Are heirs personally liable to decedent's debts?

Heirs cannot be held personally responsible for the debts of their predecessor. The heirs’ extent of liability to the creditor is limited to the value of the estate which they inherited from the decedent. Under Philippine laws, "it is the estate or mass of the property left by the decedent, instead of the heirs directly, that becomes vested and charged with his rights and obligations which survive after his death.” (G.R. No. 186332, October 23, 2013)