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SYLLABUS

Course Name : Succession


Number of Units : 4 units
Faculty : Atty. Karla A. Funtila-Abugan

Course Description: A study of the concepts and general principles of succession, kinds
of succession (testamentary, legal or intestate, and mixed succession), kinds of heirs,
legitime and collation, principles affecting the legitime (preterition, reserva troncal,
reserva adoptiva, disinheritance) and the freely disposable portion (institution and
substitution of heirs), principles common to testamentary and legal succession, as well
as partition and distribution of the estate of the decedent.

Course Outline

I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES

A. Definition and concept of succession - Art. 712, 774, 1311 NCC

B. Kinds of Succession - Art. 778-780, 960 NCC in relation to Art. 84 of the FC and
Art. 130, 752, 1347 NCC

C. Opening of Succession - Art. 777 NCC in relation to Art. 130, 132, 390-391, 533,
1347, 1461, 2253 and 2263 NCC and Art. 84, 86 of the FC

1. Uson v. Del Rosario, 92 Phil. 530


2. De Borja v. De Borja, 46 SCRA 577
3. Bonilla v. Barcena, 71 SCRA 491
4. Borromeo-Herrera v. Borromeo, 152 SCRA 171
5. Rioferio v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 129008

D. Subject and Object of Succession – Art. 775-782, 887, 963-969, 1003, 1014, 1024-
1057 NCC in relation to Art. 1178, 1311, 1347, 1429 NCC

1. Cayetano v. Leonides, 129 SCRA 522


2. Parish Priest of Victoria v. Rigor, 89 SCRA 493
3. Reyes v. Court of Appeals, L-5260, July 31, 1954
4. Samaniego-Celada v. Abena, G.R. No. 145545, June 30, 2008

E. Law governing form and content - Art. 16-17, 795, 810, 815-819, 2263 NCC

1. Enriquez v. Abadia, 50 O.G. 4185


2. Fleumer v. His, 54 Phil. 610
3. Dela Cerna v. Potot, 12 SCRA 576
4. Estate of Amos Bellis, 20 SCRA 358

II. TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION

A. Concept of Wills; Testamentary Capacity and Intent; Notarial Wills; Witnesses to


Wills – Articles 783 to 809, 820-824, 828, 839 (3) & (4), 930 of the Civil Code

1. Suroza v. Honrado, 110 SCRA 388


2. Garcia v. Lacuesta, 90 Phil. 489
3. Matias v. Salud, L-10751, June 23, 1958
Syllabus – Succession

4. Nera v. Rimando, 18 Phil. 450


5. Icasiano v. Icasiano, 11 SCRA 422
6. Cruz v. Villasor, 54 SCRA 31
7. Javellana v. Ledesma, 97 Phil. 258
8. Caneda v. Court of Appeals, 222 SCRA 781
9. Taboada v. Rosal, L-36033, November 5, 1982
10. Garcia v. Vasquez, 32 SCRA 489
11. Alvarado v. Gaviola, G.R. No. 74695, September 14, 1993
12. Gonzales v. Court of Appeals, 90 SCRA 183
13. Guerrero v. Bihis, G.R. No. 174144, April 17, 2007
14. Lee v. Tambago, A.C. No. 5281, February 12, 2008
15. Samaniego-Celada v. Abena, G.R. No. 145545, June 30, 2008

B. Holographic Wills; Incorporation of Document by Reference; Codicils;


Revocation of Wills and Testamentary Dispositions; Republication and Revival
of Wills; Allowance and Disallowance of Wills – Articles 804, 810-813, 825-839,
1335, 1337-1338 of the Civil Code

1. Casiano v. Court of Appeals, 158 SCRA 451


2. Molo v. Molo, 90 Phil. 37
3. Rodelas v. Aranza, 119 SCRA 16
4. Azaola v. Singson, 109 Phil. 102
5. Cuenco v. Court of Appeals, L-24742, October 26, 1973
6. Codoy v. Calugay, 312 SCRA 333
7. Roberts v. Leonides, 129 SCRA 33
8. Nepomuceno v. Court of Appeals, 139 SCRA 206
9. Nuguid v. Nuguid, L-23445, June 23, 1966
10. Kalaw v. Relova, L-40207, September 28, 1984
11. In the Matter of the Instestate Estate of Andres de Jesus v. Roxas
12. Ajero v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 106720, September 15, 1994
13. Dorotheo v. Court of Appeals, G.R. No. 108581, December 8, 1999
14. Maloles II v. Phillips, G.R. No. 129505, January 31, 2000

III.LEGITIME AND COLLATION

Legitime: Articles 872, 886-913 (exclude Art. 891), 1347 of the Civil Code;
Article 39 of PD 603
Collation: Articles 914, 1061-1077

