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UiViL LAW

PART I - GENERAL PRINCIPLES

t. Effect and Application of Laws (Givil Code) .

lnclude: Conflict of Laws (Private lntemational Law)


:

lt. Human REFations (Arts. 19-22, Givil Code)

Exelude: lndependent civil actions and prejudicial questions


which will be covered by the examinations in Remedial Law

PART il - PERSONS ANp FAMTLY RELATTONS

t. Percons and Personality {Civil Code)

lt. Marriage (Family Gode)

Exclude:
1. Muslim Code (P.D. 10S3)
2- Duties of a Civil Registrar under Articles 12-19, 2+25
(Family Code)
3. A-M. No. 02-11-10-SC, Rule on Declaration of Absolute
Nullity of Void Marriages and Annulment of Voidabie
Maniages; R.A. No. 6955, entitled "An Act to Declare
lJntawfut the Practice af Matching Fitipino Women for
Maniage to Foreign Nalrona/s on a Mail Order Basrs and
Other Similar Practice;s xxt''. R.A. No. 9208 or the Anti-
Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

lll. Legal Separation (Family Code)

Exclude: A.M- No. 02-11-11-SC, or the Rule on Legal


Separation

lV- Rights and Obligations Between Husband and llYife (Family


CoOel

Exclude: R.A. No. 7192 or the Women in Deveiopment and


Nation Building Act; R.A. No.8187, or the Paternity Leave Act of
1996; R.A. No. 9710, orThe Magna Carta of Women
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V. Property Relations of the Spouses (Family Gode)

Exclude: summary Judicial Froceedings in Family Law cases

Vl. The Family (Famity Code

2. The family home

VIl. Paternity and Fitiation (Family Code)

Exclude: A.M. No. 06-11-5-SC or Rule on DNA Evidence

Vlll. Adoption
A. Domestic Adoption Act ot 1998 (R.A No. 8552)
1. Who can adopt
2. Who can be adopted
3- Rights of an adopted chitd (include Art. 1gg-190, Family
Code)
4. lnstances when adoption may be rescinded
5. Effects of rescission
Exclude:
1. Rule on Adoption (A.M. No. 02€-02-SC)
2. R.,A. No. 9523, entifled "An Aci Requiring Certification of
' the Department of Social Wetfare and bevelopment to
Declare a 'Child Legal Available for Adoption as a
Prerequisite for Adoption proeedings xxx."

B. llter-Country Adoption Act of 1995 (R.A. No. 8043)


1. When allowed
2. Who can adopt
3. Who can be adopted
c. Distinction between domestic adoption and inter-country
adoption

Exclude: Articles 183-188, 191-193 (Farnily Code)

lX. Support (Family Code)

X. Parental Authority (Farnily Gode)


'\
Include: Child Abuse Law (R.A. No. 7610), specifically Sec. 10
(c).

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Exclude:
1. Rule on.G^uardianship of Minors (A-M. No. 03{2{+SC)
2- Rules on custodyof Minors and writ of Habeas corpusin
Relation to Custody of Minors (AM. o. 03-0+0a_SCi

4. The Egrty Childhood Care and development Acf (R.A


No.8980)
5. R.A.' No. gZZ1,, entitted uAn Act providing for the
Elimination of the worst Forrns of child Labor and
Affording stronger protection for the working child ,*<,"
which will be covered under Labor Law

x- Emancipation (Arb. 234 and 236, Family code, as amended


by R.A. No; 6809 which lowered the age of majonty)

Xlt, Retroactivity of the Family Gode (Art. 256)

Exclude: Arts. 2S4- ZSS, ZSU Family Code)

Xlll. Funerals (Arts. B0S-310, Civit Code)

Exclude: care and Education of children (Arts. 35G363, civil


Code)

XlV. Use of Surnames

Arts. 364-380, civil code (other articles not repeated by Family


Code)

lnclude: R.A. No. g2s5 (An Act Allowing lllegitimate children to


Use the Sumanre of Their Fathe$

)O1. Absence '


.

1. Art. 41, Family Code


2. Art. 381-389, Civil Code
3. Art. 39Q-392, Civil Gode {presumption of Death)

PART III- PROPERTY

t. Gharacteristics

ll. Glassification

l[. Ownership

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lV. Accession

v- Quieting of ritle to or lnterest in and Removal or


Prevention of Gloud over Tifle or lnterest in Reat property

Vl. Go-ownership

Vll. Possession

Vlll. Usufruct
lX. Easements

X. Nuisance

Xl. Itiodes of Acquiring Orunership

Xll. Donations

Prescription

l- Definition

Il. Acquisitive and Extinctive prescription

lll- lnstances rrhen prescription


r - ---r-- is not allowed
lV. Preseription or limitation of actions

PARf U- OELtGf,TtONS At'tD CONTRACTS


Obligations

l. Definition, Elements

ll. Sources of Obligation

lll. Nature and Effects of Obligations

lV. Kinds of Obligations


1. Pure and Conditional
2. Obligations with a Period
3. Alteinative Obligations
4. Joint and SolidJry Obligations
5. Divisible and lndivisible Obligations
6. Obligations with a Penal Clause

