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Mystery Surrounds Supposed Development in OlaliaAy Double Murder Case

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The sudden “surrender” of one of the suspects after 26 years, and mysterious press release, raised the suspicions of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Bulatlat.com
MANILA – At long last, after 26 years, the court case in the double murder of labor leader and lawyer Rolando Olalia and his driver-bodyguard Leonor Alay-ay appears to be nearing resolution. But ironically, justice still remains elusive if the supporters of the suspects who came from the military would have their way, said the progressive labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU).
Olalia was chairman of KMU and left political party Partido ng Bayan when he was brutally murdered in 1986, under the newly established administration of the late Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, mother of current Philippine president, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Rolando Olalia (Photo courtesy of KMU / bulatlat.com)
The KMU, in a statement, dared President Aquino to help solve the case, especially in the light of some “doubtful circumstances” in the recent developments in the murder case.
Last July 24, Desiderio Perez of Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City, reportedly surrendered to military authorities after the Antipolo Regional Trial Court Branch 98 ordered, last February, the arrest of those accused in the case.
Also accused are Eduardo Kapunan, Jr., Oscar Legaspi, Filomeno Maligaya, Cirilo Almario, Jose Bacera, Fernando Casanova, Ricardo Dicon, Gilbert Galicia, Dennis Jabatan, Gene Paris, Freddie Sumagaysay and Edgar Sumido – all members of the ultra-rightist Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa or RAM.
Enrile, Honasan, trying to save the Olalia suspects?
The circumstances surrounding the legal proceedings are spooking the KMU. The recent “surrender” of the suspect and a mysterious press conference being attributed to the KMU last January aroused the suspicion of the labor center. “We fear that these are being undertaken to clear the names of the accused,” Elmer “Bong” Labog, chairman of KMU, said in a statement..... MORE


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