35 cralawred In prayers for moral damages, however, recovery is more an exception rather than the rule. The nature of moral damages is defined under our Civil Code. Moral damages, however, are not recoverable on the mere breach of the contract. Moral damages are awarded to compensate an employee for mental distress that has been caused by the bad faith manner by which they were treated by … Article 2220 states that "[w]illful injury to property may be a legal ground for awarding moral damages if the court should find that, under the circumstances, such damages are justlydue. Plaintiffs further pray for such other remedies as may be just and equitable in the premises. Article 33. The indemnity shall include moral damages. Whoever by act or omission causes damage to another, there being fault or negligence, is obliged to pay for the damage done. Article 2176. Moral Damages. Art. December 7, 2006. 157632, December 6, 2006). Article 2220 requires that the breach be done fraudulently or in bad faith. (Roque v. Tomas, G.R. Moral damages include physical suffering, mental anguish, fright, serious anxiety, besmirched reputation, wounded feelings, moral shock, social humiliation, and similar injury. The responsibility herein set forth is not demandable from a judge unless his act or omission constitutes a violation of the Penal Code or other penal statute. The same rule applies to breaches of contract where the defendantacted fraudulently or in bad faith." Moral damages. • Compensatory damages, actual damages, moral damages, exemplary damages, attorney’s fees, and the cost of the suit are excluded from gross income. The award of moral and exemplary damages and attorney’s fees was likewise upheld: “The award of moral damages is aimed at a restoration, within the limits of the possible, of the spiritual status quo ante. b) Ordering defendant to pay plaintiffs two million pesos actual damages, P100,000.00 atty’s fees and P10,000,000.00 moral damages. There is an official price for human life in the Philippines: 50,000 pesos ($1,075) per person. 33. The responsibility herein set forth is not demandable from a judge unless his act or omission constitutes a violation of the Penal Code or other penal statute. Exemplary damages may also be adjudicated. No. The indemnity shall include moral damages. It was Congress that put a peso value on human life when it passed in 1950 the New Civil Code, which states that any person who causes the death of another, by committing either a crime or gross negligence, shall be liable to pay a sum of money for the resulting loss of life. Roxas City for Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. Employers shall be liable for the damages caused by their employees and household helpers acting within the scope of their assigned tasks, even though the former are not engaged in any business or industry. The Court concurs with the CA’s deletion of the RTC’s award of moral damages to San Fernando. As a rule, moral damages are not awarded to a corporation unless it enjoyed good reputation that the offender debased and besmirched by his actuations.13 San Fernando failed to prove by sufficient evidence that it fell within this exception. Moral damages are awarded to enable the injured party to obtain means, diversions or amusements that will serve to alleviate the moral suffering he has undergone, by reason of the defendant's culpable action. As Adriano v. Lasala dictates, to recover moral damages in an action for breach of contract, the breach must be palpably wanton, reckless and malicious, in bad faith, oppressive, or abusive. Though incapable of pecuniary computation, moral damages may be recovered if they are the proximate result of the defendant's wrongful act for omission. Exemplary damages may also be adjudicated. a. moral damages [To Mr. Kierulf] Complainants aver that the moral damages awarded by Respondent Court are “clearly and woefully not enough.” The Kierulf spouses add that the Respondent Court should have considered another factor: the loss of their conjugal fellowship and the …