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COMPILED CASES FOR PALE

JANUARY 2017 CASES

ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY

Trinidad Gamboa-Roces -vs- Judge Ranhel A. Perez A.M. No. MTJ-16-


1887 January 9, 2017
Santiago D. Ortega Jr. -vs- Judge Rogelio L. Dacara A.M. No. RTJ-15-
2423 January 11, 2017
Judge Martonino R. Marcos (Retired) -vs- Hon. Perla V. Cabrera-Faller
A.M. No. RTJ-16-2472 January 24, 2017
Office of the Court Administrator -vs- Executive Judge Illuminada P.
Cabato, et al. A.M. No. RTJ-14-2401 January 25, 2017

MEMBER OF THE BAR IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Eduardo R. Alicias Jr. -vs- Atty. Myrna V. Macatangay, et al. A.C. No.
7478 January 11, 2017
Arthur O. Monares -vs- Atty. Levi P. Munoz , Albay Electric
Cooperative Inc. vs- Atty. Levi P. Munoz , Benjilieh Constante -vs-
Atty. Levi P. Munoz A.C. No. 5582 , A.C. No. 5604 , A.C. No. 5652
January 24, 2017
FEBRUARY 2017 CASES

ISSUES IN JUDICIARY

1. February 14, 2017 A.M. No. RTJ-09-2183


CONCERNED LAWYERS OF BULACAN, Complainant vs. PRESIDING JUDGE
VICTORIA VILLALON-PORNILLOS, ETC., Respondent
RE: PETITION FOR JUDICIAL CLEMENCY OF THEN JUDGE VICTORIA
VILLALON-PORNILLOS

2. February 15, 2017 A.M. No. MTJ-17-1891


[Formerly OCA IPI No. 15-2792-MTJ]
DOMINADOR BIADO, MAMERTO BIADO, CARLITO DELA CRUZ, NORMA DELA
CRUZ, DANILO DELA CRUZ, ROMULO MARANO SR., FRANCISCO PADILLA,
LOLITA ABLIR AND SONNY TONGCALO, Complainants
vs. HON. MARIETTA S. BRAWNER-CUALING, PRESIDING JUDGE, MUNICIPAL
CIRCUIT TRIAL COURT [MCTC], TUBA-SABLAN, BENGUET, Respondents

3. February 21, 2017 A.M. No. RTJ-17-2488


(Formerly OCA IPI No. 08-3046-RTJ)
MAY N. LASPIAS, ROENA V. DIONEO, MAE VERCILLE H. NALLOS, CHERYL D.
LOPEZ, ANTHONY B. CARISMA, RALPH P. BALILI, JAIME D. WAYONG,
VICENTE V. QUINICOT, ENRICO B. ESPINOSA, JR., ELIZALDE T. JUEVES,
JEANETTE A. ARINDAY, MA. TERESA S. VILLANOS, LARRY C. HECHANOVA,
AILEEN H. GAMBOA, JORGE P. DEQUILLA, Complainants vs. JUDGE FELIPE G.
BANZON, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BR. 69, SILAY CITY, NEGROS
OCCIDENTAL, Respondent
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A.M. No. P-14-3216 (Formerly OCA IPI No. 10-3376-P)
JUDGE FELIPE G. BANZON, Complainant, vs. MAY N. LASPIAS, LEGAL
RESEARCHER/OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BR. 40, SILAY
CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Respondent.
4. February 21, 2017 A.M. No. RTJ-16-2457
[Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 14-4291-RTJ]
DR. RAUL M. SUNICO, IN HIS CAP A CITY AS PRESIDENT OF THE CULTURAL
CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES, Complainant vs. JUDGE PEDRO DL.
GUTIERREZ PRESIDING JUDGE, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 119,
PASAY CITY

ISSUES AS A NOTARY PUBLIC

1. February 6, 2017 A.C. No. 11165


ORLANDO S. CASTELO, ELENA C. CAMA, OSWALDO CASTELO, JOCELYN
LLANILLO, AND BENJAMIN CASTELO, Complainants, vs. ATTY. RONALD
SEGUNDINO C. CHING, Respondent

2. February 8, 2017 A.C. No. 9364


[Formerly CBD Case No.13-3696]
FLORDELIZA E. COQUIA, Complainant vs. ATTY. EMMANUEL E. LAFORTEZA,
Respondent

