Sen. De Lima's Petition at Supreme Court is Allegedly "Falsified'


The petition of Sen. Leila De Lima to overturn the drug trafficking charges against her is allegedly "falsified" according to the evidences gathered by government lawyers who already asked the Supreme Court to junk the petition of the Senator.


The Office of the Solicitor General in a seven-page manifestation accused Sen. Leila De Lima of falsifying the "jurats" in her petition, or the portions of which she supposedly swore before a notary to affirm the veracity of her statements.

Solicitor General Jose Calida questioned whether Sen. De Lima really appeared before a notary public in the verification and certification against forum shopping page of her petition before the Supreme Court.

Based upon the documents gathered by some government lawyers, it was notarized by Maria Cecille C. Tresvelles-Cabalo on February 24, 2017, who, like de Lima, is a member of San Beda College of Law's Lambda Rho sorority.

The Solicitor General explained that it was physically impossible for Cabalo to sign the petition of Sen. De Lima on February 24, because she was not seen at the Custodial Center of the PNP wher De Lima is detained.

Some of the proofs that Cabalo did not met with de Lima is the visitor's logbook of the facility in the heavily guarded PNP facility.

Sen. De Lima was arrested on February 24, 2017 at around 8:00 in the morning, at 8:41 AM, she arrived at the PNP Headquarters at Camp Crame, for booking procedure. At 10:18 AM she was brought to Muntinlupa RTC Branch 204 for the return of the arrest warrant.

Respondent Judge Juanita Guerero then issued an Order directing the commitment of petitioner to the PNP Custodial Service Unit in Camp Crame. At around 11:30 a.m., petitioner left the Muntinlupa RTC and returned to Camp Crame after 1:00 in the afternoon.
 to the Regional Trial Court in Muntinlupa City, Branch 204 for the return of the arrest warrant. Respondent Judge Juanita Guerrero then issued an Order directing the commitment of petitioner to the PNP Custodial Service Unit in Camp Crame. At around 11:30 a.m., petitioner left the Muntinlupa RTC and returned to Camp Crame after 1:00 in the afternoon.

Falsification is a criminal act under the Revised Penal Code and the lawyers or parties participating therein can be charged with indirect contempt under the Rules of Court. It can also be a ground for disbarment.


Source: The Manila Times


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