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Annabelle seeks deferment of arraignment
Talent manager Annabelle Rama has asked a Quezon City court to defer her arraignment pending her appeal on the 13 counts of libel for tweets she allegedly made against former actress Nadia Montenegro. Rama is seeking a 90-day postponement of the indictment as she is still questioning her indictment by the Quezon City Prosecutors’ Office. Rama filed her omnibus motion through lawyer Derrick Delegencia after Judge Eleuterio Bathan of QC Regional Trial Court Branch 92 reset her arraignment on June 11. The talent manager also asked the court to reconsider its May 25 order denying her motion to suspend the arraignment. Rama is facing 13 counts of libel for making allegedly malicious tweets against Montenegro and similar statements made on two TV talk shows last year. Montenegro had accused Rama of child abuse over her two teenaged daughters’ show business careers. In her appeal, Rama asked for the reversal of the order, saying it could have been issued on the understanding that she was seeking an indefinite suspension of the proceedings. She added that should no resolution be issued against her motion for reconsideration of the libel cases or her possible appeal to the Department of Justice, she is willing to be arraigned “without any reservations or preconditions.” Julie M. Aurelio
Easy rides to Resorts World Manila
Getting to the country’s foremost world-class leisure and entertainment alternatives this rainy season now becomes much easier for members via Resorts World Manila’s free shuttle services at various pick-up points in Metro Manila. Air-conditioned vans ferry members to and from Newport City for free. Card-bearing members now can conveniently choose their nearest shuttle stations in Binondo, Ermita, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Pasay, Quezon City, and Muntinlupa, among others. Members in the Chinatown area in Manila may go to Lucky Chinatown Mall in Reina Regente in Binondo. Those in Ermita may ride at Horizon Travel and Tours on Sta. Monica Street; and at McDonalds corner San Andres Street. In Makati City, shuttle services are available at Paseo Center, Barangay Bel Air; in Taguig City, at McDonalds in One-World Square, Upper McKinley Hill Road. In Pasig City, the pick-up point is at Richmonde Hotel on San Miguel Avenue. In Muntinlupa, bus shuttle services are at Starmall Alabang, South Super Highway. In Quezon City, pick up points are at Eastwood Mall in Bagumbayan, Libis; and at the McDonalds Edsa branch on Panay Avenue. For more information and to view full trip schedules and additional locations, visit www.rwmanila.com or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 836-6333.