Criminal Law

People v. Jaurigue C.A. No. 384 February 21, 1946 Defense of Honor

FACTS: Amado Capina had been courting Avelina Jaurigue in vain. On September 13, 1942, while Avelina was feeding a dog under her house, Amado approached her and spoke to her of his love, which she flatly refused, and he thereupon suddenly embraced and kissed her and touched her breasts, on account of which Avelina, resolute… Read More People v. Jaurigue C.A. No. 384 February 21, 1946 Defense of Honor

Criminal Law, Remedial Law

Republic v. Bolante et al. G.R. No. 186717 & 190357, April 17, 2017 R.A. 9160 (Anti Money Laundering Act of 2001), The “Fertilizer Fund Scam”, Forum Shopping, Res Judicata

FACTS: In April 2005, PNB submitted to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) a series of suspicious transaction reports involving  the transfer by Livelihood Corporation (LIVECOR) to Molugan Foundation (Molugan) a total amount of ₱172.6 million in a span of 15 months from 2004 to 2005; the transfer by LIVECOR of ₱40 million to Assembly of… Read More Republic v. Bolante et al. G.R. No. 186717 & 190357, April 17, 2017 R.A. 9160 (Anti Money Laundering Act of 2001), The “Fertilizer Fund Scam”, Forum Shopping, Res Judicata

Criminal Law

Mariano v. People G.R. No. 224102, July 26, 2017 – J. Leonen, Justifying Circumstances, Defense of a Stranger

FACTS: On July 22, 2010, at around 9:45 p.m., Yuki Rivera punched Frederick Natividad’s head thinking that Natividad would tell Yuki’s aunt that he was selling marijuana. Natividad went to Yuki’s house to report the punching. At Yuki’s house, Natividad met petitioner Ryan Mariano and his common-law wife, Pamela. Later, Mariano stabbed Natividad twice, once… Read More Mariano v. People G.R. No. 224102, July 26, 2017 – J. Leonen, Justifying Circumstances, Defense of a Stranger

Criminal Law

Regalado v. People G. R. No. 216632, March 13, 2019 – J. Leonen, Sec. 21, R.A. 10640, Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs

FACTS: On December 17, 2002, a team of five police officers led by SPO2 Peñascosas, with designated poseur-buyer PO1 Pedrigal, conducted a buy-bust operation. At around 2:00 p.m. that day, PO1 Pedrigal went to Augusto Regalado’s house and asked Regalado’s wife, Marilyn, “Meron kayo ngayon, bibili ako?” Regalado was not home, hence, Marilyn asked her… Read More Regalado v. People G. R. No. 216632, March 13, 2019 – J. Leonen, Sec. 21, R.A. 10640, Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs

Criminal Law, Remedial Law

People v. Conrado Cacayan G.R. NO. 180499 July 9, 2008 Alibi, Rape

FACTS: Four Informations for rape were filed accusing appellant Conrado Cacayan of raping his eighteen (18)-year old daughter, AAA. The first incident was on May 13 1997, when AAA went out with appellant to gather rattan in the mountain wherein appellant succeeded in having carnal knowledge of AAA against her will, with his bolo pointed… Read More People v. Conrado Cacayan G.R. NO. 180499 July 9, 2008 Alibi, Rape

Criminal Law

People v. PO3 Borja – J. Leonen G.R. No. 199710, August 02, 2017 Kidnapping for Ransom

FACTS: PO3 Julieto Borja was charged of kidnapping punished under Article 2672 of the Revised Penal Code.  The accusatory portion of the information read: That on or about May 26, 2004, at or about 10:10 in the morning, at the vicinity of Brgy. Central, Diliman, Quezon City and within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court,… Read More People v. PO3 Borja – J. Leonen G.R. No. 199710, August 02, 2017 Kidnapping for Ransom

Criminal Law

People v. ZZZ June 19, 2019 G.R. No. 229862 -J. Leonen Statutory Rape

FACTS: An Information was filed against ZZZ charging him with the crime of rape  under Article 266-A, in relation to 266-B of the Revised Penal Code: That on or about 11:00 o’clock (sic) on the morning of the 12th day of April 2006, in the City of xxxxxxxxxxx, Philippines and within the jurisdiction of this… Read More People v. ZZZ June 19, 2019 G.R. No. 229862 -J. Leonen Statutory Rape

Criminal Law

People v. Ambatang March 29, 2017 G.R. No. 205855 J. Leonen Defense of Alibi

FACTS: According to the prosecution, on October 17, 2002, at around 10:30 p.m., Jennifer Vidal Mateo heard a barrage of stones hurled at their house. She peeked out of the window and saw accused-appellant King Rex Ambatang standing outside with a certain “Loui.” Melody Vidal Navarro immediately called barangay tanods, who then immediately went to… Read More People v. Ambatang March 29, 2017 G.R. No. 205855 J. Leonen Defense of Alibi

Criminal Law, Remedial Law

Lapi v. People G.R. No. 210731 Feb 13, 2019 -J. Leonen RA 9165, Warrantless Arrest

FACTS: On April 17, 2006, during a stake-out operation conducted in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City, the operatives of the Bacolod City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group heard noises from one of the houses. PO2 Villeran “peeped through its window” they caught Simeon Lapi, Allen Sacare, and Kenneth Lim,  “having a pot session.”… Read More Lapi v. People G.R. No. 210731 Feb 13, 2019 -J. Leonen RA 9165, Warrantless Arrest

Criminal Law

PAVLOW v. MENDENILLA, G.R. No. 181489, April 19, 2017 -J.Leonen R.A. 9262, Protection Order

FACTS: On March 11, 2005, petitioner Steven Pavlow, an American citizen, married Maria Sheila Mendenilla, a Filipino, in civil rites in Quezon City.  Barely three (3) months into their marriage, Maria Sheila filed a Complaint-Affidavit against Pavlow for slight physical injuries, which was later amended to include maltreatment in relation to the Anti-VAWC Law as… Read More PAVLOW v. MENDENILLA, G.R. No. 181489, April 19, 2017 -J.Leonen R.A. 9262, Protection Order