• DOJ summons accused police killers of Espinosa

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday summoned the police officers who were implicated in the killing of Albuera (Leyte) Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

    DOJ prosecutors earlier issued subpoenas in connection with preliminary investigation of the case.

    The preliminary investigation of the complaint filed by the National

    Bureau of Investigation (NBI), set two hearings on the case on

    December 20, 2016 and January 8, 2017, 10 a.m., at the DOJ Multi-Purpose Hall.

    The panel, headed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Lilian Doris Alejo, will determine if the complaints forwarded by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) shall warrant a filing or dismissal of the case.

    Alejo will be joined in the panel by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Olivia Torrevillas, Assistant State Prosecutors Jinky Dedumo and Karla Cabel and Prosecution Attorney Moises Acayan.

    The Alejo team of prosecutors will be tasked to evaluate the complaints filed against members of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group who were involved in the serving of warrants against Espinosa and a fellow inmate at a sub-provincial jail last November 5.

    Charges for the crime of murder, robbery, malicious procurement of search warrant, perjury and planting of evidence under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act were filed by the NBI before the Department of Justice on December 2 against 25 people, including Supt. Marvin Marcos, former CIDG Eastern Visayas director, and other members of the raiding team.

    Also charged with perjury and malicious procurement of search warrant was Paul Olendan, the witness used by the police to obtain the search warrants against Espinosa and Raul Yap from Judge Tarcelo Sabarre Jr. of the Regional Trial Court branch 30 in Basey, Samar.

    The NBI said testimonial and forensic evidence has shown that the mayor, a “narco politician,” was killed in a police rubout. JOMAR CANLAS

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    1. now we will be seeing the real legal judicial investigation where both the victim and the accused are given equal right and protection under the law of the country so justice will prevail. we ardently hope for an early verdict ?

    2. Yonkers, New York
      14 December 2016

      Is the Department of Justice not aware of the FACT that just recently Little Tyrant Rodrigo Duterte made it quite clear, publicly, that “no policeman goes to prison!” referring of course to the policemen who murdered Albuera Mayor Ronald Espinosa in his cell.

      The NBI has already declared that Mayor Espinosa’s death was a “RUB-OUT”–by “Bato’s” policemen.

      Let’s assume that the DOJ investigation goes forward and in the end confirms the conclusion of the NBI and sentences the policemen involved in the Espinosa “rub-out” to prison.

      Not one of them actually goes to prison because Little Tyrant Duterte, the protector of police criminals, will just PARDON them. Duterte is the biggest CRIMINAL of all and he is now engaged in a REIGN OF TERROR on the Filipino people.

      MARIANO PATALINJUG
      patalinjugmar@gmail.com