Monday, March 16, 2009

Jennylyn sued in Rizal, not Pasig

by: Edgar O. Cruz
16 Mar 2009 | 09:46 AM

Atty. Joji Alonso, Jennylyn Mercado’s legal counsel, corrected the tabloid report that former handler Mel Pulmano did not sue Jennylyn with Robbery and Child Abuse. She told STIR that Mel and minor daughter Bianca did file the two suits against Jennylyn but not in Pasig Prosecutor’s as the tabloid report stated.

She said they were filed with the Rizal Prosecutor’s Office. She clarified that although Pasig City is in Rizal, they have separate legal jurisdictions. Pasig Prosecutor’s is for Pasig City alone while Rizal Prosecutor’s is for all areas in Rizal outside Pasig City.

She asks, “Ano naman kayang alahas ang pag-i-interesahan ni Jennylyn sa kanya? If true, why wait six months? Obviously, this is a desperate act of someone who is going to jail soon.”