"UTTERLY shocking and plainly inexplicable" was how lawyer Democrito Barcenas described the decision of government prosecutors to inhibit themselves from the cases against the five former Highway Patrol Group (HPG) 7 officials.
manifestation filed with the Office of the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor, Barcenas
said the inhibition put the Provincial Prosecutor's Office in a bad light.
"In effect, the panel unwittingly allowed itself to be a willing hostage of respondents' legal maneuver to derail the wheels of justice by presenting motions for inhibitions on grounds that are purely imaginary," said Barcenas
in the pleading.
submitted the manifestation to "serve the ends of speedy justice for the victims of the heinous murder of a brother lawyer."