Comprehensive Guidelines on Psychological Capacity

The detailed list in the determination of Psychological Incapacity was laid down by the High Court in the case of Republic vs. Molina. In the interpretation and application of Art. 36 of the Family Code, the Court handed down the guidelines for the guidance of the bench and the bar: Two amici curiae, namely,  The… Continue reading Comprehensive Guidelines on Psychological Capacity

Republic v. Matias-Dagdag

Facts On September 7, 1975, Erlinda Matias married Avelino Parangan Dagdag. A week after the wedding, Avelino started leaving his family without explanation. He would disappear for months, and suddenly reappear for a few months, then disappear again.  When he was with family, he indulged in drinking sprees with friends and would return home drunk. He would force… Continue reading Republic v. Matias-Dagdag

Norberto Vitangcol vs. People

G.R. No. 207406, Jan. 13, 2016 Lesson: “Marriage License cannot be found” issued by Civil Registrar is not sufficient to invalidate the first marriage and exculpate Vitangcol from the crime of Bigamy. Facts On December 4, 1994, Norberto married Alice G. Eduardo (Alice) at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros.  She eventually discovered that Norberto was… Continue reading Norberto Vitangcol vs. People

Republic vs CA and Castro Digest

Topic: Absence of marriage license a ground to annul the marriage Facts Angelina Castro sought for a judicial declaration of nullity of her marriage with Edwin Cardenas on the ground that no marriage license was issued to them prior to the solemnization of marriage. The facts are undisputed. Marriage was celebrated in a civil ceremony… Continue reading Republic vs CA and Castro Digest

People vs. Santiago

Lesson: The consent in the marriage given after the rape done was not validly given. Marriage was a mere ruse to cover up the crime committed. Facts On November 23, 1926, the Santiago asked Felicita, who was then about 18 years of age, to accompany him across the river on some errand. After crossing the… Continue reading People vs. Santiago

People v. Tumimpad

G.R. No. 109144. August 19, 1994. Syllabus:The result of a blood grouping test may not be admissible if it conflicts with substantial oral testimonies. It only shows that the alleged father or many other people with same blood types is the father of the child. Facts The victim was Sandra Salcedo, a mongoloid child, with… Continue reading People v. Tumimpad

Republic vs. Labrador Digest

Facts Labrador filed to have the name appearing on the birth certificate of Sarah Zita Cañon Erasmo changed from “Sarah Zita Erasmo” to “Sarah Zita Canon” and that the name of Sarah Zita’s mother, which appeared as “Rosemarie B. Canon” in the child’s birth record, be changed to “Maria Rosario Canon.” Petitioner Republic contended that… Continue reading Republic vs. Labrador Digest