Republic of the Philippines
G.R. No. 111267 September 20, 1996
COLUMBIA PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, INC., MGM ENTERTAINMENT CO., ORION PICTURES CORPORATION, PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORP., UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS, INC., THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY and WARNER BROTHERS, INC., petitioners,
HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS, 14TH DIVISION and JOSE B. JINGCO of SHOWTIME ENTERPRISES, INC., respondents.
Petitioners Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., MGM Entertainment Co., Orion Pictures Corporation, Paramount Pictures Corp., Universal City Studios, Inc. The Walt Disney Company and Warner Brothers, Inc. question the
decision 1 of the Court of Appeals which affirmed the Order of the Regional Trial Court of Pasig, Branch 168, the dispositive portion of which states:
WHEREFORE, finding that the issuance of the questioned warrants was not supported by probable cause, the “Urgent Motion (to Lift Search Warrant [No. 23] and for the Return of Seized Articles) is hereby GRANTED.
Accordingly, the Videogram Regulatory Board (VRB) and/or any Police Agency or other representatives of the VRB are hereby directed to return to the defendant/movant or his representative all articles/items in their possession seized under and by virtue of Search Warrant No. 23.