G.R. No. 184056 : November 26, 2012
PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. GEORGE EYAM y WATANG, Accused-Appellant.
D E C I S I O N
DEL CASTILLO, J.:
Subject of this appeal is the September 20, 2007 Decision1Ï‚rÎ½ll of the Court of Appeals (CA) in CA-G.R. CR-H.C. No. 02215 which affirmed appellants conviction by the Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 64, through its March 8, 2006 Decision,2Ï‚rÎ½ll for the crime of illegal possession of methylamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, a dangerous drug, in violation of Section 11, Article II of Republic Act (RA) No. 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
In an Information3Ï‚rÎ½ll filed on July 17, 2003, appellant was charged with were duly establiehed by the prosecution in this case. Appellant was caught in possession of shabu, a dangerous drug. He failed to show that he was authorized to possess the same. Lastly, by his mere possession of the drug, there is already a prima facte evidence of knowledge, which he failed to rebut. All told, we sustain the conviction of appellant.Ï‚Î·Î±Î¿blÎµÎ½Î¹rÏ…Î±llÎ±Ï‰lÎ¹brÎ±r
WHEREFORE, the appeal is DISMISSED and the September 20, 2007 Decision of the Court of Appeals in CA-G.R. CR-H.C. No. 02215 is AFFIRMED.Ï‚rÎ±lÎ±Ï‰lÎ¹brÎ±r