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SECOND DIVISION

G.R. No. 206484, June 29, 2016

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (DOTC), Petitioner, v. SPOUSES


VICENTE ABECINA AND MARIA CLEOFE ABECINA, Respondents.

DECISION

BRION, J.:

This petition for review on certiorari seeks to reverse and set aside the March 20, 2013 decision of the
Court of Appeals (CA) in CA-G.R. CV No. 937951 affirming the decision of the Regional Trial Court (RTC)
of Daet, Camarines Norte, Branch 39, in Civil Case No. 7355.2 The RTC ordered the Department of
Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to vacate the respondents' properties and to pay them
actual and moral damages.

ANTECEDENTS

Respondent spouses Vicente and Maria Cleofe Abecina (respondents/spouses Abecina) are the registered
owners of five parcels of land in Sitio Paltik, Barrio Sta. Rosa, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte. The
properties are covered by Transfer Certificates of Title (TCT) Nos. T-25094, T-25095, T-25096, T-25097,
and T-25098.3 chanrobleslaw

DebtKollect Company, Inc.


In February 1993, the DOTC awarded Digitel Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (Digitel) a contract for
the management, operation, maintenance, and development of a Regional Telecommunications
Development Project (RTDP) under the National Telephone Program, Phase I, Tranche 1 (NTPI-1)4 chanrobleslaw

The DOTC and Digitel subsequently entered into several Facilities Management Agreements (FMA) for
Digitel to manage, operate, maintain, and develop the RTDP and NTPI-1 facilities comprising local
telephone exchange lines in various municipalities in Luzon. The FMAs were later converted into Financial
Lease Agreements (FLA) in 1995.

Later on, the municipality of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, donated a one thousand two hundred
(1,200) square-meter parcel of land to the DOTC for the implementation of the RDTP in the municipality.
However, the municipality erroneously included portions of the respondents' property in the donation.
Pursuant to the FLAs, Digitel constructed a telephone exchange on the property which encroached on the
properties of the respondent spouses.5 chanrobleslaw

Sometime in the mid-1990s, the spouses Abecina discovered Digitel's occupation over portions of their
properties. They required Digitel to vacate their properties and pay damages, but the latter refused,
insisting that it was occupying the property of the DOTC pursuant to their FLA.

On April 29, 2003, the respondent spouses sent a final demand letter to both the DOTC and Digitel to
ChanRobles Intellectual Property vacate the premises and to pay unpaid rent/damages in the amount of one million two hundred thousand
Division pesos (P1,200,000.00). Neither the DOTC nor Digitel complied with the demand.

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On September 3, 2003, the respondent spouses filed an accion publiciana complaint6 against the DOTC
and Digitel for recovery of possession and damages. The complaint was docketed as Civil Case No.
7355.

In its answer, the DOTC claimed immunity from suit and ownership over the subject properties.7
Nevertheless, during the pre-trial conference, the DOTC admitted that the Abecinas were the rightful
owners of the properties and opted to rely instead on state immunity from suit.8 chanrobleslaw

On March 12, 2007, the respondent spouses and Digitel executed a Compromise Agreement and entered
into a Contract of Lease. The RTC rendered a partial decision and approved the Compromise Agreement
on March 22, 2007.9 chanrobleslaw

On May 20, 2009, the RTC rendered its decision against the DOTC.10 It brushed aside the defense of
state immunity. Citing Ministerio v. Court of First Instance11 and Amigable v. Cuenca,12 it held that
government immunity from suit could not be used as an instrument to perpetuate an injustice on a
citizen.13
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The RTC held that as the lawful owners of the properties, the respondent spouses enjoyed the right to
use and to possess them - rights that were violated by the DOTC's unauthorized entry, construction, and
refusal to vacate. The RTC (1) ordered the Department - as a builder in bad faith -to forfeit the
improvements and vacate the properties; and (2) awarded the spouses with P1,200,000.00 as actual
damages, P200,000.00 as moral damages, and P200,000.00 as exemplary damages plus attorney's fees
and costs of suit.

The DOTC elevated the case to the CA arguing: (1) that the RTC never acquired jurisdiction over it due to
state immunity from suit; (2) that the suit against it should have been dismissed after the spouses
Abecina and Digitel executed a compromise agreement; and (3) that the RTC erred in awarding actual,
moral, and exemplary damages against it.14 The appeal was docketed as CA-G.R. CV No. 93795.

On March 20, 2013, the CA affirmed the RTC's decision but deleted the award of exemplary damages.
The CA upheld the RTC's jurisdiction over cases for accion publiciana where the assessed value exceeds
P20,000.00.15 It likewise denied the DOTC's claim of state immunity from suit, reasoning that the DOTC
removed its cloak of immunity after entering into a proprietary contract - the Financial Lease Agreement
with Digitel.16 It also adopted the RTC's position that state immunity cannot be used to defeat a valid
claim for compensation arising from an unlawful taking without the proper expropriation proceedings.17
The CA affirmed the award of actual and moral damages due to the DOTC's neglect to verify the
June-2016 Jurisprudence         perimeter of the telephone exchange construction but found no valid justification for the award of
         exemplary damages.18 chanrobleslaw

On April 16, 2013, the DOTC filed the present petition for review on certiorari.
G.R. No. 175085, June 01, 2016 - TAN SIOK1 KUAN
AND PUTE CHING, Petitioners, v. FELICISIMO "BOY"
THE PARTIES' ARGUMENTS
HO, RODOLFO C. RETURTA, VICENTE M. SALAS, AND
LOLITA MALONZO, Respondents.
The DOTC asserts that its Financial Lease Agreement with Digitel was entered into in pursuit of its
G.R. No. 211672, June 14, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE governmental functions to promote and develop networks of communication systems.19 Therefore, it
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOHN HAPPY cannot be interpreted as a waiver of state immunity.
DOMINGO Y CARAG, Accused-Appellant.
The DOTC also maintains that while it was regrettable that the construction of the telephone exchange
G.R. No. 204056, June 01, 2016 - GIL MACALINO, erroneously encroached on portions of the respondent's properties, the RTC erred in ordering the return
JR., TERESITA MACALINO, ELPIDIO MACALINO, PILAR
of the property.20 It argues that while the DOTC, in good faith and in the performance of its mandate,
MACALINO, GILBERTO MACALINO, HERMILINA
MACALINO, EMMANUEL MACALINO, EDELINA
took private property without formal expropriation proceedings, the taking was nevertheless an exercise
MACALINO, EDUARDO MACALINO, LEONARDO of eminent domain.21 chanrobleslaw

MACALINO, EDLLANE** MACALINO, APOLLO


MACALINO, MA. FE MACALINO, AND GILDA Citing the 2007 case of Heirs of Mateo Pidacan v. Air Transportation Office (ATO),22 the Department
MACALINO, Petitioners, v. ARTEMIO PIS-AN, prays that instead of allowing recovery of the property, the case should be remanded to the RTC for
Respondent. determination of just compensation.
G.R. No. 211290, June 01, 2016 - OMBUDSMAN-
On the other hand, the respondents counter that the state immunity cannot be invoked to perpetrate an
MINDANAO, Petitioner, v. LILING LANTO IBRAHIM,
PROJECT MANAGER, NATIONAL IRRIGATION injustice against its citizens.23 They also maintain that because the subject properties are titled, the
ADMINISTRATION, NIA-PIO, LANAO DEL NORTE, DOTC is a builder in bad faith who is deemed to have lost the improvements it introduced.24 Finally, they
Respondent. differentiate their case from Heirs of Mateo Pidacan v. ATO because Pidacan originated from a complaint
for payment of the value of the property and rentals while their case originated from a complaint for
G.R. No. 205061, June 08, 2016 - EMERTIA G.
recovery of possession and damages.25
MALIXI, Petitioner, v. MEXICALI PHILIPPINES
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AND/OR FRANCESCA MABANTA, Respondents.


