168 SCRA 405



Spouses Ladrido were owners of a registered land.  Spouses Teh were also owners of a registered land.  The latter sold the land to Viajar.  During a relocation  survey,  it  was  found  out  that  the  land  was  being  occupied  by Ladrido.  It was found out also that the 2 parcels of land were separated by the river—one portion was being possessed by the defendant together with the old river bed.


Registration  under  the  Torrens  system  doesn't  protect  the  riparian  owner against  the  dimunition  of  the  area  of  his  registered  land  through  gradual changes in the course of an adjoining stream.