Cunanan’s travel plea opposed


State lawyers objected to the plan of former Technology Resource Center (TRC) Director General Dennis Cunanan to travel to Japan and the United States to fulfill his duties as World Secretary General of Junior Chamber International (JCI), saying the graft charges filed against him pose “a serious motivation” to flee.

Cunanan is facing seven counts of graft in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Prosecutors filed their comment/opposition at the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division, where Cunanan faces two graft counts as Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s co-accused. They stressed that he “is also charged with the same offense in various divisions of the Sandiganbayan, involving millions of pesos and penalties of imprisonment for years.”

The prosecutors said there is a possibility that Cunanan may no longer return home because of the slew of charges he is facing.

Cunanan also faces four counts of graft at the First Division, which handles the plunder case against Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., and one count at the Fifth Division, which handles the case against Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. He posted bail in all three divisions.

The Fifth Division told the defense on Tuesday to file separate motions for Cunanan’s travel to Japan and the US. The prosecution will have until tomorrow to comment on the pleading before it is submitted for resolution.


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  1. Cunanan! dont let him leave. This pork scam is more likely masterminded together with these implementing agencies. They were supposed to see to the proper use of funds the “implementation of project” but they conspired with Napoles. See how they are now pointing at legislators. lahat kasi sumasakay dun sa inis at galit kay jinggoy at revilla. Pinoy’s just want sensationalism. Pinoy;s dont care to attcak the root of the problem 1) pork and 2) fake NGOs that now abound except PNoy wants us to “focus” on 3 senators.

  2. Renato rentoza on

    Not so fast Cunanan. I think these scams were masterminded at your IA with fake NGOs. Billions and Billions of PDF passed through your TRC while you were the operations manager. Your job was to “implement” these projects ir at least see to their “implementation” instead you turned a blind eye while Napoles carted money to her bath tub, where you collected your kickback.