OUR RULING
G.R. No. 208137, June 08, 2016 - MARIA CECILIA
OEBANDA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND/OR THE We find no merit in the petition.
OCCUPANTS AND EMPLOYEES OF VISAYAN FORUM
FOUNDATION, INC., Petitioners, v. PEOPLE OF THE The State may not be sued without its consent.26 This fundamental doctrine stems from the principle
PHILIPPINES, Respondent. that there can be no legal right against the authority which makes the law on which the right depends.27
G.R. No. 203750, June 06, 2016 - JORGE B. This generally accepted principle of law has been explicitly expressed in both the 197328 and the present
NAVARRA, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE Constitutions.
PHILIPPINES, HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING
CORPORATION, Respondents. But as the principle itself implies, the doctrine of state immunity is not absolute. The State may waive its
cloak of immunity and the waiver may be made expressly or by implication.
G.R. No. 209146, June 08, 2016 - PROVINCE OF
ANTIQUE AND MUNICIPALITY OF CALUYA, Over the years, the State's participation in economic and commercial activities gradually expanded
Petitioners, v. HON. RECTO A. CALABOCAL, JUDGE- beyond its sovereign function as regulator and governor. The evolution of the State's activities and
DESIGNATE, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 43, degree of participation in commerce demanded a parallel evolution in the traditional rule of state
ROXAS, ORIENTAL MINDORO, PROVINCE OF immunity. Thus, it became necessary to distinguish between the State's sovereign and governmental acts
ORIENTAL MINDORO, AND MUNICIPALITY OF (jure imperii) and its private, commercial, and proprietary acts (jure gestionis). Presently, state immunity
BULALACAO, Respondents.
restrictively extends only to acts jure imperii while acts jure gestionis are considered as a waiver of
G.R. No. 200180, June 06, 2016 - BENJAMIN H. immunity.29 chanrobleslaw

CABAÑEZ, Petitioner, v. MARIE JOSEPHINE CORDERO


SOLANO A.K.A. MA. JOSEPHINE S. CABAÑEZ, The Philippines recognizes the vital role of information and communication in nation building.30 As a
Respondent. consequence, we have adopted a policy environment that aspires for the full development of
communications infrastructure to facilitate the flow of information into, out of, and across the country.31
G.R. No. 207811, June 01, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
To this end, the DOTC has been mandated with the promotion, development, and regulation of
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DELIA MOLINA Y
CABRAL, Accused-Appellants. dependable and coordinated networks of communication.32 chanrobleslaw

G.R. No. 212493, June 01, 2016 - GABRIEL YAP, SR. The DOTC encroached on the respondents' properties when it constructed the local telephone exchange
DULY REPRESENTED BY GILBERT YAP AND ALSO IN in Daet, Camarines Norte. The exchange was part of the RTDP pursuant to the National Telephone
HIS PERSONAL CAPACITY, GABRIEL YAP, JR., AND Program. We have no doubt that when the DOTC constructed the encroaching structures and
HYMAN YAP, Petitioners, v. LETECIA SIAO, LYNEL subsequently entered into the FLA with Digitel for their maintenance, it was carrying out a sovereign
SIAO, JANELYN SIAO, ELEANOR FAYE SIAO, SHELETT function. Therefore, we agree with the DOTC's contention that these are acts jure imperii that fall within
SIAO AND HONEYLET SIAO, Respondents.; G.R. No. the cloak of state immunity.
212504 - CEBU SOUTH MEMORIAL GARDEN, INC.,
Petitioner, v. LETECIA SIAO, LYNEL SIAO, JANELYN
However, as the respondents repeatedly pointed out, this Court has long established in Ministerio v
CFI,33Amigable v. Cuenca,34 the 2010 case Heirs of Pidacan v. ATO,35 and more recently in Vigilar v.

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SIAO, ELEANOR FAYE SIAO, SHELETT SIAO AND Aquino36 that the doctrine of state immunity cannot serve as an instrument for perpetrating an injustice
HONEYLET SIAO, Respondents. to a citizen.
G.R. No. 182537, June 01, 2016 - MACTAN-CEBU
The Constitution identifies the limitations to the awesome and near-limitless powers of the State. Chief
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY, Petitioner, v.
RICHARD E. UNCHUAN, Respondent. among these limitations are the principles that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property
without due process of law and that private property shall not be taken for public use without just
G.R. No. 187462, June 01, 2016 - RAQUEL G. KHO, compensation.37 These limitations are enshrined in no less than the Bill of Rights that guarantees the
Petitioner, v. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND citizen protection from abuse by the State.
VERONICA B. KHO, Respondents.
Consequently, our laws38 require that the State's power of eminent domain shall be exercised through
G.R. No. 206419, June 01, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE expropriation proceedings in court. Whenever private property is taken for public use, it becomes the
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RUBEN DELA
ministerial duty of the concerned office or agency to initiate expropriation proceedings. By necessary
ROSA, Accused-Appellant.
implication, the filing of a complaint for expropriation is a waiver of State immunity.
G.R. No. 202047, June 08, 2016 - LIGHT RAIL
TRANSIT AUTHORITY, Petitioner, v. NOEL B. PILI, If the DOTC had correctly followed the regular procedure upon discovering that it had encroached on the
MEDEL I. LIRIO, RODERICK B. JAMON, VICTORINO A. respondents' property, it would have initiated expropriation proceedings instead of insisting on its
MACHICA, RONNIE C. VALORIA, VIRGILIO M. FLORES, immunity from suit. The petitioners would not have had to resort to filing its complaint for reconveyance.
RENATO C. PALMA, ANGELITO V. GUINTO, RAMIRO M. As this Court said in Ministerio: ChanRoblesVirtualawlibrary

FELICIANO, ENRIQUE L. CIUBAL, ELMER P. TABIGAN,


VENANCIO T. MADRIA, MAXIMO M. VITANGCOL, It is unthinkable then that precisely because there was a failure to abide by what the law
RODOLFO L. PAGUIO, ARNEL F. MAGSALIN, JULIANA requires, the government would stand to benefit. It is just as important, if not more so,
N. DOLOR, NOEL C. CRUZ, SANDY C. JARILLA, that there be fidelity to legal norms on the part of officialdom if the rule of law were to be
BERTITO I. SERVIDAD, ALAN R. CORPUZ, ROBERT D. maintained. It is not too much to say that when the government takes any property
PABLO, ROBERT H. MONTEREY, HENRY L. LIAO, for public use, which is conditioned upon the payment of just compensation, to be
ROLANDO C. CEBANICO, VELIENTE S. FANTASTICO,
judicially ascertained, it makes manifest that it submits to the jurisdiction of a
MA. EMILIAN S. CRUZ, EDGARDO G. GAMBAYAN,
court. There is no thought then that the doctrine of immunity from suit could still be
GERARDO M. RUMBAWA, DANTE D. PALOMARA, MA.
TERESA B. DE LOS REYES, JOSE ALLAN S. PACIFICO, appropriately invoked.39 [Emphasis supplied]
RESTITUTO R. MALAPO, EARL G. PONGCO, LUCILO C.
DEL MONTE, RUEL F. MAGBALANA, MARLYN V. We hold, therefore, that the Department's entry into and taking of possession of the respondents'
VILLANUEVA, JUDITH C. BANEZ, GERMAN N. DE LUNA, property amounted to an implied waiver of its governmental immunity from suit.
FREDERICK B. DEL CORRO, CLODUALDO B. PASIOLAN,
ROLANDO I. NAVARRO, AND PACIANO J. We also find no merit in the DOTC's contention that the RTC should not have ordered the reconveyance of
VILLANUEVA,*, Respondents. the respondent spouses' property because the property is being used for a vital governmental function,
that is, the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient communication system.40
G.R. No. 211026, June 27, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
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PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RENATO B.


