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Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - WORLD - By VIC­TOR C. AVECILLA (VOL­UME 3, NUM­BER 215)

Can­las v. Peo­ple of the Philip­pines

G.R. Nos. 236308-09, Fe­bru­ary 17, 2020 / Se­cond Divi­sion / Int­ing, J. Crim­i­nal Law; Anti-Graft and Cor­rupt Prac­tices Act. — The el­e­ments of the crime un­der Sec­tion 3(e) of Repub­lic Act No. 3019 are — (i) that the ac­cused must be a pub­lic of­fi­cer dis­charg­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive, ju­di­cial or of­fi­cial func­tions, or a pri­vate in­di­vid­ual act­ing in con­spir­acy with such pub­lic of­fi­cers; (ii) that the ac­cused acted with man­i­fest par­tial­ity, ev­i­dent bad faith, or gross neg­li­gence; and (iii) that his ac­tion caused un­due in­jury to any party, in­clud­ing the gov­ern­ment, or giv­ing any pri­vate party unwarrante­d ben­e­fits, ad­van­tage, or pref­er­ence in the dis­charge of his func­tions.

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