Jalosjos brod served arrest warrant while confined in Cebu City hospital PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 January 2014 14:34

The elder brother of former Zamboanga del Norte Congressman Romeo Jalosjos was served an arrest warrant Thursday while being confined for a heart ailment at the Cebu City hospital by operatives from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 in relation to his 1969 conviction for robbery.

He voluntarily surrendered.

The arrest warrant against Dominador Jalosjos was issued by Cebu City Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Soliver Peras.

Atty. Inocencio dela Cerna, the counsel for Jalosjos, said they decided to no longer contest the court ruling.

He said the sentence is just a year and six months.

Jalosjos was found guilty for his alleged involvement in a highway robbery in Cebu City in 1969.

He was convicted by the then Court of First Instance, now known as the Regional Trial Court, and was meted the penalty of one year and six months.

He applied for probation, a remedy granted by law for persons convicted of an offense that carries the penalty of less than six years of imprisonment, but failed to report to the probation officer resulting in the cancellation of the court’s probation order.

Dela Cerna said the reason Jalosjos failed to report to the probation officer could be that he is from Dapitan City and the probation officer was based in Cebu.

Jalosjos became the mayor of Dapitan City from 2004 to 2013.

He ran for governor of Zamboanga del Sur during the May 2013 elections but was disqualified by the High Court due to his conviction.

Jalosjos’ brother Romeo is the owner of Dakak Resort in Dapitan City and is presently confined at the Cebu Doctors Hospital due to a heart ailment.

Judge Peras mandated Jalosjos’ doctor to appear before the court to explain why Jalosjos need medical attention.