Dacer family asks SC to void CA ruling exonerating Lacson

April 12, 2011 1:35 am 

MANILA, April 11 -– The camp of the Dacer family on Monday formally filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to nullify the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA), dismissing the double-murder charges filed against Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson in connection with the abduction and execution of noted publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, in November 2000.

Atty. LJ Brillantes, a lawyer from the OCMA Law Offices and legal counsel of the Dacer family, said that in their 93-page petition for review, they asked the Supreme Court to reverse and set aside the decision of the Court of Appeals in favor of Lacson.

The camp of the Dacer family questioned the CA’s junking of the double-murder charges against Lacson even if there’s still no full-blown trial of the case.

Brillantes stressed that the dismissal of the case should be left with the lower court who has the capacity to determine the credibility of a witness.

Brillantes said that they also questioned the nullification by the Court of Appeals of the arrest warrant against Lacson such that the CA has no power to issue an immediate execution of its own decision based on the earlier resolution of the Supreme Court.

Aside from the petition for review, the camp of the Dacer family also filed before the SC voluminous documents containing the entire pleadings about the case because it’s the first time that the Dacer-Corbito double-murder case was elevated to the highest court of the land. (PNA) DCT/PTR/utb

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