Trial court in best position to make honest determination of witness deportation during trial

In the final analysis, appellants first three assignment of errors hinge on the trial courts assessment of the witnesses credibility. Factual findings of the lower court especially on the credibility of the witnesses is generally accorded great weight and respect on appeal. In this case, the trial court considered the testimonies of prosecution witnesses as natural, probable, straighforward, and credible. We find no cogent reason to hold otherwise as the trial court is in the best position to make an honest determination of the witnesses deportation during trial. [G.R. No. 112984. November 14, 1996]