Torrens Systems Not Designed To Shield Against Fraud

Reconveyance is just and proper in order to terminate the intolerable anomaly that the patentees should have a Torrens title for the land which they and their predecessors never possessed and which has been possessed by another person in the concept of owner. After all, the Torrens system was not designed to shield and protect one who had committed fraud or misrepresentation and thus holds title in bad faith. (Mendizabel, et al. vs. Apao, et al., G.R. No. 143185, February 20, 2006).