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The prosecutors' motion insisted on the similarity of the filed cases.
“Record shows that the cases arose from similar sets of facts; there are common parties and issues, and interrelated evidence will be presented in Court, as the cases are found on the same facts and/or forming part of a series of offenses similar in character,” the motion read.
They explained that “justice and expediency demand that it is more practical and will serve the ends of justice to consolidate all three cases in the said branch to avoid unnecessary costs and to prevent the issuance of conflicting resolutions, orders and decisions.”
The two other drug charges are currently being handled by 205 and 206 of the Muntinlupa City regional trial court.
De Lima was arrested on February 17 for drug trafficking charges.
Judge who issued De Lima arrest asked to handle all her cases Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Saturday, March 04, 2017 Rating: