of Carcar is a good 45 kilometers away from Cebu City.
In his same testimony, the witness said he saw the plate number of the van and remembered it.
How was he able to remember the plate number of the van? No testimony was given that he wrote down the plate number.
In fact, most, if not all of the witnesses that saw the van surprisingly remember the plate number. Maybe not the make nor the year, but the plate number, yes..... very clearly.
But with regard to the two cars (one red and the other
white) allegedly earlier used in the crime, no one could give any of the plate
Why no description or plate number of these cars? Could it be because no such cars exist and so the police couldn't feed this information to their witnesses?
Worth mentioning at this point, is that Insp. Acebedo likewise testified that he is the Chief of the Intelligence and Detection Branch of the Philippine National Police.
The driver of the van confirms that he knows Duarte and even saw him during his earlier arrest idling around the Camp Sotero Cabahug as if he was very familiar with the place. What was Duarte doing in the police camp in the first place? Why was he so familiar with the camp?
And considering that the
prosecution did not present anyone from the
barbecue stand nor from the store as witnesses, the following question is
inevitable: is Mr. Alfredo Duarte also another police asset?
The judge had earlier sent all their original lawyers to jail “for contempt”. The lawyers were then forced to quit, to protect their clients' interest, since there was already some kind of "animosity" between the judge and them (the lawyers).
The accused then requested the judge three weeks for them to be able to find new lawyers and to give them (the lawyers) enough time to acquaint themselves with the case, but the judge plainly refused.
Instead, he forced the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) to represent them over their objections (both from the PAO’s and the accused's). Three of these PAO lawyers were earlier representing the prosecution's star witness.
At this point, the prosecutors were having a field day with their witnesses. It became a one-sided affair. Not one of these witnesses was ever cross-examined by any of the defense lawyers. It became a one-sided boxing match, where one of their hands was tied to their backs, and even the referee joined in hitting them.
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