The exercise of eminent domain requires a genuine necessity to take the property for public use and the
SUEDAD, Accused-Appellant.
consequent payment of just compensation. The property is evidently being used for a public purpose.
G.R. No. 204441, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE However, we also note that the respondent spouses willingly entered into a lease agreement with Digitel
PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. MICHAEL KURT JOHN for the use of the subject properties.
BULAWAN Y ANDALES, Respondent.
If in the future the factual circumstances should change and the respondents refuse to continue the
G.R. No. 201834, June 01, 2016 - ANDRES L. lease, then the DOTC may initiate expropriation proceedings. But as matters now stand, the respondents
DIZON, Petitioner, v. NAESS SHIPPING PHILIPPINES, are clearly willing to lease the property. Therefore, we find no genuine necessity for the DOTC to actually
INC. AND DOLE UK (LTD.), Respondents. take the property at this point.

G.R. No. 196962, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE Lastly, we find that the CA erred when it affirmed the RTC's decision without deleting the forfeiture of the
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOAN SONJACO Y improvements made by the DOTC through Digitel. Contrary to the RTC's findings, the DOTC was not a
STA. ANA, Accused-Appellant.
builder in bad faith when the improvements were constructed. The CA itself found that the Department's
G.R. No. 191936, June 01, 2016 - VIRGINIA D. encroachment over the respondents' properties was a result of a mistaken implementation of the
CALIMAG, Petitioner, v. HEIRS OF SILVESTRA N. donation from the municipality of Jose Panganiban.41 chanrobleslaw

MACAPAZ, REPRESENTED BY ANASTACIO P.


MACAPAZ, JR., Respondents. Good faith consists in the belief of the builder that the land he is building on is his and [of] his ignorance
of any defect or flaw in his title.42 While the DOTC later realized its error and admitted its encroachment
G.R. No. 193374, June 08, 2016 - HEIRS OF THE over the respondents' property, there is no evidence that it acted maliciously or in bad faith when the
LATE GERRY* ECARMA, NAMELY: AVELINA SUIZA- construction was done.
ECARMA, DENNIS ECARMA, JERRY LYN ECARMA PENA,
ANTONIO ECARMA AND NATALIA ECARMA
SANGALANG, Petitioners, v. COURT OF APPEALS AND Article 52743 of the Civil Code presumes good faith. Without proof that the Department's mistake was
RENATO A. ECARMA, Respondents. made in bad faith, its construction is presumed to have been made in good faith. Therefore, the forfeiture
of the improvements in favor of the respondent spouses is unwarranted.
G.R. No. 175592, June 14, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EDISON C. WHEREFORE, we hereby DENY the petition for lack of merit. The May 20, 2009 decision of the Regional
MAGBITANG, Accused-Appellant. Trial Court in Civil Case No. 7355, as modified by the March 20, 2013 decision of the Court of Appeals
in CA-G.R. CV No. 93795, is AFFIRMED with further MODIFICATION that the forfeiture of the
G.R. No. 174838, June 01, 2016 - STRONGHOLD improvements made by the DOTC in favor of the respondents is DELETED. No costs.
INSURANCE CO., INC., Petitioner, v. PAMANA ISLAND
RESORT HOTEL AND MARINA CLUB, INC., Respondent.
SO ORDERED. chanRoblesvirtualLawlibrary

G.R. No. 185331, June 08, 2016 - SPOUSES


ABELARDO VALARAO AND FRANCISCA VALARAO, Carpio, (Chairperson), Mendoza, and Leonen, JJ., concur.
Petitioners, v. MSC AND COMPANY, Respondent. Del Castillo, J., on leave.

G.R. No. 205097, June 08, 2016 - CORAZON D. Endnotes:


ISON, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Respondent.
1 Penned by Associate Justice Apolinario D. Bruselas, Jr. and concurred in by Associate
G.R. No. 211212, June 08, 2016 - SUN LIFE OF Justices Rebecca De Guia-Salvador and Samuel H. Gaerlan.
CANADA (PHILIPPINES), INC., Petitioner, v. MA.
DAISY'S. SIBYA, JESUS MANUEL S. SIBYA III, JAIME 2 Penned by Judge Winston S. Racoma.
LUIS S. SIBYA, AND THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED
ATTY. JESUS SIBYA, JR., Respondents. 3Rollo, pp. 47.
G.R. No. 208646, June 15, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LORETO SONIDO 4 Id. at 10.
Y CORONEL, Accused-Appellant.
5 Id. at 12, 34.
G.R. No. 207517, June 01, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. RAUL AMARO Y CATUBAY 6
ALIAS "LALAKS," Appellant. Id. at 61.

G.R. No. 200081, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE 7 Id. at 46.
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EDGARDO T.
CRUZ, Accused-Appellant. 8 Id. at 47.
G.R. No. 194605, June 14, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE 9
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARIANO Id. at 67.
OANDASAN, JR., Accused-Appellant.
10 Id. at 46.
G.R. No. 214440, June 15, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALEX MENDEZ 11 148-B Phil. 474, 480 (1971).
RAFOLS, Accused-Appellant.
12 150 Phil. 422, 425 (1972).
G.R. No. 217732, June 15, 2016 - EMILIO S.
AGCOLICOL, JR., Petitioner, v. JERWIN CASIÑO,
Respondent. 13Rollo, p. 48.

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G.R. No. 172352, June 08, 2016 - LAND BANK OF 14 Id. at 37.
THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. ALFREDO HABABAG,
SR., SUBSTITUTED BY HIS WIFE, CONSOLACION, AND 15
CHILDREN, NAMELY: MANUEL, SALVADOR, WILSON, P50,000.00 if filed in Metro Manila.
JIMMY, ALFREDO, JR., AND JUDITH, ALL SURNAMED
16Rollo, p. 40.
HABABAG, Respondents.; G.R. NOS. 172387-88 -
ALFREDO HABABAG, SR., SUBSTITUTED BY HIS WIFE,
CONSOLACION, AND CHILDREN, NAMELY: MANUEL, 17 Id. at 41.
SALVADOR, WILSON, JIMMY, ALFREDO, JR., AND
JUDITH, ALL SURNAMED HABABAG, Petitioners, v. 18
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE Id. at 43.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM, Respondent.
19 Id. at 18-20.
G.R. No. 215994, June 06, 2016 - OFFICE OF THE
OMBUDSMAN AND FIELD INVESTIGATION OFFICE, 20 Id. at 24.
Petitioner, v. ROLANDO B. FALLER, Respondent.
21 Id. at 24.
A.C. No. 11069, June 08, 2016 - RONALDO C.
FACTURAN, Complainant, v. PROSECUTOR ALFREDO L.
22 552 Phil. 48 (2007).
BARCELONA, JR., Respondent.

G.R. No. 208475, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE 23 Id. at 49.
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MANUEL
REBANUEL Y NADERA, Accused-Appellant. 24Rollo, p. 82
G.R. No. 168749, June 06, 2016 - SUGARSTEEL
25 Id. at 84.
INDUSTRIAL, INC. AND MR. BEN YAPJOCO, cralawred

Petitioners, v. VICTOR ALBINA, VICENTE UY AND


ALEX VELASQUEZ, Respondents. 26 Art. XVI, Sec. 3, CONSTITUTION.
G.R. No. 160071, June 06, 2016 - ANDREW D. FYFE, 27Republic
RICHARD T. NUTTALL, AND RICHARD J. WALD, v. Villasor, 153 Phil. 356, 360 (1973) and United States of America v. Hon.
Petitioners, v. PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, INC., Guinto, 261 Phil. 777, 791 (1990) both citing Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in
Respondent. Kawananakoa v. Polyblank, 205 U.S. 349, 353 (1907).

G.R. No. 217943, June 06, 2016 - J. MELLIZA 28 Art. XV, Sec. 16, 1973 CONSTITUTION.
ESTATE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC.,
REPRESENTED BY ITS DIRECTOR, ATTY. RAFAEL S. 29United States v. Ruiz, 221 Phil. 179, 183 (1985).
VILLANUEVA, Petitioner, v. ROSENDO SIMOY,
GREGORIO SIMOY AND CONSEJO SIMOY, 30
Respondents. Art. II, Sec. 24, CONSTITUTION.

