City Administrator Rolando Villamor and Atty. Ralph Sarmiento said over the weekend that the supposed arraignment of Mayor Monico Puentevella will not push through on April 15, 2015.
Lin-ay sang Isabela, Karla D. Panganiban (left) and Lin-ay sang San Enrique, Airrah Mae S. Trigue were awarded Muse of the Media and Lin-ay nga Maabilidad, respectively, during the Lin-ay sang Negros Press Presentation and Skills Competition held at Robinsons Place Bacolod last Saturday. The Lin-ay sang Negros Pageant Night is scheduled on April 17, 2015 at the Panaad Stadium, as part of the weeklong Panaad sa Negros Festival.* (Richard Malihan photo)
Provincial Environment Management Officer lawyer Wilfred Ramon Peñalosa talks to 25 candidates for Lin-ay sang Negros pageant on their roles as faces and ambassadresses of PEMO for its environmental advocacies starting with its partnership with the Lin-ay Organizing Committee for integrating an environment component into the pageant.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)
In a press conference last Friday, April 10, Sarmiento said the legal team of Puentevella has filed a motion for reconsideration and 2 motions to travel abroad last April 6. The latter will be for the mayor to travel to Las Vegas for the Pacquiao-Mayweather mega bout on May 2 (May 3, Philippine time) where he was invited by the Saranggani Congressman to be with his team.
The other is a scheduled trip to Singapore set for Friday next week, and these will be “more or less approved”, said Sarmiento.
He added that the motions were heard in the morning of April 10. The court gave the office of the prosecutor 5 days to file their comments, and the hearing for the motion was set on May 14, 2015, making the original arraignment date to be called off by the Sandiganbayan.