11. REPUBLIC VS. COURT OF APPEALS AND TANCINCO GR No. L-61647 October 12, 1984 132 SCRA 514 FACTS: Respondents, Benjamin Tancinco, Azucena Tancinco Reyes, Maria Tancinco Imperial and Mario C. Tancinco are registered owners of a parcel of land covered by TCT # T-89709 situated in Barrio Ubinan, Meycauayan, Bulacan bordering on the Meycauayan and Bocaue rivers. On June 24, 1974, the private respondents filed an application for the registration of the three lots adjacent to their fishpond property. On April 5, 1974, Assistant Provincial Fiscal Armando C. Vicente, in representation of the Bureau of Lands filed a written opposition to the application for registration. The Lower Court rendered a decision granting the application on the finding that the lands in question are accretions to the private respondent’s fishponds. CA affirmed Lower Court’s decision. Republic contended that there is no accretion to speak of under Article 457 of the new Civil Code because what actually happened is that the private respondents simply
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