[G.R. No. 153627. June
PEOPLE vs. VELUZ
Quoted hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of this
Court dated JUN 17 2003.
G.R. No. 153627(People vs. Nestor Veluz.)
Accused-appellant Nestor Veluz was found guilty of four (4)
counts of rape by the RTC-Br. 96 of Baler, Quezon.He was represented in the trial court by Atty. Gerardo A. Noveras
of the PAO, Suclayin, Baler, Quezon.On
27 January 2003, the
Judicial Records Office sent a Notice to File Appellant's Brief to the PAO.
On 7 February 2003
the Court received a Notice of Appearance
with Motion for Extension of Time To File Appellant's Brief filed by PAO
lawyer Atty. Marmarie P. Satin.
On 18 February 2003
Attys. Theodore O. Te and Arturo Q. Tan of the Sanidad Abaya Te Viterbo Enriquez and Tan Law Firm entered their
appearance as counsel for accused-appellant with no written conformity from
On 7 March 2003
the Court received a Motion for Extension
of Time to File Accused-Appellant's Brief filed by Attys. Te and Tan.
On 18 March 2003 the Court required Attys. Te and Tan to submit
within ten (10) days from notice the written conformity of accused-appellant to
their appearance as counsel pursuant to Sec. 26, Rule 138, and deferred action
on their appearance as counsel for accused-appellant.
On 11 April 2003
Atty. Satin filed a Motion for Additional
Extension of Time to File Appellant's Brief.
On 30 April 2003
Attys. Te and Tan filed a Manifestation
with Motion for Additional Time to Submit Accused-Appellant's Brief Attached
to the motion is a handwritten letter of accused-appellant Veluz dated 29
April 2003 requesting the Sanidad Abaya Te Viterbo Enriquez and Tan
Law Firm to handle his case in this appeal.
On 4 April 2003
Attys. Te and Tan filed by registered mail a Motion for Additional Time to File Accused-Appellant's Brief,
received by the Court on 13 May 2003.
In view of the appearance of Atty. Marmarie P. Satin of the PAO
and the Sanidad Abaya Te Viterbo Enriquez and Tan Law Firm for the same
accused, the Court Resolves to REQUIRE Atty. Satin of PAO and the law firm of
Sanidad et al. to manifest within seven (7) days from receipt hereof as to who
of them should henceforth be recognized as counsel for the accused.
Meanwhile, to avoid delay the motions for extension of time to
file appellant's brief filed by Atty. Satin and by Attys. Te and Tan are GRANTED subject to their manifestation
called for in the immediately preceding paragraph.
Very truly yours,
(Sgd.)LUZVIMINDA D. PUNO
Clerk of Court