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MARRIAGE By Katrina Legarda;

LAND TITLES AND DEEDS (CLOTHBOUND); BASED ON PROPERTY REGISTRATION DECREE AND RELATED LAWS by Emmanuel B. Palabrica and Marujita A. SaƱo-Palabrica; In the Book of Genesis, God on the third day said, “Let the water below the sky come together in one place, so that the land will appear” — and it was done. He named the land “Earth,” and the water which had come together He named “Sea.” And God was pleased with what He saw. Then He commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of plants, those that bear grain and those that bear fruit” — and it was done (1, 9-12). This book is written with the hope that it could help in the speedy acquisition and fair distribution of the God-given gift — the land — to the Filipinos and qualified individuals, regardless of their status in life, political or religious belief, based on existing laws. While the authors recognize that the jurisprudence is not cast in stone and is open to changes, they find it however imperative to assiduously study the cases and remain faithful to the doctrines enunciated therein until reversed or modified. In this book, cases and rulings are presented to demonstrate and explain the provisions of the law. The steps in the judicial registration of title to land are set up, arranged chronologically with the pertinent provisions of the law transposed to the corresponding step to support the same. A synopsis for each major topic is provided to give an overview that will guide the readers on the basic understanding of the deeper meaning of the provisions of the law. Major topics are broken down into sub-topics and commentaries are provided. Pertinent cases are juxtaposed to help extract the finer meanings or nuances of the law. The authors believe that a better understanding of the Land Registration Decree will entrench one’s ownership on realties and serve as a self-restraint on individuals to lodge a baseless claim. The authors recognize that the workings of the insidious and fraudulent mind have no shore; a well-informed legal mind could bring ripples of waves that will derail its voyage.

LAW ON PERSONS AND FAMILY RELATIONS by Elmer T. Rabuya; "It has been almost ten years since the release of the first edition of this book. Back then, I was not expecting that it would be received with much enthusiasm by its targeted audience — law students. But to my surprise, the book was well received and served as reference material in a number of classrooms. For that, I am humbled and I am taking this opportunity to extend my deep appreciation and sincerest gratitude to all those who find wisdom in this humble undertaking."

LAW ON SALES by Cesar L. Villanueva; "This book presents a discussitive approach to the Law on Sales. Instead of approaching the subject based on progressive discussions of the articles of the Civil Code under the Title on Sales, the work groups together into topical areas the various applicable provisions of the Law, including provisions on the Law on Contracts having a particular application to a topic under Sales, and decisions of the Supreme Court relevant to the topic under discussion. The topical approach allows a more logical discussion of the various concepts and issues pertaining to the Law and actually affords better examination into the policy considerations in the emerging doctrines. The discussitive approach of this work follows the following pattern: in areas of the Law on Sales where a clear doctrine has evolved, the discussions would focus on the policy considerations behind the doctrine and to test the validity of such policy considerations; in areas of the Law where no clear doctrine has evolved or two conflicting doctrines have tended to clash, discussions will go into determining either a synthesis doctrine or into placing in perspective the hierarchical priority between or among the conflicting doctrines; in areas where no definitive doctrine has evolved, again policy considerations are taken into account to perceive the emerging doctrine. The various approaches in this book have a common theme: many rules or doctrines can never be definite as to be unalterable, since policy considerations are merely expedient means for meeting the demands of society for a given time; as society’s policy considerations change, so do the complexions of existing rules and regulations. This is especially true of the Law on Sales, which constitutes one of the many integral statutory provisions governing commercial transactions in the Philippines. Although the Law on Sales constitutes a part of the Civil Code, many provisions of the Code on Sales have been patterned after the Uniform Sales Law of the United States. In addition, our jurisdiction adheres to the precedential value of the decisions of the Supreme Court on the Law on Sales. This work therefore recognizes what has been implicit in the Philippine legal system: that our hybrid legal system, adheres to both the traditions of the civil law and the common law systems; and although our system recognizes the primacy of statutory provisions, it also places practically the same value to policy considerations as they evolve in actual settlement of disputes in our society as expressed in decisions of the Supreme Court. Necessarily, the complexion of various legal principles and doctrines continue to evolve, if not altered or discarded, as policy considerations are made to adjust to evolving contemporary settings."

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