REPUBLIC V. GUZMAN
325 SCRA 90
David was a natural-born American citizen. His dad is a naturalized American citizen. When his dad died, properties were left in favor of him and his mother. Thereafter, a quitclaim was executed by the mother, conveying to him all of her shares in the property. David claims that the properties were donated by his mother to him.
By the language of the quitclaims, the intention was a waiver of her rights, title and interest over the lands in favor of David and not a donation. That a donation was far from the mother’s mind. The deeds of quitclaim were in the nature of public instruments but they didn’t effect a donation. They lack the essential element of acceptance to make the donation valid.