G. R. No. 185169, June 15, 2016 - HEIRS OF 31 Art. XVI, Sec. 10, CONSTITUTION.
CATALINO DACANAY, HIS WIFE ERLINDA DACANAY,
THEIR CHILDREN AURORA D. CONSTANTINO AND 32 Executive Order No. 292 [ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987], Title XV, Chap. 1, Sec. 1.
REYNALDO DACANAY; LOLITA DACANAY VDA. DE
PARASO; HEIRS OF SOLEDAD APOSTOL, NAMELY: HER 33Supra
HUSBAND LEONARDO CAGUIOA, THEIR CHILDREN note 11.
AMALIA, DANILO, RONALD, MARLENE, ROBERT,
ROLDAN, THELMA AND TERESA, ALL SURNAMED 34Supra note 12.
CAGUIOA, Petitioners, v. JUAN SIAPNO, JR., MARIO
RILLON, SPOUSES JOSE TAN AND LETICIA DY TAN, 35 643 Phil. 657, 665 (2010) citing EPG Construction v. Vigilar, 407 Phil. 53, 64-66 (2001).
Respondents.
36 654 Phil. 755, 763 (2011).
G.R. No. 201016, June 22, 2016 - LEONCIA A.
YUMANG, Petitioner, v. RADIO PHILIPPINES
NETWORK, INC. (RPN 9), MIA A. CONCIO, LEONOR C. 37 Art. III, Sec. 1 and 9, CONSTITUTION.
LINAO, IDA BARRAMEDA AND LOURDES O. ANGELES,
Respondents. 38Book III, Title I, Chap. 4., Sec. 12, ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987; Republic Act No.
8974, Sec. 4; Rule 67, Sec. 1, RULES OF COURT.
G.R. No. 189401, June 15, 2016 - VIL-REY
PLANNERS AND BUILDERS, Petitioners, v. LEXBER,
39Supra note 11, at 480-481.
INC., Respondent.; G.R. NO. 189447 - LEXBER, INC.,
Petitioner, v. STRONGHOLD INSURANCE COMPANY,
INC., Respondent. 40Rollo, p. 24.
G.R. No. 203057, June 06, 2016 - BUREAU OF 41 Id. at 43.
INTERNAL REVENUE AS REPRESENTED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner,
42Pleasantville Development Corp. v. Court of Appeals, 323 Phil. 12, 22 (1996); Art. 526,
v. MANILA HOME TEXTILE, INC, THELMA LEE AND
SAMUEL LE,E, Respondents. CIVIL CODE.

G.R. No. 204769, June 06, 2016 - MAGSAYSAY 43 Art. 527. Good faith is always presumed, and upon him who alleges bad faith on the
MARITIME CORP., CSCS BMTERNATIONAL NV AND/OR part of a possessor rests the burden of proof.
MARLON* RONO, Petitioners, v. RODEL A. CRUZ,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 203336, June 06, 2016 - SPOUSES


GERARDO AND CORAZON TRINIDAD, Petitioners, v.
FAMA REALTY, INC. AND FELIX ASSAD, Respondents.
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G.R. No. 208524, June 01, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. BERNARDINO
PERALTAJ MORILLO AND MICHAEL AMBAS Y REYES,
Accused, BERNARDINO PERALTA Y MORILLO,
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Accused-Appellant.

G.R. No. 209038, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RONALD BACALAN 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908
GABUYA AND RYANNEAL MENESES GIRON, Accused-
Appellants. 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916
1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924
G.R. No. 197393, June 15, 2016 - PHILIPPINE
SAVINGS BANK, Petitioner, v. MANUEL P. BARRERA, 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932
Respondent. 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940

A.C. No. 11246, June 14, 2016 - ARNOLD PACAO, 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948
Complainant, v. ATTY. SINAMAR LIMOS, Respondent. 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
G.R. No. 181353, June 06, 2016 - HGL 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REPRESENTED BY ITS 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
PRESIDENT, HENRY G. LIM, Petitioner, v. HON.
RAFAEL O. PENUELA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS ACTING 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
6TH JUDICIAL REGION, BRANCH 13, CULASI,
ANTIQUE AND SEMIRARA COAL CORPORATION (NOW 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
SEMIRARA MINING CORPORATION), Respondents. 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
G.R. No. 217575, June 15, 2016 - SOUTH 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
COTABATO COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION AND 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
GAUVAIN J. BENZONAN, Petitioners, v. HON.

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PATRICIA STO. TOMAS, SECRETARY OF LABOR AND
EMPLOYMENT, ROLANDO FABRIGAR, MERLYN
VELARDE, VINCE LAMBOC, FELIPE GALINDO,
LEONARDO MIGUEL, JULIUS RUBIN, EDEL RODEROS,
MERLYN COLIAO, AND EDGAR JOPSON, Respondents.
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G.R. No. 213919, June 15, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. VIRGILIO A. QUIM,
Appellant.

G.R. No. 203152, June 20, 2016 - GEORGIA ROYO


ADLAWAN, IN HER OWN BEHALF AND AS SURVIVING
SPOUSE OF ALFONSO V. ADLAWAN, Petitioner, v.
NICETAS I. JOAQUINO, FLORENCIA J. SON, EUSTOLIA
J. MATA, BEATRIZ J. SATIRA, TERESA J. BERMEJO,
CORAZON J. COGINA, MARIA J. NOVAL AND
VISITACION J. DELA TORRE, Respondents.

G.R. No. 193075, June 20, 2016 - EMMANUEL


REYES, SR. AND MUTYA M. REYES, Petitioners, v.
HEIRS OF DEOGRACIAS FORLALES, NAMELY:
NAPOLEON FORLALES, LITA HELEN FORLALES-
FRADEJAS, JAIME FORLALES, JR., JULIUS FORLALES
FORTUNA, HORACE FORLALES, GALAHAD FORLALES,
JR., INDEPENDENCE FORLALES-FETALVERO, MELITON
FORLALES, JR., MILAGROS V. FORLALES AND
MERCEDES FORLALES-BAUTISTA, Respondents.

G.R. No. 208146, June 08, 2016 - VIRGINIA DIO,


Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND
TIMOTHY DESMOND, Respondents.

G.R. No. 208586, June 22, 2016 - HEIRS OF DATU


MAMALINDING MAGAYOONG, REPRESENTED BY DR.
MAIMONA MAGAYOONG-PANGARUNGAN WITH HER
SPOUSE DATU SA MARAWI RASID PANGARUNGAN,
AND DR. ANISHA* MAGAYOONG-MACABATO WITH
HER SPOUSE DATU KHALIQUZZAMAN MACABATO,
Petitioners, v. HEIRS OF CATAMANAN MAMA,
REPRESENTED BY HASAN MAMA, Respondents.

G.R. No. 189516, June 08, 2016 - EDNA MABUGAY-


OTAMIAS, JEFFREN M. OTAMIAS AND MINOR JEMWEL
M. OTAMIAS, REPRESENTED BY THEIR MOTHER EDNA
MABUGAY-OTAMIAS, Petitioners, v. REPUBLIC OF THE
PHILIPPINES, REPRESENTED BY COL. VIRGILIO O.
DOMINGO, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE COMMANDING
OFFICER OF THE PENSION AND GRATUITY
MANAGEMENT CENTER (PGMC) OF THE ARMED
FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

G.R. No. 214122, June 08, 2016 - AUTOZENTRUM


ALABANG, INC., Petitioner, v. SPOUSES MIAMAR A.
BERNARDO AND GENARO F. BERNARDO, JR.,
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, ASIAN
CARMAKERS CORPORATION, AND BAYERISHE
MOTOREN WERKE (BMW) A.G., Respondents.

G.R. No. 195382, June 15, 2016 - ORION WATER


DISTRICT, REPRESENTED BY ITS GENERAL MANAGER,
CRISPIN Q. TRIA, ET AL., Petitioner, v. THE
GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM (GSIS),
Respondent.

G.R. No. 201584, June 15, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. APOLONIO
"TOTONG" AVILA Y ALECANTE, Accused-Appellant.

G.R. No. 210936, June 28, 2016 - TEODORO B.


