Insult or disrespect, as an aggravating circumstance under the Revised Penal Code – refers to the circumstance when the offender committed the crime with insult or completely disrespected the offended party on account of his/her rank, age, or sex.
a. Legal basis
Article 14. Aggravating circumstances. - The following are aggravating circumstances:
3. That the act be committed with insult or in disregard of the respect due the offended party on account of his rank, age, or sex… if the latter has not given provocation.
(Revised Penal Code)
2. Insult or disrespect
For the aggravating circumstance of insult or disrespect, the offender committed the crime with insult or completely disrespected the offended party on account of his/her rank, age, or sex.
U.S. v. Licarte, En Banc, G.R. No. L-6784, August 15, 1912, Per Trent, J.:
• There had been some trouble between the family of the appellant and that of the offended party prior to the occurrences which form the basis of this action. On the 18th of September, 1910, the offended party. Benita Soyso, sent her small son to the house of the accused for the purpose of obtaining a bolo which her husband had loaned to the husband of the accused. On arrival of the messenger at the house, he found that neither the accused nor her husband was there, and asking Filomena, daughter of the accused, for the bolo, Filomena replied by saying that she knew nothing about it. The offended party, on hearing this rep...
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