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1 Penned by Judge Fortunato V. Panganiban.

2 Otherwise known as the Dangerous Drugs Act; Section 4, thereof reads: SEC. 4. Sale, Administration, Delivery, Distribution and Transportation of Prohibited Drugs. The penalty of life imprisonment to death and a fine ranging from twenty thousand to thirty thousand pesos shall be imposed upon any person who, unless authorized by law, shall sell, administer, deliver, give away to another, distribute, dispatch in transit or transport any prohibited drug, or shall act as broker in any of such transactions. If the victim of the offense is a minor, or should a prohibited drug involved in any offense under this Section be the proximate cause of the death of a victim thereof, the minimum penalty herein provided shall be imposed. (As amended by P.D. No. 1675 which took effect on February 17, 1980)

3 Decision, Rollo, pp. 38-39.

4 O.R. p. 24.

5 Accused Maximo Baludda and Ben Baristo pleaded guilty to and were convicted for a lesser offense of possession of prohibited drugs under Section 8, Article 11 of R.A. No. 6425 as amended; while accused Domingo Atebew is still at large (O.R. pp. 91-92).

6 Pages 4-7 of Appelles Brief (Rollo, p. 66).

7 Pages 3-4 of Appellants Brief (Rollo, p.52).

8 Appellants Brief, Rollo, p. 52.

9 Section 3 (j), Rule 131, Revised Rules of Court.

10 23 Phil. 14.

11 Id. p. 15.

12 People vs. Burton, 268 SCRA 531, p. 551, citing Dizon-Pamintuan vs. People, 234 SCRA 63, 74.

13 Reyes, Luis B., Revised Penal Code, 1993 Edition, p. 280, citing People vs. Say Guat. C.A., 52 O.G. 5913, based on Article 190, p. 1 of the Revised Penal Code.

14 People vs. Tang Wai Lan, 276 SCRA 24, p. 34; citing People vs. Burton, 268 SCRA 531.

15 People vs. Pirreras, 179 SCRA 33, p. 38.

16 People vs. Enriquez, 281 SCRA 103, p. 114, citing People vs. Gabris, 258 SCRA 663.

17 Appellants Brief, pp. 11-12.

18 Id., pp. 12-13.

19 Id., p. 14.

20 Id., p. 15.

21 People vs. Detuya, 154 SCRA 41, p. 423; citing People vs. Cabeltes, 91 SCRA 208 and People vs. Agudo, 137 SCRA 516.

22 278 SCRA 355.

23 Ibid, citing People vs. Lo Ho Wing 193 SCRA 122 and Blacks Law Dictionary, 1979 ed.

24 252 SCRA 213.

25 Id., pp. 227-228.

26 People vs. Hoble, 211 SCRA 675, pp. 683-684; citing Sec. 5 (a), Rule 113; Sec. 12, Rule 126, of the Rules of Court; People vs. Claudio 160 SCRA 646 and Nolasco vs. Pano, 147 SCRA 509.

27 People vs. Enriquez, 281 SCRA 103, pp. 121-122; citing Sections 4 and 20 of Republic Act No. 6425 as amended by Republic Act No. 7659; and People vs. Ballagan, 247 SCRA 535.




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