2 PMA doctors may have been negligent in Dormitorio’s death

MANILA, Philippines – At least two doctors from the Philippine Military Academy will face charges related to the death of hazing victim Fourth Class Cadet Darwin Dormitorio.

Assisted physician Major Maria Ofelia Beloy and Captain Florence Apple Apostol will face criminal negligence under Article 365 of the Revised Penal Code, according to Baguio City police director Police Col. Allen Rae Co.

According to a report by The STAR, Beloy and the Apostle confirmed Dormitorio died of cardiac arrest secondary to internal hemorrahage.

The Apostle and PMA hospital Commander Col. Cesar Candelaria.

It was September 18 when the PMA freshman died in the wake of mistreatment inside a premier military school.

Before his life was over, he was diagnosed with urinary tract infection and released, until he started vomiting in their barracks.

Earlier it was reported that Dormitorio was being punched, kicked and electrocuted allegedly by senior cadets.

The PMA is still in custody at the seven cadet-suspects who are being linked to the case, according to Co.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Sunday added the latest suspect.

Although not named by Año, he is said to be one of those directly related to Dormitorio’s hazing.

Co said the seventh cadet was a third class cadet.

Take the names of Cadet Third Class Shalimar Imperial, Cadet Third Class Cadet Third Class Felix Lumbag and a “cadet Win” the letter written by Dormitorio about the pain endured.

Mocha Uson appointed deputy administrator of OWWA

MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 2:14 pm) – President Rodrigo Duterte has been appointed deputy administrator of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson, according to a released list of presidential appointees dated September 26th.

That is why Article IX Section 6 of the 1987 Constitution forbids the government of appointing lost candidates for one year:

“No candidate who has lost in any election shall, within one year after such election, be appointed to any office in the Government or any Government-owned or controlled corporations or in any of their subsidiaries.”

Uson was nominated for the AA Partners party-list in the recent 2019 midterm elections in May, which was held almost five months ago.

However, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez clarified that the one-year ban does not cover party-lists.

Prior to being assigned to OWWA, which is an agency under the Department of Labor and Employment, he served first as the assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

In 2017, Mocha became a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

An avid supporter of president Duterte, Uson first became known for his dancing and appearing in some outrageous videos.

“You know, I don’t think so. I’m happy to volunteer now, so we just keep going,” Uson said.

Appointment costs

Meanwhile, such an appointment has led to a variety of negative reactions.

The media and arts alliance LODI, or Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity, maintains that its position is against the Constitution.

They also used the provisions of Article IX Section 6 of the Constitution as a basis for their position.

“Even with a position in the local government, Uson cannot be placed without violating the Local Government Code,” according to a statement released Monday.

“Uson did not qualify as a PCOO assistant secretary, nor did he qualify for the position of soliciting the full trust of OFWs in handling their money.”

The group added that misinformation and “hate-filled rhetoric” within the OWWA have no place.

Uson has long been suspicious of spreading misinformation.

Not only is the OWWA fund at risk, but also the lives of the OFWs, said the steering committee of LODI.

“We have seen Uson liaise with the former [Department of Foreign Affairs] consultant on the release and monetization of the OFW rescue video in 2018 that has endowed thousands of Filipinos in Kuwait.”

17th of September let ‘s Uson is no intention to be part of the president’s Cabinet.

“You know, I don’t think so. I’m happy to volunteer now, so we just keep going,” Uson said.

Dormitorio suffered 24 hours of ‘hell’

MANILA, Philippines – The 24-year-old Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio died in a haze at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City.

“It was hell for him,” Baguio City Police Director Colonel Allen Rae Co described the victim after capturing 16 witnesses to the crime.

According to Co, despite being physically fit and strong, Dormitorio’s body failed due to the severe beating he suffered.

“It is because you just imagine that you are going to report back to your internal organs what that pain is that you are still expected to do your duty. Climb down to the barracks and then that’s the pain you feel you will still be able to hold your own as you stand and talk. So this kid is very strong both in the chest and in the body. If it was the other person, he wouldn’t have been lying to himself,” the official said.

It was learned that the 2nd Class Cadets kicked him in the head and other parts of the body.

First PMA officials 1st Class Cadet Axl Sanupao lost the boots and handed Cadet 3rd Class Shalimar Imperial and Felix Lumbag the punishment.

The names of three other cadets who appeared to be involved in the hazing will be released once they have filed the case.

The identified suspects are a 1st Class Cadet, a 2nd Class and four 3rd Class Cadets.

An accessory to the crime on the part of two PMA doctors for negligence in failing to correctly identify Dormitorio’s illness should have saved his life.

Trillanes 3 have been summoned by DOJ to kidnapping probe

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is facing former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 3 others on a kidnapping complaint with serious illegal detention filed by Davao-based businesswoman Guillermina Barrido.

A prosecutor ordered Trillanes, Atty. Jude Sabio, Jesuit priest Albert Alejo and a Sister Ling of the Convent of the Cannussian Sisters will present these at DOJ-Manila on October 11 and submit their counter-affidavit to cases filed by the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Barrido.

The four are accused of kidnapping and detaining Barrido alias Guillermina Arcillas for 2 weeks in December 2016 for allegedly signing a ‘ready-made’ affidavit containing heavy allegations against President Duterte and his family.

Some of the allegations include murder, corruption, existence of Davao Death Squad and illegal drugs.

In a supplemental affidavit of Barrido on August 5, 2019, Alejo and Sabio allegedly took him to the airport and took him to 2 convents in Makati and Quezon City from Dec. 6-21, 2016 where Sister Ling, Alejo and Trillanes prevent her from leaving you as a prisoner.

Trillanes and Alejo have denied the allegations.