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Constitutional Law Review


Liceo de Cagayan University

A. THE PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION

1. Manila Prince Hotel v. Government Service Insurance System, 267 SCRA


408 (1997)
2. Santiago v. Commission on Elections, 270 SCRA 106 (1997)
3. Lambino v. Commission on Elections, 505 SCRA 160 (2006)

B. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

B.1 National Territory and the Archipelagic Doctrine


1. Magallona v.Ermita, 655 SCRA 476 (2011)

B.2 State Immunity


1. University of the Philippines v. Dizon, 679 SCRA 54 (2012)
2. Arigo v. Swift, 735 SCRA 102 (2014)

B.3 General Principles and State Policies


1. Ang Ladlad LGBT Party v. Commission on Elections, 618 SCRA 32 (2010)
2. Imbong v. Ochoa, 721 SCRA 146 (2014)
3. Garcia v. Drilon, 699 SCRA 352 (2013)
4. Republic v. Albios, 707 SCRA 584 (2013)
5. International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, Inc. v.
Greenpeace Southeast Asia (Philippines), -SCRA- (G.R. No.
209271, 8 December 2015)

B.4 Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances


1. Belgica v. Ochoa, Jr., 710 SCRA 1 (2013)
2. Mendoza v. People, 659 SCRA 681 (2011)
3. Mamiscal v. Abdullah, 761 SCRA 39 (2015)

B.5 Delegation of Powers


1. Sema v. Commission on Elections, 558 SCRA 700 (2008)
2. NPC Drivers and Mechanics Association (NPC DAMA) v. National
Power Corporation, 503 SCRA 138 (2006)

C. LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT

C.1 Membership, Election, and Qualifications


1. Aquino III v. Commission on Elections, 617 SCRA 623 (2010)
2. Aldaba v. Commission on Elections, 611 SCRA 137 (2010)
3. Navarro v. Ermita, 612 SCRA 131 (2010)
4. Naval v. Commission on Elections, 729 SCRA 299 (2014)
5. Bagabuyo v. Commission on Elections, 573 SCRA 290 (2008)
6. Reyes v. Commission on Elections, 699 SCRA 522 (2013) and 708 SCRA 197
(2013)
7. Velasco v. Belmonte, Jr., -SCRA- (G.R. No. 211140, 12 January 2016)
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8. Ty-Delgado v. House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, - SCRA – (G.R.


No. 219603, 26 January 2016)
9. Barangay Association for National Advancement and Transparency
(BANAT) v. Comelec, 586 SCRA 210 (2009) and 592 SCRA 294 (2009)
10. AtongPaglaum, Inc. v. Comelec, 694 SCRA 477 (2013)
11. Coalition of Associations of Senior Citizens in the Philippines, Inc. [Senior Citizens Party-List] v.
Comelec, 701 SCRA 786 (2013)
12. Lico v. Comelec, - SCRA –(G.R. No. 205505, September 29, 2015)
13. AbangLingkod v. Comelec, 708 SCRA 133 (2013)
14. Abayon v. House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, 612 SCRA 375
(2010)

C.2 Legislative Privileges, Inhibitions and Disqualifications

1. Liban v. Gordon, 593 SCRA 68 (2009) and 639 SCRA 709 (2011)

C.3 Discipline of Members

1. Pobre v. Defensor-Santiago, 597 SCRA 1 (2009)

C.4 Legislative Function

1. Neri v. Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and


Investigations, 549 SCRA 77 (2008) and 564 SCRA 152 (2008)
2. Belgica v. Ochoa, Jr., 710 SCRA 1 (2013)
3. Araullo v. Aquino III, 728 SCRA 1 (2014) and 749 SCRA 284

D. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

D.1 Election, Immunity, Privileges, Inhibitions and Disqualifications

1. Poe-Llamanzares v. Comelec, - SCRA – (G.R. Nos. 221697, etc., 8 March 2016, and, 5 April 2016)
2. Pormento v. Estrada, 629 SCRA 530 (2010)
3. Macalintal v. Presidential Electoral Tribunal, 635 SCRA 783 (2010) 7 NL 651 SCRA
239 (2011)

