FIRST DIVISION [ G.R. No. 222964, July 11, 2018 ] PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE, VS. CAJETO CABILIDA, JR. Y CANDAWAN, ACCUSED-APPELLANT. DECISION DEL CASTILLO, J.: "A woman will not expose herself to the humiliation of a trial, with its attendant publicity and the morbid curiosity it would arouse, unless she has been truly wronged and seeks atonement for her abuse." This is an appeal filed by appellant Cajeto Cabilida, Jr. y Candawan from the December 10, 2014 Decision and the November 19, 2015 Resolution of the Court of Appeals (CA) in CA-G.R. CR HC No. 01087-MIN, affirming the September 17, 2012 Decision of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Oroquieta City, Branch 14, in Criminal Case Nos. 986-14-433 and 988-14-435, finding the appellant guilty beyond reasonable doubt of two counts of rape. The Factual Antecedents Appellant and his co-accused Toto Cabilida (Toto) were charged under the following Amended Informations: Criminal Case No. 986-14-433 That on or about the 24th day of December 2005 at about 12:00 o'clock midnight, more or less, x x x Province of Misamis Occidental, and within the jurisdiction of the Honorable Court, the above-named accused, conspiring, confederating and helping one another, armed with a hunting knife by means of violence and intimidation, accused Jojo Cabilida did then and there willfully, unlawfully and feloniously have carnal knowledge of the complainant AAA, against her will, in her own house and in the presence and in full view of her minor children BBB and CCC, both 10 years old and 8 years old, respectively and while co-accused Toto Cabilida was threatening to box the victim and pointing and threatening the children with the knife and then pointing the flashlight during the rape.