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Law on Public Corporation

Arellano University School of Law, 7:30PM-8:30PM

1. The City of Manila Council promulgated a Resolution indicating its desire to expropriate,
by virtue of the City's power of eminent domain, residential lands near the river as part of
its anti-flood campaign. Juan dela Cruz, the owner of one of the residential lands covered
by the Resolution, filed a case in court to oppose the action by the City of Manila
Council. Will Juan's action prosper? Explain.

2. The City of Marikina enacted an ordinance known as "An Ordinance prohibiting short
time admission in hotels, motels, lodging houses, pension houses and similar
establishments in the City of Marikina." The Ordinance prohibits said establishments
from renting rooms for less than 12 hours, as short time admissions are perceived to be
used for prostitution activities. The owners of the establishment filed a petition in court
questioning the Ordinance as the same unduly interferes with business and their property
rights. Rule on the case.

3. What are the requisites for a valid ordinance? Explain.

4. Then President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Executive Order No. 69 directing the
creation of an Oversight Committee that will regulate the release of the Internal Revenue
Allotment of Local Government Units (LGU). By virtue of this issuance, only LGUs that
have fully complied with the conditions set by the Oversight Committee will be entitled
to the release of their IRA share. Was the act of the President valid under the present
constitution? Explain.

5. PAGCOR decided to expand its operations by establishing casinos in the Province of
Palawan. Fearing that the gambling industry might affect the morals of the youth of
Palawan, the Provincial Council enacted an Ordinance prohibiting the operation of
casinos and any other gambling entity in said province. Was the Ordinance valid?