Accused.

  • G.R. No. 219238, January 31, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MOISES DEJOLDE, JR. Y SALINO, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-17-3772 (Formerly OCA IPI No. 12-3999-P), January 10, 2018 - JOVITA B. LAMSIS, Complainant, v. JUDE F. SALES, SR., PROCESS SERVER, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 10, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 229829, January 22, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ARNEL KALIPAYAN Y ANIANO, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-05-1938, January 30, 2018 - THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. MR. CRISPIN C. EGIPTO, JR., CLERK OF COURT IV, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, PAGADIAN CITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 226355, January 24, 2018 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS (DPWH), Petitioner, v. HEIRS OF CIRILO GOTENGCO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 203298, January 17, 2018 - INTERLINK MOVIE HOUSES, INC. AND EDMER Y. LIM, Petitioners, v. HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS, STATIONERY EXPRESSIONS SHOP, INC. AND JOSEPHINE LIM BON HUAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 223099, January 11, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LINO ALEJANDRO Y PIMENTEL, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 207354, January 10, 2018 - CHARLIE HUBILLA, JOEL NAYRE, NENITA A. TAN, PEDRO MAGALLANES, JR., ARNEL YUSON, JANICE CABATBAT, JUDY PAPINA, VANESSA ESPIRITU, NOEMI YALUNG, GENALYN RESCOBILLO, FIDEL ZAQUITA, NYL B. CALINGASAN, JANICE MIRADORA, EVANGELINE CHUA, ROSCHELLE MISSION, MELANIE BALLESTEROS, MARILYN BACALSO, RENALYN ALCANTARA, FEDERICO B. VIERNES, CHRISTOPHER B. YARES, ANA MARY R. AGUILAR, MELANIE SAN MARCOS, EMERLOVE MONTE, CHONALYN LUCAS, THERESA MALICOSIO, MA. FE CERCARES, RUBELYN R. CLARO, JONALYN M. YALUNG, MARY ANN V. MACANAG, RESLYN L. FLORES, CRISTEL C. ROQUE, TERESA G. MUNAR, SUSAN A. DELA CRUZ, SHEENA KAY P. DE VERA, ARLENE R. ANES, GINA B. BINIBINI, CHERINE V. ZORILLA, MA. CRISTINE MAGTOTO, FRANCIS MARIE O. DE CASTRO, VANESSA R. ESPIRITU, RACHELLE V. QUISTORIA, JULIE ANN ILAN, ANGELIE F. PANOTES, ANABEL PAYOS, MELISSA M. PERLAS, MELANIE B. BERSES, BARVI ROSE PERALTA, RESIE AQUE, ROWENA RIVERA, MELANIE M. DY, CHERYLYN CORO, RANELYN SUBONG, ANGELA SUBILLAGA, THELMA BARTOLABAC, MICHELLE C. ILAGAN, PRECIOUS MAE DE GUZMAN, MARY CAROLINE COLINA, FRELYN HIPOLITO, MYLINE A. CALLOS, JANETH B. SEMBILLO, LEA LYN F. FERRANCO, MAY C. SANTOS, ROSELLE A. NOBLE, JENNIFER D. SUYOM, WARREN PETCHIE C. CAJES, ROWELYN F. CATALAN, RIEZEL ANN A. ALEGRE, DEMETRIA B. PEREZ, GENALYN OSOC, JUVILYN N. NERI, JOY B. PIMENTEL, AIRENE LAYON, MARY JOY TURQUEZA, MARY ANN VALENTIN, ROSIE L. NIEBRES, MELCA MALLORCA, JOY CAGATCAGAT, DIANA CAMARO, MARIVEL DIJUMO, SHEILA DELA CRUZ, ELIZABETH ARINGO, JENALYN G. DISMAYA, MELANIE G. TRIA, GRETCHEN D. MEJOS, AND JANELIE R. JIMENEZ, Petitioners, v. HSY MARKETING LTD., CO., WANTOFREE ORIENTAL TRADING, INC., COEN FASHION HOUSE AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE, ASIA CONSUMER VALUE TRADING, INC., FABULOUS JEANS & SHIRT & GENERAL MERCHANDISE, LSG MANUFACTURING CORPORATION, UNITE GENERAL MERCHANDISE, ROSARIO Q. CO, LUCIA PUN LING YEUNG, AND ALEXANDER ARQUEZA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 215713, January 22, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BOBBY S. ABELARDE, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-17-3771 (Formerly OCA IPI No. 11-3689-P), January 24, 2018 - JUDGE DENNIS B. CASTILLA, Complainant, v. MARIA LUZ A. DUNCANO, CLERK OF COURT IV, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, BUTUAN, AGUSAN DEL SUR, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 203081, January 17, 2018 - LINDA CACHO, MINORS SARAH JANE, JACQUELINE, FIRE RINA AND MARK LOUISE ALL SURNAMED CACHO, ALL REPRESENTED BY THEIR MOTHER AND GUARDIAN AD LITEM LINDA CACHO, Petitioners, v. GERARDO MANAHAN, DAGUPAN BUS CO., INC., AND RENATO DE VERA DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME R. M. DE VERA CONSTRUCTION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210766, January 08, 2018 - MARIA CONCEPCION N. SINGSON A.K.A. CONCEPCION N. SINGSON, Petitioner, v. BENJAMIN L. SINGSON, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 207074, January 17, 2018 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. MICHELLE SORIANO GALLO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 195878, January 10, 2018 - MAGSAYSAY MITSUI OSK MARINE, INC., KOYO MARINE, CO. LTD., AND CONRADO DELA CRUZ, Petitioners, v. OLIVER G. BUENAVENTURA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 230404, January 31, 2018 - IN THE MATTER OF THE INTESTATE ESTATE OF REYNALDO GUZMAN RODRIGUEZ; ANITA ONG TAN, Petitioner, v. ROLANDO C. RODRIGUEZ, RACQUEL R. GEGAJO*, ROSALINDA R. LANDON, REYNALDO C. RODRIGUEZ, JR., ESTER R. FULGENCIO, RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ AND REYNEST C. RODRIGUEZ, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 216057, January 08, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. CEFERINO VILLACAMPA Y CADIENTE @ "DADDY GAGA," Appellant.

