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Abadilla slay convict seeks Aquino clemency

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Tension is writ all over the faces of the five accused in the killing of former PC Colonel and Ilocos Norte Vice Gov. Rolando Abadilla as they await the promulgation of the case by Judge Jaime Salazar on Aug. 11, 1999, in Quezon City. The judge found the five guilty but they have steadfastly professed innocence. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the confessed gunmen in Abadilla’s killing were shot dead in Muntinlupa.  INQUIRER  FILE PHOTO

Behind bars for more than 17 years for a crime he maintains he did not commit, Lenido Lumanog is pleading with President Benigno Aquino III to grant him executive clemency so he could spend his remaining years with his family.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Abadilla 5 told: Don’t lose hope

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While President Aquino may not have acted on a recommendation to set them free by Christmas, the five convicted killers of Army Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla should not lose hope, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino pardons 8 inmates but not ‘Abadilla 5’

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The hopes of the “Abadilla 5,” in prison since 1996, that they would be home for Christmas have been dashed. President Benigno Aquino III did not act favorably on the recommendation of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to grant executive clemency to the five convicted killers of Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla, an intelligence chief of the Philippine Constabulary who gained notoriety as an alleged torturer of political prisoners during martial law.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Abadilla 5 may soon be free–De Lima

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. FILE PHOTO

The “Abadilla 5,” languishing in prison for years now, could finally be home for Christmas.

Posted: December 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Parole for Abadilla 5 under study

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Abigail-Valte

President Benigno Aquino III continues to evaluate the Board of Pardons and Parole’s (BPP) recommendation for the commutation of the sentences of five men convicted of the 1996 killing of Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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