Another vital requisite for a valid condemnation is the payment of just compensation to the property owner. In the recent case of APO Fruits Corp. v. The Honorable Court of Appeals, just compensation has been defined as “the full and fair equivalent of the property taken from its owner by the expropriator”, and that the gauge for computation is not the taker’s gain but the owner’s loss. In order for the payment to be “just”, it must be real, substantial, full and ample.