Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Leading questions

PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, appellee, vs. ARTEMIO INVENCION Y SORIANO, appellant. G.R. No. 131636, March 5, 2003.

“Neither can Artemio challenge the prosecution’s act of propounding leading questions on Elven. Section 10(c) of Rule 132 of the Rules of Court expressly allows leading questions when the witness is a child of tender years like Elven.”

(SEC. 10. Leading and misleading questions. – A question which suggests to the witness the answer which the examining party desires is a leading question. It is not allowed, except:

When there is difficulty in getting direct and intelligible answers from a witness who is ignorant, or a child of tender years, or is a feeble mind, or a deaf-mute. …)