Minor inconsistencies erase suspicion of rehearsed testimony

Assuming arguendo that there was really an inconsistency, the same pertains only to a minor and trivial detail not touching on the why's and wherefore's of the crime which strengthened rather than diminished complainant's credibility as they erased suspicion of a rehearsed testimony. Errorless testimony cannot be expected of a rape victim for she may not be able to remember and recount every ugly detail of the harrowing experience and appalling outrage, especially so since she might in fact be trying not to remember them, as they are painful to recall. [G.R. No. 103134-40. November 20, 1996]