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[IC/OPEN] The Day of Verdict: Presidential Massacre Case

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[IC/OPEN] The Day of Verdict: Presidential Massacre Case

Postby Pekweng » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:59 pm

At the early hours of the morning, a detachment of more than two battalions of police were deployed at Camp Andres Nazancieno in Medalle, Katherinia as the promulgation of judgement for the most-awaited Presidential Massacre Case will be handed down by Presiding Judge Cecilia de Guzman of the Katherinia Regional Trial Court Branch 137.

That was recorded as the worst presidential security failure, worst political massacre, massive rubout of uniformed personnel and worst killing of journalists. The whole world will be watching the most awaited verdict which will be one of the most historical and landmark events in Pekweng, ending almost 20 years of waiting. This will set the tone to the whole Pekwengnian government, justice system and democracy.

The policemen, wearing anti-riot gear, stationed at the area, some remained in the facade while others went to their posts inside the camp. Before reaching the courtroom, they must board a vehicle for a 15-minute ride from the facade to the main vicinity, with strict security checks in between. The guards gave their salutes to the police as they pass by the vicinity. The whole of the country is placed on full heightened alert status, given the gravity and solemnity of the event.

Next, the journalists from local and international media who were accredited to cover the promulgation went to the camp together with their teams, accompanied by police escort. Then, they were stationed at the reporter's quarters, which is a few meters apart from the courtroom. Before they entered the room, a tight check by the guards are done to ensure that the rules regarding the live coverage pursuant to the order of the Supreme Court are followed. A representative of the Supreme Court is monitoring the flow of the media who entered the room and after all of the journalists went into their places, the representative reiterated the circular again to the members of the media. He also advised them to take down important notes of the proceedings.

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Postby Pekweng » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:42 pm

The relatives of the victims started to arrive at the camp and was thorougly check by the police. They were escorted to the lounge behind the rails of the courtroom designated for them and advised to keep silent for the whole proceedings or else face direct contempt of court which entails imprisonment and fine.

The food was served for the relatives and the journalists as they prepare to watch the promulgation.

Afterwards, the accused entered the camp accompanied by jail guards, wearing their jail uniforms. They were tigthly monitored by the guards and every one of them was checked when they disembarked the vehicles. They were escorted to the courtroom, with handcuffs in place and seated according to order. The principal accused seated at the front while the secondary accused took their seats at the back.

Interviews with the relatives started as they themselves wanted to speak on the event. A minor commotion happened since the court representative admonished the journalists not to entertain interviews from anyone without the knowledge of the court, but the families of the victims wished to speak, which the representative forced to agree. Every relative made their chance to speak out their sentiments in the awaiting judgement. All of them expect the conviction of the accused.

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Postby Pekweng » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:46 pm

Lawyers from both the prosecution and defense parties arrived at the courtroom. Some arrived with briefcases full of papers and some went with only a small bag. They were the loudest among the courtroom, chatting with other lawyers and others talking with their clients.

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Postby Pekweng » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:32 pm

The convoy of Presiding Judge Cecilia de Guzman went to the camp vicinity, signalling the commencement of the promlgation. She was escorted with a lot of police bodyguards because of her involvement as the judge of the most high-profile case.

She wore a simple black dress, reminiscent of the emotion of the day, and proceeded to the judge's quarters behind the courtroom. All of those present rose as her arrival was announced. Before the session was about to start, she requested to eat for a while and take a personal reflection. The guards agreed and immediately gave her food and left outside to guard the courtroom.

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Postby Pekweng » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:47 pm

"Let's start." Those two words made the game on.

"All please rise. Katherinia RTC Branch 137 is now in session, Honorable Judge Cecilia de Guzman presiding. Silence is hereby enjoined," the court sheriff announced the arrival of the judge. All of those present rose in respect. She banged the gavel and made the signal to take their places.

"Any matters on hand?," the judge asked.

"Your Honor, called for today's session is the promulgation of judgement in Criminal Cases Nos. K-23964-26842, People v. Katigbak, et al.

"Isa-isa pong tatawagin yung mga akusado, mangyari lamang pong tumayo kapag tinawag ang pangalan." (Each accused shall be called one by one. If the name is called, please rise.) The court sheriff admonished the accused.

