FIRST WOMEN’S CREDIT CORPORATION and SHIG KATAYAMA v. HON. ROMMEL O. BAYBAY, et al.
513 SCRA 637 (2007), SECOND DIVISION, (Carpio Morales, J.)
The trial judge need not state with specificity or make a lengthy exposition of the factual and legal foundation relied upon by him to arrive at his decision. It suffices that upon his own personal evaluation of the evidence and the law involved in the case, he is convinced that there is no probable cause to indict the accused.
FACTS: First Women‘s Credit Corp. (First Women), represented by stockholder and director Shig Katayama (Katayama), filed criminal charges against Ramon P. Jacinto (Jacinto), Jaime C. Colayco (Colayco), Antonio P. Tayao (Tayao) and Glicerio Perez (Perez) for falsification of private document and grave coercion.
The criminal charges did not pursue when Jacinto, et al., filed a ―Motion to Withdraw Informations and to Dismiss the Cases.‖ The same was granted by Acting Presiding Judge Rommel Baybay of MeTC of Makati.