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LEGAL ETHICS JURISPRUDENCE FROM APRIL 2013-MARCH

2014
APRIL 2013
1. Efigenia M. Tenoso vs. Atty.
Anselmo S. Echanez. A.C. No.
8384.

1. April 11, 2013

2. Civil Service Commission vs.


Merle Ramoneda-Pita. A.M. No.
P-08-2531.

2. April 11, 2013

3. Judge Renato A. Fuentes, RTC,


Br. 17, Davao City vs. Atty.
Rogelio F. Fabro, etc., et al. A.M.
No. P-10-2791.
4. Office of the Court
Administrator vs. Judge
Anatalio S. Necessario, et
al. A.M. No. MTJ-07-1691.

3. April 17, 2013

5. Sonia C. Decena and Rey C.


Decena vs. Judge Nilo A.
Malanyaon, RTC, Br. 32, Pili,
Camarines Sur. A.M. RTJ-102217.

5. April 8, 2013

6. Office of the Court


Administrator vs. Develyn
Gesultura. A.M. No. P-04-1785.

6. April 2, 2013

4. April 2, 2013

MAY 2013
NO SC DECISIONS

JUNE 2013
1. Rex Polinar Dagohoy v. Atty.

Artemio V. San Juan. A.C. No.


7944,

1. June 3, 2013

2. Civil Service Commission v.

2. June18, 2013

Ismael A. Hadji Ali, et al., A.M.


No. SCC-08-11-P,
3. Rodolfo C. Sabidong v.

3. June 25, 2013

Nicolasito S. Solas. A.M. No. P01-1448,

JULY 2013
1. Josefina Caranza Vda de

1. July 8, 2013

Saldivar v. Atty. Ramon SG


Cabanes, Jr., A.C. No. 7749,
2.

Ferdinand A. Samson v. Atty.


Edgardo O. Era, A.C. No. 6664,

3. Jaime Joven and Reynaldo C.

2. July 16, 2013


3. July 31, 2013

Rasing v. Atty. Pablo R. Cruz


and Frankie O. Magsalin III, A.C.
No. 7686,
4. Sonic Steel Industries, Inc. v.

4. July 17, 2013

Atty. Nonnatus P. Chua, A.C. No.


6942,
5. Concerned Citizen V. Nonita v.

5. July 16, 2013

Catena, Court Stenographer III,


RTC, Br. 50, Puerto Princesa,
Palawan, A.M. OCA IPI No. 021321-P,
6. Office of the Court

6. July 9, 2013

Administrator v. Noel R. Ong,


Deputy Sheriff, Br. 49, et
al., A.M. No. P-09-2690,
7. Development Bank of the

7. July 31, 2013

Philippines, etc. Vs. Damvin V.


Famero, Sheriff IV, RTC, Br. 43,
Roxas, Oriental Mindoro, A.M.
No. P-0-2789,
8. Re: Failure of Former Judge

Antonio A. Carbonell to Decide


Cases Submitted for Decision

8. July 9, 2013

and Resolve Pending Motions in


the RTC, Branch 27, San
Fernando, La Union, A.M. No.
08-5-305-RTC,

AUGUST 2013
NONE

SEPTEMBER 2013
1. Czarina T. Malvar v. Kraft Foods

1. September 9, 2013

Phils., Inc., et al., G.R. No.


183952,
2. Joseph L. Orola, et al. v. Atty.

2. September 11, 2013

Joseph Ador Ramos, A.C. No.


9860,
3. Julian Penilla v. Atty. Quintin P.

3. September 4, 2013

Alcid, Jr., A.C. No. 9149,


4. In Re: Petition to Sign in the

4. September 24, 2013

Roll of Attorneys, B.M. No.


2540,
5. Office of the Court

5. September 10, 2013

Administrator v. Donabel M.
Savadera, et al., A.M. No. P-041903,
6. Danilo E. Lubaton v. Judge Mary

6. September 2, 2013

Josephine P. Lazaro, Regional


Trial Court, Br. 74, Antipolo,
Rizal,A.M. RTJ-12-2320,
7. Re: Cases Submitted for

Decision before Hon. Teofilo D.


