Chua-Qua vs. Clave

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The facts in the case of Chua-Qua vs. Clave, G.R. No. L-49549 August 30, 1990, occurred in 1976, 20 years before Mary Kay Letourneau made headlines in the United States. Unlike in Mary Kay's case, however, the Supreme Court of the Philippines acknowledged the power of love.

Facts

A 30-year-old elementary-school teacher had an affair with, and married, her 16-year-old student. She was fired by the school for immoral conduct.

Issue

Was her dismissal for immoral conduct valid?

Ruling

No. The Supreme Court declared the dismissal illegal, saying:

Citation

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