First Posted 08:18 PM 10/14/2008
NAVAL, BILIRAN (October 13) – Two local radio block-time commentators here were ordered jailed today at the Naval municipal jail for indirect contempt issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 16 judge Rogelio Joboco.
Jerome Arcenal and Jorge Manco were each meted a sentence of 10-day imprisonment plus P10,000 fine for their insinuation broadcasted September 12 over Radyo Natin-Naval that Joboco has shown bias against a policeman charged for the ambush of businessman Charles Chong, father of Biliran representative Glenn Chong.
Joboco heard earlier that day a motion filed by SPO2 Renato Saul of the Biliran Police provincial office for him to be allowed to post bail while investigations were ongoing in the June 7 incident that resulted in the death of the elder Chong’s trusted aide, Alberto Parilla, and representative Chong’s security escort, Antonio Barcelo.
The ambush also incapacitated another Chong security staff, retired police officer Jose Casas, who was hit in the knee.
Right after the incident Arcenal and Manco, who months back had acquired block time over the local radio station purposely to criticize the young legislator, parroted allegations that the ambush was staged by the Chong family and strongly defended former congressman Gerardo Espina Sr. who now stands charged as the mastermind of the fateful event.
Two teenaged witnesses have surfaced to testify that the perpetrators of the gruesome killing went to see Espina Sr. a few hours after the incident at the home of the former congressman and reported that they were nearly hit back by returned fire.
Subsequent investigations confirmed that another Chong escort, retired policeman Rodel Bareja, was able to draw his pistol and fire back at the perpetrators who had commandeered one of Chong’s vehicles to get away from the scene.
Arcenal and Manco are reportedly paid minions of the Espina family. Their radio program aired over MBC’s Radyo Natin network in Biliran has shown partiality against representative Glenn Chong and tends to besmirch his name and downplay his accomplishments.
The two are said to have further shunned radio broadcast codes and ethics by ignoring apparent facts that are bound to damage the name of their reported benefactor and maliciously malign everyone who go against their pronouncements.
Aside from this present citation, Arcenal and Manco are facing two counts of indirect contempt for similar actuations against RTC judge Joboco on two other separate dates.
The latest incident on September 22 where Arcenal and Manco insinuated that Joboco is ignorant of the law and where they threatened that he will be remorseful throughout his life if he will proceed to hear the case, will be called for hearing on October 24.
Maayong leksyon na sa mga tawong ing-ana ang batasan dili timbangan ang tawag sa ilang programa kay ang usa raman ang ila pirme paluyuhan dili patas…..kamo nala himo kong usay tawag sa ilang programa….
Napuno na siguro si judge rogelio joboco…unya mag-sorry pa kahibalo man diay sila na sayop sila….sigi gihapon na hala bira…kay naa pay sunod na contempt naka scheduled madugangan panang 10 days….
Tsssk..tsssk. .there are some people who think that they are above the law.
Actually the way I look at the issue… It’s not the judge’s credibility they are trying to destroy in here…its’ the law itself….They are trying to test the law. Look at what happened to them.. They have tasted the pangs of the law instead.
Poor guys…. they don’t know what hit them! Again Lesson # 1: IGNORANCE OF THE LAW EXCUSES NO ONE.
Pretending to know the law is dangerous specially if you are trying to toy around our justice system… What a waste of efforts and what a shame……
Good riddance to those who put the law in their bare hands…they deserve what they become no matter how or what they justify about their present predicament of what they did. I can’t find any reason to be pity to these arrogant people who seem to know what law is all about.
It took them a long time for them to realize their mistakes… The Code of Conduct of being Broadcast Journalist should have guide them to be where they should be… They should not be desperate enough to be blinded about the Atiks of their benefactor against the Ethics of Broadcasting.
Well.. this will serve as lessons to would-be commentators… to be on the right track… to be the agents of change to defend what is morally and ethically sound judgment for the common good.
As the bearers of truth and justice they should have been the promoter of desirable political will to serve Biliranons as the Radio Station motto’s says” to be of service to the people.” I mean to all people from all walks of life of Biliran… not to the chosen few whom they stood to serve.
What a shame to the ideal boradcast journalists who have sacrifice and died for this noble cause..
KLAROHON RA GUD NI NATO. NA CONTEMPT NI SILA JEROME UG JORGE DILI TUNGOD KAY TIGPANAWAY SILA KANG CONGRESSMAN CHONG KON DILI TUNGOD SA ILANG MAOT NGA BATASAN NGA GIPAKITA SA KORTE SA BALAUD. ATONG HINUMDUMAN NGA DILI LANG ANG CONGRESSMAN ANG ILANG GIPAKITAAN UG MAOT BATASAN UG PAGKA AROGANTE DIHA SA RADYO UG LAING NGA LUGAR-HISGUTANAN. DAGHAN PANG LAING TAWO ANG ILANG NASABUD. KARON PA LANG SILA NASAKPI.
DUDA KO NGA KINING PAGBUGALBUGAL SA HUWES UG SA KORTE SA MGA KIMPANG UG TIMBANG DUNA NI KANIT SA MGA NAG UNGAW NGA MGA DESISYON NGA NAHADLOKAN SA MGA BANDIDO. MAO NGA GIGAMIT NILA ANG ILANG BINAYRAN PAGPANGBANGHAG, ABER PA MAN KUNG DUNA SILAY MAHULGA. ANG RESULTA, DUNA HINUOY NABALHUG DAYON.
AY!!!!ABI BA NAKO KON SI UTIP ANG NABALHOG DIHA SA PRISOHAN..YAN ANG BAGAY SA INYO..
ANG INGON NI UTIP NGA PILA PA DAW KONO KA SPO2 SAUL SPO2 BACAL COL.SABORNIDO ANG WALAY INHUSTISYA? UG UBAN NGA CIDG MEN?
HOY UTIP MAAYO GANI NANG IMO GILABANAN KAY MOKAON PA UG BAHAW DAGHAN PANG BUGAS NGA MAKAON DAGHAN PANG SOHOL NGA MADAWAT SA MGA ESPINA..
MANGUTANA KO NIMO KARON KINSA MAN ANG ALAOT?
KANANG MGA TAWO NGA SINUHOLAN?O ANG BODYGUARD SA CONGRESSMAN UG NI MANO CHARLIE NGA MGA BOOTAN NAGTARONG UG SERBISYO PARA SA PAMILYA..
HA?WA KA MAKASUHITO KAN INTON PARILLA BOOTAN KAAYONG TAWO ANUGON KAAYO..
SI BARCELO WA MAN KO KADUNGOG NGA NAMATID UG USA KA TAWO..SI JOE CASAS WALAY DAUTAN NGA DUNGOG..KANING 3 KA BODYGUARD MAOY WALAY INHUSTISYA E APIL PA NATO SI DANNY PARILLA..
MAAYO UNTA KON MADUNGOG NAGYUD SA GINOO KANANG MASTERD MIND MAO GYUD ANG ANGAYAN MA PRESO MAOY ANGAYAN SILOTAN.
mao na gaba!!!!!!!!
MURA PUD mo ug mga korek… wa gane ta kahibawo ug unsa ba gajud ka tinood ning chong incident.. KUNG HIMO HIMO RA DIAY NI SA MGA CHONG ARON MA ADTO ANG SIMPATYA SA MGA TAWO SA SILA KARONG ELEKSYON.. AYTUTSS.. PAPOGI SA ILA PAPANGIT SA PIKAS.. DI TAWON TA KAHIBAWO KUNG TINOOD BANA O HIMO HIMO RA..