“To the court’s mind, no specific intent to debase, degrade or demean the subject children’s intrinsic worth as a human being had been convincingly shown other than the situation in the shelter that is not conducive for living, thereby negating all the accused’s criminal liability under Section 10(a) of RA 7610.”
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Bishop, 5 others face child abuse charges for providing sanctuary to Lumad children
According to their lawyer, there was no preliminary investigation conducted. The accused also did not receive a copy of the subpoena, affidavits of the complainants and other pertinent documents about the case.