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ARTICLES

Justice Jose L. Sabio Jr. The Lawyers Oath


(http://ca.judiciary.gov.ph/index.php?
action=mnuactual_contents&ap=j8080)
Cayetano v. Monsod Revisited
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/cayetano-v-monsod-revisited/)
The Law Degree as a Prerequisite to Practicing Law
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/the-law-degree-as-aprerequisite-to-practicing-law/)
Pass the Bar. Take the oath. Sign the Roll.
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/pass-the-bar-take-the-oathsign-the-roll/)
Unauthorized Appearances of Lawyers
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/unauthorized-appearances-oflawyers/)
The Return of Justice Reyes
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/the-return-of-justice-reyes/)
On the Integration of the Philippine Bar
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/on-the-integration-of-thephilippine-bar/)
The Law Degree as a Prerequisite to Practicing Law
(http://obitir.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/the-law-degree-as-aprerequisite-to-practicing-law/)
JURISPRUDENCE
Preliminaries
Caoile v. Macaraeg AC No. 720 June 17, 2015
Jardeleza v. Chief Justice Sereno, et al. GR No. 213181 En Banc August
19, 2014
Santiago v. Fojas AC No. 4103 September 7, 1995
Attorneys fees / attorney-client relationship
Hilado v. David GR No. L-961, 84 Phil. 569, 576 (1949)
Toledo v. Kallos AM No. RTJ-05-1900 January 28, 2005
LAW FIRM OF RAYMUNDO A. ARMOVIT v. COURT OF APPEALS, et al.
GR No. 90983 September 27, 1991
Licudan v. Court of Appeals GR No. 91958 January 24, 1991
Roldan v. Court of Appeals GR No. 97006 February 9, 1993
Bach v. ONGKIKO KALAW MANHIT & ACORDA LAW OFFICES GR No.
160334 September 11, 2006
Masmud v. NLRC GR No. 183385 February 13, 2009
Rosario v. de Guzman GR No. 191247 July 10, 2013
International Hotel Corp. v. Joaquin Jr. GR No. 158361 April 10, 2013

Research and Services Realty Inc. v. Court of Appeals GR No. 124074


January 27, 1997
RILLORAZA, AFRICA, DE OCAMPO and AFRICA v. Eastern
Telecommunications Philippines Inc. GR No. 104600 July 2, 1999
Concept Placement Resources Inc. v. Funk GR No. 137680 February 6,
2004
Authority of Supreme Court to Sanction Members of the Bar
Bernardino v. Santos AC No. 10583 February 18, 2015
Quantum of evidence in administrative cases
Aba v. De Guzman etc. AC No. 7649 December 14, 2011
Atty. Dela Cruz v. Atty. Saladero AC No. 6580 August 3, 2005
Lanuza v. Magsalin AC No. 7687 December 3, 2014
Mendoza v. Mendoza and Navarro AC No. 6056 September 9, 2015
Sorreda v. Kho AC No. 10635 August 26, 2015
Campugan v. Tolention et al. AC No. 8261 March 11, 2015
Foster v. Agtang AC No. 10579 En Banc December 10, 2014
Res Judicata in administrative cases
Sorreda v. Kho AC No. 10635 August 26, 2015
Effect of complainants desistance/disinterest
Lazareto v. Acorda AC No. 9603 En Banc June 16, 2015
Guevarra v. Eala AC No. 7136 En Banc August 1, 2007
Amatorio v. Yap and Siton-Yap AC No. 5914 March 11, 2015
Taking the Oath and Signing the Roll
In re Edillon AC 1928 En Banc August 3, 1978 and December 19, 1980
Petition for Leave to Resume Practice of Law (BM No. 1678, Benjamin
M. Dacanay) En Banc December 17, 2007
In re Petition to Re-Acquire the Privilege to Practice Law in the
Philippines Epifanio B. Muneses, Petitioner BM No. 2112 En Banc, July 24,
2012
In re Marcos del Rosario (September 2014)
In Re: Petition to Sign the Roll of Attorneys, Michael A. Medado,
Petitioner BM No. 2540 En Banc September 24, 2013
Aguirre v. Rana BM No. 1036 En Banc June 10, 2003
In the Matter of the Admission to the Bar and Oath-Taking of
Successful Bar Applicant Al C. Argosino BM No. 712 En Banc July 13,
1995
Re: 2003 Bar Examinations (BM No. 1222), Atty. Danilo de Guzman,
Petitioner En Banc February 4, 2004 and April 24, 2009
RE: 1999 BAR EXAMINATIONS, MARK ANTHONY A. PURISIMA,
petitioner BM Nos. 979 and 986 En Banc December 10, 2002

IN RE: PETITION TO TAKE THE LAWYERS OATH BY ARTHUR M.


