QC prosecutors office inhibits from case of prosecutor in sex video scandal



MANILA, Philippines—The Quezon City Prosecutors Office inhibited from handling the criminal case filed against a prosecutor who figured in a sex video with a woman lawyer.

Prosecutor General Claro Arellano confirmed that the Department of Justice received the records of the case from the Quezon City Prosecutors Office.

“Nakausap ko si Chief City Prosecutor Donald Lee, ang sabi nya finorward na sa amin yung kaso (I talked with Chief City Prosecutor Donald Lee and he said he forwarded the case to us). They will inhibit because the prosecutor is their colleague,” Arellano told reporters Wednesday.

DOJ records showed that the prosecutor filed a case for violation of Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 against his wife for causing the publication or broadcasting of the private video.

On the other hand, the wife filed a case for grave slander, grave threat, grave coercion and violation of the Violence Against Women and Children Act for causing her emotional abuse brought about by her husband’s alleged infidelity.

Initial information that has reached the DOJ revealed that the alleged sex video was taken last year, when the state prosecutor was still not part of the DOJ family. He only became a state prosecutor last October. His female partner is already in the US.

Arellano assured the public that the complaint against the prosecutor will be decided based on its merits alone.

“Walang magiging white wash dito. Pag may kasalanan ang prosecutor namin, pafilan namin siya ng kaso. Basta palaging magiging meritorious ang pag-eevaluate namin dito sa kaso. Hindi porket prosecutor namin, ililibre namin,” Arellano said.

(There will be no white wash. If our prosecutor committed abuse, we will file a case against him. We will make sure that our evaluation of this case will be meritorious. Even if he’s our prosecutor, it doesn’t mean he will be off the hook.)

Arellano said the incident has cast a negative image on public prosecutors.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Nangyari ang video nuong nakaraang taon at ngayon lang lumabas at ngayong nasa DOJ family na yong prosecutor at yong kainutan ay nasa US na. Yong asawang babae ng prosecutor ang siya nang nagaakusa. WOW…parang kakaiba ito, at may naamoy ako dito.

    Tanong kulang itong asawang babae kaya ng prosecutor ay nagagawa pa niya ang kanyang tungkulin sa kama, kung hindi na, advise ko lang huwag niyang itali si prosecutor sa kalungkutan? Satisfying ba o sakit lang sa puson ang nahihita ni prosecutor. Bakit ngayon lang niya ito ipinalabas? I think the problem is not the sex vedeo this only an evidence. The real issue is her relationship with his husband.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IXKPM7C4VKZJXFXVL3WWRIWF7A waldner

      Good point you have in there. Kasalanan pala ng wife kung bakit nagkaganun si Prosec. Sana lahat ng mga tao katulad ng analysis mo! utak gun powder!

  • julymorning

    “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” pero kawawa naman mga anak, kumg meron sila mga anak

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    kalibogan lang ito…sino ba ang hinde malibog….

  • Valentino Paredes

    The case will be decided “on its merit”. Could easy mean that they will not find any merit on filing a criminal case against the prosecutor, only against his wife.

  • $25214711

    Double standard talaga. Kung mahirap at walang pinag-aralan yung nasasangkot kahit hinala palang ilalabas na nila yung pangalan nung nasasangkot. Ngayon dito ni hindi nila mapangalanan yung mga sangkot bakit?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Bakit kasi binidyo ninyo? O isa lamang sa inyo ang may alam
    na binibidyuhan? Ogags, buti nga sa inyo!

  • $37644997

    Their triple x is double xtandard.

  • FOX

    Pangalanan yan para sumikat! Tama ba Ms. Tan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NYCRVBBE6BG4ZQWRDCRAG32YJA Ross

    The video is the best evidence. Pag napulusutan nya ito, his lawyer must be the best lawyer in the world. Or corrupt or tanga mga DOJ.

  • sprint_netms

    The act was done by two consenting adults. Even the taking of the video was with the full knowledge and consent of the woman lawyer who is said to be a bar topnotcher. Watch the video and be the judge on the link: theholywar+youporn

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