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Postby Pekweng » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:53 pm

The list of the accused was called:

Mariano Katigbak @ Pinuno
Filemon Buenconsejo @ Heneral File
Fabian Mallari @ Punong Fabi
Buenaventura Galeano @ Sir Bueno
Alvin Masicat @ Kumander Vin
Andres Villarosa @ Ka Premo
Salvador Araneta @ Paring Sal
Dexter Claridad @ Ka Malinao
Cristofer Vargas @ Punong Talipan
Raymond Leones @ Punong Salbay
Bernardo Alupay @ Puno Bantay
Jaime Mangurun @ Ka Ime
Vincente Iriberri @ Ka Vic
Irvin Bilatan
Everett Soler
Aurelio Cuenca
Bernard Miranda
Bonifaco Bernardo
Eddie Pinagpala
Sammy Abayan
Ramiro Divinagracia
Zander Cortez
Coco Ramírez
Elliot Celiz
Arnold Sariua
Rigoberto Prieto
Brendon Abayan
Kody Castro
Mario Zarate
Austyn Gamulo
Normando Madlangbayan
Ramiro Dimayuga
Tyrese Órdenes
Branden Reyes
Reno Villamor
Aris Quison
Nehemiah Bitangcol
Aureliano Chiongbian
Teodoro Galvan Jr. @ Ka Doro
Salvino Recto @ Ka Pino
Prospero Patacsil @ Ka Bilon
Armando Magat @ Tenyente Biron
Jason Maputi @ Kapitan Puti
Fidel Mangubat @ Ka Yahir
Davion Kato @ Ka David
Manuelo Elefante @ Ka Manny
Ibrahim Felipe Carrasco @ Ka Lipe
Salomon Patanindagat @ Ka Monmon
Sebastian Abulog @ Ka Baste
Pancho Buenpacífico @ Ka Manong
Quintin Tejano Jr. @ Ka Tonton
Nathanael Cuevas @ Taong Kweba
Timoteo Batac @ Ka Timo
Noli Manalastas @ Ka Simon
Eduardo Sardido @ Ka Bunoy
Eric Lansangan @ Ka Rico
Danilo Defensor @ Ka Dani
Adrien Capulong @ Ka Drian
Tristan Macawili @ Ka Tano
Ariel Álvarez @ Ka Ruel
Jacob Eusebio @ Nunong Pugas
Jonathan Calaguas @ Ka Natan
Rocco Gatus @ Ka Coco
Amadeo Suntay @ Ka Deo
Jacqueline Mapandi @ Ka Jaqui
Cassandra Madid @ Ka Cassy
Jessica Arcilla @ Ka Guita
Josephine Solana @ Ka Sol
Esther Florida @ Ka Rona
Adolfo Sinsuat @ Ka Doy
Kurt Madlambayan @ Kalbong Tikas
Mikel Mangao @ Ka Miko
Darren Arancel @ Ka Panangga
Chavez Alegre @ Ka Balasik
Enrique Halili @ Ka Rique
Alec Davao @ Ka Lex
Trevon Aboitiz @ Ka Bona
Brenden Vianzon @ Ka Denden
Geoffrey Chuchu @ Ka Jeff
Harold Binatara @ Ka Lloyd
Nicholas Rubio
Trey Magno
Barry Honoria
Jorden Infante
Edgar Bristol
Harry Adlawan
Virgilio Portugal
Alvar Legazpí
Lazaro Silva
Angelo Yabut
Neon Yunsay
Clodoveo Lucman
Evelin Maliit
Shayla Lorete
Jackeline Parrilla
Kyla Shyann Mañalac
Armena Butil
Litzy Estella
Mara Magsakay
Donna Cariño
Sydney Buenpacífico
Valeria Limcangco
Manolo Zoleta
Layton Córdova
Pedro Sandoval
Elmer Matías
Gervasio Olarte
Aurelio Dayag
Vicente Verdido
Anastasio Pavia
Gustavo Murcia
Freddie Fausto
Josiah Adil
Graham Gallano
Mitchell Paloma
Javier Limson
Dario Macaraeg
Carlito Dayo
Eric Kaunlaran
Andrew Despujol
Gracia Tugonon
Luvenia Joco
Sandra Acevedo
Brianna Claridad
Julina Capulong
Asuncion Galura
Celeste Montero
Kamille Montederamos
Mimi Millares
Rianna Zamora
Margaret Quiocson
Eleadora Quibuyen
Gabriella Mala
Fiona Dizon
Joelle Yusi
Paco Catindig
Justin Dalisay
Marcus Barcelona
Immanuel Caringal
Aaron Pasa
Senon Cerezo
Aluino Montano
Joshua Borres
Nash Miedes
Arlo Pandi
Gabriel Arai
David Sanqui
Cedric Pilapil
Eli Andong
Jonathon Quiocson
Nelson Magos
Eliseo Buyco Monzón
Bartolo Montero
Douglas Marcelo
Yuri Velasco
Weston Córdova
Rio Osorio
Stephen Labong
Edwin Tejada
Isaias Canumay
Blas Gallóra
Teo Cadar
Hubert Baltar
Sarah Ponferrada
Gia Cabrera
Constantia Areopagita
Abigail Manlangit
Mariana Matias
Bria Mangubat
Engracia Chanbonpin
Daniela Magpantay
Paula Cadar
Carina Ciocon
Orlando Ocampo
Fred Labuguen
Russell Tañag
Julius Quezada
Anbessa Calañas
Ulises Villaromán
Andrew Galvez
Ignacio Casan
Sebastian Manese
Franklin Magday
Damario Chua
Harry Yujuico
Clark Batac
Max Flores
Marco Quiñones
Juan Paloma
Nigel Romero
Nilo Magpulong
Fresco Galíndez
Cael Ching
Lucas Sulit
Fidel Tecson
Vincent Allanic
Arthur Dinaluyan
Nicanor Butil
Victorino Dumalahay
Alyssa Vicente
Gretchen Macalinao
Mercy Laurel
Cristal Estillore
Colleen Encela
Jenifer Linganyan
Samara Yalung
Abigayle Syquia
Charlotte Balingit
Alleah Roces
Isabella Ramientos
Clarinda Galang
Yolanda Maranan
Lauren Andal
Karyll Mamaril
Grizelda Magpulong
Maricelia Simpao
Lana Sanqui
Elbertina Navea
Ernest Borres
Jonathan Bayot
Sebastian Cabrera
Sheldon Cabahug
Ritchie Tiolengco
Dennis Pastor
Alan Belmonte
Cornelio Vilela
Moses Arabejo
Braxton Galéndez
Shawn Lemoncito
Cody Cuajungco
Alvin Tungol
Ivan Lanta
Harley Ibrahim
Crisann Taruc
Diamond Recio
Adriana Relleve
Kendall Eusebio
Eliza Veterano
Mercedes Querubín
Lila Acebedo
Brianne Fernando
Earlene Gallóra
Carol Magnaye
Katlyn Tiamson
Roldana Amerol
Dita Dahilan
Lourdes Cayubyub
Henry Galit
Saturnino Miedes
Tony Diongon
Kevin Jiménez
Max Lacanilao
Bryan Dumlao
Cuarto Jugueta
Gerald Robles
Zander Costales
Valentin Adiong
Elvis Nangpi
Zacarias Manigbas
Damian Yamamoto
Emmanuel Castañares
Jerry Panopio
Blas Fernando
Larry Córdoba
Kai Salumbides
Alexandro Concepción
Urbano Sandoval
Miles Español
Roger Pérez
Jeremiah Cuevas
Blaine Diamzon
Alexander Rasul
Joshua Magpulong
Maximo Dinaluyan
Honorato Leones
Ronaldo Limgo
Macario Capil, at (and)
Victorio Kamad.

