San Francisco town mayor, vice mayor freed after posting P750K bail
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Arrested San Francisco town Mayor Aly Arquillano and Vice Mayor Al Arquillano were granted temporary liberty after posting a bail of P750,000 on Thursday, May 2.
Retired Judge Meinrado Paredes, legal counsel of the Arquillano brothers, confirmed the development in a text message sent to CDN Digital.
The authorities reportedly recovered several firearms and a hand grenade during the operation.
Paredes said they were waiting for the resolution of the court on their motion to quash the search warrant used by the operatives in the raid against the Arquillanos.
The Arquillanos’ camp earlier argued that the search warrant which was issued by a court in Barili town, south of Cebu, was invalid since the issuing court lacked jurisdiction over San Francisco town.
Vice Mayor Arquillano is vying for the mayoral race in the town this May 2019 midterm polls while the incumbent mayor is running for vice mayor.
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