2014 (Civil Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 16

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XVI.

A congregation for religious women, by way of commodatum, is using the real property owned and registered in the name of Spouses Manuel as a retreat house.

Maria, a helper of the congregation discovered a chest in the backyard. When she opened the chest, it contained several pieces of jewelry and money. (4%)

(A) Can the chest containing the pieces of jewelry and money be considered as hidden treasure?

(B) Who has the right to claim ownership of it?

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