Raps eyed vs La Castel­lana mayor, po­lice

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COM­PLAINTS of il­le­gal ar­rest and il­le­gal de­ten­tion will be filed this week against re-elected La Castel­lana Mayor Rhumyla Ni­cor-mangilimu­tan and the po­lice force of La Castel­lana Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion, Lawyer Reyanldo Es­tan­darte, le­gal coun­sel of com­plainant Rey­naldo Villa Torre, said.

Es­tan­darte, in a press con­fer­ence with Villa Torre, said that they are now pre­par­ing all the doc­u­ments to file the il­le­gal ar­rest and il­le­gal de­ten­tion charges be­fore the Of­fice of the Om­buds­man against the La Castel­lana mayor and all the po­lice force of La Castel­lana Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion.

He said Villa Torre’s 17-year old son will also file sep­a­rate charges for child abuse against the mayor and the po­lice.

He added on May 11, Villa Torre, a po­lit­i­cal sup­porter of Chad Fe­ria, a may­oralty can

di­date in La Castel­lana, was ar­rested in his house for al­leged li­bel at Barangay Caba­cun­gan and was only re­leased on May 13 with no charges filed against him up to the present time.

Es­tan­darte pointed out that his client was tak­ing a din­ner in his house so they can­not im­ple­ment a cit­i­zen ar­rest be­cause he was al­ready in­side his house and was not caught in the act com­mit­ting a crime.

He said Villa Tor­rre’s son was also asked to point his father as the per­son re­spon­si­ble for the dis­sem­i­na­tion of black propac­ity. ganda dur­ing cam­paign.

“He was asked (the mi­nor) to point his father as cul­prit so it’s a vi­o­la­tion of fam­ily bond for try­ing to put in rift be­tween a father and a son,” he added.

Es­tan­darte noted that they ear­lier filed an elec­tion protest and vi­o­la­tion of om­nibus elec­tion code with the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) against the La Castel­lana mayor.

Ni­cor- Mangilimu­tan ear­lier said that she will also sue the com­plainant for dam­ages.

Ni­cor-mangilimu­tan won her re-elec­tion bid against Chad Fe­ria with a lead of 3,000 votes.

Ni­cor-mangilimu­tan said that she is fil­ing li­bel charges against a sup­porter of her op­po­nent for al­legedly dis­tribut­ing black pro­pa­ganda ma­te­ri­als that ma­ligned her and her fam­ily.

She said they de­layed the fil­ing of charges as she hoped that the per­son con­cerned would show re­morse.

For his part, Fe­ria said that he’s will­ing to sup­port his sup­port­ers since they need his help.

He said his sup­port­ers also have the right to file com­plaints./map

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