Archive for August, 2017

Merrit vs Govt of the Philippine Island; G.R. No. L-11154; 21 Mar 1916; 34 Phil 311

FACTS: Merritt was riding a motorcycle along Padre Faura Street when he was bumped by the ambulance of the General Hospital. Merritt sustained several injuries rendering him unable to return to work. The legislature later enacted Act 2457 authorizing Merritt to file a suit against the Government in order to fix the responsibility for the […]

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Municipality of San Miguel, Bulacan vs Fernandez; G.R. No. L-61744; 25 Jun 1984; 130 SCRA 56

FACTS: The Court of First Instance of Bulacan rendered a judgment holding petitioner liable to private respondents and ordering the municipality, among others, to pay private respondents the loss of income from rentals on subject lots and attorney’s fees. ISSUE(S): Whether or not the funds of the Municipality of San Miguel, Bulacan are public funds […]

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PNB vs Pabalan; G.R. No. L-33112; 15 Jun 1978; 83 SCRA 595

FACTS: Petitioner PNB filed for certiorari and prohibition against respondent judge who issued a writ of execution and a notice of garnishment of the funds of respondent Philippine Virginia Tobacco Administration. ISSUE(S): Whether or not petitioner can invoke the doctrine of State immunity from suits and the funds may not be garnished. HELD: NO. It […]

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Pacific Products vs Ong; G.R. No. 33777; 30 Jan 1990; 181 SCRA 536

FACTS: BML Trading won a bid to supply the Bureau of Communication with 15,000 pounds of bluestone copper sulphate worth P10,500. Before the Bureau could release the payment to BML, the Sheriff garnished P9,111.70  of the P10,000. ISSUE(S): Whether or not the garnishment of the amount payable to BML while it was still in the […]

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Republic vs Sandiganbayan; G.R. No. 90478; 21 Nov 1991; 204 SCRA 212

FACTS: Tantoco and Santiago filed with the Sandiganbayan a pleading denominated as interrogatories to plaintiff as well as a motion for production and inspection of documents. PCGG claims that the documents sought to be produced are privileged in character and their use is proscribed by the immunity provisions of E.O. 1. ISSUE(S): Whether or not […]

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