Baluma, Former Judge, Branch
1, Regional Trial Court,
Tagbilaran City, Bohol, A.M. No.

7. September 2, 2013

RTJ-13-2355,
8. Office of the Court

8. September 11, 2013

Administrator v. Hon. Santiago


E. Soriano, A.M. No. MTJ-071683,

OCTOBER 2013
1. Jocelyn De Leon v. Atty. Tyrone
Pedrena, A.C. No. 9401,

1. October 22, 2013

2. Atty. Oscar L. Embido, etc. v. Atty.


Salvador N. Pe, Jr., etc., A.M. No.
6732, October 22, 2013.

2. October 22, 2013

3. Mary Ann T. Mattus v. Albert T.


Villaseca, A.C. No. 7922,

3. October 1, 2013

4. Maria Cristina Zabaljauregui


4. October 8, 2013
Pitcher v. Atty. Rustico B. Gagate, A.C.
No. 9532,
5. Ma. Jennifer Tria-Samonte v.
Epifania Fanny Obias, A.C. No.
4945,

5. October 8, 2013

6. Joefil Baguio v. Maria Fe Arnejo,


Stenographer III, Regional Trial Court,
Branch 24, Cebu City, A.M. No. P-133155,

6. October 21, 2013

7. Re: Request for


guidance/clarification on Section 7,
Rule III of Republic Act No. 10154
Requiring Retiring Government
Employees to Secure a Clearance of
Pendency/Non-Pendency of Case/s
from the Civil Service
Commission, A.M. No. 13-09-08-SC,

7. October 1, 2013

8. Atty. Vladimir Alarique T. Cabigao


v. Naeptali Angelo V. Nery, Sheriff III,
Branch 30, Metropolitan Trial Court,
Manila, A.M. No. P13-3153,

8. October 14, 2013

9. Atty. Jerome Norman L. Tacorda for: 9. October 23, 2013

Odel L. Gedraga v. Judge Reynaldo B.


Clemens, presiding Judge, Regional
Trial Court, Br. 31, Calbayog City,
Western Samar, A.M. No. RTJ-132359,
Jesus D. Carbajosa v. Judge Hannibal
R. Patricio, Presiding Judge, Municipal
Circuit Trial Court, President Roxas,
Capiz, A.M. No. MTJ-13-1834,

9. October 2, 2013

10. Atty. Jessie Tuldague and Atty.


Alfredo Baldajo, Jr. v. Judge Moises
Pardo and Jaime Calpatura, etc. / Atty.
Jessie Tuldague and Atty. Alfredo
Baldajo, Jr. v. Jaime Calpatura, etc. /
Re: Report on the Judicial Audit and
Investigation Conducted in the RTC,
Cabarroguis, Quirino, A.M. No. RTJ-051962/ A.M. OCA IPI No. 05-2243-P/
A.M. No. 05-10-661-RTC

10.

October 25, 2013

11. Report on the financial audit


conducted in the MTCC, Tagum City,
Davao del Norte / Office of the Court
Administrator v. Judge Ismael L.
Salubre, et al.,A.M. OCA IPI No. 093138-P/A.M. No. MTJ-05-1618,

11.

October 22, 2013

12. Ma. Regina S. Peralta v. Judge


George E. Omelio / Romualdo G.
Mendoza v. Judge George E. Omelio /
Atty. Asteria E. Cruzabra v. Judge
George E. Omelio, A.M. No. RTJ-112259/A.M. No. RTJ-11-2264/A.M. No.
RTJ-11-2273,

12.

October 22, 2013

NOVEMBER 2013
1. Azucena Segovia-Ribaya v. Atty.
Bartolome C. Lawsin, A.C. No. 7965,

1. November 13, 2013

2. Sps. David Williams and Marissa


Williams v. Atty. Rudy T.