Every accused rose as his/her name was called. Others raised their hands because they were in wheelchair or unable to stand.

"Your Honor, all accused are present," the sheriff said to the judge.

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Postby Pekweng » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:02 am

"Appearances of the counsels," the judge now asked the lawyers to enter their appearances.

The prosecution started entering themselves.

"Your Honor, I am Solicitor General Joseph Cabanada, appearing for the State. In behalf of the prosecution panel, we are now ready for the promulgation."

"Your Honor, I am Deputy Solicitor General Agnes Gabano, appearing for the State."

"I am State Solicitor II Julius Consejo, appearing for the prosecution, Your Honor."

"I am State Solicitor I David Habanerio, Your Honor."

"Your Honor, appearing for the prosecution, State Prosecutor Angela Costales."

"Your Honor, appearing in behalf of the presidential family and the cabinet executives, Undersecretary Ronald Jaena of the Office of the Presidential Legal Counsel."

"I am Judge Advocate Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Bintara, Your Honor, from the AFP Judge Advocate General Service representing the members of the Armed Forces of Pekweng, duly authorized to represent the AFP in this proceedings. Together with the prosecution team, we are now ready for the promulgation."

"Your Honor, I am Police Major Atty. Mario Gonzaga of the PNP Legal Service, representing the Pekwengnian National Police, duly authorized to represent the PNP in this proceedings. We are now ready for the promulgation."

"Your Honor, representing the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pekweng, I am Atty. Vincent Guillen."

"Appearing for the families of the victims, Atty. Filomeno Gaja II, Your Honor."

"Your Honor, representing the heirs of victims Kyla Manrique, Annabelle Magsaysay, and Kian Paglinawan, I am Atty. Jude Hiraon."

