JAGUALING V. CA
194 SCRA 607
FACTS:Eduave owned a parcel of land which later was eroded due to a typhoon and through the movement of land deposit. Eduave granted defendants to plant corn and bananas. She also hired a surveyor to put monuments.
She also paid taxes. Here comes petitioner who opposes the claim of ownership claiming the typhoon caused the formation of island, the same they occupied for 15 years now.
HELD:The island formed belongs to the owner of the land with the nearest margin.
If the riparian owner fails to assert his claim, it could be open to adverse possession.