Six indicted over missing cockfighters

The Department of Justice has filed formal charges against six individuals over the disappearance of six cockfighting aficionados last year.

Charged before the Manila Regional Trial Court were Julie A. Patidongan, Gleer Codilla, Mark Carlo E. Zabala, Virgilio P. Bayog, Johnry R. Consolacion, and Roberto G. Matillano.

They were indicted on six counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention under Article 267 of the Revised Penal Code over the disappearance of John Claude Inonog, James E. Baccay, Marlon E.
Baccay, Rondel F. Cristorum, Mark Joseph L. Velasco and Rowel G. Gomez.

The victims were allegedly kidnapped on 22 January 2022, while on their way to the Manila Arena from Tanay, Rizal.

“After a careful perusal of the case records, the panel of prosecutors from the Department of Justice found probable cause to indict Julie A. Patidongan, Gleer Codilla, Mark Carlo E. Zabala, Virgilio P. Bayog, Johnry R. Consolacion, and Roberto G. Matillano Jr. for six counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention under Article 267 of the Revised Penal Code,” said the DoJ.


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