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Rift with De Lima’s classmate led to Ampatuan case removal — Fadullon 03/15/2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

.Rift with De Lima’s classmate led to Ampatuan case removal — Fadullon
03/15/2011
A classmate of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima who had misgivings about how state prosecutors are handling the Maguindanao massacre case prevailed over the Justice chief to replace the entire prosecution panel.

The pannel led by Assistant State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon yesterday said they could not accept De Lima’s claim that they lacked the expected passion in prosecuting the case as the reason for the Justice secretary’s decision to replace them.

“It’s okay if the secretary replaced us, that is her prerogative. But I can’t help myself and my members from feeling bad when she said we lacked the zeal, enthusiasm, dynamism and aggressiveness because we knew how much effort we put into this case,” he told reporters.

Fadullon admitted that the decision of De Lima came as a surprise since they were neither consulted nor informed about it.... MORE

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