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Peralta seeks immediate probe into ambush of Camarines Sur RTC judge

/ 10:36 PM October 20, 2020
Diosdado Peralta

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta. (Photo from the Supreme Court Public Information Office)

MANILA, Philippines — Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta called on law enforcement agencies on Tuesday evening to immediately investigate the attack on a Camarines Sur Regional Trial Court Judge Jeaneth Gaminde San Joaquin and a member of her staff.

“I strongly condemn the recent attack on Judge Jeaneth C. Gaminde-San Joaquin of Libmanan, Camarines Sur, and her companion,” Peralta said in a statement. “I urge all law enforcement agencies to immediately investigate the matter and ensure that the perpetrators of this crime are apprehended.”

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“An attack on our judges is an assault on the Rule of Law.  This has no place in a civilized society like ours,” he added.

According to the police, San Joaquin and a staffer of hers, Rocelle Martinez, were shot at by two assailants on a motorcycle at around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday aboard a vehicle heading for  Naga City.

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Both survived the attack and were taken to the Libmanan District Hospital.

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