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Ex-Govs Reyes, Carreon charged with murder By Benjamin B. Pulta 02/15/2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ex-Govs Reyes, Carreon charged with murder

By Benjamin B. Pulta 02/15/2011

Former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and several others have been charged with murder in connection with the death of Palawan-based broadcaster Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega on Jan. 24 in Puerto Princesa City.

Accompanied by lawyer Harry Roque, widow Patricia Gloria  “Patty” Ortega, wife of Gerry, personally went to the Department of Justice (DoJ) to file the complaint.

In a five-page sworn statement, the widow also named former Marinduque Gov. Jose Carreon, former Palawan provincial administrator Romeo Seratubias, Coron, Palawan Mayor Mario Reyes and several others, namely, Marlon Ricamata, Dennis Aranas, Valentin Lesias, Arturo Regalado, Armando Noel, Rodolfo “Bumar” Edrad Jr., and other John Does and Jane Does.

Edrad surrendered to the authorities last weekend and confessed being the one who hired the gunman upon orders allegedly coming from Reyes. Roque said charges against Edrad may still be dropped once he is turned into a state witness..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110215nat1.html

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