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DoJ chief wants Erap’s side in Dacer, Corbito slays By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/22/2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DoJ chief wants Erap’s side in Dacer, Corbito slays

By Benjamin B. Pulta 06/22/2011

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada may still be included in the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinvestigation of the November 2000 murders of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito, Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday.

Speaking to reporters, De Lima said the former leader might be invited by prosecutors to give his side once state witness former Senior Supt. Cesar Mancao II appears before state lawyers.

“If that reference to the former President as the alleged ‘bigote’ again crops up in the statements, then so be it — he will be included (in the reinvestigation),” she told a news conference.

The DoJ chief stressed that the decision on whether to include Estrada or not would really depend on testimonies to be submitted by Mancao and other accused in the double murder case already undergoing trial in a Manila court, including former Supt. Glenn Dumlao and former Senior Supt. Michael Ray Aquino who is
expected to be extradited from the US within the week..... MORE

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