2. November 27, 2013

Enriquez, A.C. No. 7329,


3. Aurora H. Cabauatan v. Atty.
Freddie A. Venida, A.C. No. 10043,

3. November 20, 2013

4. Sps. George A. Warriner and


Aurora R. Warriner v. Atty. Reni M.
Dublin, A.C. No. 5239,

4. November 18, 2013

5. Mariano Agadan, et al. v. Atty.


Richard Baltazar Kilaan, A.C. No.
9385,

5. November 11, 2013

6. Hon. Maribeth Rodriguez-Manahan,


Presiding Judge, Municipal Trial Court,
San Mateo, Rizal v. Atty. Rodolfo
Flores, A.C. No. 8954,

6. November 13, 2013

7. Heirs of Celestino Teves,


represented by Paul John Teves Abad,
Elsa C. Aquino and Filimon E. Fernan
v. Augusto Felicidario, A.M. No. P-123089,

7. November 13, 2013

8. Eleanor P. Olivan v. Arnel A. Rubio,


etc., A.M. No. P-13-3063,

8. November 26, 2013

9. Executive Judge Henedino P.


Eduarte, RTC, Br. 20, Cauayan,
Isabela v. Elizabeth T. Ibay, Clerk II,
MTCC, Cauayan, Isabela, A.C. No. P12-3100,

9. November 12, 2013

10. Re: Unauthorized Travel Abroad of 10. November 11, 2013


Judge Cleto R. Villacorta III, Regional
Trial Court, Branch 6, Baguio
City, A.M. No. 11-9-167-RTC,
11. Mamasaw Sultan Ali v. Judge
Baguinda-Ali Pacalna, et al., A.M. No.
MTJ-03-1505,

11. November 27, 2013

12. Re: Application for Survivorship


Pension Benefits Under Republic Act
9946 of Mrs. Pacita A. Gruba,
Surviving Spouse of the Late Manuel
K. Gruba, Former CTA Associate

12. November 19, 2013

Judge, A.M. No. 14155-Ret.

DECEMBER 2013
1. Nestor V. Felipe, et al. v. Atty.
Ciriaco A. Macapagal, A.C. No.
4549,.People of the Philippines
v. The Hon. Juanito C.
Castaneda, Jr., et al.,
2. Felipe C. Dagala v. Atty. Jose C.
Quesada, Jr. and Atty. Amado
T. Adquilen,A.C. No. 5044
3. Victoria C. Heenan v. Atty.
ErlindaEspejo, A.C. No. 10050
4. Narciso G. Dulalia v. Judge
Afable E. Cajigal, RTC, Br. 96,
Quezon City, A.M. No. OCA IPI
No. 10-3492-RTJ,
5. Re: Letters of Lucena B. Rallos,
for alleged
acts/incidents/occurences
relative to the resolutions(s)
issued in CA-G.R. SP No.
06676 by Court of Appeals
Executive Justice
PampioAbarintos and
Associate Justices Ramol Paul
Hernando and Victoria Isabel
Paredes/Re: Complaint filed by
Lucena B. Rallos against
Justices Gabriel T. Ingles,
Pamela Ann Maxino, and
Carmelita S. Manahan, IPI No.
12-203-CA-J/A.M. No. 12-9-08CA,
6. Re: Verified Complaint of
Tomas S. Merdegia against
Hon. Vicente S.E. Veloso,
etc./Re: Resolution dated
October 8, 2013 in OCA IPI No.
12-205-CA-J against Atty.
HomobonoAdaza II, IPI No. 12205-CA-J/A.C. No. 10300
7. Atty. Baez, Jr. violated Canon
16.04 of the Code of

1. December 2, 2013

2. December 2, 2013.
3. December 3, 2013
4. December 4, 2013

5. December 10, 2013

6. December 10, 2013

7. December 11, 2013

Professional Responsibility.
ConchitaBaltazar,et al. v. Atty.
Juan B. Baez, Jr., A.C. No.
9091
8. ConchitaBaltazar, Rolando San
Pedro, Alicia et al vs. Atty. Juan
B. Banez Jr.A.C. No. 9091,
9. People of the Philippines v.
The Hon. Juanito C. Castaneda,
Jr., et al.,G.R. No. 208290
10.
ElpidioSy, President,
Systems Realty Development
Corporation v. Edgar Esponilla,
Legal Researcher and Officerin-Charge, et al., A.M. No. P06-2261

