Alibi CANNOT prevail over POSITIVE identification of the accused

We cannot sustain appellant's alibi in view of his positive identification by credible eyewitnesses. Although his alibi was corroborated by three (3) witnesses which include his wife and his sister, we find no cogent reason to disturb the trial judge's rejection thereof considering the ease of its fabrication. By vitue of visual advantage during the proceedings, the conclusions of the trial judge as to credibility of witnesses deserve our respect. [G.R. No. 111541. December 17, 1996]