CRUZ, JR., MELCHOR M. ALONZO, AND WILFREDO P.
ALDAY, Petitioners, v. COMMISSION ON AUDIT,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 196329, June 01, 2016 - PABLO B. ROMAN,


JR., AND ATTY. MATIAS V. DEFENSOR, AS OFFICERS
OF THE CAPITOL HILLS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB,
INC., Petitioners, v. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION, ATTY. FRANKLIN I. CUETO, ATTY.
EMMANUEL Y. ARTIZA AND MANUEL C. BALDEO, AS
MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE;
JUSTINA F. CALLANGAN, AS DIRECTOR OF THE
CORPORATION FINANCE DEPARTMENT; ATTY.
NARCISO T. ATIENZA, EUSEBIO A. ABAQUIN, ATTY.
CLODUALDO C. DE JESUS, SR., ATTY. CLODUALDO
ANTONIO R. DE JESUS, JR., ATTY. IRENEO T.
AGUIRRE, JR., SUNDAY O. PINEDA, PORFIRIO M.
FLORES, AND ATTY. ZOSIMO PADRO, JR.,
Respondents.

A.C. No. 7330, June 14, 2016 - JUDGE GREGORIO D.


PANTANOSAS, JR., Complainant, v. ATTY. ELLY L.
PAMATONG, Respondent.

G.R. No. 211604, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DARYL POLONIO Y
TUANGCAY, Accused-Appellant.

G.R. No. 203932, June 08, 2016 - PHILIPPINE


AIRLINES, INC., Petitioner, v. ENRIQUE LIGAN,
EDUARDO MAGDARAOG, JOLITO OLIVEROS, RICHARD
GONCER, EMELITO SOCO, VIRGILIO P. CAMPOS, JR.,
LORENZO BUTANAS, RAMEL BERNARDES, NELSON M.
DULCE, CLEMENTE R. LUMAYNO, ARTHUR M. CAPIN,
ALLAN BENTUZAL, AND JEFFREY LLENES,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 209344, June 27, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JAIME BRIOSO
ALIAS TALAP-TALAP, Accused-Appellant.

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G.R. No. 206294, June 29, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. CERILO "ILOY"
ILOGON, Accused-Appellant.

A.C. No. 9871, June 29, 2016 - IN RE: A.M. NO. 04-
7-373-RTC [REPORT ON THE JUDICIAL AUDIT
CONDUCTED IN THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT,
BRANCH 60, BARILI, CEBU] AND A.M. NO. 04-7-374-
RTC [VIOLATION OF JUDGE ILDEFONSO SUERTE,
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 60, BARILI, CEBU
OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 36-2004 DATED
MARCH 3, 2004], PROSECUTOR MARY ANN T.
CASTRO-ROA, Respondent.

G.R. No. 210673, June 29, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. GILBERT
CABALLERO Y GARSOLA, Accused-Appellant.

G.R. No. 206880, June 29, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ENRIQUE
MIRANDA, JR. Y PAÑA @ "ERIKA" AND ALVIN ALGA Y
MIRANDA @ "ALVIN," Accused-Appellants.

G.R. No. 205871, June 27, 2016 - RUEL TUANO Y


HERNANDEZ, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE
PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

G.R. No. 207231, June 29, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. ROGER GALAGATI Y
GARDOCE, Appellant.

G.R. Nos. 183200-01, June 29, 2016 - PHILIPPINE


NATIONAL OIL COMPANY-ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION AND/OR PAUL AQUINO AND ESTER R.
GUERZON, Petitioners, v. AMELYN A. BUENVIAJE,
Respondent.; G.R. Nos. 183253 & 183257 - AMELYN
A. BUENVIAJE, Petitioner, v. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL
OIL COMPANY-ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION, PAUL A. AQUINO AND ESTER R.
GUERZON, Respondents.

G.R. No. 219468, June 08, 2016 - JOSE BURGOS,


JR., Petitioner, v. SPOUSES ELADIO SJ. NAVAL AND
ARLINA B. NAVAL, AND AMALIA B. NAVAL,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 194664, June 15, 2016 - FLORITA LIAM,


Petitioner, v. UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 194235, June 08, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JAY GREGORIO Y
AMAR @ "JAY," ROLANDO ESTRELLA Y RAYMUNDO @
"BONG," DANILO BERGONIA Y ALELENG @ "DANNY,"
EFREN GASCON Y DELOS SANTOS @ "EFREN,"
RICARDO SALAZAR Y GO @ "ERIC," AND JOHN DOE,
Accused-Appellants.

G.R. No. 187696, June 15, 2016 - FILOMENA


CABLING, Petitioner, v. RODRIGO DANGCALAN,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 211065, June 15, 2016 - HEIRS OF JOSE


EXTREMADURA, REPRESENTED BY ELENA H.
EXTREMADURA, Petitioners, v. MANUEL
EXTREMADURA AND MARLON EXTREMADURA,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 190876, June 15, 2016 - YELLOW BUS


LINE EMPLOYEES UNION (YBLEU), Petitioner, v.
YELLOW BUS LINE, INC. (YBLI), Respondent.

A.C. No. 8677, June 15, 2016 - MARITA CABAS,


Petitioner, v. ATTY. RIA NINA L. SUSUSCO AND CHIEF
CITY PROSECUTOR EMELIE FE DELOS SANTOS,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 196557, June 15, 2016 - GREGORIO


"TONGEE" BALAIS, JR., Petitioner, v. SE'LON BY
AIMEE, AMELITA REVILLA AND ALMA BELARMINO,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 195224, June 15, 2016 - VIRGINIA


JABALDE Y JAMANDRON, Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF
THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

G.R. No. 199422, June 21, 2016 - COMMISSIONER


OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Petitioner, v. KEPCO ILIJAN
CORPORATION, Respondent.

G.R. No. 189851, June 22, 2016 - INTEC CEBU INC.,


AKIHIKO KAMBAYASHI AND WATARU SATO,
Petitioners, v. HON. COURT OF APPEALS, ROWENA
REYES, ROWENA ODIONG, HYDEE AYUDA, TERESITA
BERIDO, CRISTINA LABAPIZ, GEMMA JUMAO-AS,
SIGMARINGA BAROLO, LIGAYA B. ANADON,
DONALINE DELA TORRE, JOY P. LOMOD, JACQUELINE
A. FLORES, SUSAN T. ALIÑO, ANALYN P. ABALLE,
CAROLINE A. LABATOS, LENITH F. ROMANO, LEONILA
B. FLORES, CECILIA G. PAPELLERO, AGNES C. CASIO,
VIOLETA O. MATCHETE, CANDIDA I. CRUJIDO,
CLAUDIA B. CUTAMORA, ROSALIE R. POLICIOS,
GENELYN C. MUÑEZ, ALOME MIGUE, ELSIE ALCOS,
LYDIALYN B. GODINEZ AND MYRNA S. LOGAOS,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 214503, June 22, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. RICO ENRIQUEZ Y
CRUZ, Accused-Appellant.

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G.R. No. 181369, June 22, 2016 - TALA REALTY
SERVICES CORP., INC., PEDRO B. AGUIRRE,
REMEDIOS A. DUPASQUIER, DOLLY LIM, RUBENCITO
M. DEL MUNDO AND ELIZABETH H. PALMA,
Petitioners, v. BANCO FILIPINO SAVINGS &
MORTGAGE BANK, Respondent.

G.R. No. 170966, June 22, 2016 - REPUBLIC OF THE


PHILIPPINES, REPRESENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE, Petitioner, v. ALBERTO LOOYUKO,
DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE NAME AND STYLE OF
NOAH'S ARK SUGAR HOLDINGS AND WILSON T. GO,
Respondents.

A.C. No. 9226 (Formerly CBD 06-1749), June 14,


2016 - MA. CECILIA CLARISSA C, ADVINCULA,
Complainant, v. ATTY. LEONARDO C. ADVINCULA,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 214473, June 22, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. EMETERIO
MEDINA Y DAMO, Accused-Appellant.

G.R. No. 208393, June 15, 2016 - CITY OF TAGUIG,


Petitioner, v. CITY OF MAKATI, Respondent.