8. December 11, 2013


9. December 11, 2013
10.

December 11, 2013

JANUARY 2014
1. Rose Bunagan-Bansig v. Atty.
Rogelio Juan A. Celera, A.C.
No. 5581,
2. The Conjugal Partnership of
the Spouses Vicente Cadavedo
and Benita Arcoy-Cadavedo
(both deceased), substituted
by their Heirs, namely:
Herminia, Pastora, Heirs of
Fructiosa, Heirs of Raquel,
Evangeline, Vicente, Jr., and
Armand, all surnamed
Cadavedo, G.R. No. 173188.
3. Edgardo Areola v. Atty. Maria
Vilma Mendoza, A.C. No.
10135
4. Atty. Virgillo P. Alconera v.
Alfredo T. Pallanan, A.M. No. P12-3069,
5. Office of the Court
Administrator v. Atty. Mona
Lisa A. Buencamino, etc., et
al./Re: Report on the financial
audit conducted in the
Metropolitan Trial Court etc.,
A.M. No. P-05-2051/A.M. No.

1. January 14, 2014


2. January 15, 2014.

3. January 15, 2014


4. January 20, 2014
5. January 21, 2014

05-4-118-MeTC.
6. Atty. Rhea R. Alcantara-Aquino
v. Mylene H. Dela Cruz, etc.,
A.M. No. P-13-3141.
7. Natividad P. Navarro and Hilda
S. Presbitero v. Atty. Ivan M.
Solidum, Jr., A.C. No. 9872

6. January 21, 2014


7. January 28, 2014

FEBRUARY 2014
1. C. Talisic v. Atty. Primo R.

1. February 12, 2014

Rinen, A.C. No. 8761,


2. Carlito Ang v. Atty. James

2. February 5, 2014

Joseph Gupana, A.C. No. 4545.


3. Executive Judge Ma. Ofelia S.
Contreras-Soriano v. Clerk III
Liza D. Salamanca,
Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch
55, Malabon City, A.M. No. P13-3119.

3. February 10, 2014

4. Angelito R. Marquez, et al. v.


Judge Venancio M. Ovejera,
etc., et al., A.M. No. P-11-2903,.

4. February 10, 2014

5. Veronica F. Galindez v. Zosima


Susbilla-De Vera, A.M. No. P-133126,

5. February 4, 2014

6. Anacleto O. Villahermosa, Sr.,


et al. v. Victor Sacia, Executive
Assistant IV and Efren R.
Rivamonte, etc., A.M. No. CA14-28-P,

6. February 11, 2014

7. Rex M. Tupal v. Judge Remegio


V. Rojo, etc., A.M. No. MTJ-141842.

6. February 24, 2014

MARCH 2014
1. Nestor Figueras and Bienvenido
Victoria, Jr. v. Atty. Diosdado B.
Jimenez,A.C. No. 9116,

1. March 12, 2014

2. Stephan Brunet and Virginia


Romanillo Brunet v. Atty. Ronald
L. Guaren,A.C. No. 10164,

2. March 10, 2014

3. Ermelinda Lad Vda. De


Dominguez, represented by her
Attorney-in-Fact, Vicente A.
Pichon v. Atty. Arnulfo M.
Agleron Sr.,A.C. No. 5359,

3. March 10, 2014

4. Licerio Dizon v. Atty. Marcelino


Cabucana, Jr.,A.C. No. 10185,
March 12, 2014.

4. March 12, 2014

5. Office of the Court


Administrator v. Judge Edwin C.
Larida, Jr., RTC, Branch 18,
Tagaytay City,A.M. No. RTJ-082151,

. 5. March 11, 2014

6. Ma. Liza M. Jorda, City


Prosecutors Office, Tacloban
City v. Judge Crisologo S. Bitas,
RTC, Branch 7, Tacloban City;
Prosecutor Leo C. Tabao v.
Judge Crisologo S. Bitas, RTC,
Branch 7, Tacloban City,A.M.
No. RTJ-14-2376/A.M. No. RTJ14-2377.

6. March 5, 2014