SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

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Endnotes:

[1] Penned by Associate Justice Jaime M. Lantin and concurred in by Associate Justices Ruben T. Reyes and Conrado M. Vasquez, Jr.; Rollo, pp. 22-36.

[2] Entitled MARCELO LEE, ALBINA LEE-YOUNG, MARIANO LEE, PABLO LEE, HELEN LEE, CATALINO K. LEE, EUSEBIO LEE, EMMA LEE and TIU CHUAN versus HON. LORENZO B. VENERACION and HON. JAIME T. HAMOY, in their capacities as Presiding Judge of the RTC-Manila, Branch 47, and RTC-Kalookan City, Branch 130, respectively, and RITA K. LEE, LEONCIO LEE TEK SHENG, in their personal capacities and ROSA K. LEE-VANDERLEK, MELODY K. LEE-CHIN, LUCIA K. LEE TEK SHENG-ONG, JULIAN K. LEE, HENRY K. LEE, MARTIN K. LEE, VICTORIANO K. LEE, NATIVIDAD K. LEE-MIGUEL and THOMAS K. LEE represented by RITA K. LEE.

[3] Presiding Judge of Branch 47 of the RTC of Manila.

[4] Presiding Judge of Branch 130 of the RTC of Kalookan.

[5] CA Rollo, Annex A of Petition in CA-G.R. No. 31786.

[6] CA Rollo, Annex A-1 of Petition in CA-G.R. No. 31786.

7 Rollo, pp. 171-172.

8 Rollo, pp. 348-349.

[9] CA Rollo, Amended Petition in CA-G.R. No. 31786.

[10] CA Rollo, Annex D of the Petition in CA-G.R. No. 31786.

[11] CA Rollo, Annex B of the Petition in CA-G.R. No. 31786.

[12] CA Rollo, Annex E of the Petition in CA-G.R. No. 92-63692.

[13] CA Rollo, Amended Petition in CA-G.R. No. 92-63692.

14 Rollo, p. 22.

15 Rollo, p. 38.

16 Rollo, p. 7.

17 Rollo, p. 33.

[18] Sec. 3 (c), Rule 1 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure.

[19] Babiera v. Catotal, 333 SCRA 487 (2000); Benitez-Badua v. Court of Appeals, 229 SCRA 468 (1994); Cabatbat-Lim v. Intermediate Appellate Court, 166 SCRA 451 (1988).

20 141 SCRA 462 (1986).

21 Id., p. 468.

22 Id., pp. 473-474.

23 Rollo, p. 32.

24 Rollo, p. 310.

25 168 SCRA 294 (1988).

26 Supra, see note 20.

[27] Brown v. Republic, 99 Phil. 818 (1956); Black, et al. v. Republic 104 Phil. 848 (1958); Bantoto Coo v. Republic, 2 SCRA 42 (1961); Beduya v. Republic, 11 SCRA 109 (1964); Reyes vs. Republic, 12 SCRA 377 (1964); Baybayan v. Republic, 16 SCRA 403 (1966); Tan, et al. v. Republic, 16 SCRA 692 (1966); Matias v. Republic, 28 SCRA 31 (1969); Uy v. Local Civil Registrar of the City of Cebu, 46 SCRA 1 (1972); Republic v. Medina, 119 SCRA 271 (1982); Rosales v. Castillo Rosales, 132 SCRA 132 (1984); Tan v. Republic 133 SCRA 591 (1984), to name a few.

28 94 Phil. 321 (1954).

29 39 SCRA 350, 361 (1971).

30 Supra, see note 25.

31 Id., pp. 301-302.

32 Supra, see note 25.

33 Id., p. 299.

34 Hagans v. Wislizenus, 42 Phil. 880, 882 (1920).

35 Supra, see note 20.

36 Ibid.

37 256 SCRA 69 (1996).

38 305 SCRA 438 (1999).

39 Id., p. 444.

40 Supra, see note 28.

41 Id., pp. 323-324.

42 38 SCRA 409 ( 1971 ).

43 Id., p. 415.

[44] Websters Third New International Dictionary, @ 1993.

45 Ibid.

[46] Sotto v. Sotto, 43 Phil. 688, 694 (1922); Araneta v. Concepcion and Araneta, 99 Phil. 709, 713 (1956); National Tobacco Administration v. COA, 311 SCRA 755, 769 (1999); Paras v. COMELEC, 264 SCRA 49, 54 (1996).

[47] AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OR MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OR THE CONSUL GENERAL TO CORRECT A CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN AN ENTRY AND/OR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME OR NICKNAME IN THE CIVIL REGISTER WITHOUT NEED OF A JUDICIAL ORDER, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE ARTICLES 376 AND 412 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES.

48 Rollo, p. 13.

49 Supra, see note 19.

[50] Section 2, Rule 3 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure.

51 Supra, see note 19, p. 495.

52 Ibid.

53 Id., pp. 472-474.

54 Rollo, p. 14.

[55] Espaol v. Chairman, Philippine Veterans Administration, 137 SCRA 314, 318 (1985).

56 Article 410 of the New Civil Code.

57 Rollo, p. 15.

58 Rollo, p. 16.

59 International School, Inc. (Manila) v. Court of Appeals, 309 SCRA 474, 480 (1999); Saura v. Saura, Jr., 313 SCRA 465, 475 (1999).




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