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v. Mrs. Narag, for her part, presented the relatives of the alleged paramour and her children to testify against Atty. Narag. She also presented documentary evidence such as love letters of Atty. Narag to the paramour and photos. All of which prove the adulterous relationship and the fact that his paramour has borne him two kids. vi. The IBP recommended the disbarment of Atty. Narag for violating Canon 1, Rule 1.01 and Canon 7, Rule 7.03 of the Code of Professional Responsibility, for engaging in an immoral, unlawful, dishonest and deceitful conduct, for not upholding the integrity and dignity of the legal profession, and for behaving in a scandalous manner so as to discredit the legal profession. Issues : Penalty to be imposed Ruling : i. Mrs. Narag has the burden of proof that Atty. Narag has indeed committed gross immorality to warrant the penalty of disbarment. ii. She was able to present clear, convincing and satisfactory evidence to support her claim that Atty. Narag has indeed abandoned his family for his paramour. iii. It was Atty. Narag’s duty to prove to the Court that he maintains a good moral character required of the legal profession, but he did not present any evidence to that effect. All he did was to adamantly deny the allegations of his wife.
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iv. He committed a gravely immoral conduct that is so wilful, flagrant and shameless as to show indifference to the opinion of the respectable members of the community. He committed acts that are too unprincipled to be reprehensible to a high degree and he committed them under scandalous and revolting circumstances so as to shock the common sense of decency. His gravely immoral conduct warrants disbarment.
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10. Ui v Bonifacio Facts: i. Leslie Ui filed an admin case for the disbarment of Atty. Iris Bonifacio for allegedly having an illicit relationship with Ui’s husband, Carlos Ui. She alleged that the two are living together as husband and wife, and that despite her knowledge of Carlos Ui’s family life, Atty. Bonifacio continued the illicit relationship. ii. In her response, Atty. Bonifacio said, she was not aware that Carlos Ui was married when he courted her. Knowing him to be a single man with children by a Chinese woman from whom he had long been estranged. She later on got married with him in Hawaii and she begot him 2 children. But when she discovered that Carlos Ui was married, she immediately cut all her ties with him and she left for Hawaii with her 2 children. iii. The IBP dismissed the disbarment case but recommended for the reprimand of Atty. Bonifacio for submitting a marriage certificate with an intercalated date. Issues: W/N Atty. Bonifacio committed gravely immoral conduct to warrant her disbarment Ruling: No. The complainant failed to present clear, convincing and satisfactory evidence that Atty.
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