You are on page 1of 1

EVIDENCE

ATTY. CHRISTIAN “Kit” VILLASIS

Quiz No. 7

1. What is the nature of object of evidence? What are the requisites for admissibility
of object evidence? What are the categories of object evidence?
2. What is demonstrative evidence?
3. Can the Court allow the parties to view a particular scene or object evidence?
4. Explain the concept of the chain of custody rule in relation to Section 21 of the
Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002. What is the purpose of the Chain of Custody rule? What
are the essential links in the chain of custody of seized illegal drugs?
5. What is the meaning of DNA? Who may issue a DNA Testing Order? What are the
conditions for the issuance of a DNA Testing Order?
6. What are the contents of the DNA Testing Order? When is post-conviction DNA
testing allowed? What is the remedy if the results are favorable to the convict in post-
conviction DNA testing?
7. What are the guidelines in assessing the probative value of DNA evidence? What
are the rules on evaluation of reliability of the DNA testing methodology?
8. What is documentary evidence? What are the requisites for admissibility of
documentary evidence?
9. Explain the best evidence rule. When is it applicable? What do you mean by
“original” document? What are the requisites for introduction of secondary evidence?
10. Study the Rules on Electronic Evidence (A.M. No. 01-07-01-SC)
10.1. Define electronic evidence and electronic data message.
10.2. What is the scope of the Electronic Evidence Rules?
10.3. What is the probative value or weight of the electronic documents?
10.4. How do you authenticate electronic documents and signatures?
10.5. Explain Electronic Documents vis-à-vis the hearsay rule.
10.6. Explain the rules on Audio, photographic, video and ephemeral evidence.
10.7. What are the methods of proof under the Electronic Evidence Rules.
11. What is Parol evidence rule? What is the distinction between best evidence rule
and parol evidence rule? When can you introduce parol evidence?
12. Differentiate public from private documents. How do you authenticate these
documents? When does a private writing requires authentication? What are the proofs of a
private writing?
13. What is an ancient document? When evidence of a private writing is not
required?
14. How do you prove the genuineness of a handwriting? How do you prove public
documents and official record? How do we impeach judicial records?
15. What are the proof of notarial documents? How do we explain alterations in a
document?
16. How do we prove and authenticate documentary evidence in an unofficial
language? Explain the rules on proof of lack of records?
17. What are the Qualifications of a witness? Differentiate Competency from
credibility of a witness.
18. What are rules on disqualification of a person to become a witness? Explain the
rules on disqualification of a witness by reason of mental capacity or immaturity.
19. Explain the rules on disqualification of a witness by reason of marriage.
20. Explain the rule on disqualification of a witness by reason of death or insanity of
adverse party.
21. Explain the rules on disqualification of a witness by reason of privileged
communications:
a. Marital privilege
b. Attorney-client privilege
c. Physician-patient privilege
d. State Secrets
22. What are the rights and obligations of a witness?
23. What is the order in the examination of an individual witness? Explain the rules
on direct examination. Explain the rules on cross examination. Explain the rules on Re-direct
examination. Explain the rules on Re-cross examination.
24. Differentiate leading from misleading questions.
25. Explain the rules on impeachment of adverse party’s witness.
26. Explain the rules on impeachment of a witness by evidence of prior inconsistent
statements (LAYING THE PREDICATE).