Sunday, April 02, 2006


From the Office of Anakpawis Representative Crispin B. Beltran

Lisa C. Ito, Public Information Officer (+63)927.796.7006

Tel. # (+632) 426-9442 Email:

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April 2, 2006


Awaited court resolution to be released tomorrow morning

Will Anakpawis Congressman Crispin Beltran make it to Monday's plenary sessions at Congress?

A resolution slated to be promulgated tomorrow morning (April 3) by the Makati Regional Trial Court will determine if Beltran, also known as 'Ka Bel', will be released from police custody at Camp Crame and be able to continue fulfilling his duties as a duly-elected solon.

Judge Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino of the Makati Regional Trial Court (MRTC) Branch 137 has until today to issue a resolution on the pending Motion for Judicial Determination of Probable Cause filed by Beltran's lawyers, headed by Atty. Romeo Capulong, exactly one month ago with the aim of setting Ka Bel free from police custody in Camp Crame.

This motion should be ready for public dissemination tomorrow, April 3, 2006, Beltran's lawyers from the Public Interest Law Center (PILC) say.

This resolution, if favourable, will allow Beltran to be released from Crame while the preliminary investigations on the rebellion charges lodged against him and five other party list lawmakers continue.

A favourable resolution will also achieve what a previous Release Order issued by the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 43 (on the sedition case) on March 13 failed to accomplish: release Beltran from police custody.

Ka Bel was ordered released by the QC MTC on the grounds that his arrest was illegal, without probable cause, and violative of parliamentary immunity from arrest. The PNP and the DoJ, however, refused to release Beltran on the grounds that another rebellion case is still filed against him.

The 73-year old solon has been detained at the Philippine National Police General Hospital in Camp Crame since February 26, struck but not weakened by health ailments related to his unjust incarceration.

Come Monday, Beltran's lawyers and supporters will proceed to the QC MTC first thing in the morning for the Beltran's arraignment in the sedition case filed against him.

Immediately after the arraignment of the inciting to sedition case, Beltran's lawyers and supporters will proceed to the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 137 to hear the promulgation of his Motion for Judicial Determination of Probable Case in the rebellion charge lodged in the court.

Beltran was illegally arrested and detained, and falsely charged with inciting to sedition and rebellion, at the Quezon City and Makati courts stemming from charges filed under Proclamation 1017.###


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