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Not Guilty

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Dingalan Mayor Jaime Ylarde pleaded not guilty

Mayor Ylarde was arraigned yesterday at the sala of Judge Armando Yanga of RTC Branch 66. I can now relate to these court things because two weeks ago I was also on the said court. I had so many first times with the incident – my first time to receive a subpoena, to go to court, and to be a witness. I was not involved in any case. In fact, before my appearance on the said court, I barely knew the characters involved with the case. I testified as an “expert witness”. The case involved using computers and cellphones in a not-so-pleasing manner, and needing an “expert” in computer (which i think i’m not) one day an RTC staff appeared at my house asking me if I can help them. I agreed and now I regret it. It was worse than applying for a job. My resume was scrutinized and turned into exhibit J-1 to J-12. Watching courtroom dramas on TV helped. I believe I conducted myself well. But i will not do it again. I got my kicks at Branch 66.

Filipinos work up Everest controversy

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

from Filipinos work up Everest controversy

Filipino climber Dale Abenojar says he was the first to summit Mt Everest. He claims to have reached the top on May 15, 48 hours before Oracion, and has both photographs and a witness to prove his claim.

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Mayor charged in Aurora publisher’s murder surrenders

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

from Mayor charged in Aurora publisher’s murder surrenders

THE MAYOR suspected of allegedly masterminding the murder of a publisher in Aurora province has surrendered, according to the judge handling the case.

Dingalan Mayor Jaime Ylarde turned himself in at about 10 a.m. on Monday, or an hour before a warrant for his arrest was issued, Judge Armando Yanga of Branch 77 of the court in Baler town said when reached on his mobile phone on Tuesday.

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from Mayor in publisher’s slay surrenders
from Manila Bulletin: Mayor linked to slay of Aurora publisher surrenders to judge
from Journal online: Aurora Mayor sumuko na

Journalists laud hold order against Dingalan mayor

Friday, May 19th, 2006

from Manila Standard Today: Journalists laud hold order against Dingalan mayor.

“A group of journalists commended the justice department for enforcing a hold departure order against a mayor from Aurora province, who was implicated in the murder of a publisher-editor last year.

Benny Antiporda, president of the Alyansa ng Filipinong Mamamahayag, said the directive issued by Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez signified his impartiality in upholding the rule of law.”

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Mayor in murder tries to leave RP

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

from Mayor in murder tries to leave RP

A town mayor was stopped from leaving the country yesterday after his name was placed on the Bureau of Immigration watch list in connection with the murder of a publisher in Aurora province last year.

Dingalan Mayor Jaime Ylarde was booked on Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR 300 for Hong Kong that was set to leave at 8 a.m. from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Centennial Terminal yesterday.

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Pinoy on Top

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Filipino on top of the world

Mayor also charged with publisher’s slay

Monday, May 15th, 2006

from Mayor also charged with publisher’s slay.
“State prosecutors found probable cause to charge Mayor Jaime Ylarde of Dingalan, Aurora with murder for the slaying of a publisher last year.The 11-page resolution by Prosecutors Cielitolindo Luyun, Misael Ladaga and Jose Pedro Navera was received by the family of Starline Times Recorder publisher Philip Agustin on the first anniversary of his death on Wednesday.No bail was recommended for Ylarde, a former policeman.”

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For 3rd year, RP is 2nd most dangerous country for journalists

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

from For 3rd year, RP is 2nd most dangerous country for journalists.

For the third straight year, the Philippines ranked second to Iraq as the most dangerous country for journalists, a sad note for the news industry as the world marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday, according to a media advocacy group.