Tirsendo Poloyapoy, counsel for the Muñasque family, agreed: "As far as this case is concerned, it's working.
...Poloyapoy, a member of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), however, advised Muñasque and Morales not to file charges since they could not identify the soldiers who seized and subjected them to mental and physical torture, and lie low.
...In the case of Muñasque, Judge Abraham Ramas of Pagadian RTC Branch 18 granted the writ and ordered his release during the first hearing last Wednesday, according to Poloyapoy.
"We argued that the court immediately issue the order," Poloyapoy
Muñasque, apparently influenced by his
captors, initially did not cooperate with his
lawyers and even claimed he
voluntarily surrendered to the military.But he
later retracted this during direct examination, he
came to his
senses later on," he