A.C. No. 9574, June 21, 2016 - MYRNA M. DEVEZA,


Complainant, v. ATTY. ALEXANDER M. DEL PRADO,
Respondent.

A.M. No. P-16-3459 [Formerly OCA IPI No. 13-


4119-P], June 21, 2016 - ATTY. JOSELITA C.
MALIBAGO-SANTOS, CLERK OF COURT VI, OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF COURT, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT,
ANTIPOLO CITY, RIZAL, Complainant, v. JUANITO B.
FRANCISCO, JR., SHERIFF IV, OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF COURT [OCC], REGIONAL TRIAL COURT,
ANTIPOLO CITY, RIZAL, Respondent.

G.R. No. 200072, June 20, 2016 - PHILIP YU,


Petitioner, v. VIVECA LIM YU, Respondent.

G.R. No. 183543, June 20, 2016 - NATIONAL


HOUSING AUTHORITY, Petitioner, v. MANILA
SEEDLING BANK FOUNDATION, INC., Respondent.

A.M. No. MTJ-16-1877 (Formerly OCA IPI No. 13-


2635-MTJ), June 13, 2016 - MOAMAR PANGANDAG,
Complainant, v. PRESIDING JUDGE OTTOWA B.
ABINAL, 8TH MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURT IN
MULONDO, MAGUING, LUMBA-BAYABAO, AND
TARAKA, LANAO DEL SUR, Respondent.

G.R. No. 154069, June 06, 2016 - INTERPORT


RESOURCES CORPORATION, Petitioner, v.
SECURITIES SPECIALIST, INC., AND R.C. LEE
SECURITIES INC., Respondents.

G.R. No. 193455, June 13, 2016 - NATIONAL


POWER CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. HEIRS OF
GREGORIO RAMORAN, NAMELY: DELFIN R. PINEDA,
ESPERANZA PINEDA MAGPALI, DIGNA PINEDA
ARZADON, CARIDAD R. PINEDA, IMELDA ZIAPNO,
TERESITA PINEDA DELFIN, ESTER R. PINEDA, FE Y.
UZON, PACENCIA ERFE VERSOZA, IMPRESSION V.
CLEMENTE, ALL REPRESENTED BY DELFIN R. PINEDA,
ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, Respondents.; SPOUSES
ARNULFO R. VERSOZA AND PRISCILLA M. VERSOZA;
SPOUSES DOMINGO AND DOMINGA GOMEZ; AND
ERLINDA GOMEZ-OCAY, IN HER BEHALF AND IN
BEHALF OF CARLITO, MEDELINA, ANGELISTA,
SILVERA, LOLITA, & ROMBERTO, ALL SURNAMED
GOMEZ, Intervenor-Respondents.

G.R. No. 183794, June 13, 2016 - SPOUSES JAIME


AND MATILDE POON, Petitioners, v. PRIME SAVINGS
BANK REPRESENTED BY THE PHILIPPINE DEPOSIT
INSURANCE CORPORATION AS STATUTORY
LIQUIDATOR, Respondent.

G.R. No. 190644, June 13, 2016 - NDC TAGUM


FOUNDATION, INC., ANITA B. SOMOSO, AND LIDA U.
NATAVIO, Petitioners, v. EVELYN B. SUMAKOTE,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 208205, June 01, 2016 - ATTY. ROMEO G.


ROXAS, Petitioner, v. REPUBLIC REAL ESTATE
CORPORATION, Respondent.; G.R. No. 208212 -
REPUBLIC REAL ESTATE CORPORATION, Petitioner, v.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondent.

G.R. No. 188829, June 13, 2016 - REPUBLIC OF THE


PHILIPPINES, HON. RAUL S. GONZALEZ, IN HIS
CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE, HON. ALIPIO F. FERNANDEZ, JR., IN HIS
CAPACITY AS COMMISSIONER OF THE BUREAU OF
IMMIGRATION, HON. ARTHEL B. CAROÑONGAN, HON.
TEODORO B. DELARMENTE, HON. JOSE D. CABOCHAN,
AND HON. FRANKLIN Z. LITTAUA, IN THEIR CAPACITY
AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, Petitioners, v.
DAVONN MAURICE C. HARP, Respondent.

G.R. No. 197122, June 15, 2016 - INGRID SALA


SANTAMARIA AND ASTRID SALA BOZA, Petitioners, v.
THOMAS CLEARY, Respondent.; G.R. No. 197161 -
KATHRYN GO-PEREZ, Petitioner, v. THOMAS CLEARY,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 213054, June 15, 2016 - TERESITA TAN,


Petitioner, v. JOVENCIO F. CINCO, SIMON LORI

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HOLDINGS, INC., PENTACAPITAL INVESTMENT
CORPORATION, FORTUNATO G. PE, RAYMUNDO G. PE,
JOSE REVILLA REYES, JR., AND DEPUTY SHERIFF
ROMMEL IGNACIO, Respondents.

G.R. No. 214901, June 15, 2016 - LAND BANK OF


THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. APOLONIO KHO,
REPRESENTED BY HIS HEIRS, NAMELY: PERLA LUZ,
KRYPTON, KOSELL, KYRIN, AND KELVIN, ALL
SURNAMED KHO, Respondents.

G.R. No. 211015, June 20, 2016 - CAGAYAN


ELECTRIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY, INC.
(CEPALCO) AND CEPALCO ENERGY SERVICES
CORPORATION (CESCO), FORMERLY CEPALCO
ENERGY SERVICES & TRADING CORPORATION
(CESTCO), Petitioners, v. CEPALCO EMPLOYEE'S
LABOR UNION-ASSOCIATED LABOR UNIONS-TRADE
UNION CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES (TUCP),
Respondent.; G.R. No. 213835 - CAGAYAN ELECTRIC
POWER & LIGHT COMPANY, INC. (CEPALCO) AND
CEPALCO ENERGY SERVICES CORPORATION (CESCO),
FORMERLY CEPALCO ENERGY SERVICES & TRADING
CORPORATION (CESTCO), Petitioners, v. CEPALCO
EMPLOYEE'S LABOR UNION-ASSOCIATED LABOR
UNIONS-TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF THE
PHILIPPINES (TUCP), Respondent.

G.R. No. 215348, June 20, 2016 - ELDEFONSO G.


DEL ROSARIO AND JOSEFINO R. ORTIZ, Petitioners, v.
CRISTINA OCAMPO-FERRER, Respondent.

G.R. No. 203527, June 27, 2016 - SPS. AURELIO


HITEROZA AND CYNTHIA HITEROZA, Petitioners, v.
CHARITO S. CRUZADA, PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN,
CHRIST'S ACHIEVERS MONTESSORI, INC., AND
CHRIST'S ACHIEVERS MONTESSORI, INC.,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 212960, June 08, 2016 - SAMAHANG


MANGGAGAWA SA GENERAL OFFSET PRESS, INC.,
Petitioner, v. GENERAL OFFSET PRESS, INC., JUANITA
TIU AND JOJI TIU, Respondents.

G.R. No. 210565, June 28, 2016 - EMMANUEL D.


QUINTANAR, BENJAMIN O. DURANO, CECILIO C.
DELAVIN, RICARDO G GABORNI, ROMEL G
GERARMAN, JOEL JOHN P. AGUILAR, RAMIRO T.
GAVIOLA, RESTITUTO D. AGSALUD, MARTIN E. CELIS,
PATRICIO L. ARIOS, MICHAEL S. BELLO, LORENZO C.
QUINLOG, JUNNE G. BLAYA, SANTIAGO B.
TOLENTINO, JR., NESTOR A. MAGNAYE, ARNOLD S.
POLVORIDO, ALLAN A. AGAPITO, ARIEL E. BAUMBAD,
JOSE T. LUTIVA, EDGARDO G. TAPALLA, ROLDAN C.
CADAYONA, REYNALDO V. ALBURO, RUDY C. ULTRA,
MARCELO R. CABILI, ARNOLD B. ASIATEN,
REYMUNDO R. MACABALLUG, JOEL R. DELEÑA,
DANILO T. OQUIÑO, GREG B. CAPARAS AND ROMEO T.
ESCARTIN, Petitioners, v. COCA-COLA BOTTLERS,
PHILIPPINES, INC., Respondent.

