Category: Obligations and Contracts
VILLANUEVA V. CASTANEDA
154 SCRA 142
FACTS: Petitioners claim the right to remain in and conduct business in the area (talipapa) by virtue of a previous authorization granted to them by the municipal government. The respondents denied this and alleged that the demolitions of the stalls were not illegal.
HELD: A public plaza is beyond the commerce of man and so cannot be the subject of lease or any other commercial undertaking.