Suspect in shooting of former congresswoman’s ex-lover barred from leaving PHBy Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—A Quezon City court has barred a Bulacan provincial official from leaving the country while his involvement in the shooting of former congresswoman Nanette Castelo-Daza’s erstwhile boyfriend is being reinvestigated.
In a four-page order dated February 27, Judge Luis Zenon Maceren of Regional Trial Court Branch 218 issued a hold-departure order against Romeo Allan Robes, son-in-law of Daza.
The court also directed the Quezon City Prosecutors’ Office to conduct another probe of the homicide charge initially filed against the accused for the February 10 shooting of Noel Orate Sr.
Trial prosecutor Leonardo Raul Gonzales was given 30 days to finish the reinvestigation of the case against Robes, a Bulacan provincial board official.
This was after the victim’s kin, through lawyer Eduardo Bringas, asked the court for a second look into the homicide charge against the accused as the Orates believed their father was murdered.
The same order also granted the prosecution’s appeal to defer Robes’s March 13 arraignment.