Then, the defense counsel entered their appearances.

"Your Honor, representing Mariano Katigbak, I am Atty. Chelsea Giduma. We are ready for the judgement."

"Your Honor, appearing as counsel for Galeano, I am Atty. Conrad Jimenez."

"Your Honor, I am Atty. James Bulan, representing the Elitista Group of the CPP."

"I am Atty. Cathy Rimano, representing for the Galvan Group. We are now ready for the promulgation, Your Honor."

"Representing the Arancel Group, I am Atty. Carl Nieves, Your Honor."

"Entering as counsel for the Montano Group, I am Atty. Jimuel Ynares, Your Honor."

"I am Atty. Kevin Syjuco, Your Honor, representing the Laurel Group. We are now ready for the judgement."

"I am Atty. Justin Trivino, Your Honor, representing the Belmonte Group."

"Your Honor, appearing as counsel for the Robles Group, I am Atty. Errol de Guzman."

"Appearing for the Paloma Group, I am Atty. Samuel Nachura, Your Honor."

"Your Honor, I am Atty. Larry Punzalan, appearing as counsel for the Sanqui Group."

"I am Atty. Russel Maniola, representing the Sandoval Group."

After all the appearances, four men carrying loads of papers arrived and placed it on top of the judge's table as well as the clerk's table.

"Before we proceed with the promulgation of judgement, I just want to inform you that the whole decision consists of almost 3,000 pages. If we will read it whole, we will not finish it the whole day."

Every one in the room was surprised in the announcement because of the many pages of the judgement.

"May I ask if the parties will be amenable to read only the salient portions of the case?," the judge asked the counsels.

Then, the lawyers talked to each other to make an agreement. A loud whisper told them to read only the dispositive portion, which the majority of them said yes.

"Your Honor, may I?" The Solicitor General presented himself to the judge, which the latter acknowledged.

"Your Honor, in behalf of the prosecution panel, we agree to read only the dispositive portion of the decision. As you have said that it consist of more than 3,000 pages, we submit to that recommendation."

"So, you decided to read only the dispositive (portion)?"

"Yes, Your Honor," the Solicitor General answered.

"Your Honor, in behalf of the defense, we submit to the motion of the prosecution to read only the dispositive part of the verdict," Atty. Giduma stood for the defense.

"Noted."

"Ok, let's start with the promulgation of judgement. Madam Interpreter, kindly read the dispositive portion of the decision." The judge signalled the clerk to read the judgment of the court.

"Please read it slowly."

"Yes, Your Honor," the clerk replied.

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(Part One of the Dispositive Portion)

HONORABLE COMMONWEALTH OF PEKWENG
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 13, KATHERINIA


Criminal Case Nos.:
K-23964-24118
K-24119-24408
K-24409-24246
K-24247-24317
K-24318-24405
K-24406-24479
K-24480-24549
K-24550-24645
K-24646-24729
K-24730-24908
K-24909-24965
K-24966-25139
K-25140-25238
K-25239-25426
K-25427-25516
K-25517-25802
K-25803-25928
K-25929-26079
K-26070-26253
K-26254-26323
K-26324-26387
K-26388-26566
K-26567-26605
K-26606-26691
K-26692-26767
K-26768-26825
K-26826-26842

For:
Multiple Murder, Rebellion and Sedition, Inciting to War, Assault against Public Officials, and Provoking Civil War and Disloyalty.

People v. Katigbak, et al.

WHEREFORE, in view of the foregoing, judgment is hereby rendered as follows, viz:

In Criminal Case Nos. K-23964-24118, K-24119-24408, K-24409-24246, K-24247-24317, K-24318-24405, K-24406-24479, K-24480-24549, K-24550-24645, K-24646-24729, K-24730-24908, K-24909-24965, K-24966-25139, K-25140-25238, K-25239-25426,K-25427-25516, K-25517-25802, K-25803-25928, K-25929-26079,K-26070-26253, K-26254-26323,K-26324-26387, K-26388-26566, K-26567-26605, K-26606-26691, K-26692-26767, K-26768-26825, and K-26826-26842 (or 155 Counts of Multiple Murder, 289 Counts of Rebellion and Sedition, 163 Counts of Inciting to War, 70 Counts of Assault against Public Officials, and 87 Counts of Provoking Civil War and Disloyalty)

