Disbarment case filed vs lady lawyer

BACOLOD City –Task Force Kanasag national commander John Chiong on Mar 11, 2019 filed with the Supreme Court disbarment charges against a lady lawyer for allegedly violating the Canons of Professional Ethics for lawyers and malicious prosecution.

Chiong addressed his complaint to the Bar Confidant through SC Administrator Midas Marquez.

In his letter furnished to reporters here, Chiong asked the Bar Confidant to impose disciplinary action on lawyer Sahlee Gail Yparosa-Lobaton. He also accused Lobaton of harrassment.

Chiong, together with a journalist, were charged with multiple falsification charges by Lobaton. The case stemmed from allegation by several residents of Moises Padilla town that their signatures were falsified in a petition against Mayor Magdaleno Peña.

The petition submitted to the Department of Interior and Local Government stated that Peña is allegedly an absentee mayor who does report to his office.

The petition also sought the suspension of Peña.

Chiong said aside from the charges that were filed with the City Prosecutors, Lobaton also filed the same case with the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office. He and the journalist have denied the charges.

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