McBurnie V Ganzon

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MCBURNIE V. GANZON Ynares-Santiago, J. | Sept. 18, 2009 | In division THIRD DIVISI!  "#$TS %etition &or revie' on (ertiorari )nder R)*e + o& a $o)rt o& #ppea*s de(ision granting respondents otion to Red)(e #ppea* ond/ dire(ting te to post a o nd o& %10 i**ion/ and ordering te !3R$ to give d)e (o)rse to teir appea* and to (ond)(t &)rter pro(eedings. #*so assai*ed is a Reso*)tion den4ing a otion &or re(onsideration. %etitioner #ndre' ()rnie, an #)stra*ian nationa*, signed a &ive-4ear ep*o 4ent (ontra(t as e5e()tive vi(e-president o& respondent 67I anagers tro)g its president 6)*a*io 7anon. ()rnie *ater &eat)red in an a((ident an d 'i*e re()perating &ro is in)ries in #)stra*ia, e 'as in&ored 4 7anon tat is servi(es 'ere no *onger needed. ()rnie &i*ed a (op*aint &or i**ega* disissa* 'it  pra4er &or te pa4ent o& is sa*ar4 and ene&its &or te )ne5pired ter o& te (ontra(t, daages and attorne4s &ees.  Te 3aor #riter de(*ared petitioners disissa* i**ega* and ordering respondents to pa4 sa*ar4 and  ene&its &or te )ne5pired ter o& te (ontra(t, ora* and e5ep*ar4 daages, and attorne4s &ees. Te  !3R$ denied respondent:s otion to red)(e ond and ordered respondents to post an additiona* ond togeter 'it te oter re;)ireents )nder te !3R$ R)*es o& %ro(ed)re 'itin a non-e5tendi*e period o& 10 da4s &ro re(eipt tereo&, oter'ise te appea* sa** e disissed. Respondents oved &or re(onsideration )t it 'as denied/ respondents 'ere again ordered to post te additiona* appea* ond 'itin anoter non-e5tendi*e period o& 10 da4s &ro re(eipt tereo&.  Instead o& (op*4ing, respondents &i*ed a petition &or (ertiorari and proiition 'it te $# 'it pra4er &or iss)an(e o& a pre*iinar4 in)n(tion and<or teporar4 restraining order. # TR e&&e(tive &or =0 da 4s 'as iss)ed enoining te !3R$ &ro en&or(ing its orders. #&ter te TR e5pired and respondents sti** &ai*ed to post additiona* ond, te !3R$ disissed teir appea*. "o**o'ing te denia* o& teir "R, respondents &i*ed 'it te $# a petition &or (ertiorari 'it pra4er &or iss)an(e o& TR and<or 'rit o& pre*iinar4 in)n(tion.  Te $# iss)ed a TR enoining te !3R$ &ro en&or(ing reso*)tion disissing respondents appea*, and its reso*)tion den4ing te "R. It iss)ed a 'rit o& pre*iinar4 in)n(tion. %etitioner assai*ed te iss)an(e o& te 'rit e&ore te S)pree $o) rt. Ho'ever, it 'as disissed &or s)itting an a&&idavit o& servi(e 'i( &ai*ed to so' a (o petent eviden(e o& a&&iants identit4. ean'i*e, te $# rendered te assai*ed de(ision granting respondents otion to red)(e appea* ond and dire(ting te to post an appea* ond o& %10 i**ion 'it te !3R$, 'i( 'as *i>e'ise ordered to give d)e (o)rse to te appea* and to (ond)(t &)rter pro(eedings. %etitioners "R 'as denied en(e tis petition &or revie' on (ertiorari.

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MCBURNIE V. GANZON

Ynares-Santiago, J. | Sept. 18, 2009 | In division

THIRD DIVISI! 

"#$TS

%etition &or revie' on (ertiorari )nder R)*e + o& a $o)rt o& #ppea*s de(ision granting respondents

otion to Red)(e #ppea* ond/ dire(ting te to post a ond o& %10 i**ion/ and ordering te !3R$to give d)e (o)rse to teir appea* and to (ond)(t &)rter pro(eedings. #*so assai*ed is a Reso*)tion

den4ing a otion &or re(onsideration.

%etitioner #ndre' ()rnie, an #)stra*ian nationa*, signed a &ive-4ear ep*o4ent (ontra(t as

e5e()tive vi(e-president o& respondent 67I anagers tro)g its president 6)*a*io 7anon. ()rnie

*ater &eat)red in an a((ident and 'i*e re()perating &ro is in)ries in #)stra*ia, e 'as in&ored 47anon tat is servi(es 'ere no *onger needed. ()rnie &i*ed a (op*aint &or i**ega* disissa* 'it

 pra4er &or te pa4ent o& is sa*ar4 and ene&its &or te )ne5pired ter o& te (ontra(t, daages and

attorne4s &ees. 

Te 3aor #riter de(*ared petitioners disissa* i**ega* and ordering respondents to pa4 sa*ar4 and ene&its &or te )ne5pired ter o& te (ontra(t, ora* and e5ep*ar4 daages, and attorne4s &ees. Te

 !3R$ denied respondent:s otion to red)(e ond and ordered respondents to post an additiona* ond

togeter 'it te oter re;)ireents )nder te !3R$ R)*es o& %ro(ed)re 'itin a non-e5tendi*e periodo& 10 da4s &ro re(eipt tereo&, oter'ise te appea* sa** e disissed. Respondents oved &or

re(onsideration )t it 'as denied/ respondents 'ere again ordered to post te additiona* appea* ond

'itin anoter non-e5tendi*e period o& 10 da4s &ro re(eipt tereo&.

