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Group I: Rape Case

TRIAL PROPER

COC: All rise. Let us remain standing and join in praying for prayer.

Prayer: Almighty God, we stand in your presence as our


supreme judge, we humbly beset you to bless and inspire us so
that what we think, say and do will in accordance with your will.
Enlighten our minds, strengthen our spirit and fill our hearts
with fraternal love, justice and peace in your proceedings today,
guide us in the path of righteousness for your fulfillment of
your greater glory.

WITNESS, The Honorable Judge Eric Elumba, Presiding. Silence is hereby


enjoined.

JUDGE: (Stamp gavel) Sit. Call the case.

COC: Criminal Case No. Z-08-700008-70, People of the Philippines vs.


Ace Corpuz. For Rape defined under Art. 266-A, Par 1, in relation to
Art. 266-B of the Revised Penal Code, as amended by R.A. no. 8353
known as the “The Anti-Rape Law”.

JUDGE: Appearances?

PROSECUTION:

P1: Your Honor, I am Prosecutor A’eesa Mar’wa A. Alihuddin,


representing the State, Your Honor, We are ready.

P2: Your Honor, I am Prosecutor Rosemary Zari Allas, For the State,
Your Honor We are ready.

P3: Your Honor, I am Prosecutor Abigayle Kristine Allian-Luna, For the


State, Your Honor, We are ready.

P4: Your Honor, I am Prosecutor Dalvio Martinne Arisgado, For the


State, Your Honor, We are ready.

DEFENSE:

D1: Your Honor, My name is Atty. Mohammad Ivan Basaluddin, I am


representing the accused. Your Honor, We are ready.

D1: Your Honor, My name is Atty. John Jericho Mananquil, I am also


representing the accused. Your Honor, We are ready.

D1: Your Honor, My name is Atty. Kristine Anjanette Teano, I am also


representing the accused. Your Honor, We are ready.

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D1: Your Honor, My name is Atty. Luziel Jay Bontia, I am also
representing the accused. Your Honor, We are ready.

JUDGE: Does the prosecution wish to call any witnesses?

1st PROSECUTION WITNESS

(JADE FLORES, PROSECUTOR ALIHUDDIN)

P. ALIHUDDIN: Yes, Your Honor. The prosecution would like to call Jade
Flores to the witness stand.

COC: Please raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

FLORES: I do.

P. ALIHUDDIN: Please state your name and personal circumstances.

FLORES: I Jade Flores, 20 years old, a KCC de Zamboanga Employee,


resident of Brgy. La Paz, Zamboanga City.

P. ALIHUDDIN: Your Honor, with the permission of this court, we are


offering the testimony of Jade Flores, to prove the material
allegations in the criminal information; to identify the person who
committed the crime of rape, to identify object evidence, which are
circumstantial evidence to prove that the crime of rape was committed
and the presence of the perpetrator in the crime scene, and likewise
to identify some documents namely affidavit which she executed in
relation to this case and the medico legal certificate that she
secured and to testify on other matters relative thereto, Your Honor.

JUDGE: What do you say counsel?

D1: We reserve our right to conduct cross-examination, your Honor.

JUDGE: You may now proceed.

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2nd Prosecution Witness
(P03 MILLS OCAMPO, Prosecutor Allas)

P. ALLAS: Yes, Your Honor. The prosecution would like to call PO3
Mills Ocampo to the witness stand.

COC: Please raise your right hand. Do you swear the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth?

PO3 OCAMPO: I do.

P. ALLAS: Please state your name and personal circumstances.

PO3 OCAMPO: I am PO3 Mills Ocampo, 35 years old, currently stationed


at Ayala Police Station.

P. ALLAS: Your Honor, with the permission of this court, we are


offering the testimony of PO3 Mills Ocampo to identify object evidence
that were gathered on the crime scene, to identify some document
evidence like the forwarding report and case report which were
executed by the witness and to testify to other matters relative
thereto, Your Honor.

JUDGE: What do you say counsel?

D2: We reserve our right to conduct cross-examination, your Honor.

JUDGE: You may now proceed.

P. ALLAS: Conducts Direct examination…

End question.

That is all for the witness, your honor.

JUDGE: Defense Counsel, would you like to cross-examine the witness:

D2: yes your honor…

..

.. end questions

Thank you, no further questions, Your Honor.

JUDGE: Does the Prosecution wish to re-direct?

P. ALLAS:…

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3rd PROSECUTION WITNESS
(DR. KAYE GANDAHAN, MEDICO LEGAL EXPERT, PROSECUTOR ALLIAN-LUNA)

P. ALLIAN-LUNA: Yes, Your Honor. The prosecution would like to call


DR. kaye Gandahan to the witness stand.

COC: Please raise your right hand. Do you swear the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth?

DR. GANDAHAN: I do.

P. ALLIAN-LUNA: Please state your name and personal circumstances.

DR. GANDAHAN: I am Dr. Kaye Gandahan, A medico legal expert, I am


working at Zamboanga City Medical Hospital.

