The trial of the murder case against seven accused in the ambush-slay of the
late Kabankalan Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Henry Arles will now be
transferred from the Kabankalan RTC to a Quezon City RTC sals.
ABK3 LEAP Project Director Daphne Culanag briefs social workers, planning
officers and partners on the update on the child labor situation in the country
and how the recently launched Child Labor Monitoring System is vital in reaching
the vision of a Child Labor Free Negros Occidental.* (EAD-PIA6 photo)
Atty. Frank Britanico, brother-in-law of Judge Arles and lawyer of the Arles
family, he received an order from the Supreme Court (SC) granting the petition
filed last year by the late judge’s son, Philip, who sought for the change of
venue from Kabankalan to Metro Manila "due to threat and intimidation".
Britanico told NDB that the High Court ordered Kabankalan RTC Judge Fernando
Elumba to deliver all court records to Quezon City RT C for disposition.
"The 4 out of 7 accused who remain at large are Marvin Salve, Rustom Puro,
Emman Medes and Gerald Tabujara and those detained at the Kabankalan detention
cell are Jessie Daguia, Capunong and Fortunado - all known members of the
Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) operating in
southern Negros Occidental.*(Clarence Locsin)