The words of a will are to be taken in their ordinary and grammatical sense, unless a clear intention to use them in another sense can be gathered, and that other can be ascertained. Art. If the rent is weekly, the courts may likewise determine a longer period after the lessee has been in possession for over six months. In case liquidated damages have been agreed upon, although no proof of loss is necessary in order that such liquidated damages may be recovered, nevertheless, before the court may consider the question of granting exemplary in addition to the liquidated damages, the plaintiff must show that he would be entitled to moral, temperate or compensatory damages were it not for the stipulation for liquidated damages. Article 245. Article 196. (371a), Article 465. With regard to the right of the owner to recover personal property lost or of which he has been illegally deprived, as well as with respect to movables acquired in a public sale, fair, or market, or from a merchant’s store the provisions of Articles 559 and 1505 of this Code shall be observed. (490). If the donations are onerous, the amount of the charges shall be deducted from the paraphernal property or from the husband’s capital, whenever they have been borne by the conjugal partnership. Article 1832. He or his heirs may ask the court to take measures to prevent a simulation of birth. (1929a). The vendor shall not be bound to deliver the thing sold, if the vendee has not paid him the price, or if no period for the payment has been fixed in the contract. 683. The vendor is not bound to deliver the thing sold in case the vendee should lose the right to make use of the terms as provided in Article 1198. If, without the fault of the pledgee, there is danger of destruction, impairment, or diminution in value of the thing pledged, he may cause the same to be sold at a public sale. Fruits naturally falling upon adjacent land belong to the owner of said land. When money is paid or property delivered for an illegal purpose, the contract may be repudiated by one of the parties before the purpose has been accomplished, or before any damage has been caused to a third person. (344a), Article 425. If the common property is insufficient to cover common debts, the same may be enforced against the separate property of the spouses, who shall be equally liable. The provisions of this Title shall be respectively applicable to all obligations mentioned in Article 1157. (n), Article 344. A guarantor may bind himself for less, but not for more than the principal debtor, both as regards the amount and the onerous nature of the conditions. The excussion shall not take place: (1) If the guarantor has expressly renounced it; (2) If he has bound himself solidarily with the debtor; (4) When he has absconded, or cannot be sued within the Philippines unless he has left a manager or representative; (5) If it may be presumed that an execution on the property of the principal debtor would not result in the satisfaction of the obligation. The limited partners as such shall not be bound by the obligations of the partnership. The principal must comply with all the obligations which the agent may have contracted within the scope of his authority. The creditor is not bound to accept payment or performance by a third person who has no interest in the fulfillment of the obligation, unless there is a stipulation to the contrary. Where goods are delivered to the buyer, which he has not previously examined, he is not deemed to have accepted them unless and until he has had a reasonable opportunity of examining them for the purpose of ascertaining whether they are in conformity with the contract if there is no stipulation to the contrary. Devisees and legatees are persons to whom gifts of real and personal property are respectively given by virtue of a will. The right referred to in Article 1601, in the absence of an express agreement, shall last four years from the date of the contract. (n), Article 1812. Should there be no majority, or should the resolution of the majority be seriously prejudicial to those interested in the property owned in common, the court, at the instance of an interested party, shall order such measures as it may deem proper, including the appointment of an administrator. Nothing in this article shall affect the liability under Article 1825 of any person who, after dissolution, represents himself or consents to another representing him as a partner in a partnership engaged in carrying business. These include Tolentino, Supreme Court Associate Justices J.B.L. (592), Article 681. However, all the fruits and income of the foregoing classes of property shall be included in the community. In case there are no children, the innocent spouse shall be entitled to all the net profits. (1318a), Article 121. (n), Article 1308. If one of the parties fails or refuses to abide by the compromise, the other party may either enforce the compromise or regard it as rescinded and insist upon his original demand. (2) Be signed and sworn to by all members, and an amendment substituting a limited partner or adding a limited or general partner shall be signed also by the member to be substituted or added, and when a limited partner is to be substituted, the amendment shall also be signed by the assigning limited partner. If a person in representation of another sells or alienates a thing, the former cannot subsequently set up his own title as against the buyer or grantee. Article 363. (1826). There may also be an action to quiet title or remove a cloud therefrom when the contract, instrument or other obligation has been extinguished or has terminated, or has been barred by extinctive prescription. Article 1444. If it be simple or indefinite, it shall compromise not only the principal obligation, but also all its accessories, including the judicial costs, provided with respect to the latter, that the guarantor shall only be liable for those costs incurred after he has been judicially required to pay. (n), Article 1338. Article 2270. Article 1441. If the property is worth more than two thousand pesos, the father or mother shall give a bond subject to the approval of the Court of First Instance. The action granted to the donor by reason of ingratitude cannot be renounced in advance. (1257a), Article 1312. If the right of way granted to a surrounded estate ceases to be necessary because its owner has joined it to another abutting on a public road, the owner of the servient estate may demand that the easement be extinguished, returning what he may have received by way of indemnity. Article 217. Acceptance must be made during the lifetime of the donor and of the donee. (815), Article 907. Article 2224. In contracts creating real rights, third persons who come into possession of the object of the contract are bound thereby, subject to the provisions of the Mortgage Law and the Land Registration Laws. The responsibility of two or more officious managers shall be solidary, unless the management was assumed to save the thing or business from imminent danger. (1904), Article 2182. Until then the responsibility of the debtor shall be governed by the following rules: (1) If one of the things is lost through a fortuitous event, he shall perform the obligation by delivering that which the creditor should choose from among the remainder, or that which remains if only one subsists; (2) If the loss of one of the things occurs through the fault of the debtor, the creditor may claim any of those subsisting, or the price of that which, through the fault of the former, has disappeared, with a right to damages; (3) If all the things are lost through the fault of the debtor, the choice by the creditor shall fall upon the price of any one of them, also with indemnity for damages. (n). (377). With the conjugal partnership subsisting, the administration of all classes of property in the marriage may be transferred by the courts to the wife: (1) When she becomes the guardian of her husband; (2) When she asks for the declaration of his absence; (3) In case of civil interdiction of the husband. Condonation or remission is essentially gratuitous, and requires the acceptance by the obligor. (646a). The indemnity shall be fixed taking as a basis the value of the last thing which disappeared, or that of the service which last became impossible. However, even though a monthly rent is paid, and no period for the lease has been set, the courts may fix a longer term for the lease after the lessee has occupied the premises for over one year. If by the will of their owners two things of the same or different kinds are mixed, or if the mixture occurs by chance, and in the latter case the things are not separable without injury, each owner shall acquire a right proportional to the part belonging to him, bearing in mind the value of the things mixed or confused. Article 986. (335a). The power shall continue to be in full force until the notice is rescinded in the same manner in which it was given. If the widow or widower survives with legitimate children or descendants, and with illegitimate children other than acknowledged natural, or natural children by legal fiction, the share of the surviving spouse shall be the same as that provided in the preceding article. (1054a), Article 1085. Article 381. The cause of unworthiness shall be without effect if the testator had knowledge thereof at the time he made the will, or if, having known of them subsequently, he should condone them in writing. The laborer’s wages shall be paid in legal currency. The assessment of such damages, except liquidated ones, is left to the discretion of the court, according to the circumstances of each case. (1326a), Article 126. Where the title to real property is in the name of all the partners a conveyance executed by all the partners passes all their rights in such property. Possession as a fact cannot be recognized at the same time in two different personalities except in the cases of co-possession. In all cases other than those mentioned in Nos. When the fulfillment of the condition depends upon the sole will of the debtor, the conditional obligation shall be void. (n). Even though forbidden by the testator, the co-ownership terminates when any of the causes for which partnership is dissolved takes place, or when the court finds for compelling reasons that division should be ordered, upon petition of one of the co-heirs. Article 856. Article 1754. From these provisions is expected the case in which, there being several things given in mortgage or pledge, each one of them guarantees only a determinate portion of the credit. (497), Article 590. (1393). In any of the foregoing cases, any money, fruits, or other benefit to be received by the vendee as rent or otherwise shall be considered as interest which shall be subject to the usury laws. Article 305. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the preceding article, if the goods are lost, destroyed or deteriorated, common carriers are presumed to have been at fault or to have acted negligently, unless they prove that they observed extraordinary diligence as required in Article 1733. Article 1873. (934a), Article 982. Separation of property may refer to present or future property or both. (1127). When a mutual mistake of the parties causes the failure of the instrument to disclose their real agreement, said instrument may be reformed. (1543a), Article 1644. (860), Article 929. If the natural interruption is for only one year or less, the time elapsed shall be counted in favor of the prescription. Should such person or persons be unable or unwilling to fix it, the contract shall be inefficacious, unless the parties subsequently agree upon the price. (n), Article 840. (n). No contract which practically amounts to involuntary servitude, under any guise whatsoever, shall be valid. (950), Article 1008. A child already conceived at the time of the death of the decedent is capable of succeeding provided it be born later under the conditions prescribed in article 41. As to works made on the estate for the mere pleasure of the donee, no reimbursement is due him for them; he has, however, the right to remove them, if he can do so without injuring the estate. Article 281. When all the members of the existing partnership consent to the representation, a partnership act or obligation results; but in all other cases it is the joint act or obligation of the person acting and the persons consenting to the representation. Even when there is an agreement limiting the liability of the common carrier in the vigilance over the goods, the common carrier is disputably presumed to have been negligent in case of their loss, destruction or deterioration. Possession is acquired by the material occupation of a thing or the exercise of a right, or by the fact that it is subject to the action of our will, or by the proper acts and legal formalities established for acquiring such right. (n), Article 822. Any person who may wish to use upon his own estate any water of which he can dispose shall have the right to make it flow through the intervening estates, with the obligation to indemnify their owners, as well as the owners of the lower estates upon which the waters may filter or descend. Institution of heir is an act by virtue of which a testator designates in his will the person or persons who are to succeed him in his