DOJ junks murder raps
vs. Alvarezes, Tabujara
BUT RECOMMENDS CASE VS. 7 OTHERS
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Department of Justice has dismissed the charges filed against Negros Occidental Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., his son Ilog Mayor John Paul Alvarez and Cauayan Vice Mayor Jerry Tabujara for the murder of Kabankalan Judge Henry Arles for “insufficiency of evidence”, but recommended the filing of a case against seven others.
“We are vindicated… I have said from the start that we had nothing to do with the murder of the judge,” the vice governor said at a press conference called late yesterday afternoon at his house in Bacolod City to announce the DOJ decision.
The vice governor, who is running for governor of Negros Occidental, said he hopes the decision will clear his name and that of his son since, for months, they have been unfairly accused through the media of being criminals.