SC junks with finality MR on Dacer-Corbito double murder case vs. Lacson

November 26, 2011 12:59 am 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Nov. 25 – The Supreme Court (SC) has denied with finality the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by the Dacer family against Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson in connection with the murder of noted publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito in November 2000.

In a one-page minute resolution, the SC 1st Division dismissed the MR of the Dacer family on the earlier decision of the SC, which affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals (CA).

The CA had dismissed the double-murder charges filed against Lacson.

Likewise, the SC also dismissed the petition of the Dacer family for the conduct of an oral argument for lack of merit.

It can be recalled that in the CA ruling, it exonerated the then Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) chief and concurrent Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and now Senator Lacson for lack or probable cause.

The CA ruled that former police Sr. Supt. Cezar Mancao II, who was a member of the defunct PAOCTF, is not a credible witness such that his testimony linking Lacson to the Dacer-Corbito double-murder case was purely hearsay and devoid of his personal knowledge. (PNA) RMA/PTR/utb

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