  • A.C. No. 9000, January 10, 2018 - TOMAS P. TAN, JR., Complainant, v. ATTY. HAIDE V. GUMBA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 205813, January 10, 2018 - ALFREDO F. LAYA, JR., Petitioner, v. PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK AND RICARDO A. BALBIDO, JR., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 192971, January 10, 2018 - FLORO MERCENE, Petitioner, v. GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. RTJ-11-2301 [Formerly A.M. No. 11-3-55-RTC], January 16, 2018 - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. JUDGE PERLA V. CABRERA­ FALLER, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OPHELIA G. SULUEN AND PROCESS SERVER RIZALINO RINALDI B. PONTEJOS, ALL OF THE RTC, BRANCH 90, DASMARIÑAS, CAVITE, Respondents.; A.M. No. RTJ-11-2302 [FORMERLY A.M. No. 11-7-125-RTC] - OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, Complainant, v. PRESIDING JUDGE FERNANDO L. FELICEN, CLERK OF COURT V ATTY. ALLAN SLY M. MARASIGAN, SHERIFF IV ANSELMO P. PAGUNSAN, JR., COURT STENOGRAPHERS ROSALIE MARANAN AND TERESITA P. REYES, COURT INTERPRETER IMELDA M. JUNTILLA, AND PROCESS SERVER HIPOLITO O. FERRER, ALL OF THE RTC, BRANCH 20, IMUS, CAVITE; PRESIDING JUDGE NORBERTO J. QUISUMBING, JR., CLERK OF COURT ATTY. MARIA CRISTITA A. RIVAS­SANTOS, LEGAL RESEARCHER MANUELA O. OSORIO, SHERIFF IV FILMAR M. DE VILLA, COURT STENOGRAPHERS MARILOU CAJIGAL, WENDILYN T. ALMEDA AND HELEN B. CARALUT, COURT INTERPRETER ELENITA T. DE VILLA, AND PROCESS SERVER ELMER S. AZCUETA, ALL OF THE RTC, BRANCH 21, IMUS, CAVITE; PRESIDING JUDGE CESAR A. MANGROBANG, CLERK OF COURT VI ATTY. REGALADO E. EUSEBIO, CLERK OF COURT V ATTY. SETER M. DELA CRUZ-CORDEZ, LEGAL RESEARCHER DEVINA A. REYES BERMUDEZ, COURT STENOGRAPHERS PRISCILLA P. HERNANDEZ, NORMITA Z. FABIA, MERLY O. PARCERO, AND JOYCE ANN F. SINGIAN, COURT INTERPRETER MICHELLE A. ALARCON, AND PROCESS SERVER ELMER S. AZCUETA, ALL OF THE RTC, BRANCH 22, IMUS, CAVITE; EXECUTIVE JUDGE PERLA V. CABRERA­FALLER, CLERK OF COURT ZENAIDA C. NOGUERA, SHERIFF IV TOMAS C. AZURIN, OIC LEGAL RESEARCHER OPHELIA G. SULUEN, COURT STENOGRAPHERS JESUSA B. SAN JOSE, ROSALINA A. COSTUNA, AND MARIA LOURDES M. SAPINOSO, COURT INTERPRETER MERLINA S. FERMA, AND PROCESS SERVER RIZALINO RINALDI B. PONTEJOS, ALL OF THE RTC, BRANCH 90, DASMARIÑAS, CAVITE, Respondents.; A.M. No. 12-9-188-RTC - RE: ANONYMOUS LETTER­ COMPLAINT AGAINST JUDGE PERLA V. CABRERA-FALLER, BRANCH 90, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, DASMARIÑAS CITY, CAVITE, RELATIVE TO CIVIL CASE NO. 1998-08

