Court OKs Andrea Rosal's hospital detention

Posted at 05/15/14 10:31 AM

MANILA – The Taguig Regional Trial Court (RTC) has allowed Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late New People's Army (NPA) spokesperson Gregorio ''Ka Roger'' Rosal, to be confined at the hospital.

Taguig RTC Branch 266 allowed Rosal, who is now on her ninth month of pregnancy, to be confined at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila.

Rosal was arrested on March 27 in Caloocan City.

Joint forces of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Armed Forces said Rosal has a standing warrant of arrest for kidnapping and murder issued by the Mauban, Quezon Regional Trial Court branch 64.

Rosal was also implicated in a criminal case for attempted homicide filed in Luisiana-Cavinti in Laguna, the military said.

Also arrested on March 27 were her security escort identified only as "Che," as well as barangay chairman Ruben Gatchalian who owns the house where they were staying.

Leftist group Karapatan-Southern Tagalog welcomed the court decision. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima already said she is not opposed to Rosal's hospital detention as long as the court allows it. – report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM