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ISU COLLEGE OF LAW

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN CIVIL


LAW
1. Property Relations between 1989 2
husband and wife 1992 1
1994 1
1995 1
1998 1
2000 2 8
2. Legal Separation (grounds 1989 1
and effects) 1994 3
1996 1
1997 1 6
3. Family Home 1989 1
1994 1 2
4. Adoption 1989 1
1996 4
1996 1
2000 1 7
5. Legitimacy of a child 1989 1 1
6. Paternity and Filiation 1990 2
1995 1
1999 2 5
7. Publication and Effectivity of 1990 1 1
Law
8. Constitutional Provision to 1991 1 1
strengthen the Family
9. Constitutional provision on the 1991 1 1
policy against Divorce
10. Rights of an unborn child 1991 2 2
11. Marriage Settlement 1991 2 2
(requirements for validity and
effects)
12. Annulment (grounds, 1991 2
declaration, and effects) 1993 3
1995 1
1996 1
1997 2 9

13. Void and Voidable Marriages 1991 3


(kinds and effects) 1996 1
1999 1 5
14. Article 8, NCC (Judicial 1994 1 1
Decisions)
15. Parental Authority 1994 1 1
16. Juridical Capacity and 1996 1 1
Capacity to Act
17. Article 3, NCC (Ignorance of 1996 1 1
the law)
18. Renvoi doctrine 1997 1 1
19. Prejudicial Questions 1997 3 3
20. Distribution of Property after 1997 2 2
the dissolution of marriage
21. Marriage in Articulo Mortis 1995 1 1
22. Civil law system against 1997 1 1
Common law system
OBLIGATIONS AND CONTRACT
1. Contracts in general (concept, 1989 1
kinds, requirements for 1990 2
validity, and remedies) 1991 7
1992 1

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1993 1
1996 4
1998 1 17
2. Extinguishment of Obligations 1989 1
1992 1
1994 2
1998 2
2000 2 8
3. Statute of Frauds 1989 1 1
4. Loss of a thing due 1990 1
1994 1
2000 1 3
5. Solidary Obligation 1992 1 1
6. Negotiorum Gestio 1992 1 1
7. Quasi-Contract 1993 1 1
8. Rate of Exchange 1995 1 1
9. Kinds of Obligations 1997 1
2000 1 2
10. Subrogation of Creditor 1993 1 1
11. Laches 2000 1 1
PROPERTY
1. Usufruct in general, rights and 1989 1
obligations of the 1995 2
usufructuary, and 1996 1
extinguishment of the usufruct 1997 1
1998 1 6
2. Right of Accession 1989 1
1992 1
2000 1 3
3. Effects of Possession 1991 1 1
(Unlawful Deprivation)
4. Builder in Good faith 1992 1
1999 1
2000 1 3
5. Landowner in Good faith 1992 1 1
6. Occupation 1992 1
1997 1 2
7. Rights of Co-owners 1993 1 1
8. Easement (concept, kinds, 1993 1
and effects) 1995 2
1996 2
2000 1 6
9. Hidden Treasure 1995 2
1997 1 3
10. Classification of Property 1995 1
1997 1 2
11. Ownership 1995 1 1
12. Possessor in Good faith vs. 1996 1 1
Possessor in bad faith
13. Possession in general 1997 1 1
14. Landowner in Bad faith 1999 1 1
15. Acquisitive Prescription 1992 1 1
SALES AND LEASE
1. Obligations of Vendor 1989 1
1996 1 2
2. Maceda Law 1989 1
1999 1
2000 1 3
3. Lease in general and the 1990 1
rights and obligations of the 1993 1
lessor and lessee 1996 1

