SANTOS vs NORTHWEST ORIENT

23 09 2011

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Republic of the Philippines
SUPREME COURT
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NERI vs SENATE COMMITTEE

22 09 2011

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BENGZON VS SENATE BLUE RIBBON

22 09 2011

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People of the Philippines vs Eugenio Pasilan

2 12 2010


Amnesty – when cannot be invoked – new trial

 

Pasilan was a former guerilla fighting against the Japanese. In 1944, while cleaning his gun outside the house of one Justina Miguel, a certain Ciriaco Abarra passed by. Pasilan ordered Abarra to wait for him. Abarra waited and after cleaning his gun, Pasilan interrogated Abarra. Abarra was alleged to be supporting the Japanese cause and he was one of the persons who accompanied the Japanese troops in raiding the barrio where Pasilan lived.

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Florencio Pelobello vs Gregorio Palatino

2 12 2010

 

Absolute Pardon

 

Palatino was the mayor elect of Torrijos, Marinduque. Pelobello filed a quo warranto proceeding alleging that Palatino is no longer qualified to hold office because he was already convicted before and was even imprisoned. Because of such conviction and imprisonment, Peleobello averred that Palatino is already barred from voting and being voted upon.

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Valentino Legaspi vs Minister of Finance

28 11 2010

 

Other Options Available to the President Aside from Declaring Martial Law – Amendment No. 6

 

In 1982, after the lifting of Martial Law, Legaspi, then incumbent member of the interim Batasang Pambansa, petitioned to declare Presidential Decree 1840 “granting tax amnesty and filing of statement of assets and liabilities and some other purposes” unconstitutional.

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Benigno Aquino Jr. vs Military Commission No. 2, Chief of Staff, Chief Justice et al

28 11 2010


Martial Law – Open Court Theory – Military Courts

In September 1972, after the declaration of Martial Law, Ninoy was arrested and was placed under custody. He was brought Fort Bonifacio. He filed for the issuance of the Writ of Habeas Corpus which was denied by the SC. Ninoy then questioned the validity of such denial and the declaration of martial law; at the same time he questioned the authority of the military court [No. 2] created [pursuant to GO 2-A] to try him and his other companions.

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Raul Daza vs Luis Singson

25 11 2010


Tribunal and its Composition

The Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) was reorganized resulting to a political realignment in the lower house. LDP also changed its representation in the Commission on Appointments. They withdrew the seat occupied by Daza (LDP member) and gave it to the new LDP member.

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Joker Arroyo vs HRET & Augusto Syjuco

25 11 2010

 

HRET’s Jurisdiction – Excess and Lack Thereof

 

After the May 11, 1992 elections, Arroyo was declared as the duly elected Congressman of the lone district of Makati. Arroyo won by 13,559 votes over his opponent. His opponent Syjuco protested the declaration before the HRET. Syjuco alleged that Arroyo won due to massive fraud hence he moved for revision and recounting.

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Datu Pax Pakung Mangudadatu vs HRET & Angelo Montilla

25 11 2010


Due Process – Administrative Bodies – HRET – Service of Summons

 

Datu Pax and Montilla were rivals in the Congressional elections in 2007. Datu Pax won the elections. Montilla contested the results of the elections before the HRET. The Secretary of HRET the issued the summons to Datu Pax to his quite remote residence in Sultan Kudarat. Datu Pax was required to file a reply within ten days from receipt.

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