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Price, reward, promise, A14(11) Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

In consideration of a price, reward, or promise, as an aggravating circumstance under the Revised Penal Code – refers to the circumstance when the offender commits the crime in consideration thereof..

a. Legal basis

Article 14. Aggravating circumstances. - The following are aggravating circumstances:

11. That the crime be committed in consideration of a price, reward, or promise.

(Revised Penal Code)

2. Price, reward, or promise

For the aggravating circumstance of in consideration of a price, reward, or promise, the offender commits the crime in consideration thereof.

People v. Young, En Banc, G.R. No. L-2161, May 26, 1949, Per Ozaeta, J.:

• There be no doubt as to the guilty of the accused, since he himself, in his testimony before the trial court, admitted his participation in the murder of Alfonso Ang Liongto in consideration of a promise of reward of P50,000, of which he claimed to have received only P10,300 at the time of the trial.

• The appellant's guilt has been proved beyond doubt. The degree of his depravity is apparent from the record. He was the leader of a band of gangsters who hired their services to kill for a price. In the present case he traveled all the way from Manila to Davao, by boat, by plane, and by automobile, in the pursuit of his nefarious trade, in which he enlisted the aid of five other killers to whom he referred as his “followers and henchmen.” The only useful purpose which the life of such a public enemy...

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