7 months DOJ approves filing charges against Atio’s lawyer Lorna Kapunan MB
By Jeffrey Damicog The Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of slander charges against lawyer Lorna Kapunan, the legal counsel of the family of dead hazing victim and University of Santo Tomas (UST) law student Horacio Tomas “Atio” Castillo III. Department of Justice (MANILA BULLETIN) In two separate resolutions, a DOJ panel of prosecutors dismissed the libel and cyber libel complaints filed by UST Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina against Kapunan. However, the panel said it found probable cause to indict Kapunan with two counts of slander (grave oral defamation) as defined and penalized by Article 358 (1st ... more