Q: Is breach of promise to marry an actionable wrong?
A: No, a breach of promise to marry perse in not an actionable wrong. There is no provision of the Civil Code authorizing an action for breach of promise to marry. Exept , when the act is not a mere breach of promise to marry but constitutes one where damages pursuant to Art. 21 of the Civil Code may be recovered, such as: 1. Where the woman is a victim of moral seduction. (Gashem Shookat Baksh v. CA, G.R. No. 97336, February 19, 1993) 2. Where one formally sets a wedding and go through and spend for all the preparations and publicity, only to walk out of it when the matrimony was about to be solemnized.( Wassmer v. Velez, G.R. No. L‐20089 , December 26, 1964)