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Flawed justice system EDITORIAL 01/25/2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Flawed justice system

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01/25/2011
Retired Sandiganbayan Justice Manuel Pamaran pointed to the former Ombudsman, Simeon Marcelo, and his special prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio for the “weakness” of the plunder case against military comptroller dishonorably discharged Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, laying the blame on the two former officials.

“It was the team of Ombudsman Gutierrez’s predecessor who spearheaded the filing of the incomplete and deficient information against Garcia without the allegation stated therein validated,” Pamaran was quoted in a report as saying.

He stressed that “the Information filed was so worded in generalities. Even the resolutions, which paved the way for the filing of the plunder charge, did not provide any discussion on the specific acts of the accused that would qualify as unjustly enriching himself at the expense and to the damage of the Filipino people.”

Pamaran said the prosecution team formed in 2004 failed to gather the needed documentary and testimonial evidence to sustain the plunder charge against Garcia..... MORE

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