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● Plaintiffs filed separate claims with the committee of claims and appraisal against the intestate
estate of Benigno Goitia at CFI Manila, the first for the amount of P5,940, and the second, P2,376.
The committee disapproved their claims. Both claimants appealed from the report of the committee,
and in accordance with section 776 of the Code of Civil Procedure, filed a new complaint, which was
later, amended with the approval of the court.
● The trial court deemed it proven that during the period from 1915 to 1926, Benigno Goitia collected
and received certain sums as dividends and profits upon the plaintiffs's stock in the "Tren de
Aguadas" in his capacity as representative and attorneyinfact for both of them, which he has
neither remitted nor accounted for to the plaintiffs.
● Lower court also ordered defendant to enter a judicial account of the intestate estate of the
deceased Benigno Goitia, to render an account of the amounts collected by her aforesaid husband
Benigno Goitia, as attorneyinfact and representative of the plaintiffs.
● The defendant manifested that after a painstaking examination of the books of account of the
copartnership "Tren de Aguadas," and several attempts to obtain data from Ruperto Santos, the
manager and administrator thereof, she has found no more evidence of any amount received by her
late husband, Benigno de Goitia, than a book of accounts where she came upon an item of P90 for
Leonor Mendezona, and another of P36 for Valentina Izaguirre.
● In view of this report and the evidence taken at the hearing the court rendered a suppletory
judgment, taking into account chiefly the testimony of Ruperto Santos and Ramon Salinas, it was
held that, upon the basis of the dividends received by the witness Salinas on his fifteen shares in
the "Tren de Aguadas" from 1915 to 1925, it appears that the dividends distributed for each share
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- Fall '14