 

Instead o& (op*4ing, respondents &i*ed a petition &or (ertiorari and proiition 'it te $# 'it pra4er

&or iss)an(e o& a pre*iinar4 in)n(tion and<or teporar4 restraining order. # TR e&&e(tive &or =0 da4s'as iss)ed enoining te !3R$ &ro en&or(ing its orders. #&ter te TR e5pired and respondents sti**

&ai*ed to post additiona* ond, te !3R$ disissed teir appea*.

"o**o'ing te denia* o& teir "R, respondents &i*ed 'it te $# a petition &or (ertiorari 'it pra4er &or 

iss)an(e o& TR and<or 'rit o& pre*iinar4 in)n(tion.

 

Te $# iss)ed a TR enoining te !3R$ &ro en&or(ing reso*)tion disissing respondents appea*,and its reso*)tion den4ing te "R. It iss)ed a 'rit o& pre*iinar4 in)n(tion. %etitioner assai*ed te

iss)an(e o& te 'rit e&ore te S)pree $o)rt. Ho'ever, it 'as disissed &or s)itting an a&&idavit o&

servi(e 'i( &ai*ed to so' a (opetent eviden(e o& a&&iants identit4.

ean'i*e, te $# rendered te assai*ed de(ision granting respondents otion to red)(e appea* ond

and dire(ting te to post an appea* ond o& %10 i**ion 'it te !3R$, 'i( 'as *i>e'ise ordered to

give d)e (o)rse to te appea* and to (ond)(t &)rter pro(eedings.

%etitioners "R 'as denied en(e tis petition &or revie' on (ertiorari.

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%etitioner 

%etitioner (ontends tat te $# erred in o*ding tat te !3R$ (oitted grave a)se o& dis(retion

'en it o)trigt*4 disissed te otion to red)(e appea* ond 'ito)t &i5ing a reasona*e ao)nttere&or, t)s depriving te respondents teir rigt to appea* te 3aor #riters de(ision/ tat te r)*es

on per&e(tion o& appea*s )st e stri(t*4 app*ied/ tat te period &or posting te ond (annot e ade to

depend on te dis(retion o& te part4/ tat respondents not on*4 re&)sed to post appea* ond 'itin te pres(ried period )t te gro)nd re*ied )pon &or te red)(tion tereo&, to 'it? te a'ards 'ere patent

n)**it4 and e5(essive, 'as not eritorio)s.

%R$6D@R#3 ISS@6S

A! te $# (oitted reversi*e error in &inding tat te !3R$ (oitted grave a)se o& dis(retion

'en it ip*eented te provision o& te 3aor $ode, #rt. 22B and Se(. =, R)*e VI o& te !3R$ R)*es

o& %ro(ed)re. Y6S. 

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Te petition is granted. Te de(ision and reso*)tion o& te $# are reversed and set aside. Te reso*)tionso& te !3R$ are reinstated and a&&ired.

 

@nder #rt. 22B o& te 3aor $ode, te posting o& a ond is indispensa*e to te per&e(tion o& an appea*

in (ases invo*ving onetar4 a'ards &ro te de(ision o& te 3aor #riter. oreover, te &i*ing o& te

 ond is not on*4 andator4 )t a )risdi(tiona* re;)ireent as 'e**, tat )st e (op*ied 'it in orderto (on&er )risdi(tion )pon te !3R$. Te )risdi(tiona* prin(ip*e and te andator4 nat)re o& te

appea* ond posted 'itin te 10-da4 reg*eentar4 period are rea&&ired 4 te !e' R)*es o&%ro(ed)re o& te !3R$. Ai*e te ond a4 e red)(ed )pon otion 4 te ep*o4er, tis is s)e(t tote (onditions tat C1 te otion to red)(e te ond sa** e ased on eritorio)s gro)nds/ and C2 a

reasona*e ao)nt in re*ation to te onetar4 a'ard is posted 4 te appe**ant, oter'ise te &i*ing o&

te otion to red)(e ond sa** not stop te r)nning o& te period to per&e(t an appea*.

Re(ords so' tat respondents &i*ed teir eorand) o& appea* and otion to red)(e appea* ond on

te 10t or *ast da4 o& te reg*eentar4 period. #*to)g te4 posted an initia* appea* ond, te sae'as gross*4 inade;)ate. ")rter, tere is no asis in respondents (ontention tat te a'ards o& te 3aor

#riter 'ere n)** and e5(essive, and 'it preeditated intention to render respondents in(apa*e o&

 posting an appea* ond and deprive te o& te rigt to appea*.

 

It a*so does not es(ape )di(ia* noti(e tat te (as<s)ret4 ond re;)ireent does not ne(essitate teep*o4er to p4si(a**4 s)rrender te entire ao)nt o& te onetar4 )dgent. Te )s)a* pro(ed)re is

&or te ep*o4er to otain te servi(es o& a onding (opan4, 'i( 'i** ten re;)ire te ep*o4er to

 pa4 a per(entage o& te a'ard in e5(ange &or a ond se()ring te &)** ao)nt.