1. The prosecution having established the guilt beyond reasonable doubt of the following accused who are found to have acted as principal namely: Mariano Katigbak @ Pinuno, Filemon Buenconsejo @ Heneral File, Buenaventura Galeano @ Sir Bueno, Andres Villarosa @ Ka Premo, Dexter Claridad @ Ka Malinao, Cristofer Vargas @ Punong Talipan, Raymond Leones @ Punong Salbay, Bernardo Alupay @ Puno Bantay, Jaime Mangurun @ Ka Ime, Vincente Iriberri @ Ka Vic, Irvin Bilatan, Everett Soler, Aurelio Cuenca, Bernard Miranda, Bonifaco Bernardo, Eddie Pinagpala, Sammy Abayan, Ramiro Divinagracia, Zander Cortez ,Coco Ramírez, Elliot Celiz, Arnold Sariua , Rigoberto Prieto, Brendon Abayan, Kody Castro, Mario Zarate, Austyn Gamulo, Normando Madlangbayan, Ramiro Dimayuga, Tyrese Órdenes, Branden Reyes, Reno Villamor, Aris Quison, Nehemiah Bitangcol, and Aureliano Chiongbian, they are hereby CONVICTED and sentenced to suffer the penalty of imprisonment of Reclusion Perpetua without Parole pursuant to the Indeterminate Sentence Law;

2. Likewise, the prosecution having established the guilt beyond reasonable doubt of the following accused who are found to have acted as accesory namely: Teodoro Galvan Jr. @ Ka Doro, Salvino Recto @ Ka Pino, Prospero Patacsil @ Ka Bilon, Armando Magat @ Tenyente Biron, Jason Maputi @ Kapitan Puti, Fidel Mangubat @ Ka Yahir, Davion Kato @ Ka David, Manuelo Elefante @ Ka Manny, Ibrahim Felipe Carrasco @ Ka Lipe, Salomon Patanindagat @ Ka Monmon, Sebastian Abulog @ Ka Baste, Pancho Buenpacífico @ Ka Manong, Quintin Tejano Jr. @ Ka Tonton, Nathanael Cuevas @ Taong Kweba, Timoteo Batac @ Ka Timo,Noli Manalastas @ Ka Simon, Eduardo Sardido @ Ka Bunoy, Eric Lansangan @ Ka Rico, Danilo Defensor @ Ka Dani, Adrien Capulong @ Ka Drian, Tristan Macawili @ Ka Tano, Ariel Álvarez @ Ka Ruel, Jacob Eusebio @ Nunong Pugas, Jonathan Calaguas @ Ka Natan, Rocco Gatus @ Ka Coco, Amadeo Suntay @ Ka Deo, Jacqueline Mapandi @ Ka Jaqui, Cassandra Madid @ Ka Cassy, Jessica Arcilla @ Ka Guita, Josephine Solana @ Ka Sol, Esther Florida @ Ka Rona, Adolfo Sinsuat @ Ka Doy, Kurt Madlambayan @ Kalbong Tikas, Mikel Mangao @ Ka Miko, Darren Arancel @ Ka Panangga, Chavez Alegre @ Ka Balasik, Enrique Halili @ Ka Rique, Alec Davao @ Ka Lex, Trevon Aboitiz @ Ka Bona, Brenden Vianzon @ Ka Denden, Geoffrey Chuchu @ Ka Jeff, Harold Binatara @ Ka Lloyd, Nicholas Rubio, Trey Magno, Barry Honoria , Jorden Infante, Edgar Bristol, Harry Adlawan, Virgilio Portugal, Alvar Legazpí, Lazaro Silva, Joelle Yusi,Paco Catindig, Justin Dalisay, Marcus Barcelona, Immanuel Caringal, Aaron Pasa, Senon Cerezo, Aluino Montano, Joshua Borres, Nash Miedes, Arlo Pandi, Gabriel Arai, David Sanqui, Cedric Pilapil, Eli Andong, Jonathon Quiocson, Nelson Magos, Eliseo Buyco Monzón, Bartolo Montero, Douglas Marcelo, Yuri Velasco, Weston Córdova, Rio Osorio, Stephen Labong, Edwin Tejada, Isaias Canumay, Blas Gallóra, Teo Cadar, Hubert Baltar , Sarah Ponferrada, Gia Cabrera, Constantia Areopagita, Abigail Manlangit, Mariana Matias, Bria Mangubat, Engracia Chanbonpin, Daniela Magpantay, Paula Cadar, Alexandro Concepción, Urbano Sandoval, Miles Español,Roger Pérez, Jeremiah Cuevas, Blaine Diamzon, Alexander Rasul, Joshua Magpulong, Maximo Dinaluyan, Honorato Leones, Ronaldo Limgo, Macario Capil, and Victorio Kamad, they are hereby CONVICTED, and sentenced to suffer the indeterminate penalty of imprisonment of 10 years and 8 months of Prision Mayor as minimum and 12 years and one day to 20 years of Reclusion Temporal as maximum without the benefit of parole;

