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Atty. Enee A. Abrenica-Orillosa


Persons and Family Relations Law
FEU Institute of Law, Makati City
School Year 2017-2018 (1st semester)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Reference:
PERSONS AND FAMILY RELATIONS LAW by Dean Melencio Sta. Maria, 2015 Ed.

Breakdown:
30% Midterm Exam
30% Final Exam
20% Recitation
20% Quizzes and Paperwork

I.
Civil Code
Preliminary Title
Persons (Civil Personality, Citizenship and Domicile)

Civil Code - Arts. 1-51


Memorize: Art. 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 32, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 46
Related law:
RA 10627 (Art 26)
Sec 3, and 4, Rule 111, Rules on Criminal Procedure

Cases
NMSMI v. Military Shrine, GR No. 187587, June 5, 2013 (Art 2)
Fortune Motors Corp. v. MBTC, GR No. 115068, 11/28/1996 (Art 2)
DM Consunji v. CA, GR 137873, 4/20/2001 (Art 3)
Araullo v. Aquino, G.R. No. 209287 , July 1, 2014 (Art 7)
Chavez v JBC, G.R. No. 202242, April 16, 2013 (Art 9)
PNB v CA, GR 98382, May 17, 1993 (Art 13)
CCI v. Quinones, GR 175822, October 13, 2013 (Art 19)
Wassmer v. Velez, GR No L-20089, Dec 26, 1964, 12 SCRA 648 (Art 21)
Spouses Hing v. Choachuy Sr, GR No. 179736, June 26, 2016 (Art 26)
Dreamwork Construction Inc v Janiola, GR 184861, June 30, 2009 (Art 36)
Caplin v. People, GR No 183805, July 3, 2013 (Art 36)
People v. Sandiganbayan, Lajara et al., GR 162748-50, March 28, 2006 (Art 36)
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II.
Family Code
Requisites of Marriage
Marriages Exempt from License Requirement

Family Code, Articles 1-26, 27-34


Memorize
Art. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 26

Cases:
Cadiz v Brent Hospital and Colleges Inc (Art 1)
Abbas v. Abbas, G.R. No. 183896, January 30, 2013 (Art 4)
Silverio v. Republic, GR 174689, Oct 19, 2007 (Art 5)
Republic v. Cagandahan, GR 166676, Sept 12, 2008 (Art 6)
Republic v. Albios, GR 198780, 10/16/2013 (Art 6)
Wassmer v. Velez, GR No L-20089, Dec 26, 1964, 12 SCRA 648 (Art 7; CC Art 21)
Peregrina Macua Vda De Avenido v. Tecla Hoybia Avenido, GR 173540, Jan 22,
2014 (Art 22-23)
Fujiki v. Marinay, et al., GR 196049, June 26, 2013 (Art 26)
Corpus v Sto Tomas, G.R. 186571, August 11, 2010 ( Art 26)
Noveras v. Noveras, GR 188289, August 20, 2014 (Art 26) - discuss in art 99-104
Vda. De Catalan v. Catalan-Lee, GR No. 183622, February 8, 2012 (Art 26)
Office of the Court Administrator v. Necessario, AM No MTJ-07-1691, April 2, 2013

III.
Family Code
Void and Voidable Marriages

Family Code: Articles 35-39


Memorize: Art. 35, 36, 37, 38

Cases:

Santiago v. People, GR No. 200233, July 15, 2015 (Art 34/35)


Mallion v. Alcantara, GR 141528, October 31, 2006 (Art 35)
Abbas v. Abbas, GR 183896, January 30, 2013 (Art 35(3))
Capili v. People, GR No. 183805, July 3, 2013 (Art 35)
Montanes v. Cipriano, GR No. 181089, Oct 22, 2012 (Art 35)
People v. Odtuhan, GR No. 191566, July 17, 2013 (Art 35)
Garcia-Quiazon v. Belen, GR No. 189121, July 31, 2013 (Art 35)
Chi Ming Tsoi v, CA, 266 SCRA 324 (Art 36)
Antonio v Reyes, GR 155880, 3/10/2006 (Art 36)
Toring v. Toeing, GR 165321, Aug 3, 2010 (Art 36; irreconcilable differences)
Kalaw v. Fernandez, GR 166357, Sept 19, 2011 (1st division original decision) (Art
36)
Kalaw v. Fernandez, GR 166357, January 14, 2015 (resolution) (Art 36)
Barrido v Nonato, GR 176492, October 20, 2014 (Art 36)
Vda de Carungcong v. People, GR 181409, Feb 11, 2010 (Art 38)
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Enrico v Medinaceli, GR 173614, 9/29/2007 (Art 39; AM 02-11-10)


Ablaza v Republic, GR 158298, Aug 11, 2010, (Art 39)

IV.
Family Code
Void and Voidable Marriages

Family Code: Art. 40-54


A.M. 02-11-10-SC
A.M. 02-11-12-SC
Memorize: Art. 40, 43, 45, 46, 47, 52, 53

Cases:
Lasanas v People, G.R. No. 159031, June 23, 2014 (Art 40)
Teves v People, G.R. No. 188775, Aug 24, 2011 (Art 40)
SSS v Azote, G.R. No. 209741, April 15, 2015 (Art 40)
Republic v Cantor, G.R. No. 184621, December 10, 2013 (Art 41)
Republic v Narzeda, G.R. No. 182760, April 10, 2013 (Art 41)
Celerina J. Santos v Ricardo Santos, G.R. 187061, Oct 8, 2014 (Art 42)
Juliano-Llave v. Republic of the Phils, GR 169766, March 30, 2011 (Art 48) AM
02-11-10-SC
Yu v. Reyes-Carpio, GR 189207, June 15, 2011 (Art 48-49)
Silva v. CA, 275 SCRA 604 (Art 48-49; visitation rights)
Valdes v. RTC, [G.R. No. 122749. July 31, 1996] (Art 50, 51, 52)
Dino v Dino, GR 178044, Jan 19, 2011 (Art 50)
Republic v Olaybar GR 189538 2/10/2014 (Art 51)

V.
Family Code
Legal Separation
Rights and Obligations Between Husband and Wife

Family Code: Art. 55-67, 68-73


A.M. 02-11-11-SC
RA 10572
RA 9262, Sec 19

Memorize: Family Code


Art. 55, 56, 63, 68

Cases:
Ong v Ong, GR 153206, October 23, 2006 (Art 56)
Quiao v Quiao, G.R. No 176556, July 4, 2012 (Art 63)
People v. Jumawan, G.R. No. 187495, April 21, 2014 (Art 68)
Ayala Investment v Court of Appeals, G.R. 118305, February 12, 1998 (Art 73)
Ruston Ang y Pascua v. CA and Irish Sagud, G.R. 182835, April 20, 2010 (RA
9262)
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VI.
Family Code
Property Relations Between Husband and Wife
General Provisions
Donations By Reason of Marriage
System of Absolute Community Property

Family Code: Art. 74-104


Memorize: Art. 77, 80, 82, 84, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 99, 102

Civil Code: 1490, 1403 (2)(c), 745, 746, 748, 749, 805, 806, 810, 486, 487
Revised Penal Code: 34, 41

Cases:
PNB v CA, 153 SCRA 435 (Art 74-77)
Mendez v Sharia District Court, GR 201614, Jan 12, 2016 (Art 78)
Pana v. Heirs of Juanite, G.R. 164201, December 10, 2012 (Art 74-77)
Serrano v Solomon, GR L-12093, June 29, 1959 (Art 81)
Matthews v. Taylor, GR 164584, June 22, 2009 (Art 91)
Sps Go v. Yamane and, G.R. No. 160762, May 3, 2006 (Art 91)
Munoz v Ramirez GR No 156125, Aug 25, 2010 (Art 92)
Fuentes v Roca, GR No. 178902, April 21, 2010 (Art 96)
Noveras v Noveras, G.R. No. 188289, August 20, 2014 (Art 99)

VII.
Family Code
Property Relations Between Husband and Wife
Conjugal Partnership of Gains
Separation of Property of the Spouse and
Administration of Common Property By One Spouse During the Marriage
Regime of Separation of Property
Property Regime of Unions Without Marriage

Family Code: Art 105-148


Memorize: Art. 106, 109, 116, 117, 118, 121, 126, 127, 134,135, 141, 142, 144, 147,
148