CUEVAS, JR. BM No. 810 En Banc January 27, 1998
Gerard A. Mosquera v. Panganiban, Quiambao, and Mark Jalandoni
GR No. 121180 July 5, 1996
Villareal v. People GR No. 151258 etc. February 1, 2012; December 1,
2014
Antonio Carpio: The man on the bench
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/6187-antonio-carpio-the-man-on-thebench
University of the Philippines v. Ligot-Telan GR No. 110280 En Banc
October 12, 1993
Acts of Law Office Associates
Rheem of the Philippines v. Ferrer GR No. L-22979 En Banc 26, 1967 (In
re Proceedings Against Alfonso Ponce Enrile, Leonardo Siguion Reyna, Manuel
G. Montecillo, ch M. Belo, Oscar R. Ongsiako, and Jose S. Armonio, members
of the Philippine Bar)
Trust International Paper Corp. v. Pelaez GR No. 164871 August 22,
2006
RILLORAZA, AFRICA, DE OCAMPO and AFRICA v. Eastern
Telecommunications Philippines Inc. GR No. 104600 July 2, 1999
Conflict of Interest
Nakpil v. Valdes AC No. 2040 March 4, 1998
Hornilla v. Salunat AC No. 5804 July 1, 2003
Yngcoco v. Irreverre AC No. 5480 September 29, 2003
Quiambao v. Bamba AC No. 6708 August 25, 2005
Gonzales v. Cabucana AC No. 6836 January 23, 2006
Perez v. De la Torre AC No. 6160 March 30, 2006
Lim-Santiago v. Sagucio AC No. 6705 En Banc March 31, 2006
Lim v. Villarosa AC No. 5303 June 15, 2006
Falame v. Baguio AC No. 6876 March 7, 2008
Pacana v. Pascual-Lopez AC No. 8243 En Banc July 24, 2009
Palm v. Iledan AC No. 8242 October 2, 2009
Castro-Justo v. Galing AC No. 6174 November 11, 2011
Anion v. Sabitsana AC No. 5098 April 11, 2012
Seares v. Gonzales-Alzate AC No. 9058 November 14, 2012
Lee v. Simando AC No. 9537 June 10, 2013
Samson v. Era AC No. 6664 En Banc July 16, 2013
Orola v. Ramos AC No. 9860 September 11, 201)
Jimenez v. Jimenez AC No. 6712 February 6, 2006
Daging v. Davis AC No. 9395 November 12, 2014
Alcantara v. de Vera AC No. 5859 En Banc November 23, 2010
Mabini Colleges Inc. v. Pajarillo AC No. 10687 July 22, 2015
Gimeno v. Zaide AC No. 10303 April 22, 2015

Anglo v. Valencia, et al. AC No. 10567 February 25, 2015


Jimenez v. Francisco AC No. 10548 December 10, 2014
Gamilla v. Mario AC No. 4763 March 20, 2003
Conviction of a crime as a ground for disciplinary action
In Re Marcelino Lontok En Banc April 7, 1922
Re: SC Decision dated May 20, 2008 in GR No. 161455 under Rule
139-B of the Rules of Court AC No. 7940, In Re Pactolin En Banc April 24,
2012
In the Matter of Disbarment Proceedings vs. Narciso Jaranillo AC No.
229 En Banc April 30, 1957 101 Phil. 323
In Re: Dalmacio delos Angeles AC No. 350 En Banc August 7, 1959 106
Phil. 1
Soriano v. Dizon AC No. 6792 En Banc January 25, 2006
Catalan v. Silvosa AC No. 7360 En Banc July 24, 2012
Barrios v. Martinez AC No. 4585 En Banc November 12, 2004
People v. Tuanda AM No. 3360 En Banc January 30, 1990
In re Carlos S. Basa 41 Phil. 275 En Banc, December 7, 1920
Garcia v. Sesbreo AC Nos. 7973 and 10457 En Banc February 3, 2015
Enriquez v. de Vera AC No. 8330 March 16, 2015
Falsified / altered evidence
Valencia v. Antiniw AC Nos. 1302, 1391, 1543 En Banc April 26, 1991; June
30, 2008
Adez Realty Inc. v. Court of Appeals GR 100643 Benjamin M. Dacanay
August 14, 1992; October 30, 1992; December 12, 1995
Sambajon v. Suing AC No. 7062 September 26, 2006
Balaoing v. Calderon AM No. RTJ-90-580; Balaoing v. Maliwanag AM No.
RTJ-676 En Banc April 27, 1993
Surigao Mineral Reservation Board v. Cloribel GR No. L-27072 En Banc
January 9, 1970
Villaflor v. Sarita AC No. CBD No. 471 En Banc June 10, 1999
Maligaya v. Doronilla AC No. 6198 September 15, 2006
RE: THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF
ROLANDO S. TORRES AS A MEMBER OF THE PHILIPPINE BAR AC No.
5161 En Banc August 25, 2015
Guarin v. Limpin AC No. 10576 January 14, 2015
Alilano v. Examen AC No. 10132 En Banc March 24, 2015
Falsifying court decisions / Issues in the Judiciary
Pe v. Embido AC No. 6732 En Banc October 22, 2013
Re: Fake Decision Allegedly in GR No 75242 No. 02-8-23-0 En
Banc September 24, 2002; February 16, 2005
Re: Interview with Atty. Lorna Kapunan on Corruption in the
Judiciary AM No. 11-09-SC
En Banc August 12, 2014

