CIVIL LAW

2013 BAR EXAMINATIONS

COVERAGE

I.

Effect and Application of Laws (Civil Code) Include: Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)

II.

Human Relations (Arts. 19-22, Civil Code) Exclude: Independent civil actions and prejudicial questions which will be covered by the examinations in Remedial Law PERSONS

I. II.

Persons and Personality (Civil Code) Marriage (Family Code) Exclude: Muslim Code (P.D. 1083) Exclude: Duties of a Civil Registrar under Articles 12-19, 23-25 (Family Code) Exclude: A.M. No. 02-11-10-SC, Rule on Declaration of Absolute Nullity of Void Marriages and Annulment of Voidable Marriages; R.A. No. 6955, entitled “An Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

to Declare Unlawful the Practice of Matching Filipino Women for Marriage to Foreign Nationals on a Mail Order Basis and Other Similar Practices…”; R.A. No.

III.

Legal Separation (Family Code) Exclude: A.M. No. 02-11-11-SC or the Rule on Legal Separation

IV.

Rights and Obligations Between Husband and Wife (Family Code) Exclude: R.A. No. 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation Building Act; R.A. No. 8187, or the Paternity Leave Act of 1996; R.A. No. 9710 or The Magna Carta of Women.

V. VI. VII.

Property Relations of the Spouses (Family Code) The Family Paternity and Filiation (Family Code)

A. 8043) Exclude: Articles 183-188. 03-02-05-SC) 2. 8980) Exclude: R. 8552) Exclude: 1. No.” B. Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 (R. No. Rule on Guardianship of Minors (A. No. No. No. R. 234 and 236.M. No.A.A.A. 254-255. Rule on Adoption (A. 02-6-02-SC ) 2. 256) Exclude: Arts. 8972) 4.A. No. Solo Parents' Welfare Act of 2000 (R. No. Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995 (R.A.A. 6809 which lowered the age of majority) Summary Judicial Proceedings in Family Law Cases XIII. 9523.2013 Bar Examination Coverage     2 Civil Law                 VIII. entitled “An Act Requiring Certification of the Department of Social Welfare and Development to Declare a “Child Legally Available for Adoption” as a Prerequisite for Adoption Proceedings…. 03-04-04-SC) 3. No. XII. Emancipation (Arts. Support (Family Code) Parental Authority (Family Code) Exclude: 1. 356-363. 9231.M. Civil Code) Exclude: Care and Education of Children (Arts. Family Code as amended by R. Adoption A. Rules on Custody of Minors and Writ of Habeas Corpus in Relation to Custody of Minors (A. 191-193 (Family Code) IX. Funerals (Arts.M. entitled “An Act Providing for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor and Affording Stronger Protection for the Working Child…” which will be covered under Labor Law Include: Child Abuse Law (R. Civil Code)     . The Early Childhood Care and Development Act (R. 7610)  XI. 257 (Family Code) XIV. 305-310. X. Retroactivity of the Family Code (Art.A. No. No.

XI. 364-369. Use of Surnames   3 Civil Law                 Arts. III. Easements Nuisance Modes of Acquiring Ownership PRESCRIPTION I. Civil Registrar Exclude: Act No. 43. 375 and the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R. IV. VI. Art. Characteristics Classification Ownership Accession Quieting of Title to or Interest in and Removal or Prevention of Cloud over Title to or Interest in Real Property Co-ownership Possession VIII. VII. Family Code) XVII.2013 Bar Examination Coverage   XV. No. V. 41. 9048 PROPERTY I. II. III.A. Usufruct IX. II. X. Civil Code. 369-380. Civil Code (other articles repealed by Family Code) XVI. Definition No prescription applicable Prescription or limitation of actions     . Absence (Art.

V. II. IV. III. V. Extinguishment of Obligations CONTRACTS I. Essential Requisites Kinds of Contracts Formality Defective Contracts Effect of Contracts SALES I. IV. II. III. VI. III. VII. VI. II.2013 Bar Examination Coverage     4 OBLIGATIONS Civil Law                 I. Joint and Solidary Obligation IX. Definition Elements of an Obligation Different Kinds of Prestations Classification of Obligations Sources of Obligations Nature and Effect of Obligations Kinds of Civil Obligations VIII. Definition and Essential Requisites of a Contract of Sale Parties to a Contract of Sale Subject Matter Obligations of the Seller to Transfer Ownership Price Formation of Contract of Sale     . IV. V.

