A.M. No. 133-J: Macariola vs. Asuncion
Political Law – Abrogation
On 6 Aug 1968, Macariola filed a complaint against Judge Asuncion with “acts unbecoming a judge”. The judge apparently bought a property (formerly owned by Macariola) which was involved in a civil case decided by him; and on 31 Aug 1966, the Asuncion couples conveyed their share and interest in the said property to The Traders Manufacturing and Fishing Industries Inc. The act of Asuncion engaging in commerce is said to be a violation of pars 1 & 5, Art 14 of the Code of Commerce which prohibits judges in active service (among others) to do so within the limits of the place where they discharge their duties.