By Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6:43 am | Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, MANILA, Philippines—After 81 years, the country’s criminal code appears headed for a much-needed makeover with […]
What is the rule on duplicity of offenses? As a general rule, a complaint or information must charge only one offense, except when the law provides only one punishment for […]
Macasaet vs People (453 SCRA 255) In criminal actions, it is a fundamental rule that venue is jurisdictional. Thus, the place where the crime was committed determines not only the […]
The right of a man, together with his love-ones, is protected by the Bill of Rights under Article 3, Section 2 of the Philippine Constitution. It states that,
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall be inviolable, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined personally by the judge after examination under oath or affirmation of the complainant and the witnesses he may produce, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.