In Re: Derogatory news Items Charging Court of Appeals Associate


Justice Demetrio Demetria with Interference on Behalf of a
Suspected Drug Queen: Court of Appeals Associate Justice Demetrio
G. Demetria, respondent. AM No. 00-7-09-CA En Banc March 21, 2001;
December 19, 2001
Re: Complaint Against Justice Elvi John S. Asincion of the Court of
Appeals AM No. 06-6-8-CA, AM No. 06-44-CA-J En Banc March 20, 2007
Olazo v. Tinga AM No. 10-5-7-SC En Banc December 7, 2010
Re: Allegations Made Under Oath at the Senate Blue Ribbon
Committee Hearing held on September 26, 2013 against Associate
Justice Gregory S. Ong, Sandiganbayan AM No. SB-14-21-J En Banc
September 23, 2014
Estoya v. Singson AM No. RTJ-91-758 En Banc September 28, 1994
Office of the Court Administrator v. Floro AM No. RTJ-99-1460 En Banc
March 31, 2006
In the Matter of the Charges of Plagiarism, etc. against Associate
Justice Mariano C. del Castillo AM No. 10-7-17-SC En Banc October 12,
2010; February 8, 2011
Re: Letter of the UP Law Faculty entitled Restoring Integrity: A
Statement by the Faculty of the University of the Philippines College
of Law on the Allegations of Plagiarism and Misrepresentation in the
Supreme Court. AM No. 10-10-4-SC En Banc October 19, 2010; March 8,
2011; June 11, 2011
In re: Undated Letter of Mr. Louis C. Biraogo, Petitioner in Biraogo v.
Nograles and Limkaichong, GR No. 179120 AM No. 09-2-19-SC February
24, 2009; En Banc August 11, 2009; April 16, 2013

Re: Allegations made under oath at the Senate Blue Ribbon


Committee hearing held on September 26, 2013 Against Associate
Justice Gregory S. Ong, Sandiganbayan AM No. SB-14-21-J En Banc
September 23, 2014
Inexcusable negligence / Dereliction of duty / infidelity to clients
cause/funds
Quiachon v. Ramos AC No. 9317 June 4, 2014
Viray v. Sanicas AC No. 7337 September 29, 2014
Yutuc v. Penuela AC No. 7904 September 22, 2008
Yupangco-Nakpil v. Uy AC No. 9115 September 17, 2014
Licuanan v. Melo AM No. 2361 En Banc February 9, 1989
Parias v. Paguinto AC No. 6297 July 13, 2004
Overgaard v. Valdez AC No. 7902 En Banc September 30, 2008; March 31,
2009
Navarro v. Meneses AC No. 313 En Banc January 30, 1998
Hernandez v. Go AC No. 1526 En Banc January 31, 2005
Busios v. Ricafort AC No. 4349 En Banc December 22, 1997
Brennisen v. Contawi AC No. 7481 En Banc April 24, 2012
Daroy v. Legaspi AC No. 936 En Banc July 25, 1975

