Court junks li­bel case vs dad

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - /RE­PORTER MOREX­ETTE MARIE B. ER­RAM

THE court ac­quit­ted Cebu City Coun­cilor Pas­tor “Jun” Al­cover Jr. on the li­bel com­plaint filed against him by for­mer Bureau of Cus­toms (BOC) col­lec­tor David Odi­lao Jr. in 2014.

In her seven-page rul­ing, Pre­sid­ing Judge Ma. Lynna Ad­viento of Branch 7 of the Re­gional Trial Court in Cebu City (RTC - Cebu) dis­missed the li­bel charges against Al­cover af­ter Odi­lao’s camp failed to prove all el­e­ments of li­bel.

Al­cover told re­porters in a press brief­ing that he was more than glad the court ruled in his fa­vor.

In 2014, Odi­lao quoted an ar­ti­cle from a lo­cal daily where Al­cover ac­cused him of al­legedly tak­ing money from his po­lit­i­cal en­e­mies.

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