Reclusion perpetua, life imprisonment NOT the same

However, its parenthetical indication in imposing the penalty, as one of "reclusion perpetua (life imprisonment)," should be corrected by deleting the latter penalty. We have already lad down quite a number of cases calling attention to the fact that said penalties are discrete from and not synonymous with each other. [G.R. No. 122359. November 28, 1996]