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on Evidence, admission is the act ,declaration or omission of a party as to arelevant fact may be given in evidenceagainst him, while Sec. 33 states thatconfession is the declaration of an accusedacknowledging his guilt of the offensecharged.In a confession, there is acknowledgement ofguilt by the accused while in admission,there is only an acknowledgment of facts orcircumstances regarding the issue which hasto be corroborated with other facts in orderto establish guilt.39. The accused, a public officer, being then a memberof the Integrated National Police (INP now PNP)assigned at the Lumban Police Station, Lumban,Laguna, acting in relation to his duty which is primarily toenforce peace and order within his jurisdiction, takingadvantage of his official position confronted FranciscoSan Juan why the latter was removing the steel pipeswhich were previously placed to serve as barricade toprevent the entry of vehicles along P. Jacinto Street,Barangay Salac, Lumban, Laguna, purposely to insurethe safety of persons passing along the said street andwhen Francisco San Juan told the accused that the latterhas no business in stopping him, said accused who wasarmed with a firearm, attacked and shot Francisco SanJuan with the firearm hitting Francisco San Juan at hishead and neck inflicting upon him fatal wounds therebycausing the death of Francisco San Juan.Petitioner admitted that he shot the victim while the latterwas attacking him. Whether or not the confession wasadmissible?Answer:YES. Through the above statement, petitioneradmits shooting the victim -- which eventually led to thelatter’s death -- but denies having done it with anycriminal intent. In fact, he claims he did it in self-defense.Nevertheless, whether categorized as a confession or asan admission, it is admissible in evidence against him. Ingeneral, admissions may be rebutted by confessing theiruntruth or by showing they were made by mistake. Theparty may also establish that the response that formedthe admission was made in a jocular, not a serious,manner; or that the admission was made in ignorance ofthe true state of facts. Yet, petitioner never offered anyrationalization why such admissions had been made,thus, leaving them unrebutted. Having admitted that hehad fatally shot the victim, petitioner had the duty ofshowing that the killing was justified, and that the latterincurred no criminal liability therefor. Petitioner shouldhave relied on the strength of his own evidence and noton the weakness of that for the prosecution. Even if hisevidence be weak, it cannot be disbelieved after theaccused has admitted the killing. Ladiana v. People, GR144293, Dec. 4, 200240. British Horace William Barker (consultant of WB) wasslain inside his house in Tuba, Benguet while his Filipinowife, Teresita Mendoza was badly battered with leadpipes on the occasion of a robbery. Two householdhelpers of the victims identified Salvamante (a formerhouseboy of the victims) and Maqueda as the robbers.