charges against ten in Ubay raid
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor’s Office this week filed charges of illegal possession of firearms, explosives and obstruction of justice against persons apprehended by the police when they searched the ancestral house of former Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña in Barangay Ubay, Pulupandan, where they seized 90 firearms on May 2.
But the prosecutor also dismissed charges for violation of the Commission on Elections gun ban against them, and specific charges for illegal possession of two unlicensed shotguns against security guard Deolito Suspende Morancil.
Roem Arbolado, lawyer of the 10 apprehended, yesterday said his clients were deprived of the right to file their counter-affidavits.