Republic Of The Philippines Regional Trial Court National Capital Judicial Region Branch 50 Quezon City

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 50 QUEZON CITY 

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES   Plaint  iff,

- versus -

(Copre!ensive Act of $%%$&

CRIMINAL CASE No. Q-10-567! Violation of Section 5, Article II Republic Act No. 9165, "an#erous "ru#s

ROBIN LOPEZ PADILLA"   Accused. '--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------'

MOTION TO QUASH INFORMATION

Accuse Robin ). *ailla, b+ counsel, respectfull+ oves for t!e uas!al of t!e Inforation ate $% Au#ust $%1% issue b+ Assistant Cit+ *rosecutor illie . Revillae on t!e follo/in# #roun0

PREFATORY STATEMENT

Coentin# on t!e possible abuses t!at are prone to occur in a bu+-bust operation t!e Supree Court !el in t!e case of People vs.  Ambih10

!ile bu+-bust operation is a reco#ni2e eans of entrapent for t!e appre!ension of ru# pus!ers, it oes not al/a+s coen itself as t!e ost reliable /a+ to #o 1

 $$6 SCRA 34 (199&

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after violators of t!e "an#erous "ru#s Act as it is susceptible to istae as /ell as to !arassent, e'tortion an abuse.7

Accuse is no ru# pus!er.

8!e onl+ reason !e is no/ in t!e

custo+ of t!e police is because !e /as ille#all+ arreste for reasons !e still cannot copre!en.

Accuse t!us respectfull+ oves for t!e uas!al of t!e Inforation ate $% Au#ust $%1% issue b+ Assistant Cit+ *rosecutor illie . Revillae, on t!e follo/in# #roun0

THE COURT DID NOT ACQUIRE  JURISDICTION OVER THE PERSON OF THE  ACCUSED AS THE ARREST WAS IE!A.

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In t!e present case, t!e prosecution asserts t!at t!e

/arrantless arrest of t!e accuse Robin ). *ailla /as t!e result of a valil+ conucte bu+-bust operation.

8!e+ lie/ise clai t!at t!e

arrest /as perfore after t!e accuse !a been ul+ infore of !is constitutional ri#!ts.

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Contrar+ to t!e clai of t!e appre!enin# police officers

t!at t!e /arrantless arrest /as t!e result of a vali bu+-bust operation, no actual bu+-bust operation i in fact tae place. As state b+ t!e accuse in !is Counter-Affiavit, ebers of t!e *!ilippine "ru# nforceent A#enc+ (*"A& broe into !is !ouse b+ breain# open t!e paloc of !is #ara#e #ate. it!out introucin# t!eselves as *"A officers or presentin# an+ /arrant, 1$-15 operatives of t!e *"A are /it! !i#!-po/ere firears t!en store !is !oe confiscatin#

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one+, cellular p!ones an ot!er valuables fro t!e persons of t!e accuse an !is visitors. 8!e *"A ebers t!en proceee to !aul off various ites fro /it!in t!e !oe of t!e accuse.

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8!e accuse t!en recounts t!at t!e *"A operatives t!en

escorte !i an !is copanion Ric!ar :. :oe2 to a Re 8o+ota Revo, /!ic! t!en brou#!t t!e to Cap ;arin#al. 8!e accuse an Ric!ar :. :oe2 /ere not infore of t!eir ri#!ts upon t!eir arrest, as /ell as /!at offense t!e+ /ere bein# c!ar#e /it!.

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8!e ri#!t of t!e people to be secure a#ainst unreasonable

searc!es an sei2ures is an inviolable ri#!t protecte b+ t!e Constitution$. As suc! no person a+ be valil+ arreste /it!out t!e benefit of a /arrant of arrest, e'cept in t!e specific instances provie b+ la/. An+ /arrantless arrest one outsie t!e specific instances provie b+ la/ are t!us eee to be contrar+ to la/ an ille#al.

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8!e la/ as it presentl+ stans, enuerates t!e instances

/!en an /arrant /it!out /arrant is vali in Section 5 of Rule 11 of t!e Rules of Court, to /it0 Se"#io$ %. Arrest without warrant; when lawful. — A peace officer or a private person may, without a warrant, arrest a person: (a) When, in his presence, the person to be arrested has committed, is actually committin, or is attemptin to commit an offense; (b) When an offense has !ust been committed, and he has probable cause to believe based on  personal "nowlede of facts or circumstances that the person to be arrested has committed it; and 2

 Const. (1987), Art. III section 2

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(c) When the person to be arrested is a  prisoner who has escaped from a penal establishment or place where he is servin final !udment or is temporarily confined while his case is pendin, or has escaped while bein transferred from one confinement to another.

 8!e enueration containe in section 5 of Rule 11 of t!e Rules of Court bein# e'clusive, an+ arrest /it!out /arrant one outsie of t!ose specifie in t!erein are eee ille#al.

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8!e accuse Robin ). *ailla coul not !ave been cau#!t

coittin# t!e crie in t!e presence of !is arrestin# officers, as !e i not in fact sell an+ ille#al ru#s. Nor coul t!e *"A clai t!at t!e+ !a personal no/le#e t!at a crie !a been coitte an t!at t!e accuse !a in fact coitte it. 8!is is sipl+ because t!ere /as no crie or vali bu+-bust operation to spea of. Neit!er /as t!e accuse Robin ). *ailla a fu#itive at t!e tie !e /as arreste. None of t!e instances for a vali arrest /it!out /arrant uner t!e Rules of Court /ere present. 8!e arrest /as t!us ille#al an as a conseuence, t!e Court i not acuire all of ustice, ue2on Cit+

NOTICE OF HEARING

:reetin#s0 *lease tae notice t!at t!e fore#oin# Botion /ill be subitte for t!e CourtHs consieration an resolution on %& S'()'*+', %010 ) /0 .*. or as soon t!ereafter as atter an counsel a+ be !ear.

[email protected]*F ?GRNIS>"0 THE BRANCH CLER$ OF COURT Re#ional 8rial Court National Capital uicial Re#ion ue2on Cit+, Dranc! 1%% THE HONORABLE ASSISTANT CITY PROSECUTOR ffice of the $ity Prosecutor  >all of ustice, ue2on Cit+

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