CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu City Prosecutor's Office has rejected the criminal objection for vote purchasing and requested the arrival of the two Sangguniang Kabataan authorities of Barangay Cogon Ramos and two others for absence of reasonable justification against them.
Investigator Maria Theresa Casiño found no adequate proof to arraign SK secretary John Paul Mahinay, 18; SK councilor Kyle Dublin Baricuatro, 18; Theodoric Pepito, 33; and Anjo Pepito, 31, of supposed infringement of Section 261 of the Omnibus Election Code.
"After a cautious examination of the current proof just as thinking about the appropriate responses made by gatherings to questions propounded amid Inquest Proceedings, undersigned finds deficient proof to prosecute respondents with the offense as charged," Casiño governed in rejecting the protest.
The respondents were captured on May 11 by the agents of Abellana Police Station in Cogon Ramos rec center for supposed vote purchasing.
The police supposedly reacted to a furnished individual caution in the zone when they risked upon the suspects passing out envelopes containing money and test votes.
The police professed to have heard Mahinay crusading for councilor Jerry Guardo and the whole slate of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan. Mahinay allegedly gave the envelopes to Baricuatro, Theodoric, and Anjo.
Mahinay denied purchasing cast a ballot. He said they were simply amidst the granting and circulation of prizes, uniform endowment, and shutting functions of the Basketball Summer League sorted out by the SK authorities when the police came and captured them.
Baricuatro said he was a piece of the sorting out board and a men's volleyball player. He was supposedly playing out his undertaking to get and sign payrolls and guarantee the dissemination of prizes and sponsorship amid the alliance when the police came.