Alibi WEAKEST of all defenses for being easy to fabricate, difficult to disprove

The defense of alibi interposed by accused-appellant Rudy Balamban must also fail. He was positively identified by prosecution witnesses Nelly de los Reyes and police officers Tejada and Valeza. His presence from the commencement to the end of the incident and the details of his personal acts were convincingly testified to by De los Reyes and Valeza. It is settled that alibi is the weakest of all defenses for it is easy to fabricate and difficult to disprove; it cannot prevail and is worthless in the face of the positive identification of the accused by credible witnesses that the accused committed the crime. Moreover, he failed to show that it was physically impossible for him to have been at the scene of the crime at the time of its commission. [G.R. No. 119591. November 21, 1996]

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