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EN BANC[May 02, 1989]RE: REQUEST OF JOSE M. ALEJANDRINOGentlemen:
Quoted hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of the Court En Banc dated
Re: Request of Jose M. AlejandrinoThe Clerk of Court referred to the Court
a letter from Atty. Jose M.Alejandrino asking for certified Xerox copies of:
1. Statement of Assets and Liabilities of Chief Justice Marcelo B. Fernan filedwith you upon his assumption of office and that filed by him for 1988.
2. Statements of Assets and Liabilities of Associate Justices Andres R. Narvasa,Emilia A. Gancayco, Abdulwahid A. Bidin, Isagani A. Cruz, Abraham Sarmiento,Irene R. Cortes, Carolina C. Griño-Aquino, Leo Medialdea and Florenz D.Regalado filed respectively by them upon assumption of office and those filed bythem for 1988.
upon payment of a reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction and mailing.Not lost upon the Court, in considering the request, is the significance of certainfacts bearing an indubitable relevance thereto and to what is plainly discernibleas the motive behind its making:1. Atty. Alejandrino was the private respondent in G.R. No. 70766,
AmericanExpress International Co., Inc. vs. Intermediate Appellate Court, et al.,
where in a recent
decision, the Court reduced fromP2,400,000.00 to P100,000.00 the damages awarded him by the Court ofFirst Instance of Rizal, Pasay City Branch, (and affirmed by theIntermediate Appellate Court) in an action for breach of contract; saiddecision the Court thereafter declined to reconsider and has since becomefinal and executory;2. Atty. Alejandrino
s motion of December 1, 1988 for reconsideration of saiddecision states, inter alia, that the Court
show(ed) patent partialitytowards petitioner
in giving due course to the petition, and that
thereduction * * of the damage awards of the two lower courts would be