P. ALLIAN-LUNA: Your Honor, we manifest that Dr. Kaye Gandahan is an


expert of gynecology, may we qualify the witness?

JUDGE: Does the defense admit Dr. Kaye Gandahan as a medico-legal


expert?

D2: No.

P. ALLIAN-LUNA: QUALIFY THE WITNESS...

CONDUCT DIRECT EXAMINATION..

D3: CONDUCT CROSS-EXAMINATION..

P. ALLIAN-LUNA: Your Honor, with the kind permission of this court, we


are offering the testimony of Dr. Gandahan to identify the document
evidence which is the medico legal certificate which she executed and
its contents and to testify on other matters relative there to?

JUDGE: What do you say counsel?

D3: We reserve our right to conduct cross-examination, your Honor.

JUDGE: You may now proceed.

P. ALLIAN-LUNA: Conducts Direct examination…

End question.

That is all for the witness, your honor.

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JUDGE: Defense Counsel, would you like to cross-examine the witness:

D3: yes your honor…

..

.. end questions

Thank you, no further questions, Your Honor.

JUDGE: Does the Prosecution wish to re-direct?

P. ALLIAN-LUNA:…

4th PROSECUTION WITNESS


(ALFREDO LIM, PROSECUTOR ARISGADO)

P. ARISGADO: Yes, Your Honor. The prosecution would like to call


Alfredo Lim to the witness stand.

COC: Please raise your right hand. Do you swear the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth?

LIM: I do.

P. ARISGADO: Please state your name and personal circumstances.

LIM: I am Alfredo Lim, 30 years old, a vulcanizer and a resident of


Brgy. La Paz, Zamboanga City.

P. ARISGADO: Your Honor, with the permission of this court, we are


offering the testimony of Alfredo Lim to identify the person who
committed the crime of rape, the presence of the perpetrator at the
time the crime was committed, to identify a document which is the
affidavit which the witness executed and to testify to other matters
relative there to.

JUDGE: What do you say counsel?

D4: We reserve our right to conduct cross-examination, your Honor.

JUDGE: You may now proceed.

P. ARISGADO: Conducts Direct examination…

End question.

That is all for the witness, your honor.

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JUDGE: Defense Counsel, would you like to cross-examine the witness:

D3: yes your honor…

..

.. end questions

Thank you, no further questions, Your Honor.

JUDGE: Does the Prosecution wish to re-direct?

P. ARISGADO:…

RESTING OF CASE AND OFFERING OF EVIDENCE

JUDGE: Any more witnesses for the prosecution?

P. ALIHUDDIN: Your Honor, we have no more witnesses to present. Mr.


Alfredo lim was our last witness, and with the last testimony of
Alfredo Lim, we are now resting our case.

JUDGE: Granted. You may now formally offer your evidence.

P. ALIHUDDIN: Thank you, Your Honor.

Your Honor, We respectfully offer our evidence as follows:

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With all the foregoing documentary exhibits and object evidence
in addition to the oral testimonies of PO3 Ocampo Mills, Dr. Kaye
Gandahan, Alfredo Lim and Jade Flores, we now formally have offered
our evidence.

Respectfully submitted.

JUDGE: Any objection from the defense?

DEFENNSE COUNSEL:

JUDGE: The prosecution counsel manifested that it has no more witness


to present. …

Defense Counsel are you ready to present your witnesses?

DEFENSE COUNSEL: Yes, Your Honor.

JUDGE: Present your witnesses.

1ST -4TH DEFENSE COUNSEL

D1: Yes, Your Honor. The defense would like to call _______to the
witness stand.

COC: Please raise your right hand. Do you swear the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth?

D-W: I do.

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D1 : Please state your name and personal circumstances.

D-W: I am D-W____________.

D1: Your Honor, with the permission of this court, we are offering
the testimony D-W______________________________________________

JUDGE: What do you say Prosecutor?

P1: We reserve our right to conduct cross-examination, your Honor.

JUDGE: You may now proceed.

D1: Conducts Direct examination…

End question.

That is all for the witness, your honor.

JUDGE: Prosecutor, would you like to cross-examine the witness:

P1: yes your honor…

..

.. end questions

Thank you, no further questions, Your Honor.

JUDGE: Does the Prosecution wish to re-direct?

D1:…

OFFER OF EVIDENCE OF DEFENSE

JUDGE: Any more witnesses for the prosecution?

P. BASALUDDIN: Your Honor, we have no more witnesses to present. Mr.


Ace Corpuz was our last witness, and with the last testimony ofMr.
Corpuz, we are now resting our case.

JUDGE: Granted. You may now formally offer your evidence.

P. BASALUDDIN: Thank you, Your Honor.

Your Honor, We respectfully offer our evidence as follows:

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With all the foregoing documentary exhibits and object evidence
in addition to the oral testimonies of_____________________________,
we now formally have offered our evidence.

Respectfully submitted.

JUDGE: Any objection from the prosecution?

P. ALIHUDDIN:

JUDGE: The defense counsel manifested that it has no more witness to


present. …

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