Annulment of Marriage in Philippines

Manuel came to Manila and married Marianne. Unknown to Marianne, Manuel had been previously convicted in Palawan of theft and served time for it. After Marianne learned of his previous conviction, she stopped living with him. Can Marianne seek the annulment of the marriage based on Manuel’s non-disclosure of his previous crime? A. No, since [...]

Basis for rendering a disinheritance defective or imperfect

Which of the following is not a basis for rendering a disinheritance defective or imperfect? A. Its cause comes from the guilt of a spouse in a legal separation case, the innocent-spouse having died. B. The truth of its cause is denied and not sufficiently proved by evidence. C. Its cause is not authorized by [...]

Abuse of Rights Recognized by Law – Bar Exam Review

When one exercises a right recognized by law, knowing that he thereby causes an injustice to another, the latter is entitled to recover damages. This is known as the principle of A. res ipsa loquitur. B. damnum absque injuria. C. vicarious liability. D. abuse of rights. Answer to Philippine Bar Exam. Bar Exam Reviewer on [...]

Hereditary Right on Real Property – Civil Law Review

Raul, Ester, and Rufus inherited a 10-hectare land from their father. Before the land could be partitioned, however, Raul sold his hereditary right to Raffy, a stranger to the family, for P5 million. Do Ester and Rufus have a remedy for keeping the land within their family? A. Yes, they may be subrogated to Raffy’s [...]

Simple Deed of Donation – Civil Law Bar Review

Lucio executed a simple deed of donation of P50 million on time deposit with a bank in favor of A, B, C, D, and E, without indicating the share of each donee. All the donees accepted the donation in writing. A, one of the donees, died. Will B, C, D, and E get A’s share [...]

Legal Effect of Marrying a Gay Man

Rene and Lily got married after a brief courtship. After one month, Lily discovered that while Rene presented himself as a macho man he was actually gay. He would not go to bed with her. He kept obscene magazines of nude men and always sought the company of handsome boys. What legal remedy does Lily [...]

Donation of Property Before Marriage – Bar Exam Review

X and Y were to marry in 3 months. Meantime, to express his affection, X donated a house and lot to Y, which donation X wrote in a letter to Y. Y wrote back, accepting the donation and took possession of the property. Before the wedding, however, Y suddenly died of heart attack. Can Y’s [...]

Requirement for quieting of title involving real property

Which of the followi ng is an indispensable requirement in an action for “quieting of title” involving real property? The plaintiff must A. be in actual possession of the property. B. be the registered owner of the property. C. have legal or equitable title to the property. D. be the beneficial owner of the property. [...]

Breach of Contract – Civil Law Review

Lennie bought a business class ticket from Alta Airlines. As she checked in, the manager downgraded her to economy on the ground that a Congressman had to be accommodated in the business class. Lennie suffered the discomfort and embarrassment of the downgrade. She sued the airlines for quasi-delict but Alta Airlines countered that, since her [...]

Results Bar Exam of Philippines 2013 Latest Result

Supreme Court Results of the Philippine Bar Exam released on March 20, 2013. Get the list of bar passers of the Philippines 2012 only here in 901. VELASCO, Lady Ivy Vanity 902. VELOSO, III, Marcelino 903. VENTURA, Mary Grace 904. VENTURA, Ruby Ann 905. VENZUELA, Kristine Ann 906. VERCIDE-LUNA, Jocelyn 907. VERTULFO-ARBOLE, Jovilly Donna [...]

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