Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 Regional
Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec filed on Monday, June 7, cyberlibel cases against
five motorcycle dealers owned by the Du family for defamatory statements
against the regional director for corruption.
In a press release, Atty. Ben Cabrido,
Caindec’s legal counsel, said the case was filed at Mandaue City Prosecutor's
"Today we have filed the case on behalf of
LTO 7 Director Caindec in his personal capacity as well as in his official
capacity against five corporations represented by their respective corporate
officers, arising from the offense committed in violation of Republic Act 10175
or otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012,” Cabrido said.
The five motorcycle dealers include Desmark
Corporation; Du Ek Sam, Incorporated; Des Strong Motors, Inc.; Des Marketing,
Inc.; and Premio Corporation.
Caindec filed the cases in violation of Section
4(c)(4) of Republic Act No. 10175 otherwise known as online libel, cyberlibel,
or libel committed through a computer system against the five corporations.
Cabrido said that there are two private
complainants on the said case, Caindec in his personal capacity and him being
the LTO 7 director.
The respondents released a joint official
statement last February 15, 2021, on their Facebook pages, accusing RD Caindec
of "demanding P500 SOP" from these dealers.
In his complaint, Caindec included the names of
the corporate officers and Board of Directors as respondents per corporation.
For Desmark Corporation, he filed a cyberlibel
case against Gilbert Du, Fe Socorro Du, Mark Allen Du, Marvin Ken Du, Jeanine
Du, and Maricris Lopez.
Du Ek Sam, Incorporated includes Carl Ryan Lim,
Cassandra Alexis Du, with Jane Du, Marvin Ken Du, Louise Camille Lumapas,
George Du, Wilson Du, and Melecia Du.
For Des Strong Motors Inc.- Silvestre Lumapas
Jr., Marolou Du-Lumapas, Louise Camille Lumapas, Tom Joshua Lumapas, and
Des Marketing, Inc., - Carl Ryan Lim, Cassandra
Alexis Du, Iwih Jane Du, Marvin Ken Du, Louise Camille Lumapas, George Du,
Wilson Du, Melecia Du.
And Premio Corporation - Mark Allen Du, Jeanine
Du, Maricris Lopez, Gilbert Du, Fe Socorro Du, and Marvin Ken Du.
Cabrido is confident that the City Prosecutor
will find probable cause to file the criminal case against the corporations.
On his end, Caindec wants these owners to go to
jail for their fraudulent schemes that affected majority of the poor Filipinos.
He added that even during the pandemic, these
motorcycle dealers embargoed motorcycles from buyers without the judicial
process, "Pila ka libo nga mga pobreng Pilipino na-imbargohan og mga motor
karong pandemya. Yano ra nga giimbargo, wala niagi og judicial process."
"They accumulated wealth by the billions
making money from the hardship, the ignorance and the desperation of so many
Filipinos, there's about 14 million motorcycles in the Philippines now, how many
millions ang naimbargohan?," said Caindec.
PR/Elias O. Baquero