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Tiglao v. Insular Government, 215 U.S. 410 (1910)

Tiglao v. Insular Government of the Philippine Islands

No. 37

Argued November 1, 1909

Decided January 3, 1910

215 U.S. 410


Writ of error and not appeal is the proper method to bring up to this Court a judgment of the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands in a case affecting title to land in Court of Land Registration. Carino v. Insular Government, 212 U. S. 449.

In this case, the grant involved was made without authority by subordinate officials, was void ab initio, and conveyed no title to the original grantee or those holding under him.

A man cannot take advantage of his ignorance of the law, and where all that is done to give him a title is insufficient on its face, the grantee is chargeable with knowledge, does not hold in good faith, and in such a case prescription does not run from the date of the instrument under which he claims.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

Page 215 U. S. 414

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