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 […]

People vs. Mendoza Digest

Full text Lesson: A bigamous marriage need no judicial decree of nullity. Facts Arturo Mendoza was sentenced by the CFI guilty of bigamy and sentencing him 6 months and 1 day to 6 years of imprisonment. The facts are undisputed: On August 5, 1936, the Arturo married Jovita de Asis.  On May 14, 1941 (or after […]