Issue of November 16, 2014

Baguio Day Anniversary Issue
Other Links:
Court clears former OFW of illegal recruitment charges
by Jimmy K. Laking

The Regional Trial Court in Baguio City has acquitted a former overseas Filipino worker of the charges of large scale illegal recruitment and estafa charges filed against her by 15 job applicants in 2010 for insufficiency of evidence.

RTC Branch 60 Judge Edilberto T. Claravall also ordered the release of the accused, Roselyn Gamit, from detention.

But Gamit’s co-accused, Tommy Cheung,  believed to be a Hong Kong national, will remain a fugitive of peace after efforts to bring him to court failed.

Claravall acquitted Gamit from the charges on the ground that the prosecution failed to present evidence to strengthen the cases.

“The foundation of the ruling of acquittal is reasonable doubt, which simply means that the prosecution’s evidence was not sufficient to sustain the guilt of the accused beyond the point of moral certainty,” added the judge.

Gamit and Cheung were accused by complainants Sammy D. Sab-it, Joey M. Doclis, Frederico A. Yangyang, Lister B. Bay-an, Mark F. Paltican, Landy K. Vicente, Rogel M. Paltican, Leo B. Alingcotan, Junifes P. Bestog, Eduardo B. Trinidad, Luis A. Yangyang, Macroy D. Sadlay, Lorenzo M. Miranda, Sali T. Lingaling, Ricky L. Mayocdan, and Nicasio T. Sad-en of illegal recruitment committed in large scale.

Gamit was also accused of two separate cases of estafa by three of the accused. The complainants claimed all the cases were committed in Baguio City.

The complainants claimed they were recruited by Gamit and Cheung purportedly to work for the construction of a tunnel that would connect Hong Kong and Macau. But no deployment ever came.

Gamit was ascertained to have no authority or license to recruit. But the court also determined that it was not the accused who actually convinced the complainants to apply for the work offered by Cheung in the form of a tunnel project.

No evidence was also produced to back up the charges of estafa, hence the verdict of acquittal on the three cases.

Custom Search

Other news
:: City to launch BFF on Nov 17
:: Baguio pursues sisterhood ties with Israeil’s City of Nazareth
:: PNP asked anew to submit list of nominees for city’s police chief
:: Disaster response trng set for 10 barangays
:: PMSEA asked to draft plan to make Mines View a mine haven
:: Council asked to adopt master dev’t plan for Botanical Park
:: Rules formulation training held for cooperatives in Baguio City

Office of Civil Defense – CAR
Philex Mining Corporation
Philipine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT)
Philippine Veterans Bank
Pines City Colleges

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Kalapaw Restaurant
King’s College of the Philippines
Marlon Ray Labagnoy Review Center
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pag–IBIG Fund / HDMF Baguio
Regional Development Council and National Economic & Development Authority – CAR
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – CAR
TI (Philippines), Inc.
University of the Cordilleras
University of the Philippines – Baguio

Ahead Tutorial and Review
Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center
Baguio Water District
Benguet Corp
Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Benguet State University
BSBT College Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue – CAR
Commission on Higher Education – CAR
Congressman Nicasio M. Aliping Jr.
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of the Interior and Local Governement – CAR
Dreamforce Review and Training Center
Easter College
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gov. Nestor B. Fongwan
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Edna C. Tabanda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Sangguniang Panlalawigan
Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries
Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.