MANILA — The Mauban, Quezon Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 64 has ordered the release of Andrea Rosal, daughter of the former spokesman of the New People’s Army (NPA) Ka Roger Rosal.
In an order dated Sept. 7, 2015 and signed by Judge Rodolfo Obnamia, Jr., the Mauban RTC ordered the “immediate release” of Andrea, who is an accused in a case of murder.
The order was issued a month after the RTC granted the “motion to quash” filed by the camp of the accused.
It was learned that the RTC issued on Aug. 6, 2015 a resolution in favor of the “motion to quash” of Andrea after it gave weight to the argument that there was no evidence linking Andrea to the crime levelled against her.
As the 15-day period within which the prosecution has to file an appeal against the decision of the RTC granting the “motion to quash” of Andrea has already lapsed, the camp of Andrea submitted next the “motion to release”.
The RTC heard the “motion to release” of Andrea on Monday, and before lunchtime, it immediately rendered a decision.
According to Atty. Edre Olalia, lawyer of Andrea, because the case of kidnapping against his client has already been dismissed last year, there is no more reason for her to remain in detention.