  • G.R. No. 194214, January 10, 2018 - MARILOU PUNONGBAYAN-VISITACION, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND CARMELITA P. PUNONGBAYAN, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 200469, January 15, 2018 - PHILIPPINE SAVINGS BANK, Petitioner, v. JOSEPHINE L. PAPA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 205440, January 15, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. YOLANDO B. PANERIO ALIAS JOHN "YOLLY" LABOR AND ALEX (JOJO) F. ORTEZA, ACCUSED, YOLANDO B. PANERIO, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 214291, January 11, 2018 - AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION CORPORATION; AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.; AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION (A.P.C.), B.V.; AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION (PHILS.) B.V.; DAVID W. PLUMER, JR.; GEORGE KONG; AND ALICIA HENDY, Petitioners, v. JASON YU LIM, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 225596, January 10, 2018 - THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALEXANDER ALVARO Y DE LEON AND ROSALIE GERONIMO Y MADERA, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 210610, January 11, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARILOU HILARIO Y DIANA AND LALAINE GUADAYO Y ROYO, ACCUSED. MARILOU HILARIO Y DIANA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. Nos. 206841-42, January 19, 2018 - ARMANDO GO, Petitioner, v. EAST OCEANIC LEASING AND FINANCE CORPORATION, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208835, January 19, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. NOEL BEJIM Y ROMERO, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.M. No. P-17-3639 (Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 14-4314-P), January 23, 2018 - MA. CECILIA FERMINA T. ROXAS, Complainant, v. ALLEN FRANCISCO S. SICAT, SHERIFF III, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, ANGELES CITY, PAMPANGA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 219683, January 23, 2018 - HON. JONATHAN A. DELA CRUZ AND HON. GUSTAVO S. TAMBUNTING, AS MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND AS TAXPAYERS, Petitioners, v. HON. PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR., IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY; HON. JOSEPH EMILIO A. ABAYA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS; HON. FLORENCIO B. ABAD, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT; AND HON. ROSALIA V. DE LEON, IN HER CAPACITY AS THE NATIONAL TREASURER, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 225690, January 17, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GERALD ARVIN ELINTO RAMIREZ AND BELINDA GALIENBA LACHICA, Accused-Appellants.

