Topacio umurong na bilang abogado ni Deniece Cornejo

Topacio umurong na bilang abogado ni Deniece Cornejo

October 8, 2022 @ 12:36 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nagdesisyon si Atty. Ferdinand Topacio na bumitiw bilang counsel ng modelong si Deniece Millinete Cornejo sa rape case laban sa television host na si Vhong Navarro, dahil umano sa “differences with certain people.”

Batay sa ulat, sinabi ni Topacio: “With this fundamental difference in managing the case, I cannot in good conscience and ethics continue to be part of the proceedings.”

“I wish to state that I am henceforth dissociating and distancing myself from the prosecution of Mr. Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro in the rape case filed by Ms. Deniece Cornejo against him.”

Inihayag ni Topacio na ni-represent niya si Cornejo sa serious illegal detention case na ikinasa ni Navarro laban sa kanya, hanggang sa pagkumbinsi sa Court of Appeals na maghain ng rape case laban sa television host.

“I have done all these in the interest of attaining justice for Ms. Cornejo before the courts. There are certain people, however, who are trying to take the case in a direction which I do not wish to pursue as an advocate,” ani Topacio.

Nag-isyu ang Taguig City Regional Trial Court Branch 69 nitong Setyembre 19, 2022 ng warrant of arrest laban kay Navarro sa kasong rape.

Walang inirekomendang piyansa si Presiding Judge Loralei Cruz Datahan para sa pansamantalang kalayaan ni Navarro.

Nag-isyu naman ang CA 14th Division noong Setyembre 20, 2022 ng resolusyong bumabasura sa motions for reconsideration sa pag-isyu ng status quo ante order na inihain ni Navarro.

Inihain ni Navarro, Ferdinand H. Navarro sa totoong buhay, ang motion for reconsideration sa July 21, 2022 ruling ng appellate court na nag-uutos sa Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office na isakdal siya dahil sa reklamo ng modelong si Deniece Millinete Cornejo.

Naghain din si Navarro ng status quo ante motion “to stay the filing of the criminal informations.”

Subalit giit ng CA: “Here, the issues raised by Navarro in his motion, i.e., the parties’ credibility, the truthfulness of their respective claims and the strength of their evidence, are matters best left to the determination of the trial court after a full-blown trial on the merits. “ RNT/SA