2013 (Mercantile Law ) Bar Exam Questions: Multiple Choice Question 13

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XIII.

In 2010, the Philippine National Police declared Kaddafy Benjelani “Public Enemy No. 1” because of his terrorist activities in the country that have resulted in the death of thousands of Filipinos. A ransom of P15 million was placed on Kaddafy Benjelani’s head. Worried about the future of their family, Kaddafy Benjelani’s estranged wife, Aurelia, secured in December 2010 a life insurance policy on his life and designated herself as the beneficiary.

Is the policy valid and binding? (1%)

(A) Yes, the policy is valid and binding because Aurelia has an insurable interest on the life of Kaddafy Benjelani.

(B) No, the policy is not valid and binding because Kaddafy Benjelani has been officially declared a public enemy.

(C) Yes, the policy is valid and binding because it has been in force for more than two years.

(D) No, the policy is not valid and binding since the spouses’ estrangement removed Aurelia’s insurable interest in Benjelani’s life.

(E) None of the above.

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