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Anti-graft court allows Morato to visit brother-in-law’s wake


12:57 PM December 3rd, 2012

By: Tetch Torres, December 3rd, 2012 12:57 PM

FORMER PCSO chair Manuel “Manoling” Morato. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Sandiganbayan First Division on Monday allowed former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Manuel Morato to visit the wake of his brother in law.

His brother-in-law Dr. Antonio Lazatin died on December 1.

Morato’s lawyers filed the request citing humanitarian consideration and Filipino tradition of paying respects to dead relatives. The prosecution said it would abide by the court’s decision. The court granted the request and gave Morato three hours within the day to visit the wake.

Morato will be under the control of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

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