Prosecutor: Downgrading murder case vs self-confessed teen killer not an option

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/07/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The killing of Christine Lee Silawan is so heinous that considering a plea bargain for self-confessed killer Renato Llenes is not an option for the prosecution. Prosecutor Sheilamar Saliganan-Abadia, handling prosecutor of the…

Lapu-Lapu prosecutors: Duterte’s order to detain anew Silawan’s murder suspect will not influence murder probe

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/28/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A phone call from President Rodrigo Duterte  will not influence the course of the preliminary investigation being conducted by the panel of prosecutors of the Lapu-lapu City Prosecutors Office on the murder case…

Silawan family celebrates Christine Lee’s 17th birthday with visit to her grave

Rosalie Abatayo 03/26/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Christine Lee Silawan should have turned 17 today, March 26. But instead of celebrating her birthday with the usual treat of fried chicken and ice cream, the teen’s family spent the afternoon visiting…

Christine Lee Silawan’s family ‘shocked’ and ‘confused’ over suspect’s release

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 03/23/2019

CORDOVA, Cebu Philippines — The family of Christine Lee Silawan was in shock when they learned that the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office has ordered the release of the 17-year-old suspect in her murder on the very day that…

IBP Cebu to handle Christine Lee Silawan case

Rosalie O. Abatayo 03/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Cebu Province chapter lawyers will appear as counsels for the prosecution side in the case of Christine Lee Silawan. Lawyer Mundlyn Misal-Martin, president of IBP Cebu Province, told…

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