Tal­isay fis­cal faces rap for com­ments dur­ing in­quest


Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Ben­jie Tal­isic and Ador Vin­cent S. Mayol

For ut­ter­ing com­ments which they found as “un­be­com­ing of a pub­lic of­fi­cial”, Tal­isay City Fis­cal Benjo Lurher Ma­cion is now the sub­ject of a com­plaint from the Cebu Provin­cial Po­lice Of­fice (CPPO).

CPPO Di­rec­tor Se­nior Supt. Eric No­ble filed the com­plaint against Ma­cion be­fore the of­fice of Tal­isay City Pros­e­cu­tor Mar­cial Ru­bia, Re­gional Pros­e­cu­tor Fer­nando Gubal­ane and the Of­fice of the Pres­i­dent for say­ing “O, gi­pakap­inan man gyod ni og granada” (Oh, so now you put in an ex­tra grenade) dur­ing in­quest pro­ceed­ings of the case filed by CPPO against Lag­tang Barangay Cap­tain Mark Fer­di­nand Bas of Tal­isay City.

No­ble wants Ma­cion to vol­un­tar­ily in­hibit from the case and the case reshuf­fled to an­other fis­cal.

CPPO also took is­sue over Ma­cion’s state­ment ques­tion­ing why they had se­cured the search war­rant against Bas from a Danao City judge, Jerry Dicdi­can, in­stead of Judge So­liver Peras of Cebu City.

An af­fi­davit at­tached to the CPPO com­plaint said that Ma­cion stared at po­lice of­fi­cers when they ap­proached him and said: “Ngano man gyud mong taga PIB adto man gyud mo sa Danao mag-ap­ply og search war­rant? Kaduha na ko maka-en­counter nga si Judge Dicdi­can. Nganong dili man gyud mo adto ni Judge Peras sa Cebu City mo-ap­ply og search war­rant?”

(Why do you guys at PIB al­ways ap­ply for a search war­rant in Danao City? This is the sec­ond time I have en­coun­tered a war­rant from Judge Dicdi­can. Why don’t you go to Judge Peras of Cebu City?)

Sought for com­ment, Ma­cion ex­plained that his ques­tions were merely part of the in­quest pro­ceed­ings.

“Maybe the po­lice­men were just so sen­si­tive. I just asked clar­i­fi­ca­tory ques­tions with re­gards to the man­ner of the ar­rest be­cause that is part of an in­quest,” he told CDN.

“If there’s a com­plaint, I will an­swer that,” he said, adding that he had yet to re­ceive a copy of No­ble’s com­plaint.


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