  • G.R. No. 204039, January 10, 2018 - UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK, Petitioner, v. SPOUSES WALTER UY AND LILY UY, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 195887, January 10, 2018 - BEN LINE AGENCIES PHILIPPINES, INC., REP. BY RICARDO J. JAMANDRE, Petitioner, v. CHARLES M.C. MADSON AND ALFREDO P. AMORADO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 212994, January 31, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOSHUA QUE Y UTUANIS, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 230144, January 22, 2018 - THE MANILA BANKING CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. BASES CONVERSION AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 216017, January 19, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. NIÑO FLOR Y MORA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 188243, January 24, 2018 - LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. RAUL T. MANZANO, JOSE R. JUGO, RAMON H. MANZANO, AND HEIRS OF PILAR T. MANZANO, NAMELY: RICARDO T. MANZANO, JR., RENATO T. MANZANO, JR., RAMON T. MANZANO, JR., RAUL T. MANZANO, RAFAEL T. MANZANO, ROBERTO T. MANZANO, AND REGINA T. MANZANO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 231792, January 29, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALVIN JUGO Y VILLANUEVA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 197920, January 22, 2018 - DEMOSTHENES R. ARBILON, Petitioner, v. SOFRONIO MANLANGIT, Respondent.

  • A.M. No. P-18-3796 (Formerly OCA IPI No.16-4545-P), January 22, 2018 - ATTY. MA. JASMINE P. LOOD, MARY JANE G. CORPUZ, AND MA. HAZEL P. SEBIAL, Complainants, v. RUEL V. DELICANA, LEGAL RESEARCHER, BRANCH 3, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES [MTCC], GENERAL SANTOS CITY, SOUTH COTABATO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208775, January 22, 2018 - JORGE DABON, a.k.a. GEORGE DEBONE @ GEORGE, Petitioner, v. THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208638, January 24, 2018 - SPOUSES FRANCISCO ONG AND BETTY LIM ONG, AND SPOUSES JOSEPH ONG CHUAN AND ESPERANZA ONG CHUAN, Petitioners, v. BPI FAMILY SAVINGS BANK, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 191460, January 31, 2018 - PERFECTO M. PASCUA, Petitioner, v. BANK WISE, INC. AND PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK, Respondent.; G.R. No. 191464, January 31, 2018 - BANKWISE, INC., Petitioner, v. PERFECTO M. PASCUA AND PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 226400, January 24, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOSELITO BRINGCULA Y FERNANDEZ, Accused-Appellant.

  • A.C. No. 10684, January 24, 2018 - ILUMINADA D. YUZON, Complainant, v. ATTY. ARNULFO M. AGLERON, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 227577, January 24, 2018 - ANGEL FUELLAS DIZON, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILLIPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 229512, January 31, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RONALDO PAZ Y DIONISIO @ "JEFF", Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 195472, January 08, 2018 - SAMSON LIM BIO HIAN, Petitioner, v. JOAQUIN LIM ENG TIAN, Respondent.; G.R. No. 195568, January 08, 2018 - JOHNSON LIM BIO TIONG, Petitioner, v. JOAQUIN LIM ENG TIAN, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 200401, January 17, 2018 - METRO RAIL TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. GAMMON PHILIPPINES, INC., Respondent.

  • A.M. No. MTJ-18-1908 (Formerly OCA IPI No. 14-2674-MTJ), January 16, 2018 - BERNARDITA F. ANTIPORDA, Complainant, v. FRANCISCO A. ANTE, JR., PRESIDING JUDGE, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES, VIGAN, CITY, ILOCOS SUR, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 207613, January 31, 2018 - REYMAN G. MINSOLA, Petitioner, v. NEW CITY BUILDERS, INC. AND ENGR. ERNEL FAJARDO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 222317, January 24, 2018 - ST. PAUL COLLEGE, PASIG, AND SISTER TERESITA BARICAUA, SPC, Petitioners, v. ANNA LIZA L. MANCOL AND JENNIFER CECILE S. VALERA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 213465, January 08, 2018 - CAREER PHILIPPINES SHIPMANAGEMENT, INC.; COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD. LIBERIA; AND/OR SAMPAGUITA D. MARAVE, Petitioners, v. DONARD P. SILVESTRE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 228799, January 10, 2018 - MACTAN ROCK INDUSTRIES, INC. AND ANTONIO TOMPAR, Petitioners, v. BENFREI S. GERMO, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 224673, January 22, 2018 - CECILIA RIVAC, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 226103, January 24, 2018 - GENERATO M. HERNANDEZ, Petitioner, v. MAGSAYSAY MARITIME CORPORATION, SAFFRON MARITIME LIMITED AND/OR MARLON R. ROÑO, Respondents.

