Flashcards in Chapter 3: Basic Guidelines in the Construction and Interpretation of Laws Deck (5)
What is the object of interpretation and construction?
To ascertain the meaning and intention of the legislature
Socorro Ramirez vs Hon. Court of Appeals and Ester S. Garcia
GR 93833, September 25, 1995
1) Whether or not RA 4200 applies to taping of private conversation by one of the parties to a conversation.
2) Whether or not the substance must be alleged in the information. Whether or not RA 4200 applies to private conversation
Garcia's (respondent) petition for review was denied.
Legislative intent is determined principally from the language of the statute.
Globe-Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation VS National Labor Relations Commission and Imelda Salazar
GR 82511, March 3, 1992
Whether or not the NLRC have committed grave abuse of discretion i holding that the suspension and subsequent dismissal of Imelda Salazar were illegal and in ordering her reinstatement with two years backwages.
NLRC decision affirmed. Imelda Salazar won.
Plain meaning rule or Verba Legis
Felicito Basbacio VS Office of the Secretary, Department of Justice
GR 109445, November 7, 1994
Whether or not the term "unjustly accused, convicted, imprisoned but subsequently released by virtue of a judgement of acquittal" refer to all kinds of accusation and conviction.
Petitioner's request for a payment of compensation for being imprisoned was dismissed.
When the language of the law is clear, it should be given its natural meaning.