D.2 Powers and Functions

1. Funa v. Ermita, 612 SCRA 308 (2010)


2. Funa v. Agra, 691 SCRA 196 (2013)
3. De Castro v. Judicial and Bar Council, 615 SCRA 666 (2010) [Read also Separate
Opinion of Justice Brion] and 618 SCRA 639 (2010)
4. Velicaria-Garafil v. Office of the President, - SCRA – (G.R. No. 203372, 16 June 2015)
5. Resident Marine Mammals of the Protected Seascape Tañon Strait v. Reyes, 756 SCRA
513 (2015)
6. Almario v. Executive Secretary, 701 SCRA 269 (2013)
7. Monsanto v. Factoran, Jr., 170 SCRA 190 (1989)
8. Risos-Vidal v. Comelec, 747 SCRA 210 (2015)
9. Kulayan v. Tan, 675 SCRA 482 (2012)
10. Ampatuan v. Puno, 651 SCRA 228 (2011)
11. Fortun v. Macapagal-Arroyo, 668 SCRA 504 (2012)
12. Vinuya v. Romulo, 619 SCRA 533 (2010) and 732 SCRA 595-622 (2014)
13. Saguisag v. Ochoa, Jr., - SCRA – (G.R. Nos. 212426 and 212444, 12 January 2016)

E. JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

1. Re: COA Opinion on the Computation of the Appraised Value of the Properties
Purchased by the Retired Chief/Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, 678 SCRA 1
(2012)
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2. Re: Request for Guidance/Clarification on Section 7, Rule 111 of Republic Act No.
10154 Requiring Retiring Government Employees to Secure a Clearance of Pendency/Non-Pendency
ofCasels from the Civil Service Commission, 706 SCRA 502 (2013)

3. In The Matter of Save the Supreme Court Judicial Independence and Fiscal Autonomy
Movement v. Abolition of Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) And Reduction ofFiscal
Autonomy, 746 SCRA 352 (2015)

4. Chavez v. Judicial and Bar Council, 676 SCRA 579 (2012) and 696 SCRA
496 (2013)

5. Jardeleza v. Sereno, 733 SCRA 279 (2014) and Resolution (G.R. No. 213181, 21 January 2015)

6. Villanueva v. Judicial and Bar Council, 755 SCRA 182 (2015)

7. Re: Petition for Recognition of the Exemption of the Government Service Insurance System from
Payment of Legal Fees, 612 SCRA 193 (2010)

F. CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSIONS

1. Funa v. Villar, 670 SCRA 579 (2012)


2. Funa v. Duque III, 742 SCRA 166 (2014)
3. DelaLlana v. Chairman, Commission on Audit, 665 SCRA 176 (2012)

G. BILL OF RIGHTS

G.1 Fundamental Powers of the State and the Bill of Rights


1. Carlos Superdrug Corp. v. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),
526 SCRA 130 (2007)
2. Fernando v. St. Scholastica’s College, 693 SCRA 141 (2013)
3. Aquino v. Municipality of Malay, Aklan, 737 SCRA 145 (2014)
4. Ferrer, Jr. v. Bautista, 760 SCRA 652 (2015)
5. Philippine Health Care Providers, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 600 SCRA
413 (2009)
6. National Power Corporation v. City of Cabanatuan, 737 SCRA 305 (2014)
7. People v. Marti, 193 SCRA 57 (1991)

G.2 Due Process


1. Agabon v. National Labor Relations Commission, 442 SCRA 573 (2004)
2. Southern Hemisphere Engagement Network, Inc. v. Anti-Terrorism Council, 632
SCRA 146 (2010)

G.3 Equal Protection


1. Garcia v. Drilon, 699 SCRA 352 (2013)
2. Serrano v. Gallant Maritime Services, Inc., 582 SCRA 254 (2009)
3. Sameer Overseas Placement Agency, Inc. v. Cabiles, 732 SCRA 22 (2014)