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Civil Law

V. Extinguishment of Obligations
1. Payment or perfornarice
2. Los-s of the Thing Due
3. Condonation or remissbn of debt
4. Confusion or merger of rights of creditor anQ debtor
5. Compensation
6. Novation
Contracts

l. Essential Requisites

Il- Kinds of Contracts

lll. Objects, Cause and Form of Contracts

lV. Reformation of lnstruments

V. lnterpretation of Contracb

Vl. RescissibteContracts
Vll. VoidableContracts

Vlll. Unenforceable Contracts

lX. Void and lnexistent Contracb

Natural Obligations

Estoppel

PART V - SALES
t. Nature and Form of Contract

lt- Capacity to Buy or Sell

ilt. Effects of the contract when the Thing sold has been lost

tv. Obligations of the Vendor

v. Obligations of the Vendee

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Vl. Breach of Contraet

lnclude:
1. Recto Law: sate of movabtes on installrnent (Articles
148+1486, Civil Code)
2. Maceda Law: sale of immovable on instaltrnent (RA 6552)

Vll. Extinguishment of Sale

Vltl- Assignment of Gredits

PART VI . LEASE
General Provisions
1. Lease of Things
2. Lease of Work and Services
lt. Lease of Rural and Urban Lands

m- Rights and Obligations of Lessor and Lessee

tv. Spcial Rules for Lease of RuraUUrban Lands

Exclude: Household Servire, Contract of Labor, Contract for


Piece of Work (for inclusion in Labor Law)

PART VII. PARTNERSHIP


l. Contract of Partnership

ll. Rights and Obligations of Partnership

Ill. Rights and Obligations of Partners Among Themselves

lV. Obligations of Partnershipl Partners to Third persons

V. Dissolution and Winding Up

Vl. Limited Partnership

PAR.T VIII : AGENCY


Definition

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ll. Nature, Form and Kinds of Agency

lll. Obligations of the Agent

lV. OblQations of the principal

Y. Uodes of Extinguishment

PART IX - TRUST
t. Definition

lt Kinds of Trust
1. Expregs Trust
2. lmplied Trust

PART.X - CREDTT TRANSAGTIOIE


l. Loan

ll. Deposit

lll. Guarantyl and Suretyrship

lV. Pledge, lllortgage and Antichresis, Ghattet Mortgage


{include Act 1508}
Y. Quasi4ontracts
vt , Concurrence and Preference of Credits
lnclude: section 133 of Repubtic Act No- 10142 (An Act
Providing for the Rehabilitatio, or Liquidation of Financialty
Distressed Enterprises and lndividuals)

PART Xt _ SuccEssloN
,: General Provisions

il. Testamentary SuccessionlWills

ilt. Legal or lntestate Succession

tv. Provieions Gommon to Testate and lntestate Succession

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Givil Law

Exclude: Executors and administrators (Articles 105&1060,


CivilCode), which will be covered under Remedialtaw

PART XIF- LAND TTTLES ANp pEEpS

t- Torrens System {General Principles}

lr. Original Registration

l[. Subsequent Registration

1. Voluntary dealings
2. lnvoluntary dealings
B. Non-registrable Properties

C. Dealings with Unregistered Lands

Exclude-
1. History of land laws
2. Remedies suffieiantly covered'under Rernedial Law
3. Registration of Judgments, orders and partitions
4. Assurange fund
5. Registration of patents
6. Administrative structure of the Register of Deeds
7. Gonsultas
PART Xm - TORTS AHp pAqilAGES

Book I - Torts/Quasi-Delicts
Articles 2176-2194 (Civil Code)

t. Definition, Elements

il. Glassification of Torts


1. Negiigent Torts
2. lntentionalTorts
3. Strict Liability

lll. The Tortfeasor


1. Dir.ect tortfeasor
2. Persons made responsible for others
3. Nature of liability

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Civil Law
lV. The Goncepls and [loctrines of Res lpsa Loquitur, Last
Glear Chance, Proximate Gause, Damnum.Absgue lnjuria,
Pres umption of Negl lgence, Vica rious L iabil ity

V. Legal lnjury

Book ll- Damages


Articles 21 952235 (Civil, Code)

l- General Provisions

Il. Actual and Compensatory Damages

lll. trlloral Damages

lV. Nominal Damages

v. Temperate or Moderate Damages

vl. Liquidated Damages

' Vll. Exemplary or Corrective Damages

Vlll. Damages in Gase of Death

iupoRr+NT. NorEs:

The listing of covered topics is not intended anO snould not be


use-d by law schools as a coprse outline, and that this listing has
been drawn up for the limited purpose of ensuring that the Bar
candidates are guided on the coverage of the 2017 Bar
Examinations.

All laws, rules, issuances and jurisprud'ence pertlnent to e.rery 4


subject and its listed topics as of June 30, 2016 are examinable
materials within the coverage of the 2A17 Bar Exarninations.

Principles of law are not covered by the cut-off period stated


herein.

COMMITTEE FORTHE 2O{7 BAR EXAMINATIONS

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