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PERSONS AND FAMILY RELATIONS JURISPRUDENCEDEFINITION AND NATURE OF MARRIAGECasesCase MarkerPertinent RulingLegal Basis1Wassmer vs Velez, 1964Article 21 CC2Tanjanco vs CA and Santos, 1996Article 21 CC3De Jesus vs Syquia, 1933Article 135 CC4Gashem Shookat Baksh vs CA, 1993Article 21 CC5Constantino vs Mendez, 19926In Re Santiago, 1940Malpractice / Disbarment7Selanova vs Mendoza, 1975Judge Gross Ignorance of the LawREQUISITES OF MARRIAGE8People vs Santiago, 19919Navarro vs Domagtoy, 199610People vs Janssen, 1929MARRIAGES EXEMPT FROM LICENSE REQUIREMENTRunaway Groom /Breach of Promise to MarryBreach of promise to marry is not an actionable wrong but after all the preparations for the wedding, it is deemed contrary to good customsSeduction /Breach of Promise to MarryVoluntariness and mutual passion arised out of curiosity/desire not out of promise to marry. Repeated acts of intercourse is not seduction. Not an actionable wrongBarber shop romance /Acknowledgement of Paternity /Breach of Promise to MarryThe action for breach of promise to marry has no standing in the civil law, apart from the right to recover money or property advanced by the plaintiff upon the faith of such promise.Iranian Medical Student / Breach of Promise to MarryThough breach of promise to marry per se is not an actionable wrong in the Civil Code, the Court held that when a man usees his promise of marriage to deceive a woman to consent to his malicious desires, he commits fraud and willfully injures the womanManila waitress affair / Breach of Promise to MarryDamages could only be awarded if sexual intercourse is not a product of voluntariness and mutual desire. the repeated sexual intercourse indicates that passion and not the alleged promise of marriage was the moving force that made her submit herself.Exhibit A prepared by the latter as a lawyer and acknowledged by him as a notary public is contrary to law, moral, and tends to subvert the vital foundation of the familyExtrajudicial dissolution of the conjugal partnership without judicial approval is void. Rapist Uncle /Essential Requisite of MarriageRape had been committed and the marriage ceremony was a mere ruse to escape the criminal consequences of his act. Marriage void for lack of essential consent.