Restrictions on capacity to act

Minority, insanity or imbecility, the state of being a deaf-mute, prodigality and civil interdiction are mere restrictions on capacity to act, and do not exempt the incapacitated person from certain obligations, as when the latter arise from his acts or from property relations, such as easements. (Article 38, Civil Code) There are persons who have restricted capacity to act, like minors, insanes, imbeciles, deaf-mutes, prodigals, or those under civil interdiction. Such conditions merely restrict their capacity to act. They, however, have juridical capacity and are susceptible of rights and even of obligations, when the same arise from their acts or from property relations. These persons are not exempted from their obligations. Their parents or guardians may still be liable. (Albano, pg. 179)