Monday, December 03, 2007

36 Charged With Rebellion in Failed Siege

Thirty six individuals were charged with rebellion in connection with the failed Manila Peninsula siege.

Among those charged before the Makati Regional Trial Court are Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, B/Gen. Danilo Lim, former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Infanta Quezon Bishop Emeritus Julio Labayen, former UP Professor Francisco Nemenzo and scriptwriter Bibeth Orteza.

Others who were charged are the following: Fr. Robert Reyes, Capt. Gary Alejano, Capt. Segundino Orfiano, Jr., Lt. SGs Manuel Cabochan, James Layug, Lt.JG Arturo Pascua, Jr., Lt. Andy Torrato, 1Lts Billy Pascua, Jonnel Sanggalang, Ens. Armand Pontejos, Attys. JV Bautista, Arjee Guevarra, Julius Mesa, Cezari Yassir GOnzalez, Cpl. Clecarte Dahan, Pfcs Juanito Jilbury, Emmanuel Tirador, German Linde, Antonio Trillanes III, Myrna Buendia, Dominador Rull, Jr., Romeo Solis, Roel Gadon, Rommel Loreto, Julian Advincula, Francisco Bosi, Leodor Dela Cruz, Sonny Madarang, and Francisco Penaflor.

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez believes the failed siege was a conspiracy among Trillanes' group and some civilian supporters.

Gonzalez said there may be more people who can be charged with rebellion in the coming days as they are looking into the involvement of some financiers.

"A military adventurism of this kind will happen without no one funding them," Gonzalez said.

Fourteen individuals were ordered release for the meantime but will have to undergo preliminary investigation soon.

Missing Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon will be subjected to a preliminary investigation once he surfaces or is recaptured.

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