G.R. No. 191087, June 29, 2016 - DELIA L. BELITA,


SALVADOR ILARDE, JR., GENEVIEVE BELITA, MA.
CHERYL DAVA, BRAULIO LEDESMA, JR., FLORENCE B.
OLSEN, KATHY GERMENTIL, ROSITA ESTUART,
ARDELIZA LIM, ELSA RAFANAN, ERLINDA V.
GAERLAN, PERLA FERNANDEZ, DELBEN "NOY" BELITA
AND JOSEPH AVACILLA, Petitioners, v. ANTONIO S.
SY, ROBERTO CARONAN, WILFREDO CIRIACO, NORMA
S. WONG, SONIA C. BENERO, MARIA L. PINEDA AND
CRISTINA V. CARAMOL, Respondents.

G.R. No. 204264, June 29, 2016 - JENNEFER


FIGUERA, AS SUBSTITUTED BY ENHANCE VISA
SERVICES, INC., REPRESENTED BY MA. EDEN R.
DUMONT, Petitioner, v. MARIA REMEDIOS ANG,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 205544, June 29, 2016 - MUNICIPALITY


OF CORDOVA, PROVINCE OF CEBU; THE
SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF CORDOVA; AND THE
MAYOR OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CORDOVA,
Petitioners, v. PATHFINDER DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION AND TOPANGA DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION, Respondents.

G.R. No. 206484, June 29, 2016 - DEPARTMENT OF


TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (DOTC),
Petitioner, v. SPOUSES VICENTE ABECINA AND MARIA
CLEOFE ABECINA, Respondents.

G.R. No. 210761, June 28, 2016 - KILUSANG MAYO


UNO, REPRESENTED BY ITS CHAIRPERSON, ELMER
LABOG; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF LABOR UNIONS-
KILUSANG MAYO UNO, REPRESENTED BY ITS VICE-
PRESIDENTS, REDEN ALCANTARA AND ARNOLD DELA
CRUZ, CENTER FOR TRADE UNION AND HUMAN
RIGHTS (CTUHR), REPRESENTED BY ITS EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR DAISY ARAGO, VIRGINIA FLORES AND
VIOLETA ESPIRITU, Petitioners, v. HON. BENIGNO
SIMEON C. AQUINO III, AND PHILIPPINE HEALTH
INSURANCE CORPORATION (PHIC), Respondents;
MIGRANTE INTERNATIONAL, REPRESENTED BY ITS
CHAIRPERSON GARRY MARTINEZ, CONNIE BRAGAS-
REGALADO, PARALUMAN CATUIRA, UNITED
FILIPINOS IN HONGKONG (UNIFIL-HK), AND
SOLEDAD PILLAS, Petitioners-in-Intervention.

G.R. No. 188020, June 27, 2016 - REN TRANSPORT


CORP. AND/OR REYNALDO PAZCOGUIN III,
Petitioners, v. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS

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1/18/2019 G.R. No. 206484, June 29, 2016 - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (DOTC), Petitioner, v. SPOUSES …
COMMISSION (2ND DIVISION), SAMAHANG
MANGGAGAWA SA REN TRANSPORT-ASSOCIATION OF
DEMOCRATIC LABOR ASSOCIATIONS (SMART-ADLO)
REPRESENTED BY ITS PRESIDENT NESTOR
FULMINAR, Respondents.; G.R. No. 188252 -
SAMAHANG MANGGAGAWA SA REN TRANSPORT-
ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC LABOR
ASSOCIATIONS (SMART-ADLO) REPRESENTED BY
NESTOR FULMINAR, Petitioner, v. REN TRANSPORT
CORP. AND/OR REYNALDO PAZCOGUIN III,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 208759, June 22, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. DIONE BARBERAN
AND DIONE DELOS SANTOS, Accused-Appellants.

G.R. No. 209714, June 21, 2016 - RAPHAEL C.


FONTANILLA, Petitioner, v. THE COMMISSIONER
PROPER, COMMISSION ON AUDIT, Respondent.

A.C. No. 10465, June 08, 2016 - SPOUSES


LAMBERTO V. EUSTAQUIO AND GLORIA J.
EUSTAQUIO, Complainants, v. ATTY. EDGAR R.
NAVALES, Respondent.

G.R. No. 203458, June 06, 2016 - PEOPLE OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Appellee, v. QUIRINO BALMES Y
CLEOFE, Appellant.

G.R. No. 203924, June 29, 2016 - ROGER CABUHAT


AND CONCHITA CABUHAT, Petitioners, v.
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES,
REPRESENTED BY MANAGER PERLA L. FAVILA,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 211141, June 29, 2016 - HILARIO DASCO,


REYMIR PARAFINA, RICHARD PARAFINA, EDILBERTO
ANIA, MICHAEL ADANO, JAIME BOLO, RUBEN E. GULA,
ANTONIO CUADERNO AND JOVITO CATANGUI,
Petitioners, v. PHILTRANCO SERVICE ENTERPRISES
INC/CENTURION SOLANO, MANAGER, Respondents.

G.R. No. 211526, June 29, 2016 - PMI-FACULTY


AND EMPLOYEES UNION, Petitioner, v. PMI COLLEGES
BOHOL, Respondent.

G.R. No. 184666, June 27, 2016 - REPUBLIC OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. MEGA PACIFIC
ESOLUTIONS, INC., WILLY U. YU, BONNIE S. YU,
ENRIQUE T. TANSIPEK, ROSITA Y. TANSIPEK, PEDRO
O. TAN, JOHNSON W. FONG, BERNARD I. FONG, AND
*LAURIANO A. BARRIOS, Respondents.

G.R. No. 208383, June 08, 2016 - FIRST MEGA


HOLDINGS CORP., Petitioner, v. GUIGUINTO WATER
DISTRICT, Respondent.

G.R. No. 186050, June 21, 2016 - ARTHUR BALAO,


WINSTON BALAO, NONETTE BALAO, JONILYN BALAO-
STRUGAR, AND BEVERLY LONGID, Petitioners, v.
EDUARDO ERMITA, GILBERTO TEODORO, RONALDO
PUNO, NORBERTO GONZALES, GEN. ALEXANDER
YANO, GEN. JESUS VERZOSA, BRIG. GEN. REYNALDO
MAPAGU, LT. P/DIR. EDGARDO DOROMAL, MAJ. GEN.
ISAGANI CACHUELA, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE
AFP-ISU BASED IN BAGUIO CITY, PSS EUGENE
MARTIN, AND SEVERAL JOHN DOES, Respondents.;
G.R. NO. 186059 - EDUARDO SECRETARY TEODORO,
RONALDO SECRETARY GONZALES, SECRETARY
ERMITA, GILBERTO SECRETARY PUNO, NORBERTO
GEN. ALEXANDER YANO, P/DGEN. JESUS VERZOSA,
BRIG. GEN. REYNALDO MAPAGU, MAJ. GEN. ISAGANI
CACHUELA, AND POL. SR. SUPT. EUGENE MARTIN,
Petitioners, v. ARTHUR BALAO, WINSTON JARDELEZA,
AND BALAO, NONETTE BALAO, CAGUIOA, JJ. JONILYN
BALAO-STRUGAR, AND BEVERLY LONGID,
Respondents.**

G.R. No. 203538, June 27, 2016 - ARTEX


DEVELOPMENT CO., INC., Petitioner, v. OFFICE OF THE
OMBUDSMAN, ATTY. MARISSA E. TIMONES, ERLINDA
O. MARTEJA, ELIMAR N. JOSE, AND ATTY. LUIS Y. DEL
MUNDO, JR., Respondents.

