They basically overruled the right to sue in BLA on non-existent grounds that the Plaintiff was not foreign. This interpretation is inaccurate and the combination of sections erroneous. The language used and the incorrect application of the IP Code is suspicious according to some commentators.
It underlines a risk that litigants must manage in the Philippines civil courts, namely the predilection of judges to go off on procedural tangents at the expense of substantive decisions and therefore actual justice. This is done when a judge wants to avoid deciding he actual case. The Plaintiff is now stuck having to appeal.