NEGLIGENCE OF A LAWYER IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES

1. February 1, 2017 A.C. No. 5819


HEIRS OF SIXTO L. TAN, SR., represented by RECTO A. TAN, Complainants vs.
ATTY. NESTOR B. BELTRAN, Respondent

2. . February 7, 2017 A.M. No. 17-01-04-SC


RE: COMPLAINT OF AERO ENGR. DARWIN A. RECI AGAINST COURT
ADMINISTRATOR JOSE MIDAS P. MARQUEZ AND DEPUTY COURT
ADMINISTRATOR THELMA C. BAHIA RELATIVE TO CRIMINAL CASE NO. 05-
236956

ISSUES ON MEMBERS OF THE BAR IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE


1. February 6, 2017 A.M. No. P-15-3315
(Formerly OCA IPI No. 12-3978-P)
SPOUSES RODEL and ELEANOR CAOS, Complainants vs. ATTY. LOUISE
MARIE THERESE B. ESCOBIDO, Clerk of Court V, Branch 19, Regional Trial
Court, Digos City, Respondent

APRIL 2017 CASES

AC 9209 nenita ferguson vs Atty Salvador Ramos


Notarial Practice
Falsification of Public document

Office of the Court Administrator Vs. Judge Justino G. Aventurado


A.M. No. RTJ-09-2212. April 18, 2017
Issues in the Judiciary
Failure to resolve cases during prescribed period
Impropriety of deciding cases beyond date of optional retirement

Jocelyn Mclaren, et al. Vs. Honorable Jacinto C. Gonzales, Presiding Judge


Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 2, Olongapo City
A.M. No. MTJ-16-1876. April 26, 2017
Issues in the Judiciary
Issue:
Non-wearing of robes

Other Categories:
Ramon R. Villarama Vs. Atty. Clodualdo C. De Jesus
G.R. No. 217004. April 17, 2017
Attorneys fees

Francis C. Arsenio Vs. Atty. Johan A. Tabuzo


A.C. No. 8658. April 24, 2017
Quantum of evidence in Admin cases This is the issue of the case
Allegations
Intemperate Language
Members in the Government Service

IN RE: ALLEGED IMMORALITY AND UNEXPLAINED WEALTH OF


SANDIGANBAYAN ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ROLAND B. JURADO and CLERK OF
COURT IV MONA LISA A. BUENCAMINO, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT,
CALOOCAN CITY [A.M. OCA IPI No. 10-21-SB-J. April 4, 2017.]
Quantum of evidence in administrative cases
Love, marriage, sex
unexplained wealth and immorality. a married man.

ROGER RAPSING, complainant, vs. JUDGE CARIDAD M. WALSE- LUTERO,


Metropolitan Trial Court, Br. 34, Quezon City [now Presiding Judge, Regional
Trial Court, Br. 223, Quezon City] and CELESTINA D. ROTA, Clerk of Court III,
Metropolitan Trial Court, Br. 34, Quezon City, respondents.
[A.M. No. MTJ-17-1894. April 4, 2017.] [Formerly OCA I.P.I. No. 11-2355-MTJ]
Issues in the Judiciary
ISSUE:
undue delay in resolving two (2)motions

JUNE 2017 CASES


Anonymous vs Glenn Namol A.M No. P-16-3164, june 2017-
judiciary issues

Sps Gerardo Montecillo and Dominga Salonoy vs Atty. Edgardo Gatchalian A.C
No. 8371June 28, 2017
- failure to exercise due diligence and competency

Heirs of Damaso Ochea vs Atty. Andrea Maratas A.M No. P-16-3604 June 28,
2017-
neglect of duty as a clerk of court/ members of bar in government
service
Office of the court administrator vs Atty Jerome Bantiyan A.M. P-15-3335 June
28, 2017- (neglect of duty in the performance of his obligation/members
of bar in government service)

Arlene Villaflores-Puza vs Atty. Rolando Arellano A.C No. 11480 June 20,
2017- notarization of documents without notarial commissions

Romulo de mesa Festin vs Atty. Rolando Zubiri A.C No. 1160 June 19, 2017-
failure to exercise due diligence in the performance of his service

PO1 Myra Marcelo vs Judge Ignacio Barcillano A.M. No. RYJ-16-2450 June 7,
2017- judicial issues

JULY 2017 CASES


A.C. No. 10553

FILIPINAS O. CELEDONIO, Complainant


vs.
ATTY. JAIME F. ESTRABILLO, Respondent
Category: Dealing Directly with party who is represented by Counsel

A.C. No. 5161

RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT OF ROLANDO


S. TORRES AS A MEMBER OF THE PHILIPPINE BAR.

ROLANDO S. TORRES, Petitioner


Category: Issues in the Judiciary

3.A.C. No. 10580

SPOUSES GERALDY AND LILIBETH VICTORY, Complainants


vs.