Basilio v. Castro AC No. 6910 July 11, 2012


Mattus v. Villaseca AC No. 7922 En Banc October 1, 2013
Pitcher v. Gagate AC No. 9532 En Banc October 8, 2013
Tria-Samonte v. Obias AC No. 4945 En Banc October 8, 2013
Cristobal v. Renta AC No. 9925 September 17, 2014
Segovia-Ribaya v. Lawsin AC No. 7965 November 13, 2013
Yu v. Tajanlangit AC No. 5691 March 13, 2009
Abella v. Ricardo G. Barrios Jr. AC No. 7332 En Banc June 18, 2013
Foster v. Agtang AC No. 10579 En Banc December 10, 2014
Mendoza v. Mendoza and Navarro AC No. 6056 September 9, 2015
Spouses Saunders v. Pagano-Calde AC No. 8708 August 12, 2015
Luna v. Galarrita AC No. 10662 En Banc July 7, 2015
Andrada v. Cera AC No. 10187 July 2, 2015
Enriquez v. Lavadia AC No. 5686 En Banc June 16, 2015
Nonato v. Fudolin AC No. 10138 En Banc June 16, 2015
Olvida v. Gonzales AC No. 5732 En Banc June 16, 2015
Llunar v. Ricafort AC No. 6484 En Banc June 16, 2015
Dalupan v. Gacott AC No. 5067 June 29, 2015
Soliman v. Lerios-Amboy AC No. 10568 En Banc January 13, 2015
Concepcion v. de la Rosa AC No. 10681 En Banc February 13, 2015
Ramirez v. Buhayang-Margallo AC No. 10537 En Banc February 3, 2015
Umaguing v. de Vera AC No. 10451 February 4, 2015
Ruby v. Espejo and Bayot AC No. 10588 February 23, 2015
Maglente v. Agcaoili AC No. 10672 March 18, 2015
Sosa v. Mendoza AC No. 8776 March 23, 2015
Olayta-Camba v. Bongon AC No. 8826 March 25, 2015
Santiago v. Fojas AC No. 4103 September 7, 1995
Influence Peddling
Rafols v. Ricardo G. Barrios Jr. AC No. 4973 En Banc March 15, 2010
Intemperate language
Rodriguez-Manahan v. Flores AC No. 8954 November 13, 2013
Noble v. Ailes AC No. 10628 July 1, 2015
Gimeno v. Zaide AC No. 10303 April 22, 2015
Pobre v. Defensor-Santiago AC No. 7399 August 25, 2009
Lawyers in Government Service
Effect of Disbarment on Civil Service Eligibility, CSC Resolution No.
02-0520
Dionisio C. Antiniw (http://excell.csc.gov.ph/mread02/res-020520.html)
Lingan v. Calubaquib AC No. 5377 June 30, 2014
Abella v. Cruzabra AC No. 5688 June 4, 2009 588 SCRA 218
Query of Atty. Karen M. Silverio-Buffe, former Clerk of Court
Branch 81, Romblon, Romblon on the Prohibition from Engaging in

the Private Practice of Law AM No. 08-6-352-RTC En Banc August 19,


2009
Cawaling v. Menese, et al. AC No. 9698 November 13, 2013
Francia v. Abdon AC No. 10031 July 23, 1014
Marcoleta v. Borra and Brawner AC No. 7732 Division March 30, 2009
Love, marriage, sex
Figueroa v. Barranco SBC Case No. 519 En Banc July 31, 1997
Arciga v. Maniwang GR No. 1608 August 14, 1981
Guevarra v. Eala AC No. 7136 En Banc August 1, 2007
Ui v. Bonifacio AC No. 3319 June 8, 2000
Cojuangco v. Palma AC No. 2474 En Banc September 15, 2004
Ventura v. Samson AC 9608 En Banc November 27, 2012
Macarrubo v. Macarrubo AC No. 6148 En Banc February 27, 2004; January
22, 2013
Villatuya v. Tabalingcos AC No. 6622 En Banc July 10, 2012; August 19,
2014
De Leon v. Pedrea AC No. 9401 En Banc October 22, 2013
Vitug v. Rongcal AC No. 6313 September 7, 2006
Dantes v. Dantes AC No. 6488 September 22, 2004
Garrido v. Attys. Garrido and Valencia AC No. 6593 En Banc February 4,
2010
Tiong v. Florendo AC No. 4428 December 12, 2011
In re Carlos S. Basa 41 Phil. 275 En Banc, December 7, 1920
Ecraela v. Pangalangan AC No. 10676 En Banc, September 8, 2015
Perez v. Catindig and Bravo AC No. 5816 En Banc, March 10, 2015
Non-compliance with MCLE Requirements
Arnado v. Adaza AC No. 9834 August 26, 2015
Noble v. Ailes AC No. 10628 July 1, 2015
Notarial Law/Notarial Rules
Sappayani v. Gasmen AC No. 7073 En Banc September 1, 2015
Gimeno v. Zaide AC No. 10303 April 22, 2015
Flores v. Chua AC No. 4500 En Banc April 30, 1999 (306 SCRA 465); March
6, 2012; September 9, 2014
Anudon v. Cefra AC No. 5482 En Banc February 10, 2015
Pitogo v. Suello (AC No. 10695 March 18, 2015
Pattern of misconduct / abuse of legal processes
Flores v. Chua AC No. 4500 En Banc April 30, 1999 (306 SCRA 465); En
Banc March 6, 2012; En Banc September 9, 2014
Natalia Realty Inc. v. Rivera GR No. 164914 October 5, 2005
Urban Bank v. Pea AC No. 4863 September 7, 2001