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Postby Pekweng » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:07 am

(Part Two of the Dispositive Portion)


3. On ground of reasonable doubt, the following accused are hereby ACQUITTED, namely: Salvador Araneta @ Paring Sal, Angelo Yabut, Neon Yunsay, Clodoveo Lucman, Evelin Maliit , Shayla Lorete, Jackeline Parrilla Kyla Shyann Mañalac, Armena Butil, Litzy Estella , Mara Magsakay, Donna Cariño, Sydney Buenpacífico, Valeria Limcangco, Manolo Zoleta, Layton Córdova, Pedro Sandoval, Elmer Matías, Gervasio Olarte, Aurelio Dayag, Vicente Verdido, Anastasio Pavia, Gustavo Murcia, Freddie Fausto, Josiah Adil, Graham Gallano, Mitchell Paloma, Javier Limson Dario Macaraeg, Carlito Dayo, Eric Kaunlaran, Andrew Despujol, Gracia Tugonon, Luvenia Joco, Sandra Acevedo, Brianna Claridad, Julina Capulong, Asuncion Galura, Celeste Montero, Kamille Montederamos, Mimi Millares, Rianna Zamora, Margaret Quiocson, Eleadora Quibuyen, Gabriella Mala, Fiona Dizon,Carina Ciocon ,Orlando Ocampo, Fred Labuguen,Russell Tañag, Julius Quezada, Anbessa Calañas, Ulises Villaromán, Andrew Galvez, Ignacio Casan, Sebastian Manese, Franklin Magday, Damario Chua, Harry Yujuico, Clark Batac, Max Flores, Marco Quiñones, Juan Paloma, Nigel Romero, Nilo Magpulong, Fresco Galíndez, Cael Ching, Lucas Sulit, Fidel Tecson, Vincent Allanic, Arthur Dinaluyan, Nicanor Butil, Victorino Dumalahay, Alyssa Vicente, Gretchen Macalinao, Mercy Laurel, Cristal Estillore, Colleen Encela, Jenifer Linganyan, Samara Yalung , Abigayle Syquia , Charlotte Balingit, Alleah Roces, Isabella Ramientos, Clarinda Galang, Yolanda Maranan, Lauren Andal, Karyll Mamaril, Grizelda Magpulong, Maricelia Simpao, Lana Sanqui, Elbertina Navea, Ernest Borres, Jonathan Bayot, Sebastian Cabrera, Sheldon Cabahug, Ritchie Tiolengco, Dennis Pastor, Alan Belmonte, Cornelio Vilela, Moses Arabejo, Braxton Galéndez, Shawn Lemoncito, Cody Cuajungco, Alvin Tungol, Ivan Lanta, Harley Ibrahim, Crisann Taruc, Diamond Recio, Adriana Relleve, Kendall Eusebio, Eliza Veterano, Mercedes Querubín,Lila Acebedo, Brianne Fernando, Earlene Gallóra, Carol Magnaye, Katlyn Tiamson, Roldana Amerol, Dita Dahilan, Lourdes Cayubyub, Henry Galit, Saturnino Miedes, Tony Diongon, Kevin Jiménez,Max Lacanilao, Bryan Dumlao, Cuarto Jugueta, Gerald Robles, Zander Costales, Valentin Adiong, Elvis Nangpi, Zacarias Manigbas, Damian Yamamoto, Emmanuel Castañares, Jerry Panopio, Blas Fernando, Larry Córdoba, and Kai Salumbides.

4. Likewise, pursuant to the Communist Surrenderee Reintegration Law, accused Fabian Mallari @ Punong Fabi and Alvin Masicat @ Kumander Vin are hereby acquitted, since their surrender to the government automatically extinguishes their liability;

Accordingly, the Jail Warden of Katherinia City Jail is hereby ordered to immediately release the aforementioned accused unless they are being detained for some other lawful cause or causes;

