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Generic Aggravating Circumstances vs. Qualifying Aggravating Circumstances

Distinguish generic aggravating circumstances from qualifying aggravating circumstances.

Generic Aggravating Circumstances
a. affects only the imposition of the penalty prescribed but not the nature of the crime committed;
b. can be offset by ordinary mitigating circumstances;
c. need not be alleged in the information as long as proven during the trial, same shall be considered in imposing the sentence.

Qualifying Aggravating Circumstances
a. must be alleged in the information and proven during trial;
b. cannot be offset by mitigating circumstances;
c. affects the nature of the crime or brings about a penalty higher in degree than that ordinarily prescribed.

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Aggravating Circumstances
Mitigating Circumstances

When is surrender by an accused considered voluntary?

When is surrender by an accused considered voluntary, and constitutive of the mitigating circumstance of voluntary surrender?

A surrender by an offender is considered voluntary when it is spontaneous, indicative of an intent to submit unconditionally to the authorities.

To be mitigating, the surrender must be:
(a) spontaneous, i.e., indicative of acknowledgment of guilt and not for convenience nor conditional;
(b) made before the government incur expenses, time, and effort in tracking down the offender's whereabouts; and
(c) made to a person in authority or the latter's agents.


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Mitigating Circumstances
Aggravating Circumstances
Justifying Circumstances
Alternative Circumstances

March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination Results

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2,100 out of 3,234 passed the Pharmacist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Pharmacy in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this March 2019.

The members of the Board of Pharmacy who gave the licensure examination are Dr. Mildred B. Oliveros, Officer-In-Charge; Ms. Adelina C. Royo and Mr. Anthony Aldrin C. Santiago, Members.

The results were released in three (3) working days after the last day of examination.

From March 18 to March 22, 2019, registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration. Those who will register are required to bring the following: downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, notice of admission (for identification only), 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with w…

March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination Top Performing Schools

The top performing schools in the March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination as per
Commission Resolution No. 2017-1058(C) series of 2017:

A. WITH 50 OR MORE EXAMINEES AND WITH AT LEAST 80% PASSING PERCENTAGE

No.1 University of the Philippines - Manila
         Total Number of Examinees - 53
         Total Number Passed - 53
         Percentage Passed - 100%

No.2 Saint Louis University
         Total Number of Examinees - 72
         Total Number Passed - 70
         Percentage Passed - 97.22%

No.3 Mariano Marcos State University - Batac
         Total Number of Examinees - 70
         Total Number Passed - 67
         Percentage Passed - 95.71%

No.4 Saint Paul University - Tuguegarao
         Total Number of Examinees - 55
         Total Number Passed - 52
         Percentage Passed - 94.55%

No.5 University of San Agustin
         Total Number of Examinees - 135
         Total Number Passed - 123
         Percentage Passed - 91.11%

No.6 Our Lady of Fatima University - Antipolo City

March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Examination Top 10

The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the March 2019
Pharmacist Licensure Examination are the following:

1st Placer - JULIENNE NICOLE CHUA DELA CRUZ
                    UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 92.70

2nd Placer - KHLARICA RYGINE AQUINO FURIGAY
                    TRINITY UNIVERSITY OF ASIA (TRINITY-QC) - 92.00

3rd Placer - JONAS ANGELES AQUINO
                    UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 91.80

4th Placer - PAULINE ROSE NAVALES FLOR
                    UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN - 91.60

5th Placer - PATRICIA MAY GERONIMO ARELLANO
                    UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 91.50

                    SARAH MAY LAGUADOR OBMAÑA
                    UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 91.50

6th Placer - ALISON MARY ALBESA DOCENA
                    UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 91.40

7th Placer - LANCE GERIK SO CHAN
                    UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA - 91.32

8th Placer - ALEXANDRA KAY …

Chinese National Charged With Unjust Vexation

The Chinese National who threw a "taho" at a PNP member at the mrt-boni station, was finally charged with the criminal complaint of unjust vexation, disobedience to an agent of person in authority and direct assault.
Chinese National na nagsaboy ng taho sa isang pulis sa mrt-boni station, sinampahan na ng reklamong unjust vexation, disobedience to an agent of person in authority at direct
assault. @gmanews via @JonathanAndal_
Things to Remember About Unjust Vexation

1. Unjust Vexation is an offense punishable by the Revised Penal Code which carries an  imprisonment of arresto menor or a fine ranging from 5 pesos to 200 pesos, or both.

Arresto Menor is imprisonment of 1 day to 30 days.

2. It is a light offense which prescribe in 2 months.

3. Unjust Vexation is distinguished from grave coercion by the absence of violence.

4. Any act committed without violence, but which unjustifiably annoys or vexes an innocent person amounts to light coercion.

5. Should include any human cond…

Conquer Review Center for Criminologist

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Conquer Review Center "Conquer the world, Conquer the board, Together we conquer".

Criminologist Licensure Examination Review

FUTURE CRIMINOLOGIST!

Conquer Review Center Zamboanga branch is still accepting enrollees for the June 2019 Criminologist Licensure Examination.

Visit their office at the 3rd floor of Zamsowedco building located at Pilar street, Zamboanga City, fronting Southern City Colleges.

For details regarding review fee and facilities, kindly call their office in these numbers:

(062) 310-93400975-804-1101 09354818910