WHEREFORE,respondent Atty. Pacifico M. Maghari III,having clearly violated his Lawyer’s Oath and the Canons of theCode of Professional Responsibility through his unlawful, dishonest,and deceitful conduct, is SUSPENDED from the practice of law fortwo (2) years, effective upon receipt of a copy of this Resolution.Let copies of this Resolution be served on the Office of the BarConfidant, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and all courts in thecountry for their information and guidance. Let a copy of thisResolution be attached to respondent Atty. Pacifico M. Maghari III’spersonal record as attorney.SO ORDERED.Sereno (CJ.), Carpio, Leonardo-De Castro, Brion, Peralta,Bersamin, Del Castillo, Villarama, Jr., Perez, Mendoza, Perlas-Bernabeand Jardeleza, JJ., concur.Velasco, Jr., J., I inhibit due to relation to a party.Reyes, J., On Leave.Respondent Atty. Pacifico M. Maghari III suspended frompractice of law for two (2) years for violation of Lawyer’s Oath andCanons of Code of Professional Responsibility.Notes.—The disingenuousness of respondent’s counsels is notlost on the Court — respondents’ counsels ought to be reacquaintedwith Canon 10 of the Code of Professional Responsibility, i.e., that alawyer owes candor, fairness and good faith to the Court. (UnitedLaboratories, Inc. vs. Domingo,658 SCRA159 )414414SUPREME COURT REPORTS ANNOTATEDIntestate Estate of Jose Uy vs. Maghari III
8/13/2019SUPREME COURT REPORTS ANNOTATED VOLUME 76829/29Deceit is the false representation of a matter of fact, whether bywords or conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or byconcealment of that which should have been disclosed, whichdeceives or is intended to deceive another, so that he shall act upon itto his legal injury. (Hao vs. People, 735 SCRA312 )——o0o——© Copyright 2019 Central Book Supply, Inc. All rights reserved.
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