In May 1925, West Coast Life Insurance issued a joint life insurance policy for P15,000 to Bernardo Argente, and his wife, Vicenta de Ocampo. In November 1925, Vicenta de Ocampo died of cerebral apoplexy. Thereafter Bernardo Argente presented a claim in due form to the West Coast Life Insurance Co. for the payment of the sum of P15,000 the amount of the joint life insurance policy.
During the investigations, it was found that the answers given by the insured in their medical examinations with regard to their health and previous illnesses and medical attendance were untrue. For that reason, the West Coast Life Insurance Co. refused to pay the claim of Bernardo Argente on the ground of fraud and misrepresentation.
Appellant argues that the alleged concealment was immaterial and insufficient to avoid the policy.