Breach of Contract XIV.D. Bulk Sales Law (Act No. which will be covered under Remedial Law PARTNERSHIP I. III. XVI.A. No. Civil Code). II.A. No. III. X. IV. Retail Trade and Liberalization Act. Transfer of Ownership VIII. 1058-1060. 8792). XII. 957) The Condominium Act (R. Public Land Law. XI. General Provisions Testamentary Succession Legal or Intestate Succession Provisions Common to Testate and Intestate Succession Exclude: Executors and administrators (Arts. 4726) Exclude: Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 (R. Extinguishment of the Sale The Subdivision and Condominium Buyers' Protective Decree (P. XV.2013 Bar Examination Coverage     5 Civil Law                 VII. II. Documents of Title Remedies of an Unpaid Seller Performance of Contract Warranties XIII. Risk of Loss IX. 3952) SUCCESSION I. Contract of Partnership Rights and Obligations of Partnership Rights and Obligations of Partners Among Themselves     .

Definition of Agency Powers Express vs. III. VI. III.2013 Bar Examination Coverage   IV. V. V. XI. II. Loan Deposit Guaranty and Suretyship     . II. VI. Agency by Operation of Law IX. VII. Definition Void Compromise Effect CREDIT TRANSACTIONS I. Special Agency Agency Couched in General Terms Agency Requiring Special Power of Attorney VIII. Implied Agency Agency by Estoppel General vs. IV. III. Rights and Obligations of Principal Irrevocable Agency Modes of Extinguishment COMPROMISE I. X. II.   6 Civil Law                 Obligations of Partnership/Partners to Third Persons Dissolution Limited Partnership AGENCY I.

as amended by R.2013 Bar Examination Coverage     7 Civil Law                 IV. V. IV. II. VI. IV. No. VII. 4118 VI. Concurrence and Preference of Credits LEASE I. V. Quasi-contracts IX. for inclusion in Labor Law) Contract of Labor (Exclude. for inclusion in Labor Law) VIII. Contract for Piece of Work (Exclude. for inclusion in Labor Law) LAND TITLES AND DEEDS I. III. Lease of Things Lease of Work or Services Lease of Rural and Urban Lands Rights and Obligations of Lessor and Lessee Special Rules for Lease of Rural/Urban Lands Household Service (Exclude.A. II. Torrens System Regalian Doctrine Citizenship Requirement Original Registration     . Pledge Real Mortgage   Include: Act 3135. VII. Antichresis Chattel Mortgage Include: Act 1508 VIII. III.

Subsequent Registration Non-registrable Properties Dealings with Unregistered Lands   8 Civil Law                 Exclude: 1. General Considerations Actual and Compensatory Damages     . Registration of judgments. VII. VI. IV. Special Liability in Particular Activities Strict Liability Book II--Damages I. III. orders and partitions 4. Administrative structure of the Register of Deeds 7. X. Consultas TORTS AND DAMAGES Book I--Torts I. Principles Classification of Torts The Tortfeasor Act of Omission and its Modalities Proximate Cause Legal Injury Intentional Torts VIII. Remedies sufficiently covered under Remedial Law 3. History of land laws 2. VI. Negligence IX.2013 Bar Examination Coverage   V. Registration of patents 6. Assurance fund 5. II. II. VII. V.

All Supreme Court decisions . For example. “Independent Civil Actions” mentioned in the Civil Code shall be included as a topic in Remedial Law rather than in Civil Law.2013 Bar Examination Coverage     9 Civil Law                 III. otherwise covered by the different examinable Bar Subjects. VII. and the answers to. have been omitted or are expressly excluded from the coverage of the 2013 Bar Examinations. For example. X. Listings whose subject matters run across several Bar Subjects shall be deemed to include only the subject matters specific to the given Bar Subject. IV.are examinable materials within the coverage of the 2013 Bar Examinations. rules or specific topics. Damages in Case of Death IX. 3.     . VI. and promulgated up to January 31. Graduation of Damages Miscellaneous Rules IMPORTANT NOTES: 1.pertinent to a given Bar subject and its listed topics. This listing of covered topics is not intended and should not be used by the law schools as a course outline. Note also that many special laws. Moral Damages Nominal Damages Temperate or Moderate Damages Liquidated Damages Exemplary or Corrective Damages VIII. This was drawn up for the limited purpose of ensuring that Bar candidates are guided on the coverage of the 2013 Bar Examinations. The appreciation of the fact situations in. 2013 . V. some questions in every Bar Subject may require the consideration of underlying ethical rules and values. 2. Note that there may be specific identification of the covering Bar Subject where a topic may be common to several Bar Subjects. “Impeachment” is generally a topic under Political Law but is listed also under Legal and Judicial Ethics for the ethical components of this Bar Subject.

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