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Statutory Construction

Cases
I.

Construction and interpretation


a. Caltex vs. Palomar, 29 September 1966, G.R. No. L-19650
b. Allarde vs. COA, 218 SCRA 227
c. Songco, et al. vs. NLRC, 23 March 1990
d. Domingo vs. COA, 297 SCRA 163
e. Conde vs. IAC, 15 September 1986, G.R. No. 70443
f. Go Ka Toc & Sons vs. Rice and Cord Board, 23 May 1967, G.R. No. L-23607
g. Municipality of San Juan vs. Court of Appeals, 29 September 1997, G.R. No. 125183

II.

Aids in interpretation
a. Land bank of the Philippines vs. Court of Appeals, 5 July 1996, G.R. No. 118745
b. Cecilleville Realty and Services Corporation vs. Court of Appeals, et al., 5 September
1997, G.R. No. 120363
c. U.S. vs Hart, et al., 26 Phil 149
d. General Milling Corporation vs. Torres, 22 April 1991, G.R. No. 9366
e. Paras vs. COMELEC, 4 November 1996, G.R. No. 12369

III.

Extrinsic Aids
a. Association of Small Landowners in the Philippines vs. Secretary of Agrarian Reform, 14
July 1989, G.R. No. 78742
b. Pascual vs. Provincial Board of Nueva Ecija, 106 Phil 466
c. Halili vs. Court of Appeals, et al., 12 March 1998, G.R. No. 113539
d. Socrates vs. COMELEC, 16 October 2002, G.R. Nos. 155083-84
e. Wenphil Corp vs. NLRC, 8 February 1989, 170 SCRA 69
f. Serrano vs. NLRC, 27 January 2000, G.R. No. 117040
g. Agabon vs. NLRC, 17 November 2004, G.R. No.158693

IV.

Presumptions in Aid of Construction


a. Aris (Phil.) Inc. vs. NLRC, 5 August 1991, 200 SCRA 246
b. U.S. vs. Ten Yu, 24 Phil 1
c. Krivenko vs. Register of Deeds, 79 Phil 461
d. Libunan vs. Gil, 17 May 1972, G.R. No. L21163
e. Lim vs. Pacquing, 27 January 1995, G.R. No. 115044
f. Uyensu vs. Republic, 95 Phil 890
g. Benguet Exploration vs. DENR, 23 February 1997, G.R. No. L29534
h. Duarte vs. David, 32 Phil 36
i. Calderon vs. Provincia Santisimo Rosari, 26 Phil 164
j. Compania General de Tabacos vs. Collector of Customs, 46 Phil 8
k. U.S. vs Palacio 33 Phil 208

V.

General Principles in the Construction of Statutes


a. Meridian Assurance Corp. vs. Dayrit, 3 April 1990, G.R. No. 59154
b. Paris vs. Averia, 29 November 1996, G.R. No. L-22526
c. Fiestan vs. CA, 28 May 1990, G.R. No.81552
d. Bagatsing vs. Ramirez, 17 December 1976, G.R. No. 41636
e. Rubi vs. Provincial Board of Mindoro, 39 Phil 660

VI.

Rules of Construction of Specific Statutes


a. People vs. Padilla, 71 Phil 261
b. Teodoro vs. CA, 27 February 1989, G.R. No. 46955
c. Manila Race Horse Owners Association vs. De La Fuente, 11 January 1951, G.R. No. L2847
d. Collector vs. Manila Jockey Club, 98 Phil 670
e. Diokno vs. RFC, 91 Phil 608
f. Montilla vs. Agustinia Corp, 24 Phil 229
g. Castro vs. Sagales, 94 Phil 208
h. People vs. Buttler, 120 SCRA 281

VII.

Latin Maxims
a. People vs. Sales, et al., 29 July 1986, G.R. No. 66469
b. Villanueva vs. COMELEC, 4 December 1985, G.R. No. 54718
c. Primero vs. Court of Appeals, 22 November 1989, G.R. No.48468
d. Solid Holmes Inc. vs. Payawal, 29 August 1989, G.R. No. 84811
e. Ortega vs. People, 2008 December 2008, G.R. No. 177944
f. Gonzales vs. Gonzales, 58 Phil 67
g. San Miguel Properties Inc. vs. Perez, 4 September 2013, G.R. No. 166836
h. CIR vs. PLDT, 15 December 2005, G.R. No. 140230
i. Cuevas vs. Cueva, 98 Phil 68

VIII.

Interpretation of Words and Phrases Used in a Statute


a. Macasaet vs. COA, 12 May 1989, G.R. No. 83748
b. Civil Service Commission vs, Saturnino Dela Cruz, 31 August 2004, G.R. No. 158737
c. Republic vs. Court of Appeals, 10 April 1989, G.R. No. 79582

IX.

Rules in the Construction of Contracts


a. Lichauco De Leon vs. Court of Appeals, 6 June 1990, G.R. No. 80965
b. Cui vs. Arellano University, 30 May 1961, G.R. No. L-15127