  • GR. No. 199081, January 24, 2018 - ASIGA MINING CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. MANILA MINING CORPORATION AND BASIANA MINING EXPLORATION CORPORATION, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 203160, January 24, 2018 - COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner, v. COVANTA ENERGY PHILIPPINE HOLDINGS, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 218984, January 24, 2018 - ARMANDO M. TOLENTINO (DECEASED), HEREIN REPRESENTED BY HIS SURVIVING SPOUSE MERLA F. TOLENTINO AND CHILDREN NAMELY: MARIENELA, ALYSSA, ALEXA, AND AZALEA, ALL SURNAMED TOLENTINO, Petitioners, v. PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 217135, January 31, 2018 - MANILA SHIPMANAGEMENT & MANNING, INC., AND/OR HELLESPONT HAMMONIA GMBH & CO. KG AND/OR AZUCENA C. DETERA, Petitioners, v. RAMON T. ANINANG, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 210504, January 24, 2018 - HEIRS OF ALFONSO YUSINGCO, REPRESENTED BY THEIR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, TEODORO K. YUSINGCO, Petitioners, v. AMELITA BUSILAK, COSCA NAVARRO, FLAVIA CURAYAG AND LIXBERTO1 CASTRO, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 229404, January 24, 2018 - MARILYN B. ASENTISTA, Petitioner, v. JUPP & COMPANY, INC., AND/OR MR. JOSEPH V. ASCUTIA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 233922, January 24, 2018 - MA. VICTORIA M. GALANG, Petitioner, v. PEAKHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION AND THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF CALOOCAN CITY, Respondents.

  • A.M. No. 17-11-272-RTC, January 31, 2018 - RE: DROPPING FROM THE ROLLS OF LEMUEL H. VENDIOLA, SHERIFF IV, OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT (OCC), REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF BIÑAN CITY, LAGUNA (RTC).

  • A.C. No. 9129, January 31, 2018 - MARIA EVA DE MESA, Complainant, v. ATTY. OLIVER O. OLAYBAL, Respondent.