G.R. No. 202830, June 20, 2016 - SPOUSES


ADRIANO SALISE AND NATIVIDAD PAGUDAR,
SPOUSES TEODORO VIRTUDAZO AND NECITAS
SALISE, JEROME G. DIOLANTO, SPOUSES EULALIO D.
DAMASING AND POTENCIANA LABIA, SPOUSES
FRANCISCO AND SIMPLICIA BABAYA-ON, SPOUSES
RUFINO BUTIHIN AND CECILIA CAGNO, SPOUSES
EFITACIO G. PAMISA AND VIRGELIA VIRTUDAZO,
DELFIN B. SARINAS, SPOUSES FELIPE C. VIRTUDAZO,
JR. AND GRACE TUTO, SPOUSES ANGEL BARBOSA AND
FLORENCIA SALISE, SPOUSES FRANKLIN AND
LEONORA PAMISA, SPOUSES MARCELO MANIQUE AND
CECILIA CARBON, LARRY PAMISA, SPOUSES ENRIQUE
CARBON AND ERLINDA SOMO, SPOUSES WILFREDO A.
JUANILO AND MINDA VILLARMIA, SPOUSES FELIX
REQUILME AND CERINA SALVO, SPOUSES CARLITO
FABE AND EMELITA MANGGANA, LUIBEN MAGTO,
SPOUSES SERAFIN AND LILIA SURIGAO, SPOUSES
HILARIO BACABIS AND RETIFICACION DABLO,
SPOUSES REYNALDO S. SALUCOT AND ANECITA
DESCALLAR, SPOUSES HAGENIO PAUG AND EVELITA
VIRTUDAZO, SPOUSES MAXIMO BORREZ AND VILMA
SALISE, SPOUSES FELIMON V. SALVO, JR., EVA
MACATOL AND RITA V. SALVO, Petitioners, v.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM ADJUDICATION
BOARD REGION X ADJUDICATOR ABETO SALCEDO, JR.
AND RICARDO GACULA, Respondents.

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G.R. No. 202621, June 22, 2016 - ZAIDA R.


INOCENTE, Petitioner, v. ST. VINCENT FOUNDATION
FOR CHILDREN AND AGING, INC./VERONICA
MENGUITO, Respondents.

G.R. No. 209384, June 27, 2016 - URBANO F.


ESTRELLA, Petitioner, v. PRISCILLA P. FRANCISCO,
Respondent.

G.R. Nos. 185857-58, June 29, 2016 - TRIFONIA D.


GABUTAN, DECEASED, HEREIN REPRESENTED BY HER
HEIRS, NAMELY: ERLINDA LLAMES, ELISA ASOK,
PRIMITIVO GABUTAN, VALENTINA YANE; BUNA D.
ACTUB, FELISIA TROCIO, CRISANTA D. UBAUB, AND
TIRSO DALONDONAN, DECEASED, HEREIN
REPRESENTED BY HIS HEIRS, NAMELY: MADELYN D.
REPOSAR AND JERRY DALONDONAN, MARY JANE
GILIG, ALLAN UBAUB, AND SPOUSES NICOLAS &
EVELYN DAILO, Petitioners, v. DANTE D. NACALABAN,
HELEN N. MAANDIG, SUSAN N. SIAO, AND CAGAYAN
CAPITOL COLLEGE, Respondents.; G.R. NOS. 194314-
15 - DANTE D. NACALABAN, HELEN N. MAANDIG, AND
SUSAN N. SIAO, AS HEIRS OF BALDOMERA D. VDA. DE
NACALABAN, Petitioners, v. TRIFONIA D. GABUTAN,
BUNA D. ACTUB, FELISIA D. TROCIO, CRISANTA D.
UBAUB, AND TIRSO DALONDONAN, DECEASED,
HEREIN REPRESENTED BY HIS HEIRS, NAMELY:
MADELYN D. REPOSAR AND JERRY DALONDONAN,
MARY JANE GILIG, ALLAN UBAUB, AND SPOUSES
NICOLAS & EVELYN DAILO, CAGAYAN CAPITOL
COLLEGE, REPRESENTED BY ITS PRESIDENT, ATTY.
CASIMIRO B. SUAREZ, JR., PRIVATE Respondent;
HON. LEONCIA R. DIMAGIBA (ASSOCIATE JUSTICE),
HON. PAUL L. HERNANDO (ASSOCIATE JUSTICE),
HON. NINA G. ANTONIO-VALENZUELA (ASSOCIATE
JUSTICE), HON. EDGARDO T. LLOREN (ASSOCIATE
JUSTICE), HON. MICHAEL P. ELBINIAS (ASSOCIATE
JUSTICE), AND HON. JANE AURORA C. LANTION
(ASSOCIATE JUSTICE, ACTING CHAIRMAN), COURT
OF APPEALS, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (FORMER
SPECIAL TWENTY-SECOND DIVISION), PUBLIC
Respondents.

G.R. No. 209794, June 27, 2016 - LAND BANK OF


THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. SPOUSES JOSE
AMAGAN AND AURORA AMAGAN, DOING BUSINESS
UNDER THE TRADE NAME AND STYLE "A & J
SEAFOODS AND MARINE PRODUCTS," AND JOHN DOE,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 163157, June 27, 2016 - SPOUSES


BERNABE MERCADER, JR. AND LORNA JURADO
MERCADER, OLIVER MERCADER, GERALDINE
MERCADER AND ESRAMAY MERCADER, Petitioners, v.
SPOUSES JESUS BARDILAS AND LETECIA GABUYA
BARDILAS, Respondents.

G.R. No. 215950, June 20, 2016 - TRIDHARMA


MARKETING CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. COURT OF
TAX APPEALS, SECOND DIVISION, AND THE
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE,
Respondents.

G.R. No. 216452, June 20, 2016 - TING


TRUCKING/MARY VIOLAINE A. TING, Petitioner, v.
JOHN C. MAKILAN, Respondent.

G.R. No. 214399, June 28, 2016 - ARMANDO N.


PUNCIA, Petitioner, v. TOYOTA SHAW/PASIG, INC.,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 166890, June 28, 2016 - REPUBLIC OF THE


PHILIPPINES, Petitioner, v. APOLONIO BAUTISTA,
JR., Respondent.

G.R. No. 218240, June 28, 2016 - ENGR. PABLITO


S. PALUCA, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE GENERAL
MANAGER OF THE DIPOLOG CITY WATER DISTRICT,
Petitioner, v. COMMISSION ON AUDIT, Respondent.

G.R. No. 212186, June 29, 2016 - ARIEL LOPEZ,


Petitioner, v. PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 194065, June 20, 2016 - PHILIPPINE


BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS, Petitioner, v.
COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.

G.R. No. 213582, June 28, 2016 - NYMPHA S.


ODIAMAR,1 Petitioner, v. LINDA ODIAMAR VALENCIA,
Respondent.

G.R. No. 211269, June 15, 2016 - RUBEN E. TIU,


Petitioner, v. HON. NATIVIDAD G. DIZON, ACTING
CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF PARDONS AND
PAROLE, HON. FRANKLIN JESUS BUCAYU, DIRECTOR
OF THE BUREAU OF CORRECTIONS, HON. SECRETARY
LEILA M. DE LIMA OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
HON. PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR., THE EXECUTIVE
SECRETARY, Respondents.

G.R. No. 190506, June 13, 2016 - CORAL BAY


NICKEL CORPORATION, Petitioner, v. COMMISSIONER
OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent.

G.R. No. 206528, June 28, 2016 - PHILIPPINE


ASSET GROWTH TWO, INC. (SUCCESSOR-IN-
INTEREST OF PLANTERS DEVELOPMENT BANK) AND
PLANTERS DEVELOPMENT BANK, Petitioners, v.
FASTECH SYNERGY PHILIPPINES, INC. (FORMERLY

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1/18/2019 G.R. No. 206484, June 29, 2016 - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS (DOTC), Petitioner, v. SPOUSES …
FIRST ASIA SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY, INC.), FASTECH
MICROASSEMBLY & TEST, INC., FASTECH
ELECTRONIQUE, INC., AND FASTECH PROPERTIES,
INC., Respondents.

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