G.4 Searches and Seizures


1. AAA v. Carbonell, 524 SCRA 496 (2007)
2. Laud v. People, 741 SCRA 239 (2014)
3. Social Justice Society v. Dangerous Drugs Board, 570 SCRA 410 (2008)
4. Dela Cruz v. People, 730 SCRA 655 (2014)
5. Pollo v. Constantino-David, 659 SCRA 198 (2011)
6. Lucas v. Lucas, 650 SCRA 667 (2011)

G.5 Privacy of Communications and Correspondence and Writ of Habeas Data


1. Salcedo-Ortañez v. Court of Appeals, 235 SCRA 111 (1994)
2. Zulueta v. Court of Appeals, 253 SCRA 699 (1996)
3. Ople v. Torres, 293 SCRA 141 (1998)
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4. Kilusang Mayo Uno v. Director-General, National Economic Development


Authority, 487 SCRA 623 (2006)
5. Vivares v. St. Theresa’s College, 737 SCRA 92 (2014)
6. Lee v. Ilagan, 738 SCRA 59 (2014)

G.6 Freedom of Expression

1. Chavez v. Gonzalez, 545 SCRA 441 (2008)


2. Disini, Jr. v. Secretary of Justice, 716 SCRA 2014 and 723 SCRA 109 (2014)
3. Osmeña v. Comelec, 288 SCRA 447 (1998)
4. Social Weather Stations, Incorporated v. Comelec, 357 SCRA 496 (2001)
5. GMA Network, Inc. v. Comelec, 734 SCRA 88 (2014)
6. Diocese of Bacolod v. Comelec, 747 SCRA 1 (2015)
7. 1-United Transport Koalisyon (1-Utak) v. Comelec, 755 SCRA 441 (2015)
8. Social Weather Stations, Inc. v. Comelec, 755 SCRA 124 (2015)
9. Southern Hemisphere Engagement Network, Inc. v. Anti-Terrorism Council,
632 SCRA 146 (2010)
10. Pharmaceutical and Health Care Association of the Philippines v. Duque III,
535 SCRA 265 (2007) [Read Separate Opinion of C.J. Puno]
11. Bayan v. Ermita, 488 SCRA 226 (2006)

12. Integrated Bar of the Philippines v. Atienza, Jr., 613 SCRA 518 (2010)
13. Re: Letter of the UP Law Faculty Entitled “Restoring Integrity: A Statement by the
Faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law on the Allegations of
Plagiarism and Misrepresentation in the Supreme Court.” 644 SCRA 543 (2011)

G.7 Freedom of Religion


1. Ang Ladlad LGBT Party v. Comelec, 618 SCRA 32 (2010)

G.8 Liberty of Abode and Freedom of Movement


1. Office of Administrative Services-Office of the Court Administrator v. Macarine, 677
SCRA 1 (2012)
2. Marcos v. Manglapus, 177 SCRA 668 (1989)

G.9 Right to Information


1. Chavez v.Presidential Commission on Good Government, 299 SCRA 744 (1998)
2. Re: Request for Copy of 2008 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth [SALN]
and Personal Data Sheet or Curriculum Vitae of the Justice of the Supreme Court and
Officers and Employees of the Judiciary, 672 SCRA 27 (2012)

G.10 Right of Association


1. In Re: Atty. Marcial A. Edillon, 84 SCRA 556 (1978)

G.11 Eminent Domain


1. Hacienda Luisita, Inc. v. Presidential Agrarian Reform Council, 670 SCRA 392 (2012)
2. Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways v. Tecson, 700
SCRA 243 (2013) and Resolution dated 21 April 2015, - SCRA – (G.R. No. 179334, 21
April 2015)
3. Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority v. Lozada, Sr., 613 SCRA 618 (2010)
4. Republic v. Heirs of Saturnino Q. Borbon, 745 SCRA 40 (2015)
5. National Power Corporation v. Heirs of Macabangkit Sangkay, 656 SCRA 60 (2011)

