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Court docket fines 38 Kadamay members P200 every for trespassing

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Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) – February 24, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon Metropolis Metropolitan Trial Court docket (MeTC) has convicted 38 members of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) who reoccupied a contested property in Quezon Metropolis from which they had been evicted in 2017.

In a 12-page choice promulgated on Feb. 22, Quezon Metropolis MeTC Department 43 Choose Don Ace Mariano Aguilar discovered the Kadamay members responsible of trespassing beneath Article 281 of the Revised Penal Code. They had been fined P200 every.

The members of the city poor group reoccupied a 1,668-square meter lot alongside Apollo avenue in Barangay Tandang Sora after they had been evicted in April 2017.

The court docket mentioned the Kadamay members broke into the property

regardless of being prohibited by the proprietor. They overpowered the safety guard and destroyed the gates of the property.

The choose imposed fines as a substitute of jail time period due to the state of affairs of the Kadamay members on the time.

The Kadamay members mentioned they had been pressured to reoccupy the property beneath the circumstances of self-preservation as they had been additionally evicted alongside the sidewalk the place they stayed.

The court docket junked the circumstances towards three different respondents – Tirso Mangubat, Aileen Mangubat and Mark Anthony Roadilla – who died through the trial.

The court docket additionally dismissed for lack of proof the cost of grave coercion towards the respondents in June 2019.

The group’s counsel, Katherine Panguban of the Nationwide Union of Peoples’ Attorneys mentioned she would seek the advice of her purchasers on whether or not they would file an enchantment.

“We’ll focus on what they need to do. Now we have 15 days to file an enchantment,” she mentioned in a telephone interview.

Panguban lauded the choose for recognizing that the respondents had been pressured to reoccupy the property as they’d no place to remain.

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