RE: Supreme Court Resolution dated April 28, 2003 in G.R. No.
145817 and G.R. No. 145822 (Atty. Magdaleno M. Pea, Respondent)
AC No. 6332 En Banc April 17, 2012; June 26, 2012
Re: Letter-Complaint Against Hon. Justices Antonio T. Carpio and
Maria Lourdes PA Sereno dated September 16, 2011 filed by Atty.
Magdaleno M. Pea AM No. 12-6-11-SC En Banc June 13, 2012
Madrid v. Dealca AC No. 7474 En Banc September 9, 2014
Larucom v. Jacoba AC No. 5921 March 10, 2006
Tacardon v. Ang GR No. 159286 En Banc April 5, 2005
Re: Letter dated 21 February 2005 of Atty. Noel S. Sorreda AM No. 053-04-SC En Banc July 22, 2005
Re: Suspension of Atty. Rogelio Z. Bagabuyo, Former Senior State
Prosecutor AC No. 7006 En Banc October 9, 2007
Re: AC No. 44 of the RTC Branch IV Tagbilaran City against Atty.
Samuel C. Occea AC No. 2841 En Banc July 3, 2002
Yu v. Palaa AC No. 7747 En Banc July 14, 2008
Williams v. Enriquez AC No. 8329 September 16, 2015
Coronel v. Cunanan AC No. 6738 August 12, 2015
Salabao v. Villaruel AC No. 8084 August 24, 2015
Flores v. Mayor AC No. 7314 En Banc August 25, 2015
De los Santos II v. Barbosa AC No. 6681 June 17, 2015
Davao Import Distributors v. Landero AC No. 5116 April 13, 2015
Villamor v. Santos and Maranan AC No. 9868 April 22, 2015
IN THE MATTER OF PROCEEDINGS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION
AGAINST ATTY. WENCESLAO LAURETA GR No. L-68635 En Banc March 12,
1987; May 14, 1987
Chu v. Guico AC No. 10573 En Banc January 13, 2015
Villahermosa v. Caracol AC No. 7325 January 21, 2015
Caspe v. Mejia AC No. 10679 En Banc March 10, 2015
Practicing despite suspension
Ibana-Andrade v. Paita-Moya AC No. 8313 En Banc July 14, 2015
Feliciano v. Bautista-Lozada AC No. 7593 March 11, 2015
Lingan v. Calubaquib AC No. 5377 June 30, 2014
Solicitation of Business / Withdrawal of appearance /
Violation of rule not to deal directly with party who is represented
by counsel
Linsangan v. Tolentino AC No. 6672 September 4, 2009
Ulep v. The Legal Clinic BM No. 553 En Banc June 17, 1993
Villatuya v. Tabalingcos AC No. 6622 En Banc July 10, 2012
Camacho v. Pangulayan AC No. 4807 March 22, 2000
Binay-an v. Addog AC No. 10449 July 28, 2014
Pagdanganan v. Sarmiento GR No. 206555 September 17, 2014
Miniano Dela Cruz

Atty. Miniano Dela Cruz v. Zabala AC No. 6294 November 17, 2004
Atty. Miniano Dela Cruz v. Diesmos AC No. 6850 July 27, 2006
Teaching Manual on Legal Ethics
(http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/directories/roli/philippines/phili
ppines_legal_ethics_manual.authcheckdam.pdf)