PAO chief seeks bail, new probe for 38 Kiram men | Global News
Close  

PAO chief seeks bail, new probe for 38 Kiram men

/ 12:44 PM March 19, 2013

PAO chief Persida Acosta

MANILA, Philippines—The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) on Tuesday asked the Tawi-Tawi Regional Trial Court Branch 5 to allow the 38 alleged members of the Royal Sultanate Forces (RSF) to post bail on charges of inciting to war, among others.

PAO Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta, in a text message, told reporters that they are currently in Tawi-Tawi to file the motion.

ADVERTISEMENT

Aside from posting bail, they also asked the court to order the Department of Justice to conduct a reinvestigation of the case.

The 38 has been charged with violation of Article 118 of the Revised Penal Code for Inciting to War or giving motives for reprisals, Illegal Possession of Firearms and violation of the election gun ban.

FEATURED STORIES

The 38 are currently detained at a naval facility in Tawi-Tawi.

Subscribe to our global nation newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Features, Global Nation, Jamalul Kiram III, Malaysia, Public Attorneys’ Office, Sabah standoff, Sulu sultan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our global news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.