Press Release
October 28, 2006


The Manila City Prosecutor's Office has dismissed the case filed against Sen. Jamby Madrigal and other respondents for the October 14, 2005 water cannon incident for lack of probable cause. The case against the Senator was filed by the Manila Police District.

Madrigal, along with Rep. Satur Ocampo, Former VP Tito Guingona, ex-Gov. Oscar Orbos, Rep. Riza Hontiveros, Fr. Robert Reyes, Nathaniel Santiago & Wilson Fortaleza, were earlier accused of illegal assembly under BP 880 (Public Assembly Act). "This is a vindication for all Filipinos whose freedom to assemble and express themselves are continuously being threatened by Mrs. Arroyo. Let this be a warning to Mrs. Arroyo and her lackeys." Sen. Madrigal stressed.

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