G.R. No. L-45645 June 28, 1983
FRANCISCO A. TONGOY, for himself and as Judicial Administrator of the Estate of the Late Luis D. Tongoy and Ma. Rosario Araneta Vda. de Tongoy, petitioners, vs.
THE HONORABLE COURT OF APPEALS, MERCEDES T. SONORA, JUAN T. SONORA, JESUS T. SONORA, TRINIDAD T. SONORA, RICARDO P. TONGOY, CRESENCIANO P. TONGOY, AMADO P. TONGOY, and NORBERTO P. TONGOY, respondents.
This is an action for reconveyance respecting two (2) parcels of land in Bacolod City. The first is Lot No. 1397 of the Cadastral Survey of Bacolod, otherwise known as Hacienda Pulo, containing an area of 727,650 square meters and originally registered under Original Certificate of Title No. 2947 in the names of Francisco Tongoy, Jose Tongoy, Ana Tongoy, Teresa Tongoy and Jovita Tongoy in pro-indiviso equal shares. Said co-owners were all children of the late Juan Aniceto Tongoy. The second is Lot No. 1395 of the Cadastral Survey of Bacolod, briefly referred to as Cuaycong property, containing an area of 163,754 square meters, and formerly covered by Original Certificate of Title No. 2674 in the name of Basilisa Cuaycong. Of the original registered co-owners of Hacienda Pulo, three died without issue, namely: Jose Tongoy, who died a widower on March 11, 1961; Ama Tongoy, who also died single on February 6, 1957, and Teresa Tongoy who also died single on November 3, 1949. The other two registered co-owners, namely, Francisco Tongoy and Jovita Tongoy, were survived by children. Francisco Tongoy, who died on September 15, 1926, had six children; Patricio D. Tongoy and Luis D. Tongoy by the first marriage; Amado P. Tongoy, Ricardo P. Tongoy; Cresenciano P. Tongoy and Norberto P. Tongoy by his second wife Antonina Pabello whom he subsequently married sometime after the birth of their children. For her part, Jovita Tongoy (Jovita Tongoy de Sonora), who died on May 14, 1915, had four children: Mercedes T. Sonora, Juan T. Sonora, Jesus T. Sonora and Trinidad T. Sonora....
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