Redulla vs. Sandiganbayan

TEOTIMO M. REDULLA vs. THE HON. SANDIGANBAYAN (FIRST DIVISION), THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, and THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, G.R. No.    167973, February 28, 2007                      Facts: After an investigation conducted by Prosecutor Florita S. Linco, the Office of the Ombudsman filed before the Sandiganbayan three Informations for violation of R.A. No. 3019, Section…

Crimes against Public Morals

GAMBLING AND BETTING Acts punished: 1. Directly or indirectly taking part in the gambling. 2. Knowingly permitting gambling to take place in an inhabited or uninhabited place. 3. Acting as maintainer, conductor or banker in any game of jueteng or any similar game. 4. Knowingly and illegally possessing lottery list, paper or other matter pertaining…

Crimes against Public Interest

MUTILATION OF COINS (Art. 164 has been repealed by PD 247) Under PD 247, it punishes any person who wilfully defaces, mutilates, tears, burns or destroys, in any manner, currency notes or coins issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Falsification of documents Document is any written instrument by which a right is established or…

Crimes against Public Order

REBELLION OR INSURRECTION The crime of rebellion or insurrection is committed by rising publicly and taking arms against the Government for the purpose of removing from the allegiance to said Government or its laws, the territory of the Republic of the Philippines or any part thereof, of any body of land, naval or any other…

Crimes against Laws of the State

ARBITRARY DETENTION Any public officer or employee who, without legal grounds, detains a person. The commission of a crime, or violent insanity or any other ailment requiring the compulsory confinement of the patient in a hospital, shall be considered legal grounds for the detention of any person. (Art. 124) Private individuals who conspired with public…

Crimes against National Security/Law of Nations

Crimes against National Security TREASON Any Filipino citizen, or a resident alien, who levies war against the Philippines or adheres to her enemies, giving them aid or comfort within the Philippines or elsewhere. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of 2 witnesses at least to the same overt act or…

Plunder/Illegal Possession of Firearms

PLUNDER (RA 7080, as amended, July 12, 1991) Any public officer who, by himself or in connivance with members of his family, relatives by affinity or consanguinity, business associates, subordinates or other persons, amasses, accumulates or acquires ill-gotten wealth through a combination or series of overt or criminal acts in the aggregate amount or total…