MANILA — Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda granted Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran’s motion for temporary release so he (Beltran) can attend the final closing session of the 13th Congress from June 4 to June 7, 2007. The said motion was filed by Beltran’s lwayers Atty. Romeo Capulong and Atty. Rachel Pastores Wednesday last week.
Judge Alameda granted the said motion even as he is yet to execute the decision laid down by the Supreme Court junking the Department of Justice’s charges of rebellion against Beltran.
As of this writing, Anakpawis Party-List, the Free Ka Bel Movement, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and other supporters are proceeding to the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame to deliver the temporary release papers.
Rep. Beltran has been allowed to go to attend the sessions at the House of Representatives from 3pm-7pm everday beginning today, June 4, 2007, up to June 7.
Beltran expressed gratitude for the decision and said that he is hopeful that the Matai RTC will also immediately act on the Supreme Court’s decision as soon as the SC makes it final and executory.
He will deliver a privileged speech at the House of Representatives this afternoon with focus on his 15 months in incareceration and his continuing appeal for congress to approve HB 345 or the bill legislating a P125 across-the-board wage increase nationwide for all workers.
“I am thankful to the Makati RTC for giving me leave to attend the final session days of the 13th congress. I will use the next three days to thank all my colleagues who supported me throughout my incarceration, and to continue to seek their support for the campaign against the worsening human and civil rights situation in the country,’ he said. #