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Parojinog camp to sue CIDG over delayed inquest proceedings

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — The 36-hour validity of arrest of Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog and Reynaldo Parojinog Jr. already lapsed on Monday and the siblings should have been released from detention.

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), however, admitted they encountered a problem in transporting the Parajinog siblings, thereby causing the delay.

Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, the lead counsel of the Parojinog family, said they will file a case against the CIDG for violating Article 125 of the Revised Penal Code.

“Kinokonsidera po namin ng seryoso ang paghahain ng reklamo para sa paglabag ng Artikulo 125 ng Revised Penal Code dahil lumampas po ng 36 hours yung pagka ditene ng aming mga kliente na wala pong inquest at walang file ng charges,” he said. (We are seriously considering filing a complaint for the violation of Article 125 of the Revised Penal Code for the continued detention of our client beyond 36 hours despite the absence of inquest and charges.)

The inquest proceedings only pushed through in the afternoon

The senior state prosecutor from the Department of Justice (DOJ) led the proceedings

The CIDG filed a complaint against the two Parojinogs for illegal possession of firearms; illegal possession of illegal drugs and illegal possession of explosives

The complaint was already submitted for resolution and it’s up to the DOJ to determine if there is probable cause to indict the siblings.

“After the inquest there will be a resolution from the panel whether or not there is a probable cause, if there’s a probable cause an information will be filed in the court and the court will issue a commitment order because the respondents are already under custody so there maybe no cause to issue a warrant of arrest,”
Atty. Topacio said.

He added that his clients do not want to be detained in Ozamiz in fear of their lives.

In the meantime, the Parojinog siblings will stay at the PNP custodial center until a court decides where they will be detained

After the DOJ comes up with a resolution on the complaint, Atty. Topacio will file a motion for the court to allow the siblings to attend the burial of their father and mother in Ozamiz. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News and Rescue

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DOJ to file raps vs Davidson Bangayan, et. al over rice price manipulation

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: David Bangayan

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the court to file charges against businessman Davidson Bangayan alias David Tan for manipulating the rice supply and its prices during the previous administration.

Based on the review of the resolution of Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Miguel Guido Jr, Bangayan may face charges for violating Article 186 of the Revised Penal Code or the monopoly on rice supply to increase its prices.

Several others may face charges including Elizabeth Faustino, couple David and Judilyne Lim, Eleanor Rodriguez and Leah Echevera.

Atty. Guido said that National Bureau of Investigation’s pieces of evidence is sufficient to prove that Bangayan and his confidants used the cooperative and organization of the farmers to acquire tons of imported rice and control its supply that resulted in rice price hike.

Bangayan became controversial and was summoned to a Senate meeting due to allegations that he is the big-time smuggler, David Tan.

The case of Bangayan was first dismissed in 2014, however, the new panel of DOJ resumed its study of the case under the Duterte administration. — UNTV News & Rescue

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OGCC submits probe results on Nayong Pilipino deal to Malacañang

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Nayong Pilipino Clark Expo via Nayong Pilipino Official Facebook page

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed that probe results on the questionable contracts entered into by the Nayong Pilipino Foundation have been forwarded to Malacañang.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) has submitted the report after concluding its investigation on the alleged anomaly that led to the firing of Nayong Pilipino officials.

An estimated amount of US$1.5-B worth of contract was allegedly signed between Nayong Pilipino and Landing Resorts and Development Corporation to build a mega-casino in Parañaque City.

Guevarra is leaving the decision to Malacañang on whether to disclose the probe results. — Mai Bermudez

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DOJ on denying Lim’s plea to drop prelim probe : ‘We’re ready to defend our actions’

by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018

 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is ready to defend before the Supreme Court its decision to deny the appeal of Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim to stop the new preliminary probe into the drug cases filed against him.

This, after Lim, asked the High Tribunal to issue a temporary restraining order against the ongoing DOJ re-investigation and to reinstate the first decision of prosecutors that cleared him of the drug charges.

Lim claims in his 47-page petition for certiorari that the DOJ violated his constitutional right to due process when it opened a fresh probe over public uproar on the dismissal of his case.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra is confident the Supreme Court will affirm their decision. — Mai Bermudez | UNTV News & Rescue

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