MANILA, Philippines — Prosecution and defense lawyers refused to talk after Thursday’s hearing on the drug possession charges against the son of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, citing the sub judice rule.
Members of the press tried to get the side of lawyers for both sides, following the hearing of the drug case against Juanito Remulla III in Las Pias City, but they declined to answer queries.
To avoid prejudgment or trial by publicity, the court repeatedly reminded the parties to follow the sub judice rule. The rule prohibits counsel from commenting or disclosing specific essential components of the legal procedure.
The younger Remulla was arrested last October 11 af…