Cases:
Aguete v. PNB, GR No 170166, Apr 6, 2011 (Art 121)
Sps Aggabao v Parulan, GR 165803, Sept 1, 2010 (Art 124)
Flores v Lindo, GR 183984, Apr 13, 2011 (Art 124)
Heirs of Protacio Go Sr. Et al v. Servacio et al, GR 157537, Sept. 7, 2011 (Art 105,
Art 130)
Beumer v. Amores, GR 195670, Dec 3, 2012 (Art 135)
Noveras v. Noveras, GR 188289, August 20, 2014 (Art 134/135)
Dino v. Dino, G.R. No. 178044, January 19, 2011 (Art 147)
Ocampo v Ocampo, GR 198908, Aug 3, 2015 (Art 147)
Uy v Sps Lacsamana, GR 206220, Aug 19, 2015 (Art 147)
Atienza v de Castro, GR 169698, Nov 29, 2006 (Art 148)7
Ventura v. Sps Paulino, GR 202932, Oct 23, 2013 (Art 148)
Lavadia v Heirs of Luna, GR 171914, July 23, 2015 (Art 148)
Joaquin v. Reyes, GR 154645, July 13, 2004, (Art 148)
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VIII.
Family Code
The Family
Paternity and Filiation

Nov 3, 4
Family Code: Art. 149-182
Memorize: Art. 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 159, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168,
170, 171, 172, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 182,
RA 9858

Case:
Favis v. Gonzales, G.R. No. 185922, January 15, 2014 (Art. 151)
Sps Fortaleza v Sps Lapitan, GR 178288, Aug 15, 2012 (Art 153)
Arriola v. Arriola, G.R. No. 177703, January 28, 2008 (Art 159)
Eulogio v. Bell, GR 186322, July 8, 2015 (Art 160)
Makati Shangri-la Hotel v Harper, GR 189998, Aug 29, 2012 (Art 172)
Perla v. Baring, GR 172471, Nov 12, 2012 (Art 175)
Grande v. Antonio, G.R. No. 206248, February 18, 2014 (Art 178)

IX.
Adoption

Nov 10, 11
RA 8552 - Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 as amended
Memorize: Section 3, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
A.M. No. 02-6-02-SC – Procedural Rule on Adoption

RA 9523
Memorize: Section 2

In the matter of the adoption of Stephanie Nathy Astorga Garcia, Honorato B.


Catindig (Petitioner), GR 148311, March 31, 2095)

RA 8043 - Inter Country Adoption Act of 1995


Memorize: Section 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14
A.M. No. 02-6-02-SC – Procedural Rule on Inter-Country Adoption

X.
Family Code
Support
Parental Authority
Emancipation and Age of Majority
Summary Judicial Proceedings in the Family Law
Final Provisions
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Family Code: Art. 194-208, 209-233, 234-257


Memorize: Art. 194, 195, 196, 199, 201, 202, 203, 206, 207, 209, 211, 212, 213,
214, 216, 218, 220, 221, 228, 229, 231, 239,
RA 7610
A.M. No. 03-02-05-SC Rule on Guardianship of Minors
RA 8972 Solo Parents’ Act
Special Rules on Examination of Child Witness
RA 8369 Family Courts Act of 1997

Cases:
Lua v Lua, G.R. Nos. 175279-80, June 5, 2013 (Art 194 Support)
Norma A. Del Socorro for and in behalf of her minor child, Roderigo Norjo Van Wilse,
v Ernst Johan Brinkham Van Wilsem, GR 193707, December 10, 2014 (Support)
Gotardo v Buling, GR 165166, Aug 15, 2012 (Art 203 Support)
De Asis v . CA, GR 127578, Feb 15, 1999 (Right to Support may not be transmitted)
Calderon v. Roxas, GR 185595, Jan 9, 2013 (interlocutory orders on support)
Edna Mabugay-Otamias et al v. republic of the phils, et al, g.r. 189516, June 8, 2016
(execution of support upon retirement benefits)
Briones v Miguel, G.R. No. 156343, October 18, 2004 (Parental Authority)
Beckett v Sarmiento, AM No RTJ 12-2326, Jan 30, 2013 (Art 213)

XI.
Civil Code
Funerals
Care and Education of Children
Use of Surnames
Absence
Civil Registry

Nov 24-25
Civil Code:
Funerals Art - 305-310;
Care and Education of Children - Art 356-363
Use of Surnames - Art 364-380
RA 9048 as amended by RA 10172
Absence - Art. 381-396
Civil Registry - Art 407-413

Rule 108 of the Rules of Court

Memorize: Art. 307, 356, 358, 370, 371, 384, 385, 386, 389, 390, 391, 392, 408,
Memorize: Section 4 of RA 9048 as amended by RA 10172

Cases:
Remo vs. Secretary of Foreign Affairs, G.R. No. 169202, 5 March 2010
In re Petition for Habeas Corpus of Willie Yu vs. Defensor-Santiago, G.R. No.
L-83882, 24 January 1989

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