THE REGIONAL Trial Court (RTC) judge handling the corruption case against former Bucana Barangay Captain Roberto Olanolan has inhibited himself from the criminal case.
Carpio inhibited from the case after Olanolan
expressed fear the judge may prejudge the case for violation of Republic Act 3019 against Olanolan
made the petition after the Court of Appeals reversed Carpio's decision on the civil case that Olanolan
earlier filed against the city government which the judge dismissed.In that case, Olanolan
accused the city government of failing to provide budget to his
The complainants said Olanolan
, in December 2004, terminated their membership from Lupong Tagapamayapa of the barangay and did not release their salaries.They claimed Olanolan's
staff even promised they would receive their honoraria in December 2005 because the amount was included in the barangay budget.But they said they found out that Olanolan
had already terminated their membership because they were supporters of his political opponent, Celso Tizon, the barangay chair at present.
should not be sued because the move to terminate the membership of the four was by the majority of the members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa.