DAVAO top cop in ‘rape’ of 4 policewomen ordered arrested

A former Davao del Sur police chief accused of rape and sexual harassment by four policewomen and the wives of two police officers has been ordered arrested by the Sandiganbayan.  The warrant for the arrest of Senior Superintendent Cesario Darantinao was signed by Sandiganbayan chair Efren de la Cruz of the Sandigan First Diivion on February 13. Darantinao, a native of Biliran who has gone into hiding, has been accused of rape and a series of sexual advances committed while he was the provincial police chief here in 2008 to 2009. Supt. Huberto Abadia, Davao del Sur provincial police deputy … Continue reading DAVAO top cop in ‘rape’ of 4 policewomen ordered arrested

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CHR to resume probe on Rebelyn rape-slay case

BY ROGER M. BALANZA TOPNEWS PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 88 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Davao Region will resume its investigation on the rape-slay of Rebelyn Pitao, the daughter of Leoncio Pitao, also known as Kumander Parago, commander of the Pulang Bagani Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) to gather more pieces of evidence for the possible filing of cases. Atty. Alberto Sipaco, CHR regional director, said the three public inquiries conducted by the commission en banc in 2009 failed to gather hard evidence that warrants the filing and prosecution of cases against possible respondents. … Continue reading CHR to resume probe on Rebelyn rape-slay case

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Philippine judge scored for dropping rape case vs. Catholic priest

BY ROGER M. BALANZA PHILIPPINES–A local court has dismissed a charge of rape filed against a Catholic priest  that had  earlier been dismissed by the prosecution office but recently ordered revived by the Department of Justice. Regional Trial Court Judge Hilario Clapis also scored the justice department for reviving the case against Fr. Melvin dela Cuesta who was slapped with the charge in 2006 by a female part-time clerk of  Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Compostela Valley. De la Cuesta was then the parish priest of the parish in Nabunturan town. The lawyer of the woman expected … Continue reading Philippine judge scored for dropping rape case vs. Catholic priest

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Military vs. NPA in Davao City

Sex rap vs. trooper inspired by NPA A military official in Davao City said a 19-year old female who complained of being raped by a military officer was planted by communist rebels to smear the image of the military. Col. Allan Luga, commanding officer of Task Force Davao, said the female upon investigation has been established as a supporter of the New People’s Army. The female, assisted by the women’s right group Gabriela, bared her ordeal early this week in the hands of a Lt. Ferdinand Fernandez. She alleged she was raped by the officer in Barakatan, Toril, at a … Continue reading Military vs. NPA in Davao City

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Father in rape

Dad admits raping daughter A 40-year old man owned up to the rape charge leveled against him by his daughter, saying he did the crime while drunk. Diosdado de la Rosa of Buhangin District was presented to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday a day after his 13-year old daughter complained to police about the sexual assault. A remorseful de la Rosa faced media to admit the assault blaming himself for having too much liquor that led him to the act. Duterte yesterday ordered two older sisters of the victim placed under the charge of the City Social Services and Development, after … Continue reading Father in rape

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