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Prosecution nixes ex-MRT 3 exec’s bid to cut trial short

Ombudsman prosecutors have objected to the attempt of former Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III to downplay his role in the awarding of the train system s 2012 maintenance deal to the company of his wife s uncle. In their reply, prosecutors asked the Sandiganbayan s Third Division to deny Vitangcol s motion for permission to file his demurrer. Filed after the prosecution rests its case, a demurrer seeks to cut the trial short on the grounds that the evidence against the accused would not be sufficient to lead to conviction, even if left unrebutted. The graft case arose from the awarding of the interim MRT 3 maintenance deal to the joint venture of Philip...

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