Citing loss of confidence on his integrity and impartiality to hear and decide the instant case pending before his Court, Judge Tomas Leynes of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro inhibited himself from hearing the multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder case filed by the Provincial Prosecutor and the Philippine National Police against 72 individuals, a number of whom are known leaders and personalities of people’s organizations in the Calaba...
Posted by WAC on Sunday, March 1, 2009,
30 November 2008
Dear Friends and Partners:
On October 3, 2008, Emmanuel “Manny” Asuncion was ordered arrested, along with several other known activists and personalities of people’s organizations in the Southern Tagalog region, by the Calapan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Mindoro Oriental by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Tomas Leynes.
He is being maliciously charged of multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder based on the amended information filed by the Offi...
PRESS RELEASE Reference: REV. FR. JOSE DIZON WAC Executive Director Tel No.: (+63-46)-8840076
“Outrageous and a blatant lie” is how the Workers Assistance Center described the charges of multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder against Emmanuel Asuncion, a member of its Board of Trustees and known labor leader in the province of Cavite, along with several other personalities of people’s organizations.
Asuncion is among the 72 accused who were ordered arrested on October 3, 2008 by J...