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SC clears 3 judges tied to drugs

The Supreme Court has cleared three of the four incumbent trial court judges linked by President Duterte to the illegal drugs trade.

Cleared by the SC after a fact-finding investigation were Judge Exequil L. Dagala of the municipal circuit trial court of Dapa-Socorro, Surigao del Norte; Judge Domingo L. Casiple Jr. of the Regional Trial Court of Kalibo, Aklan; and Judge Adriano S. Savillo of the RTC in Iloilo City.

In his report that was adopted by the SC, retired Justice Roberto A. Abad said that in the case of the fourth judge, Antonio C. Reyes of the RTC in Baguio City, he “is still awaiting a reply to a query made as to the allegations against Judge Reyes.”

“Wherefore, the Court hereby declares that no evidence has been put forward to link Judges Exequil L. Dagala, Adriano S. Savillo, and Domingo L. Casiple Jr. to any involvement in the use, trade, or proliferation of illegal drugs, and thereby this fact-finding investigation against them is hereby terminated,” the SC said.

Seven judges were originally named by the President as involved in illegal drugs. Three of them – Lorenda Mupas, Roberto Navidad, and Rene Gonzales – were dismissed, killed, and retired. (Rey G. Panaligan)

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  • toni Lorenz

    siguraduhin niyo na wala kayong kinalaman sa droga!

  • Rox{rey}

    matuto tyo makiayon sa desiyon ng pangulo para din naman sa ikauunlad ng pilipinas!

  • Angie

    maniwala lang tyo sa kakayahn ng pangulo magiging matagumpay ito.

  • joyce

    sna nga lang wla kayong alam tlaga dyan

    • jhayjhay

      kunwari lang yan ni digong

  • aubrey

    ayusin nyo lang

  • cathY

    kung patuloy lang nating susuportahan ang ating leader mkakafocus sya sa mga pagbabagong pwedeng mangyrai dito sa pinas…..

  • rOn_NiE

    malinis ang hangarin ni duterte sa ating bansa,hindi ako nagka mali sa pag pili skanya.