Category Archives: Bill of Rights

SC declares that Batas Pambansa No. 880 is constitutional and Calibrated Preemptive Response (CPR) as null and void

Petitioners’ standing cannot be seriously challenged.  Their right as citizens to engage in peaceful assembly and exercise the right of petition, as guaranteed by the Constitution, is directly affected by B.P. No. 880 which requires a permit for all who … Continue reading

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Some forms of speech are not protected by the Constitution, meaning that restrictions on unprotected speech may be decreed without running afoul of the freedom of speech clause

Petitioner urges the striking down of the decision suspending him from hosting Ang Dating Daan for three months on the main ground that the decision violates, apart from his religious freedom, his freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Sec. … Continue reading

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An appeal by the government seeking to increase the penalty imposed by the trial court places the accused in double jeopardy and should therefore be dismissed

Propriety of Appeal by the Prosecution The prosecution asks this Court to modify the RTC Decision by imposing the supreme penalty of death on the accused.  It argues that it has proven that the victim is the daughter of the … Continue reading

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Prior Conviction or Acquittal of Reckless Imprudence Bars Subsequent Prosecution for the Same

The accused’s negative constitutional right not to be “twice put in jeopardy of punishment for the same offense” protects him from, among others,   post-conviction prosecution for the same offense, with the prior verdict rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Quote from the Controversial SC Decision on Vizconde Massacre

“In our criminal justice system, what is important is, not whether the court entertains doubts about the innocence of the accused since an open mind is willing to explore all possibilities, but whether it entertains a reasonable, lingering doubt as … Continue reading

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