Guv eyeing libel
suit vs. Tabujara
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he has asked his lawyers to study the filing of libel charges against Cauayan Vice Mayor Jerry Tabujara for statements he made in his counter affidavit in the Judge Henry Arles murder case.
In his counter affidavit asking the Department of Justice to immediately dismiss the case filed against him, Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. and Ilog Mayor John Paul Alvarez for the murder of the judge, Jerry Tabujara said the raps were politically motivated.
In it, Tabujara also claimed that the filing of the case was orchestrated by Philip Arles, Frank Britanico, Ferdinand Lavin of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod Office, and Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.