Preliminary Conference on Bedolido Murder Case Set on May 17
BRANCH 20 of the Regional Trial Court of Digos City, Davao del Sur scheduled the preliminary conference on the murder of publisher Nestor Bedolido on May 17, 2017.
Nestor Bedolido, editorial consultant of the weekly newspaper Kastigador and publisher of the Mt. Apo Current, was killed last June 19, 2010 in Digos City. On August 26, 2014, the Department of Justice ordered the filing of charges against former Davao del Sur governor Douglas Cagas and Matanao town mayor Vicente “Butch” Fernandez for Bedolido’s murder. Also charged were Ali Ordaneza, Bado Sanchez, Richard Velila Sanchez and Henry Mirafuentes Jr.
The trial on the merits was supposed to start last April 19, 2017, but was postponed due to the recent arrest of accused Bado Sanchez.