Clinic owner’s release sought, Art. 125 of RPC invoked
The counsel of Dr. Bryan Sy, the co-owner of WellMed Dialysis and Laboratory Center tagged in the alleged bogus Philippine Health Insurance Corp. claims, asked Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to order the immediate release of his client from detention.
In a letter, Atty. Kristjan Vicente Gargantiel of the Gargantiel Ilagan & Atanante law office stressed that Sy has been detained for more than 36 hours without any charge filed with proper judicial authorities.
“Up to this date, despite the lapse of 36-hour period provided under Article 125 of the RPC (Revised Penal Code), no information nor complaint has been filed with the proper judicial authorities against Mr. Sy,” the letter read.
“In view of the foregoing, we respectfully demand for the immediate release of Mr. Sy for these is no ground under any laws, rules or regulations, for his continued detention,” it added.