“If respondents feel aggrieved withthe issuance, the proper remedy is to file a motion to quash either before thecourt that issued them or before the court where the cases are eventuallyfiled,” Hosaka told reporters on Sunday. “The Court Administrator was quick tonote that the Executive Judges of Manila and Quezon City are really authorizedto issue SWs (search warrants) which may be implemented nationwide in certaininstances and provided that the legal requirements are met,” Hosaka said. Under court rules, in determiningprobable cause in the issuance of a search warrant, a judge must be convincedof facts and circumstances that would lead a reasonable, discreet and prudentman to believe that there has been a crime committed and the things and objectsconnected to the crime committed are in the place to be searched. For nine hours, Villavert reportedlypropounded the questions to deponents from Negros to ensure Constitutional requirementsfor the issuance of search warrants. Some 32 assorted firearms, threefragmentation grenades, two grenade launchers, and assorted ammunition werereportedly confiscated during the operations. Burgos-Villavert issued the warrantsearlier this week after an exhaustive interview with the applicants of thewarrants and their witnesses. BACOLOD City – The Supreme Court (SC) has defended the authority of aQuezon City judge in issuing seven search warrants against alleged frontorganizations of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army inBacolod and Escalante cities in Negros Occidental. He said Chief Justice (Diosdado)Peralta immediately directed the Court Administrator to remind judges to bedeliberate, circumspect, and prudent with the issuances of warrants. Executive Judge CecilynBurgos-Villavert of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 89 is “presumed tohave acted correctly and legally on the issuance of these search warrants,” SCspokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said on Monday. Hosaka made the statement reacting tothe petition of leftist groups led by Neri Colmenares asking the HighCourt to sanction a Quezon City judge who issued search warrants used by jointteams from the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army in arresting57 suspected communist group members during a series of raids on theoffices of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Kilusang Mayo Uno, Anakpawis,Gabriela, and National Federation of Sugar Workers. Joint police and Army operativesconducted the raids in Bacolod City and Escalante City on Thursday and Friday,respectively. Militant groups, however, claimed thepieces of evidence were merely planted by government operatives during theraids. (With a report from PNA/PN)
Press Association Condon said: “I’m very happy with her. She won a Listed race over an inadequate trip at Tipperary and she will be more comfortable over seven furlongs. “I think she has improved since, but she will need to if she is to be involved. She is in good form and I’m expecting her to run well. “I booked Johnny on Wednesday when I knew Shane Foley wouldn’t be available.” Foley will partner Glassatura for his boss Mick Halford, a filly who made a winning debut at the Curragh before finishing fourth in a Listed heat at Naas. Halford said: “She is in good form, she’s had a nice break since her last run. She has been working well and I’m hoping for a good run.” As is so often the case, the contest is dominated by Aidan O’Brien. The master of Ballydoyle has saddled eight previous Debutante winners and is this year represented by Tapestry (Joseph O’Brien), Minorette (Michael Hussey) and Perhaps (Seamie Heffernan). The field is completed by Paul Deegan’s Avenue Gabriel. The daughter of Haatef came right back to five furlongs to claim the Listed Tipperary Stakes a month ago, her second career win from four juvenile appearances. She will be partnered by Johnny Murtagh as she faces six opponents at Group Two level this weekend. Ken Condon believes a step up to seven furlongs will bring out the best in Sacred Aspect in the Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes at the Curragh.