G.12 Rights of Suspects


1. People v. Lauga, 615 SCRA 548 (2010)
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G.13 Rights of the Accused


1. Enrile v. Sandiganbayan (Third Division), 767 SCRA 282 (2015)
2. Re: Petition for Radio and Television Coverage of the Multiple Murder Cases Against
Maguindanao Governor Zaldy Ampatuan, 652 SCRA 1 (2011) 7 N L See also Resolution
on Motion for Reconsideration dated 23 October 2012,
http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/pio/news/2012/11/11151201.php
3. Go v. People, 677 SCRA 213 (2012)
4. Jaylo v. Sandiganbayan (First Division), 746 SCRA 452 (2015)

G.14 Writs of Habeas Corpus, Amparo, Habeas Data, and Kalikasan


1. Gamboa v. Chan, 677 SCRA 385 (2012)
2. De Lima v. Gatdula, 691 SCRA 226 (2013)
3. Caram v. Segui, 732 SCRA 86 (2014)
G.15 Self-Incrimination Clause
1. Dela Cruz v. People, 730 SCRA 655 (2014)

G.16 Double Jeopardy


1. People v. Velasco, 340 SCRA 207 (2000)
2. Ivler v. Modesto-San Pedro, 635 SCRA 191 (2010)
3. People v. Relova, 148 SCRA 292 (1987)

G.17 Ex Post Facto Laws and Bills of Attainder


1. Valeroso v. People, 546 SCRA 450 (2008)
2. PCGG v. Carpio-Morales, 740 SCRA 368 (2014)
3. Bureau of Customs Employees Association (BOCEA) v. Teves, 661 SCRA 589 (2011)

H. CITIZENSHIP
1. Mercado v. Manzano, 307 SCRA 630 (1999)
2. Re: Application for Admission to the Philippine Bar, Vicente D. Ching, 316 SCRA 1
(1999)
3. Bengson III v. House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, 357 SCRA 545 (2001)
4. David v. Agbay, 753 SCRA 526 (2015)
5. Maquiling v. Comelec, 696 SCRA 420 (2013) and 700 SCRA 367
(2013)
6. Poe-Llamanzares v. Comelec, - SCRA – (G.R. Nos. 221697, etc., 8 March 2016, and,
5 April 2016)
7. Republic v. Sagun, 666 SCRA 321 (2012)

I. LAW ON PUBLIC OFFICERS


1.1 The Civil Service
1. Pichay, Jr. v. Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs-Investigative
and Adjudicatory Division, 677 SCRA 408 (2012)
2. Civil Service Commission v. Dacoycoy, 306 SCRA 425 (1999)
3. Quimbo v. Gervacio, 466 SCRA 277 (2005)
4. Re: Application for Retirement of Judge Moslemen T. Macarambon under Republic Act
No. 910, as amended by R.A. No. 9946, 673 SCRA 602 (2012)
5. Re: Letter of Court of Appeals Justice Vicente S.E. Veloso for Entitlement to Longevity
Pay for His Services as Commission Member III of the National Labor Relations
Commission, 758 SCRA 1 (2015)
6. Fetalino v. Comelec, 686 SCRA 813 (2012)
7. Ocampo v. Commission on Audit, 698 SCRA 136 (2013)

1.2 Accountability of Public Officers


1. Office of the Ombudsman v. Court of Appeals, 452 SCRA 714 (2005)
2. Gutierrez v. House of Representatives Committee on Justice, 643 SCRA 198 (2011)
3. Gonzales III v. Office of the President, 679 SCRA 614 (2012) and 714 SCRA 611
(2014)
4. Carpio Morales v. Court of Appeals (Sixth Division), - SCRA – (G.R. Nos. 217126-27,
10 November 2015)
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J. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
1. Dela Llana v. Chairperson, Commission on Audit,665 SCRA 176 (2012)

K. ELECTION LAW
1. Kabataan Party-List v. Comelec, - SCRA – (G.R. No. 221318, 16 December 2015)
2. Magdalo Para sa Pagbabago v. Comelec, 673 SCRA 651 (2012)
3. Jalosjos v. Comelec, 670 SCRA 572 (2012)
4. Jalosjos v. Comelec, 698 SCRA 742 (2013)
5. Miranda v. Abaya, 311 SCRA 617 (1999)
6. Caballero v. Comelec, - SCRA – (G.R. No. 209835, 22 September 2015)
7. Golt v. Bayron, 742 SCRA 303 (2014)

L. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
1. Limbona v. Mangelin, 170 SCRA 786 (1989)
2. City of Lapu-Lapu v. Philippine Economic Zone Authority, 742 SCRA 524 (2014)
3. Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) v. City of Lapu-Lapu, 757
SCRA 323 (2015)
4. Boracay Foundation, Inc. v. Province of Aklan, 674 SCRA 555 (2012)
5. Social Justice Society v. Atienza, Jr., 517 SCRA 657 (2007) and 545 SCRA 92 (2008)
6. Social Justice Society v. Lim, 742 SCRA 1 (2014) and 752 SCRA 215 (2015)
7. Alvarez v. Guingona, Jr., 252 SCRA 695 (1996)
8. Umali v. Comelec, 723 SCRA 170 (2014)
9. Navarro v. Ermita, 612 SCRA 131 (2010) and 648 SCRA 400 (2011)
10. Vicencio v. Villar, 675 SCRA 468 (2012)
11. Gamboa, Jr. v. Aguirre, Jr.,310 SCRA 867 (1999)
12. Carpio Morales v. Court of Appeals (Sixth Division), - SCRA – (G.R. Nos. 217126-
27, 10 November 2015)
13. Cordillera Broad Coalition v. Commission on Audit, 181 SCRA 495 (1990)
14. Kida v. Senate of the Philippines, 659 SCRA 270 (2011) and 667 SCRA 200
(2012)
15. Borja, Jr. v. Comelec, 295 SCRA 157 (1998)
16. Aldovino, Jr. v. Comelec, 609 SCRA 234 (2009)
17. Abundo v. Comelec, 688 SCRA 149 (2013)

M. NATIONAL ECONOMY AND PATRIMONY


1. Muller v. Muller, 500 SCRA 65 (2006)
2. Hulst v. PR Builders, Inc., 532 SCRA 74 (2007) NNN 566 SCRA 333 (2008)
3. Gamboa v. Teves, 652 SCRA 690 (2011) and Heirs of Wilson P. Gamboa v. Teves, 682
SCRA 397 (2012)
4. Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment Through Alternative Legal Services, Inc.
(IDEALS, Inc.) v. Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation
(PSALM),682 SCRA 602 (2012)
5. Narra Nickel Mining and Development Corporation v. Redmont Consolidated Mines
Corporation, 722 SCRA 382 (2014) and 748 SCRA 455 (2015)
6. Resident Marine Mammals of the Protected Seascape Tañon Strait v. Reyes, 756 SCRA
513 (2015)
7. Manila International Airport Authority v. Court of Appeals, 495 SCRA 591
(2006)
8. Liban v. Gordon, 639 SCRA 709 (2011)
9. Boy Scouts of the Philippines v. Commission on Audit, 651 SCRA 146 (2011)

N. EDUCATION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ARTS, CULTURE AND SPORTS


1. University of San Agustin, Inc. v. Court of Appeals, 230 SCRA 761 (1994)
2. University of the Philippines Board of Regents v. Court of Appeals, 313 SCRA 404
(1999)
3. Leus v. St. Scholastica’s College Westgrove,748 SCRA 378 (2015)
4. Cudia v. Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy, 751 SCRA 469 (2015)
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O. PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW


1. Magallona v. Ermita, 655 SCRA 476 (2011)
2. Vinuya v. Romulo, 619 SCRA 533 (2010) and 732 SCRA 595-622 (2014)
3. Pimentel, Jr. v. Office of the Executive Secretary, 462 SCRA 622 (2005)
4. Secretary of Justice v. Lantion, 343 SCRA 377 (2000)
5. Province of North Cotabato v. Government of the Republic of the Philippines
Peace Panel on Ancestral Domain (GRP), 568 SCRA 402 (2008)
6. Tañada v. Angara, 272 SCRA 18 (1997)
7. Liang v. People, 323 SCRA 692 (2000) and 355 SCRA 125 (2001) [See
Justice Puno’s Concurrence]
8. Arigo v. Swift, 735 SCRA 102 (2014)