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Comelec causes delay in GMA sabotage, claims more witnesses vs Gloria coming

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Comelec causes delay in GMA sabotage, claims more witnesses vs Gloria coming

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  • Thursday, 02 August 2012 

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has caused the postponement of the hearing on the electoral sabotage case filed against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

This after the Comelec failed to furnish the counsel of the former President with a copy of its Motion for Reconsideration on the decision of the court to grant bail to Mrs. Arroyo three days before the scheduled hearing today at the sala of Pasay City Regional Trial Court Judge Jesus Mupas.

The hearing today was supposed to tackle the motion for reconsideration filed on the grant of the bail petition of the former President.

The Rules of Court require a party-movant to furnish the adverse party with copy of the motion at least three days before the scheuled hearing to give them to prepare, otherwise their motion will be considered as not filed.

Esmeralda Ladra, lead prosecutor, said they furnished lawyers Benjamin Santos and Ray Montri Santos, counsels of Mrs. Arroyo, last Thursday only via registered mail.
Santos informed the court they have not yet received the copy of the motion sent to them by mail and it was only before the start of the hearing that they were able to get a copy through service of the Comelec..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/nation/item/2361-comelec-causes-delay-in-gma-sabotage-claims-more-witnesses-vs-gloria-coming

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