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Sigalot sa Lupa

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In issue herein are property and property rights, a familiar subject of controversy and a wellspring of enormous conflict that has led not only to protracted legal entanglements but to even more bitter consequences, like strained relationships and even the forfeiture of lives.

It is a question that likewise reflects a tragic commentary on prevailing social and cultural values and institutions, where, as one observer notes,wealth and its accumulation are the basis of self-fulfillment and where property is held as sacred as life itself.

– Justice Abraham Sarmiento, Sr. in Adille v. CA, G.R. No. L-44546, January 29, 1988