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Can a relatives/ sister be a witness?

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1 Can a relatives/ sister be a witness? on Thu May 12, 2011 12:44 pm

Arizonhothunter


Arresto Menor
Good day everyone! I am new to this site and I am looking forward that you can share me your legal advice. I am about to file a case against my neighbor but the problem is the people who happens to hear the defamatory words doesn't want to involve themselves in the case. Can my sister be the witness? If you know certain provisions in the law. PLease indicate since the brgy captain is bias and wanted me to stop the case since according to him I don't have any witness. Thank you very much !

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2 Re: Can a relatives/ sister be a witness? on Thu May 12, 2011 2:42 pm

attyLLL


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the bgy has no authority to decide who is right. it can only try to make the parties reconcile. if no settlement is reached, just get the certificate to file action.

yes, your sister can be a witness. it will depend on your presentation if she is credible.


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3 Thank you for the reply on Fri May 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Arizonhothunter


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Atty LL, this is for you.. can you give me a citation in the law on what article it is that a sister can witness because the brgy captain doesn't believe in me . Thanks

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4 Re: Can a relatives/ sister be a witness? on Fri May 13, 2011 11:31 pm

attyLLL


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there is no legal rule on evidence specifically stating that a sister can testify in behalf of a sibling. it is the general rule that applies, that a person who has the ability to perceive and can relate her perception may be a witness.

don't be too tied up with what the bgy captain says. as long as no settlement is reached, just demand your CFA.


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