13 of Article VII of the 1987 Constitution from being financially interested in any contract with, or in any franchise or special privilege granted by the Government but in spite of said provision, petitioner, while acting as such, x x x directly or indirectly have financial or pecuniary interest in the business transaction between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Zhing Xing Telecommunications Equipment, Inc., a Chinese corporation x x x for the implementation of the Philippine x x x (NBN) Project, which requires the review, consideration and approval of the NEDA, x x x by then and there, meeting, having lunch and playing golf with representatives and/or officials of the ZTE and meeting with the COMELEC Chairman Benjamin Abalos and sending his emissary/representative in the person of Engineer Rodolfo Noel Lozada to meet Chairman Abalos and Jose De Venecia III, President/General Manager of Amsterdam Holdings, Inc. (AHI) another proponent to implement the NBN Project and discuss matters with them. 48-50.) In the ensuing trial in the Neri case following the arraignment and pre-trial proceedings, six (6) individuals took the witness stand on separate dates to testify for the prosecution. In connection with what had been played up as the botched Philippine-ZTE National Broadband Network (NBN) Project, the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB ), on May 28, 2010, filed with the Sandiganbayan two (2) criminal Informations, the first against Benjamin Abalos, for violation of Section 3(h) of Republic Act No. SB-10-CRM-0099 and its Resolution dated April 26, 2012 are hereby REVERSED and SET ASIDE. D E C I S I O N VELASCO, JR., J.: The Case Assailed and sought to be nullified in this Petition for Certiorari, Prohibition and Mandamus under Rule 65, with application for preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order, are the Resolution of April 26, 2012 denying petitioner's motion for reconsideration. Neri (Neri) served as Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. WHEREFORE, premises considered, the assailed Resolution of the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division dated February 3, 2012 in Criminal Case No. SB-1 0-CRM-0099 proceed independently and be resolved with dispatch by the Divisions of the Sandiganbayan to which each was originally raffled. Watch Manila coeds and amateurs fuck for the 1st time on video! Foreigner films and records hardcore fucking, pissing, and anal sex videos with submissive Manila teens.


Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURTManila THIRD DIVISION G. (RA) 3019, as amended, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, docketed as SB-10-CRM-0098 (People v.

SANDIGANBAYAN (FIFTH DIVISION) and PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, Respondents. Not lost on the Court of course and certainly not on the Sandiganbayan 's Fourth Division is the resulting absurdity arising from the consolidation of trial where the accused (Neri) in one case would be the prosecution's main witness in the other case.

Abalos), and eventually raffled to the Fourth Division of that court.

Worse, in the Abalos case, the prosecution has listed 50 witnesses and it has still to present 33 more witnesses while in the case against the petitioner the prosecution (after presenting six witnesses) has no more witnesses to present and is now about to terminate its evidence in chief.


Clearly, a consolidation of trial of these two (2) cases would unreasonably and unduly delay the trial of the case against the petitioner in violation of his right to a speedy trial. [B] x x x in ordering the consolidation because petitioner will now be tried for a crime not charged in the information in x x x SB-10-CRM-0099 and this is violative of his constitutional right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him.


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