1. Rosales v. Rosales, 148 SCRA 69


2. Dizon-Rivera v. Dizon, 33 SCRA 554
3. De Roma v. Court of Appeals, 152 SCRA 205
4. Locsin v. Court of Appeals, 206 SCRA 383
5. Manongsong v. Estimo, 404 SCRA 683
6. Spouses Joaquin v. Court of Appeals, 416 SCRA 263
7. Arellano v. Pascual, 638 SCRA 826

IV.PRINCIPLES AFFECTING THE LEGITIME

A. Preterition – Arts. 854-855, 906, 918

1. Neri v. Akutin, G.R. No. 47799, May 21, 1943


2. Reyes v. Barretto-Datu, 19 SCRA 85, January 25, 1967
3. Nuguid v. Nuguid, 17 SCRA 449

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4. Solano v. Court of Appeals, L-41971, November 29, 1983


5. Acain v. Acain, October 27, 1987, G.R. No. 72706
6. Dy Yieng Seangio v. Reyes, November 27, 2006, G.R. No. 140371-72

B. Reserva Troncal – Art. 891

1. Gonzales v. CFI, 104 SCRA 161, May 19, 1981


2. Chua v. CFI, 78 SCRA 406, August 31, 1977
3. Edroso v. Sablan, 25 Phil. 295
4. Sienes v. Esparcia, 111 Phil. 349 or 1 SCRA 750
5. Florentino v. Florentino, 40 Phil. 480
6. Cano v. Director of Lands, January 16, 1959, L-10701
7. Mendoza v. Delos Santos, March 20, 2013, G.R. No. 176422

C. Reserva/Reversion Adoptiva – Art. 39, PD 603

1. Banawa v. Mirano, 97 SCRA 517


2. Teotico v. del Val, 13 SCRA 406
3. In Re: Adoption of Stephanie Garcia, 454 SCRA 54

D. Disinheritance – Arts. 915-923

V. PRINCIPLES AFFECTING THE FREELY DISPOSABLE PORTION

A. Institution of Heirs – Arts. 840-856, in relation to Arts. 785-789

1. Austria v. Reyes, 31 SCRA 754

B. Kinds of Institution – Arts. 777, 871-885, 1034 (par. 3), 1183

1. Vda. De Kilayko v. Tengco, 207 SCRA 600

C. Substitution of Heirs – Arts. 857-870

1. Palacios v. Ramirez, 111 SCRA 704


2. Crisologo v. Singzon, 49 SCRA 491

D. Legacies and Devises – Arts. 924-959

1. Fernandez v. Dimagiba, 21 SCRA 428


2. Belen v. BPI, L-14474, October 31, 1960

VI.LEGAL OR INTESTATE SUCCESSION

Arts. 902-903, 960-962, 970-977, 982-1014

1. Rosales v. Rosales, 148 SCRA 69


2. Delos Santos v. Dela Cruz, 37 SCRA 555
3. Teotico v. Del Val, 13 SCRA 406
4. Diaz v. IAC, 150 SCRA 645
5. Delos Santos v. Ferraris-Borromeo, 14 SCRA 986
6. Corpuz v. Corpuz, 85 SCRA 567
7. Leonardo v. CA, 120 SCRA 890
8. Santillon v. Miranda, 14 SCRA 563

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9. Bicomong v. Almanza, 80 SCRA 421


10. Bacayo v. Borromeo, 14 SCRA 986

VII. COMMON PROVISIONS

Right of Accretion - Arts. 1015-1023 NCC


Partition and Distribution of Estate - Arts. 1078-1105 NCC
Executors and Administrators - Arts. 1058-1060 NCC; Rule 86, Section 5 and Rule 87,
Section 1 of the Rules of Court

1. Alsua Betts v. Court of Appeals, July 30, 1979


2. Doromal v. Court of Appeals, September 2, 1975
3. Alonzo v. Intermediate Appellate Court, May 28, 1987
4. Bautista v. Griño-Aquino, 166 SCRA 760
5. Chavez v. Intermediate Appellate Court, November 8, 1990
6. Heirs of Ignacio Conti v. Court of Appeals, December 21, 1998
7. Maloles II v. Phillips, G.R. No. 129505, January 31, 2000
8. Romero v. Court of Appeals, April 18, 2012

Teaching Methods/Strategies

Class recitations will basically be employed to determine whether the student


read and understood the provisions of the law and the decisions of the Supreme Court.
Quizzes, announced or unannounced, will also be administered to check the
comprehension and analysis of the students. Lectures and visual aids may be used
when applicable. Additional cases and/or reading assignments may be assigned if
necessary.

Grading:

Class Standing (Recitation, Quizzes) 30%


Midterm Examination 30%
Final Examination 40%