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8/12/2020G.R. No. 2106411/10ConstitutionStatutesExecutive IssuancesJudicial IssuancesOther IssuancesJurisprudenceInternational Legal ResourcesAUSL ExclusiveToday is Wednesday, August 12, 2020SECOND DIVISIONMarch 27, 2019G.R. No. 210641DOMESTIC PETROLEUM RETAILER CORPORATION,Petitioner vs.MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY, RespondentD E C I S I O NCAGUIOA, J.:Before the Court is a Petition for Review on Certiorari1(Petition) under Rule 45 of the Rules of Court filed bypetitioner Domestic Petroleum Retailer Corporation (petitioner DPRC) against respondent Manila InternationalAirport Authority (respondent MIAA), assailing the Decision2dated May 31, 2013 (assailed Decision) andResolution3dated November 29, 2013 (assailed Resolution) promulgated by the Court of Appeals (CA) SpecialSecond Division and Former Special Second Division, respectively, in CA-G.R. CV No. 98378, which affirmed theDecision4dated August 15, 2011 of the Regional Trial Court, Pasay City, Branch 119 (RTC) in Civil Case No. R-PSY-08-08963.The Facts and Antecedent ProceedingsAs narrated by the CA in its assailed Decision, and as culled from the records of the case, the essential facts andantecedent proceedings of the instant case are as follows:On December 23, 2008, [petitioner DPRC] filed a Complaint5for "Collection of Sums of Money" against[respondent MIAA] before the [RTC,] averring that: on June 4, 1998, [petitioner DPRC] and [respondentMIAA] entered into a Contract of Lease whereby the former leased from the latter a 1,631.12-squaremeter parcel of land and a 630.88-square meter building both located at Domestic Road, Pasay City[.][Petitioner DPRC] was obliged to pay monthly rentals of ₱75,357.74 for the land and ₱33,310.46 forthe building; [petitioner DPRC] faithfully complied with its obligation to pay the monthly rentals since thestart of the lease contract[.][O]n April 2, 1998, [respondent MIAA] passed Resolution No. 98-30 which took effect on June 1, 1998increasing the rentals paid by its concessionaires and lessees[.] [Respondent MIAA] issuedAdministrative Order No. 1[,] Series of 1998 reflecting the new schedule of fees, charges, and rates[.][Petitioner] DPRC initially refused to pay the increased rentals which was decreed without prior noticeand hearing[.][O]n November 19, 1998, [respondent MIAA] demanded its payment of ₱655,031.13 as rental inarrears which was based on the increase prescribed in Resolution No. 98-30 with 2% interestcompounded monthly[.] [Respondent MIAA] also demanded payment of ₱628,895.43 after recomputingand deducting the amount of ₱26,135.70 from the original amount of ₱655,031.13[.][O]n December 8, 1998, [petitioner DPRC] protested in writing to [respondent MIAA] the increasedrentals and the computation[.] [H]owever, it also signified its intention to comply in good faith with the
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8/12/2020G.R. No. 2106412/10terms and conditions of the lease contract by paying the amount charged[.] [O]n December 11, 1998,[petitioner DPRC] paid [respondent MIAA] ₱628,895.43 which was based on the new rates[.][On December 1, 2004, the First (1st) Division of the Court promulgated its Decision in the case of
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