DOJ files raps vs.
7 in Arles slay at RTC
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Department of Justice filed murder charges against seven of the suspects in the killing of Judge Henry Arles before the Kabankalan Regional Trial Court Monday, his son, Philip Arles, said yesterday.
The seven are Rustom Puro, Marvin Salve, Gerald Tabujara, Jessie Daguia, Alejandro Capunong and Eddie Fortunado, who are members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade, and Emman Medes, an employee of the Ilog municipal government.
No bail was recommended for all of the accused, he said.
2 cops, CVO member
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 41 Judge Ray Alan Drilon acquitted on the ground of reasonable doubt yesterday, two policemen and a Civilian Volunteer Organization member charged for violating citizen’s civil rights in relation to child abuse filed by a theft suspect 16 years ago.
Acquitted were Insp. Emmanuel Misajon and SPO1 Marlon Dela Peña, and CVO member Roberto Natal.
Their co-accused Senior Police Officers 1 Rene Bejimino and Mario Guimbal, and Police Officer 3 Edgar Acobillas died during the pendency of the case, Drilon said. He pointed out that the case was heard by two other judges before it found its way to his court.
Peña camp to file
cases vs. CIDG official
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Multiple charges are being readied against Senior Supt. Jose Mario Espino, chief of the Anti Organized Crime Division of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, for the raid on the ancestral home of Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña in Barangay Ubay, Pulupandan, lawyer Roger Reyes said yesterday.
The raid implemented on the strength of a search warrant issued by Judge Maria Felomina Singh of the Quezon City RTC Branch 85, yielded 90 firearms, ammunition and explosives, Espino had said.
Reyes said indirect contempt charges will be filed against Espino today before Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Judge Fernando Elumba for his attempt to obstruct the release of 76 of the firearms to a court sheriff on Thursday night.