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Continuing crimes

CONTINUING CRIME: There are crimes which are called transitory or continuing offenses because some acts material and essential to the crime occur in one province and some in another, in which case, the rule is settled that the court of either province where any of the essential ingredients of the crime took place has — jurisdiction to try the case. (Parulan v. Director of Prisons, En Banc, G.R. No. L-28519, 17 February 1968)

vs. CONTINUED CRIME: A continued crime is a single crime consisting of a series of acts but all arising from one criminal resolution. It is a continuous, unlawful act or series of acts set on foot by a single impulse and operated by an unintermittent force, however long a time it may occupy. Although there are series of acts, there is only one crime committed. Hence, only one penalty shall be imposed. (Mallari v. People, G.R. No. L-58886, 13 December 1988)


⦁ Book I, Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code


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