Edu Punay | Philstar Global | May 31, 2017

The case filed against executives of the Camp John Hay Developer Corp. (CJHDevCo) by former Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president Arnel Casanova in 2012 has been dismissed.

The Baguio City regional trial court (RTC) cleared Robert John Sobrepeña, CJHDevCo chief executive officer and chairman; Ferdinand Santos, executive vice president; Alfredo Yñiguez, chief operating officer, and Emily Roces-Falco, chief finance officer, after the Supreme Court (SC) ruled with finality that the malversation case against them should be dismissed for lack of evidence.

Baguio RTC Branch 6 Judge Cecillia Corazon Dulay–Archog issued the order on May 15 after receiving the entry of judgment of the SC resolution dated Nov. 9, 2016.

The Baguio RTC also ordered the cancellation and release of the cash and travel bonds posted by the respondents.

"The Supreme Court's dismissal of the malversation case only indicates that Casanova resorted to filing a nuisance case as part of its propaganda against us in his attempt to besmirch our reputation and integrity. This also clearly shows how Casanova abused his power as BCDA president," Yñiguez said.