G.R. No. L-40597, July 29, 1979.
Yui, a paying passenger, boarded PAL bound for Butuan City. Upon arrival, one his luggages, a blue “maleta” could not be found. Yui demanded the delivery of his baggage because it contained vital documents needed for trial the next day.
When the maleta was returned, it was found that a folder containing certain documents needed for the trial were missing. Yui filed a complaint for damages for breach of contract of transportation.
PAL provided that its liability is limited to P100.00 per baggage, not having declared a greater value, as written on the back of the ticket.