HEIRS OF JUAN OCLARIT V. COURT OF APPEALS
233 SCRA 239
Oclarit has purchased a parcel of land on which there was no permanent landmarks or boundaries. The property was just described in the deed of sale. He then again purchased parcels of land, again without no clear boundaries or landmarks. Thereafter, petitioners instituted action against Balasabas for quieting of title. Having no permanent or clear boundaries and failing to work on an area planted to palay, the private respondent climbed coconut trees and placed markings. The petitioners moved for the quieting of title for worries on confusion on property.
Although it is true that what defines a piece of land is not the area mentioned but the boundaries therein laid down, in controversial cases where there appears to be an overlapping of boundaries, the actual size of the property gains importance.