5. All the principal accused are likewise ordered to pay the following heirs jointly, severally and individually, namely: President Diosdado Mallari and the First Family, National Defense Secretary Geminiano Salazar II, Interior Secretary Jade Constantino, Tourism Secretary Alvinia Gonzaga, Trade Secretary Alejandro Concepcion Jr., Transportation Secretary Josefino Bacalzo, Justice Secretary Aurelio Dimaranan, Vance España, Rylee Naval, Ebrahim Vega, Eliseo Marcelo, Gustavo Torres, Cherwin Astillo, Conrad Ereve, Cristopher Salonga, Greyson Tiongco , Everett Mahiya, Lucas Busran, Florinio Tuazon, Robin Cruz, Randy Cayabyab, Bonifaco Ynaya, Rene Carandang, Clarissa Lacsamana , Jenny Sevilla , Jaquelin Costales, Carla Nallos, Reina Cabungcal, Tracy de Vega, Luisa Barrientos, Romana Madrigal, Claudia Marquilla, Aisha Racman, Chela Danioso, Carolina Concon, Felicia Labong, Monaique Tungol, Pauline Belmonte, Augustine Congson , Reese Magtibay, Beau Cachuela, Joan Velasco, Rogelio Benavides, Zachery Arabejo, Albert Alcaraz, Kenyon Cerezo, Hassan Dilangalen, Tommy Salipada, Adelio Posangco Jr., Naldo Matsunaga, Quentin Tecson III, Jesse Branganzo, SPO3 Hernando Basir, SPO2 Agustin Yatco I, SPO2 Jonathon Blanco, SPO1 Kurtis Hermosa , SPO1 Jayson Lacanilao, SPO1 Darrius Galvez, SPO1 Daniel Ongsioco, PO3 Kendrick Cordero, PO3 Harry Lacsamana, PO3 Seth Paglinawan, PO3 Brock Digamon, PO3 Jakobe Agbayani, PO2 Noe Mineque, PO2 Cristopher Rasul, PO2 Axel Marquez, PO1 Nicholas Yuan, PO1 Elijah Lantin, PO1 Joshua Dumalahay, PO1 Dante Salazar, PO1 Mohammed Catubig, PO1 Cipriano Sangco Jr., PO1 Alec Diokno, PO1 Blake Amora, SGT Darryl Corporal, SGT Lorenzo Mariano, SGT Keith Sabino, SGT Stephen Buenconsejo, CPL Jaden Andal, CPL Gian Lazaro, CPL Marco Jocson, CPL King Costales, CPL Francis Divero, CPL Samson Andong, PVT Arthur Guerra, PVT Seth Malagar, Alfredo Sipin Israel Claridad, Randy Canencia, Freddie Pastor, Melvin Hortencia, Bryan Angel , Dwight Junco, Colin Marapao, Ronaldo Paloma, Alonso Mapandi, Kyla Manrique, Annabelle Magsaysay, Kian Paglinawan, and Joseph Tawan.

6. The principal accused are hereby directed to pay the aforementioned amount with an interest rate of six percent (6) per annum reckoned from the rendition of judgment until the award shall have been fully paid;

7. The filing fees shall constitute a first lien on the judgment pursuant to par. 3 of Section 1, Rule 111 of the Rules of Court and reiterated in OCA Circular No. 58-2019 dated March 25, 2019.

SO ORDERED.

Katherinia City, October 30, 2020.

CECILIA G. DE GUZMAN
Presiding Judge
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Postby Pekweng » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:23 am

When the judgement of conviction against Katigbak was announced, there were applause as they rejoiced in the verdict. But there were some disappoinment when many of the accused were acquitted because there was no sufficient evidence against them.

"Order in the court," the judge reminded the people to keep silent as she banged her gavel four times.

Then, the lawyers responded by making motions to the court.

"Your Honor, Solicitor General Cabanada. May I ask if the court wishes to furnish copies of the said decision?" The state's lawyer asked.

"Based on the internal rules of procedure in this promulgation, the physical papers containing the full text of the decision shall only be for the perusal of the Supreme Court and this Court only because of the printing of papers. The cost of printing was estimated at around 4,500 Crons inclusive of the printing repairs since there are two printers that were damage due to the print load. Counsels and parties will be given the electronic file of the decision which will be sent to the emails of the lawyers."

"Thank you, Your Honor."

"Your Honor, Atty. Guillen for the KBP. May I ask if the media will be given copies of the decision?"

"As per order of the Supreme Court, the journalists will be given a syllabus of the judgement so that they can report on the promulgation easily. It only consists of at around 30 pages, I think. Those will be distributed later."

"Thank you, Your Honor."

"Your Honor, counsel for accused Katigbak. We will file the appropriate motion within 15 days."

"That's noted."

"Your Honor, counsel for the Elitista Group along with counsels for the Arancel and Galvan Groups, we will file the appropriate motions within 15 days."

"Noted."

"Your Honor, counsel representing the Laurel Group, we will file the appropriate motions within 15 days."

"Noted."

"Your Honor, Atty. Hiraon for the student victims. May I ask if we can file a motion to consider the ruling of Casiolco in the petition of the student victims?"

