Unforgettable Legal StoriesBy Aida Sevilla Mendoza
Sometimes, being born beautiful and well-to-do can be a bane rather than a blessing. This was the case of Beverly Fabernado,* the daughter of an American woman and a wealthy Filipino landowner who died in a car accident when Beverly was 8. Fortunately, her widowed mother was left with a generous trust fund and inherited real estate assets that allowed Bev and her younger brother to continue living in comfort in Dasmariñas Village, Makati.
By Aida Sevilla Mendoza
With elections coming up next year, some politicians are perceived to be indirectly campaigning this early, so the following case is timely. It was brought in 2004 before the Supreme Court whose en banc decision was penned by Associate Justice Adolfo S. Azcuna. Azcuna retired from the high tribunal on February 15, 2009. The cum laude graduate of the Ateneo de Manila Law School in 1962 was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1963 after placing fourth in the bar exams.