MANILA, Philippines – The relatives of a security guard arrested for reportedly being a ranking member of the Communist Party of the Philippines will troop to Court of Appeals in Manila for a hearing on the case, the rights group Karapatan said on Friday.
Karapatan members will join the legal counsels from the National Union of People’s Lawyers and relatives of Rolly Panesa for the hearing of the writ of habeas corpus this afternoon at the CA building in Ma. Orosa St., Ermita, Manila.
Respondents in the case are Insp. Bernardino Camus of Metro Manila District Jail warden, Maj. Gen. Alan Luga of the Southern Luzon Command, Maj. Gen. Eduardo Del Rosario of the 2nd Infantry Division, Chief Superintendent James Melad and Police Senior Superintendent Manuel Abu.
Karapatan said Panesa, a security guard of the Megaforce Security, was arrested on Oct. 5, 2011 by police and military personnel.
The group claimed that Panesa was mistaken for “Benjamin Mendoza”, whom the military alleged as a high-ranking official of the Communist Party of the Philippines with a bounty of P5.6 million.