  • A.C. No. 9067, January 31, 2018 - MARJORIE A. APOLINAR-PETILO, Complainant, v. ATTY. ARISTEDES A. MARAMOT, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 229671, January 31, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOVENCITO MIRANDA Y TIGAS, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 207252, January 24, 2018 - PHILIPPINE GEOTHERMAL, INC. EMPLOYEES UNION (PGIEU), Petitioner, v. CHEVRON GEOTHERMAL PHILS. HOLDINGS, INC., Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 225929, January 24, 2018 - JOSE V. GAMBITO, Petitioner, v. ADRIAN OSCAR Z. BACENA, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 222159, January 31, 2018 - PAZ E. REBADULLA, PERRAIN E. REBADULLA, JOCELYN E. REBADULLA, CLEVIS E. REBADULLA, HAZEL R. RIGUERA, ARIEL E. REBADULLA,GIOVANNI CLYDE E. REBADULLA, ROEL E. STA. MARIA, KLEINER KYLE R. STA. MARIA, AND KERSCHEL R. STA. MARIA, Petitioners, v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC WORKS & HIGHWAYS, AND ENGR. TOMAS L. BUEN, PROJECT MANAGER, DPWH-PMO-SWIM PROJECT, Respondents.; G.R. No. 222171, January 31, 2018 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS, AND ENGR. TOMAS L. BUEN, PROJECT MANAGER, DPWH-PMO-SWIM PROJECT, Petitioners, v. PAZ E. REBADULLA, PERRAIN E. REBADULLA, JOCELYN E. REBADULLA, CLEVIS E. REBADULLA, PAZ R. STA. MARIA, REPRESENTED BY HER COMPULSORY HEIRS HAZEL R. RIGUERA, ARIEL E. REBADULLA, GIOVANNI CLYDE E. REBADULLA, ROEL E. STA. MARIA, KLEINER KYLE R. STA. MARIA, AND KERSCHEL R. STA. MARIA, Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 213945, January 24, 2018 - LUCILA YARED AND HEIRS OF THE LATE ERNESTO YARED, SR., Petitioners, v. LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 220103, January 31, 2018 - SAN MIGUEL FOODS, INC., Petitioner, v. HANNIVAL V. RIVERA, JOVICELL B. FUJA, ENCENARIO B. CORONADO, JR., LEYLANIE O. GULANE, JOSE PEDRO, REY RELLOROSA, CHERRY MAY BRAGA, ROGELIO ALSONADO, JOHN DE VERA, ALBERTO DAGANIO, RHENE PURA, EFREN ESCOBIDO, ALEXANDER D. BUENAOBRA, SUSIE VERIDIANO, ROBERTO E. GERMAN, JR., HERMAN B. ESPANUEVA, JR., MARIONITO D. JUMAO-AS, ANTHONY ANTONIO, JESSIE GLENN DELA CRUZ, SOFRONIO SIMPORIOS, JR., RICHARD FLAUTA, ENRIQUE BUNA, JOJIT ORILLOSA, JONATHAN PENA, JENNIFER B. CASTILLO, EDGARDO BARBACENA, JOSE WARLITO INTING, MICHAEL FLORES, LEONCIO M. ISON, ALEXANDER C. ARELLANO, CARMELITO F. FUNTANBA, ALMARO M. ROSEL, NORBERTO PONCE B. PULIDO, JR., ARIAMHER OGANA, DOMINADOR B. SALAZAR, ANGELITO C. TABUCOL, RENATO C. ILLUSTRISIMO, ROGELIO M. DE LEON, FELIPE P. GUILLANO, AND SHIRLY M. TOLENTINO, Respondents.

  • A.M. No. RTJ-16-2470 (Formerly OCA IPI No. 12-3987-RTJ), January 10, 2018 - PROSECUTOR LEO T. CAHANAP, Complainant, v. JUDGE LEONOR S. QUIÑONES, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 6, ILIGAN CITY, LANAO DEL NORTE, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 208197, January 10, 2018 - ARACELI MAYUGA, SUBSTITUTED BY MARILYN MAYUGA SANTILLAN FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ALL THE HEIRS, Petitioner, v. ANTONIO ATIENZA, REPRESENTING THE HEIRS OF ARMANDO* ATIENZA; BENJAMIN ATIENZA, JR., REPRESENTING THE HEIRS OF BENJAMIN A. ATIENZA, SR., Respondents.

  • G.R. No. 227395, January 10, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. OSCAR GIMPAYA AND ROEL GIMPAYA, ACCUSED, OSCAR GIMPAYA, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 229102, January 29, 2018 - PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIP MAMANGON Y ESPIRITU, Accused-Appellant.

  • G.R. No. 210961, January 24, 2018 - LEO V. MAGO AND LEILANIE E. COLOBONG, Petitioners, v. SUN POWER MANUFACTURING LIMITED, Respondent.

  • G.R. No. 221862, January 23, 2018 - GEN. EMMANUEL BAUTISTA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES (AFP), GEN. EDUARDO AÑO, IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICE OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES (ISAFP), GEN. HERNANDO IRIBERRI, IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE ARMY, GEN. BENITO ANTONIO T. DE LEON, IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION, AND PC/SUPT. MIGUEL DE MAYO LAUREL, IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHIEF OF THE ISABELA PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE, Petitioners, v. ATTY. MARIA CATHERINE DANNUG-SALUCON, Respondent.