Archive for September, 2017

Republic vs Villasor; G.R. No. L-30671; 28 Nov 1973; 54 SCRA 84

FACTS: ISSUE(S): HELD:  

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Cruz v DENR; GR No. 135385; 06 Dec 2000

  Note: Justice Fidel Purisima retired on October 28, 2000 and was only succeeded by Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez on December 22, 2000. Hence, when this decision was promulgated on December 6, 2000, there were only fourteen justices in active duty.

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People v Bolanos; G.R. No. 101808; 03 Jul 1992; 211 SCRA 262

FACTS: Accused-appellant was apprehended in connection with a murder case. When asked by the policemen while in the vehicle on the way to the police station, he admitted to killing the deceased. ISSUE(S): Whether or not the extrajudicial admission is admissible in evidence. RULING: NO. Being already under custodial investigation while on board the police […]

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People v Agustin; G.R. No. 110290; 25 Jan 1995; 240 SCRA 541

FACTS: Appellant was among those charged with murder, frustrated murder and attempted murder. Despite asking for his uncle who is a lawyer to assist him, he was given a different counsel who interviewed him in English and Tagalog but not in Ilocano, the only language he understands. Moreover, the counsel provided him was an associate […]

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People v Canela; G.R. No. 97086; 08 May 1992; 208 SCRA 842

FACTS: Appellant was arrested in a buy bust operation. Upon arrival at the NarCom headquarters, he conferred with an agent, then was later interrogated as to the identities of the persons who escaped the agents during the buy bust operation. ISSUE(S): Whether or not the appellant was properly informed of his constitutional rights. RULING: NO. […]

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