property and transmissible rights and obligations. The following are incapable of succeeding by reason of unworthiness: (1) Parents who have abandoned their children or induced their daughters to lead a corrupt or immoral life, or attempted against their virtue; (2) Any person who has been convicted of an attempt against the life of the testator, his or her spouse, descendants, or ascendants; (3) Any person who has accused the testator of a crime for which the law prescribes imprisonment for six years or more, if the accusation has been found groundless; (4) Any heir of full age who, having knowledge of the violent death of the testator, should fail to report it to an officer of the law within a month, unless the authorities have already taken action; this prohibition shall not apply to cases wherein, according to law, there is no obligation to make an accusation; (5) Any person convicted of adultery or concubinage with the spouse of the testator; (6) Any person who by fraud, violence, intimidation, or undue influence should cause the testator to make a will or to change one already made; (7) Any person who by the same means prevents another from making a will, or from revoking one already made, or who supplants, conceals, or alters the latter’s will; (8) Any person who falsifies or forges a supposed will of the decedent. Article 911. (1564a), Article 1669. Article 827. No corporal punishment against the apprentice shall be permitted. This action lapses after four years following the date the decree became final. If one of the contracting parties, having received the thing promised him in barter, should prove that it did not belong to the person who gave it, he cannot be compelled to deliver that which he offered in exchange, but he shall be entitled to damages. If the period for the lease has not been fixed, it is understood to be from year to year, if the rent agreed upon is annual; from month to month, if it is monthly; from week to week, if the rent is weekly; and from day to day, if the rent is to be paid daily. (325a). Article 1704. (1129a). In the foregoing cases, if the movables to which the lien or preference attaches have been wrongfully taken, the creditor may demand them from any possessor, within thirty days from the unlawful seizure. With reference to other property, real and personal, of the debtor, the following claims or credits shall be preferred in the order named: (1) Proper funeral expenses for the debtor, or children under his or her parental authority who have no property of their own, when approved by the court; (2) Credits for services rendered the insolvent by employees, laborers, or household helpers for one year preceding the commencement of the proceedings in insolvency; (3) Expenses during the last illness of the debtor or of his or her spouse and children under his or her parental authority, if they have no property of their own; (4) Compensation due the laborers or their dependents under laws providing for indemnity for damages in cases of labor accident, or illness resulting from the nature of the employment; (5) Credits and advancements made to the debtor for support of himself or herself, and family, during the last year preceding the insolvency; (6) Support during the insolvency proceedings, and for three months thereafter; (7) Fines and civil indemnification arising from a criminal offense; (8) Legal expenses, and expenses incurred in the administration of the insolvent’s estate for the common interest of the creditors, when properly authorized and approved by the court; (9) Taxes and assessments due the national government, other than those mentioned in Articles 2241, No. The following actions must be brought within ten years from the time the right of action accrues: Article 1145. These special agreements require specific enumerated transactions to be evidenced by a writing signed by the party to be charged. Article 1663. (Article 183) • Only minors may be adopted THE ADOPTION 54. The former comprises all the business of the principal. In case there is a separation of property, by stipulation in the marriage settlements, the husband and wife shall contribute proportionately to the family expenses. 66 comments. Payment by the new debtor gives him the rights mentioned in Articles 1236 and 1237. Children of brothers and sisters of the half blood shall succeed per capita or per stirpes, in accordance with the rules laid down for the brothers and sisters of the full blood. When the breach of the contract committed by the defendant is not the one contemplated by the parties in agreeing upon the liquidated damages, the law shall determine the measure of damages, and not the stipulation. (1461a), Article 1496. The testator or the person requested by him to write his name and the instrumental witnesses of the will, shall also sign, as aforesaid, each and every page thereof, except the last, on the left margin, and all the pages shall be numbered correlatively in letters placed on the upper part of each page. Article 1076. Every devise or legacy shall cover all the interest which the testator could device or bequeath in the property disposed of, unless it clearly appears from the will that he intended to convey a less interest. (1710a), Article 1870. If the things found be of interest to science of the arts, the State may acquire them at their just price, which shall be divided in conformity with the rule stated. Article 1257. (489), Article 582. Article 1852. By the contract of sale one of the contracting parties obligates himself to transfer the ownership and to deliver a determinate thing, and the other to pay therefor a price certain in money or its equivalent. Article 1508. Article 1447. Natural children by legal fiction are under the joint authority of the father and mother, as provided in the first paragraph of this article. The same rule applies if the testator has instituted several heirs, each being limited to an aliquot part, and all the parts do not cover the whole inheritance. If, however, the buyer has used or disposed of the goods delivered before he knows that the seller is not going to perform his contract in full, the buyer shall not be liable for more than the fair value to him of the goods so received. (n), Article 168. (337), Article 419. (1893). If a widow or widower and legitimate children or descendants are left, the surviving spouse has in the succession the same share as that of each of the children. (639), Article 756. (650). Damages in cases comprised in this Section shall be awarded in accordance with Title XVIII of this Book, concerning Damages. The title for prescription must be true and valid. 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