Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II stood pat with the choice of one in all his undersecretaries to downgrade the homicide charges towards the suspects within the killing of of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and inmate Raul Yap.
With this, Aguirre vouched for the integrity of Undersecretary Reynante Orceo which issued the decision which favored Superintendent Marvin Marcos and his fellow suspects.
“Matagal ko nang kaibigan yan. Matagal ko nang kakilala yan,” he mentioned Wednesday (June 21)..
Orceo issued the decision promulgated May 29 which granted the petition for evaluation of the accused within the case to downgrade the homicide charges towards them to murder charges.
This allowed the suspects to post bail earlier than the Baybay City regional trial courtroom Branch 14 which is dealing with the case.
“I believe in my prosecutors, especially yung undersecretaries ko,” Aguirre mentioned.
“We have to presume that they have performed their duties fairly and in accordance with law,” he added.