"I will check that. It can be possible."

"Thank you, Your Honor."
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Postby Pekweng » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:29 am

The judge then said a series of announcements for the court.

"As the copies of the decision are concerned, the electronic copies will be also sent to the Office of the President, the National Law Center, and the Official Gazette for publication."

"With regards to the suspects that are still at large, let the outstanding warrants of arrest be issued against them. Court Sheriff, please direct the warrants to the PNP."

"Will comply, Your Honor," the sheriff answered.

"The letter made by Advocates for Free Activism to the Court sent on July 25, 2020 is considered moot and academic. The said Advocates are hereby adjudged guilty of contempt of court due to casting aspersions and ill motives against the court. No bail recommended."

"Motion reiterated to furnish all parties and persons concerned copies of the decision."

The judge rose and banged the gavel. "This court is adjourned."

"All stood up and a few moments later, applause broke up.

Lawyers shook hand with each other and greeted congratulations to others.

The accused who were acquitted were happy and some were emotional. Jail guards uncuffed those handcuffs of those who were not guilty, and their families are embracing them.

Those who were convicted were escorted to the jail bus together with the guards.

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Postby Pekweng » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:33 am

The journalists were gathered outside the courtroom for an interview with Renato Mallari, the grandson of President Diosdado Mallari. He spoke about his reaction to the verdict.

Ngayon po, ang hustisya ay suminag na sa bayang ito. Ang nararapat na hatol ng panahon ay naihain na, ang sinumang nagnanais na pabagsakin ang ating bansa ay mananagot sa mamamayan. Sa ating Konstitusyon, ang tunay na pamahalaan ay nasa mamamayan mismo nito. Sa hatol na ito, walang puwang ang komunismo dito sa Pekweng.

Naniniwala ako na ang hatol na ito ay tanda lamang na buhay ang demokrasya sa bansa at mananaig pa rin ang katarungan. Lubos ang kaligayahan namin dahil mababayaran na ang napakalaking kasalanan ng bansa, ang magtangkang pabagsakin ang gobyerno. Maging aral nawa ang hatol na ito na hindi-hindi pwedeng pabagsakin ang gobyerno dahil pinababagsak na rin nito mismo ang mga mamamayan.

(Today, justice has shone in this country. The right judgement is now served and whoever tries to revolt against the nation will be accountable to the people. In our Constitution, the true sovereignty lies in the citizens itself. In this verdict, communism has no place here in Pekweng.

I believe that this decision is a sign that democracy continues to live and justice will always prevail. Our joy is full because those who tried to bring the country down will now pay a hefty price to the nation. This decision serves as a reminder to us that the country cannot be put down, because if it succeeded, the people will also fall.)

Solicitor General Joseph Cabanada also made a statement on the verdict in behalf of the prosecution team.

"We have witnessed today the triumph of the rule of law in Pekweng. The perpetrators of the most henious crime agains the nation have been sentenced by the people. This verdict shows to the Pekwengnian people and to the whole world that justice must and always prevail and that those men wishing evil to society will be held accountable."

After the interviews from the media, a crowd outside the camp rejoiced the decision and sang the National Anthem. When the relatives of the victims came out of the camp, they were greeted with balloons, hugs, and confetti by the crowd waiting. Those relatives became emotional and thank them for their support.

When they were celebrating, the convoy of those convicted started to drove past the camp and sent to the National Penitentiary.

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Postby Pekweng » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:50 am

STATEMENT OF MANRIQUE PALACE ON THE PROMULGATION OF JUDGEMENT ON THE PEKWENGNIAN PRESIDENTIAL MASSACRE CASE


The Manrique Palace welcomes the decision made by Presiding Judge Cecilia de Guzman of Katherinia Regional Trial Court Branch 137 on the almost two-decade long Pekwengnian Presidential Massacre Case where the President was brutally killed on January 7, 2002 by the members of the Communist Party of Pekweng, together with other officials of the government, as wells as uniformed personnel and journalists. The court has spoke and rendered its judgment based on rightful evidence. Most of them were convincted, while some of them were absolved of their liabilities.

The Chief Executive, as a defender of justice, believes that this verdict will mark a very important milestone in the justice system of the Honorable Commonwealth, that true democracy, justice, and the rule of law still prevail despite the ongoing challenges and obstacles that might bring the country to ruins.

As a nation, the President invites every Pekwengnian to stand together for justice and freedom that we cherish. As the Preamble of our Fundamental Law provides that we are in pursuit to "build a just and humane society" and a respect for "truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace."
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