ATTY. MARIAN JOS. MERCADO, Respondent


Category: Solicitation of Business

4. A.C. No. 11482

JOCELYN IGNACIO, Complainant


vs.
ATTY. DANIEL T. ALVIAR, Respondent
Category: Withdrawal of Appearance

AUGUST 2017 CASES

Office of the Court Administrator Vs. Retired Judge Pablo R. Chavez, et al./Re:
Undated anonymous letter complaint against the Presiding Judge, Clerk of
Court and Court Stenographer fo teh Regional Trial Court, Branch 87, Rosario,
Batangas
A.M. RTJ-10-2219/A.M. No. 12-7-130-RTC. August 1, 2017
ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY

Jean Marie S. Boers Vs. Atty. Romeo Calubaquib


A.C. No. 10562. August 1, 2017
ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY

Ariel G. Palacios, for and in behalf of the AFP Retirement and Separation
Benefits System (AFP-RSBS) Vs. Atty. Bienvenido Braulio M. Amora, Jr.
A.C. No. 11504. August 1, 2017
Conflict of Interest

Office of the Court Administrator Vs. Eduardo T. Umblas and Att. Rizalina G.
Baltazar-Aquino
A.M. No. P-09-2649. August 1, 2017
ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY
Elibena A. Cabiles Vs. Atty. Leandro S. Cedo
A.C. No. 10245. August 16, 2017
MCLE REQUIREMENTS

Judge Ramon V. Efondo, Municipal Trial Court of Goa, Camarines Sur Vs. Eden
D. Favorito, Clerk of Court II, Municipal Trial Court, Goa, Camarines Sur/Office
of the Court Administrator Vs. Eden D. Favorito, Clerk of Court II, Municipal
Trial Court, Goa, Camarines Sur OCA IPI No. 10-3423-P/A.M. No. P-11-2889.
August 22, 2017
ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY
Lito V. Buenviaje Vs. Atty. Melchor G. Magdamo
A.C. No. 11616. August 23, 2017
LOVE, MARRIAGE, SEX

Atty. Plaridel C. Nava II Vs. Prosecutor Ofelia M. D. Artuz/Att. Plaridel C. Nava


II Vs. Judge Ofelia M.D. Artuz, etc.
A.C. No. 7253/A.M. No. MTJ-08-1717. August 29, 2017
ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY
Cesar O. Sta. Ana, et al. Vs. Atty. Antonio Jose F. Cortes
A.C. No. 6980. August 30, 2017
FALSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

Ms. Florita Palma and Ms. Filipina Mercado Vs. Judge George E. Omelio, et al.
A.M. No. RTJ-10-2223. August 30, 2017
ISSUES IN THE JUDICIARY
Edigardo V. Bondoc Vs. Atty. Olimpio R. Datu
A.C. No. 8903. August 30, 2017
WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE
Atty. Pablo B. Magno Vs. Judge Jorge Emmanuel M. Lorredo
A.M. No. MTJ-17-1905. August 30, 2017
INTEMPERATE LANGUAGE
SEPTEMBER 2017 CASES

1. ATTORNEYS FESS / ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP


LOLITA R. MARTIN, Complainant vs. ATTY. JESUS M. DELA CRUZ,
Respondent
SECOND DIVISIONA.C. No. 9832 SEPT. 4, 2017

2. NOTARIAL PRACTICE / MALPRACTICE


SPOUSES ANDRE CHAMBON and MARIA FATIMA CHAMBON,
Complainants vs. ATTY. CHRISTOPHER S. RUIZ, Respondent
EN BANC A.C. No. 11478 SEPT. 5, 2017

3. NOTARIAL PRACTICE / MALPRACTICE


SUSAN BASIYO, and ANDREW WILLIAM SIMMONS, Complainants
vs. ATTY. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG, Respondent
EN BANC A.C. No. 11543 SEPT. 26, 2017

4. NOTARIAL PRACTICE / MALPRACTICE


MA. VILMA F. MANIQUIZ, Complainant vs. ATTY. DANILO C.
EMELO, Respondent
EN BANC A.C. No. 8968 SEPT. 26, 2017