Saturday, March 11, 2006

Batasan 5 Face Rebellion Complaint

Five partylist representatives will face the Department of Justice on Monday for the preliminary investigation of the rebellion complaint filed against them by the police.

Eleven others are charged with rebellion alongside the five congressmen.

Senior State Prosecutor Emmanuel Velasco said they will conduct the hearing in Congress which was originally scheduled to be conducted in the DOJ. "Out of respect of the House," Velasco said.

But the five have not prepared their counteraffidavits yet because they still have to get a copy of the complaint on Monday.

Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo said he is hoping they can go back to their homes after the preliminary hearing. The five have been holed up in the House of Representatives since being detained thirteen days ago.

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