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KUMUSTAHIN NATIN ANG KASO NA ISINAMPA NI ISAIAS SAMSON JR LABAN SA SANGGUNIAN SA DOJ:
KUMUSTAHIN NATIN ANG KASO NA ISINAMPA NI ISAIAS SAMSON JR LABAN SA SANGGUNIAN SA DOJ:
NATATANDAAN ba ninyo ang kasong inireklamo ni G. Isaias Samson Jr. laban sa Sanggunian sa Department Of Justice (DOJ) na naging kontrobersiyal dahil sa pagbibigay na noon ay siya pang kalihim ng katarungan na si Sec. Leila Delima ng “special treatment.” Nag-protesta noon ang libo-libong miembro ng Iglesia Ni Cristo sa ginawang ito ni Delima na pagbibigay ng “special treatment” sa nasabing kaso na siya mismo ang personal na nag-asikaso. Ang hiling noon ng kapatiran ay hayaang dumaan sa “legal na proseso” ang kaso at huwag itong pakialaman ng kalihim ng katarungan. Na siya namang nararapat, nanaig ang kahilingingan ng kapatiran na ang kaso ay dumaan sa tama at legal na proseso na wala ang personal na pakikialam ng kalihim ng katarungan.
Tandaan natin “reklamo” pa lang laban sa Sanggunian ang isinampa ni G. Samson sa DOJ. Sa tama at legal na proseso ay dadaan pa ito sa “preliminary hearing” upang pagpasiyahan ng opisina ng taga-usig (prosecutor’s office) kung isasampa sa korte bilang kaso ang nasabing reklamo. Kapag nasampa lamang sa korte ay saka pa lamang tatakbo ang kaso na kabilang na ang pag-aresto sa inakusahan, ang hearing at trial, hanggang sa umabot na ang korte sa pagdesisyon sa kaso (bagamat kahit magdesisyon na sa kaso ang mababang hukuman ay maaari pa ring maghabol sa mataas na hukuman).
Sa “preliminary hearing” ay titingnan ng mga taga-usig (prosecutors) ang bigat ng reklamo kung may “probable cause upang umusad ang kaso. Pagkatapos ng preliminary hearing ay gagawa sila ng resolusyon kung saan ibabatay ang hatol sa reklamo kung ibabasura o iuusad sa korte.
Noong Nobyembre 6, 2015 ay isinagawa ang pagdinig ng DOJ sa reklamong isinampa ni G. Isaias Samson, Jr. laban sa Sanggunian ng Iglesia na ito ang mga sumusunod: illegal detention, threaths at coercion. Dumalo sa nasabing preliminary hearing sina G. Samson, at ang kaniyang asawa at anak. Subalit, ang mga inaakusahan na kasapi ng Sanggunian ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay kinatawan lamang ng kanilang mga abogado.
[May mga media outfits na ginawang “sensational” ang pagiging wala ng mga inaakusahan sa nasabing preliminary hearing. Ang sabi ng isang news agency ay “no show” at ng isa ay “Sanggunian snubbed.” Kataka-taka na pati ito ay gawing “sensational” ng mga iresposableng media outfit na ito sapagkat alam naman nilang sa ganitong hearing ang mahalaga ay naroon ang abogado ng inaakusahan, o ng nag-akusa man, kahit wala sila roon, liban na sa kung talagang iutos ng korte.]
Ano ang tunay na kalagayan ng nasabing reklamo na isinampa nina G. Isaias Samson, Jr.? Kunin natin ang pahayag ng third party upang huwag tayong maakusahan na “bias”:
DOJ FAIRNESS IN INC CASE SEEN
By Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) November 16, 2015
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is expected to resolve with fairness the criminal charges filed against leaders of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) by expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr., a lawyer said yesterday.
Lorna Kapunan expressed the belief that Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa would resolve the charges based on the merits of the case.
“The complaint against the INC has attracted attention, and I’m sure whatever decision the DOJ arrives at will elicit reactions either way,” Kapunan said.
“It’s important that the issues raised in the complaint are carefully threshed out,” she added.
Kapunan said Caguioa is expected to rule on the case in accordance with the law.
She added that Caguioa does not have a political agenda.
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“He has no reason to curry favor with any of the parties involved, and probably does not care if he is criticized or praised after the DOJ rules,” Kapunan said.
Samson has accused INC officials of harassing and detaining him and his family for exposing alleged corruption in the church.
Si Atty. Lorna Kapunan ay isa sa mga kilalang abogado sa ating bansa. Pinatutunayan niya na ngayon ang DOJ ay inaasahan na maggagawad ng pantay na pasiya sa reklamong isinampa ni G. Samson laban sa Sanggunian. Inaasahan na magpapasiya si Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa ayon sa merito ng kaso at nang naaayon sa isinasaad ng batas, dagdag pa ni Kapunan. Sa isa pang dako, isa pang eksperto sa batas ang naniniwala na ang reklamo ni G. Samson laban sa Sanggunian ay mababasura lamang:
INC CASE DISMISSAL LIKELY — EXPERT
posted November 13, 2015 by The Standard
“A criminal defense expert on Thursday foresees the dismissal of the criminal complaint for “harassment, illegal detention, threats and coercion” filed by ex-Iglesia ni Cristo minister Isaias Samson against officials of the INC, which is currently awaiting resolution by the Department of Justice.
“As I suspected, the case against the INC leadership is weak and will most likely lead to the dismissal of the case against the INC leadership,” said veteran and respected lawyer Sigfrid Fortun, who in an earlier statement pointed out that the complaint filed by Samson suffered from glaring legal infirmities.
According to Fortun, the complaint, which was published online by several news services, “contains flowery prose that make for a good read.”
“However, there may have been a failure to pinpoint the ultimate facts that establish probable cause for the criminal offenses Mr. Samson was complaining about. That’s what’s vital for their case to prosper,” Fortun explained.
The seasoned litigator noted that there were numerous allegations regarding the taking of cellphones and computers from Samson and his family members, “but the curious thing is no charges for theft or robbery were made—most likely because none of these articles belonged to the Samsons.”
There were likewise allegations of INC officials misappropriating money but there wasn’t any criminal complaint for estafa, Fortun added.
“Among other things, there was a complaint for ‘harassment,’ which is not even defined as a crime in the Revised Penal Code,” stressed the UP-trained lawyer.
Fortun also said the term “house arrest” was liberally used in the complaint, “yet any decent competent lawyer will tell you that no order of arrest can be issued by private individuals. Only the state can have a party arrested.”
“If I noticed these issues, then no doubt the lawyers prosecutors in the DoJ have likewise spotted them as well—and they will have no choice but to dismiss the case.”
Si Atty. Sigfrid Fortun, isang eksperto sa batas, ay nagpahayag na ang kasong isinampa ni G. Samson sa DOJ laban sa Sanggunian ng Iglesia Ni Cristo na nagsimula ang preliminary hearing noong Nobyembre 6, 2015 ay malamang na mabasura lamang sapagkat ang “kaso” ay mahina. Ukol sa “reklamo” ang sabi niya, “there may have been a failure to pinpoint the ultimate facts that establish probable cause for the criminal offenses Mr. Samson was complaining about. That’s what’s vital for their case to prosper.” Dahil dito, “If I noticed these issues, then no doubt the lawyers prosecutors in the DoJ have likewise spotted them as well—and they will have no choice but to dismiss the case.” Dagdag pa ni Fortun.
As of November 17, 2015,
narito po ang UPDATE ng reklamo ni G. Isaias Samson Jr.
laban sa Sanggunian na na isinampa niya sa DOJ:
IBINASURA NA NG DOJ
Narito ang mainit pang report ng Inquirer.Net ukol sa reklamo ni G. Isaias Samson Jr. laban sa Sanggunian ng Iglesia Ni Cristo:
DOJ JUNKS CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST IGLESIA LEADERS
November 17th, 2015
“THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed the criminal complaints against the leaders of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) for lack of probable cause.
In two separate resolutions, the DOJ dismissed the separate complaints of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson and expelled INC member Jose Fruto against the members of Sanggunian, the INC’s highest administrative body.
“In dismissing Samson’s complaint, the DOJ said the “complainant failed to offer proof that he was compelled to do something against his will when he was allegedly forced by respondent to execute a written statement admitting his culpability and complicity in the Ebangelista blog.”
“The DOJ added that Samson failed to preasent an “iota of evidence” on his alegation of intimidation and confiscation of his passport, service vehicle, laptop, mobile phone and other personal effects.
“There is nothing in the recitation of facts made by complainant which shows that reposdents resorted to threat, violence and intimidation whne the said vehicles were taken allegedly upon orders of the Sanggunian,” the resolution stated.
“On Fruto’s complaint, the DOJ stated that his allegation of harassment due to the filling of criminal cases against him has been the subject of judicial proceedings.
“The DOJ addedd that there ws also no evidence to support his allegation of robbery as he was not even in his house when the crime was allegedly committed.
“The resolution was signed by Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Theodore Villanueva, Assistant State Prosecutors Olivia Torrevillas and Mark Roland Estepa and approved by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano.”
Una nang nabunyag na sila ang katuparan ng I Juan 2:18-19 (MB), ang mga Anticristo na lilitaw bago ang wakas. Ngayon, ay nakikita nakitang isa-isang nabibigo ang kanilang masamang balakin sa Pamamahala ng Iglesia. Nahahayag lang na patuloy na hawak ng Diyos at tinutupad Niya ang Kaniyang pangako sa Sugo ng Diyos sa kasalukuyang Namamahala sa Iglesia, ang kapatid na Eduardo V. Manalo (cf. Isa. 41:9-16).