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1997 1
1999 1 5
4. Sub Lease (concept and 1990 1
effects) 1994 1
1999 1
2000 1 4
5. Promise to Sell 1991 1 1
6. Rights of the real owner in 1993 1 1
sale by person not the real
owner
7. Right of First Refusal 1996 1
1998 1 2
8. Option to Purchase 1996 1 1
9. Contract to Sell (nature and 1997 1
effects) 1999 1 2
10. Absolute Sale 1997 1 1
11. Conditional Sale (concept, 1997 1
rights of the buyer, and effects 1999 2 3
of retroactivity)
12. Recto Law 1997 1
1999 1 2
13. Pactum Commissorium 1997 1 1
14. Conventional Redemption 2000 1 1
15. Contract of Sale (nature and 1997 1 1
effects)
16. Lease of Rural Land 2000 1 1
17. Common Carrier 2000 1 1
PARTNERSHIP, AGENCY, AND TRUST
1. Concept of Partnership 1989 1
1997 1 2
2. Obligations of Partners 1992 1
1993 1 2
3. Dissolution of Partnership 1995 1
1998 1 2
4. Limited and General 1994 1 1
Partnership
5. Contract of Agency 2000 1 1
LAND TITLES AND DEEDS
1. Rules concerning public 1991 1 1
auction
2. Circumstances when an 1991 1 1
owner is divested of land in
tax sales
3. Effects of a forged deed 1991 1 1
4. Process of Registration 1993 1
1994 1 2
5. Steps and Procedure in 1994 1 1
CONSULTA
6. Reconstitution of land 1996 1 1
7. Reconveyance of land 1997 1
1999 1 2
8. Free Patent 1997 1 1
9. Prescription 1990 1
1998 1
2000 1 3
10. Notice of adverse claim and 1998 1 1
lien
11. Public Land Act 1999 1
2000 2 3

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12. Torrens System 1990 2
1991 1
1994 1 4
13. Requirements for reopening 1992 1 1
or review of a decree of
registration
14. Co-ownership (effects) 1998 1 1
15. Reclamation 2000 1 1
CREDIT TRANSACTIONS
1. Foreclosure of REM 1989 3 3
2. Equitable Mortgage 1991 1 1
3. Right of Repurchase 1991 1 1
4. Mortgage 1992 1
1999 2 3
5. Suretyship 1992 1
6. Loan 1992 1 1
7. Agency 1992 2
1994 1
1997 1
1999 2 6
8. Depositary by force majeure 1992 1 1
9. Trust 1993 1
1995 3
1997 1
1998 3 8
10. Commodatum 1993 3 3
11. Ejectment 1994 1
1998 1 2
12. Chattel Mortgage 1994 1
1999 1 2
13. Pledge 1994 1
1996 1
1999 1 3
14. Antichresis 1995 3
1996 1 4
15. Concurrence and Preference 1995 1 1
of Credit
16. Deposit 1998 1 1
17. Equitable Redemption 1999 1 1
TORTS AND DAMAGES
1. Quasi-delict 1990 2
1991 1
1996 1
1998 1 5
2. Liability of the employer and 1992 1
the driver in case of accident 2000 1 2
3. Defense of diligence in the 1997 1 1
selection and supervision of
employees
4. Defense of diligence of a 1992 1 1
good father of a family
5. Residual Parental liability 1993 1
WILLS AND SUCCESSION
1. Wills in general 1989 3
1993 1
1995 3
1996 1
1998 2
2000 1 11
2. Disinheritance 1989 1
1993 1

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1999 1 3
3. Donation (requirements for 1990 1
validity and effects) 1991 3
1993 1
1996 1
1997 1
1998 2
1999 1
2000 1 11
4. Distribution of Estate 2000 1 1
5. When is there death in 1991 1
Succession? 2000 1 2
6. Contractual Succession 1991 1 1
7. Stipulation pour atrui 1991 1
8. Intestate Succession 1992 1
1995 6
1996 1
1997 2
1998 2
1999 3
2000 2 17
9. Capacity to Succeed 1993 1 1
10. Holographic Will 1996 1
1997 1 2
11. Successional Rights 1998 1 1
12. Succession in general 1999 1 1
13. Presumptive :Legitime 1999 1
14. Preterition 1993 1
1999 2 3
CONFLICTS OF LAW
1. Doctrine of Processual 1991 1 1
Presumptioon
2. Will by a Filipino 1990 1 1
3. Will by a foreigner residing in 1990 1 1
the Philippines
4. Article 17, NCC 1991 1
1993 1 2
5. Article 1700, NCC 1991 1 1
6. Validity, performance, and 1992 1 1
consideration of contracts
7. Cocnovit (definition) 1994 1 1
8. Borrowing Statute (definition) 1994 1 1
9. Characterization (definition) 1994 1 1
10. Doctrine of Forum Non 1994 1 1
Conveniens (definition)
11. Long Arm Statute (definition) 1994 1 1
12. Intrinsic Validity of Contracts 1994 1 1
13. Capacity to Contract of 1993 1 1
foreigners
14. Capacity to Contract of 1993 1 1
Filipino

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