Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta (seated, center) signs a contract of publication with Atty. Dominador D. Buhain (seated, left), Chairperson/President of educational book publisher and bookstore chain Rex Book Store, Inc., for his upcoming book entitled “Insights on Evidence” with co-author Court of Appeals Associate Justice Eduardo B. Peralta, Jr. (seated, right) on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Training Center, Supreme Court, Manila. Looking on are Mr. Franklin Benedict T. Guerra, National Sales Manager, and Ms. Joyce Annabelle L. Orpilla, Corporate Human Resource Manager of Rex Bookstore.
The book, targeted for release by July or August 2020, is the latest edition of Justice Eduardo Peralta’s book “Perspectives of Evidence” published in 2005. The forewords of the book are written by Retired Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, with whom Chief Justice Peralta worked with in the sub-committee for the revision of the Rules of Evidence, and Retired SC Associate Justice Romeo J. Callejo, Sr., Vice Chancellor of the SC’s educational arm Philippine Judicial Academy.
The book has six chapters: Chapter 1 – Rule 128 General Provisions; Chapter 2 – What Need Not be Proved; Chapter 3 – Rule 130, Rules of Admissibility 176; Chapter 4 – Rule 131 Burden of Proof, Burden of Evidence and Presumptions; Chapter 5 – Rule 132 Presentation of Evidence; and Chapter 6 – Rule 133 Weight and Sufficiency of Evidence. It also contains appendices on Revised Rules on Evidence 1989, Revised Rules of Evidence 2019, and Federal Rules of Evidence amended on December 1, 2019. (Caption by Darylle Evie Mae C. Catabay-Sibal; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)