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People versus Rene Siao [G.R. No. 126021. March 3, 2000.]

Requested from OSG by C. Navarro at 05:13 PM on Oct 03, 2021.
Purpose: Research for Juris Doctor Thesis
Date of Coverage: 03/29/1996 - 03/03/2000
Tracking no: #OSG-022595846192

Navarro 05:13 PM, Oct 03, 2021

Good day! I would like to inquire if the OSG still has a copy of the Appellee's Brief submitted by the office in the case of People versus Rene Siao  [G.R. No. 126021. March 3, 2000.]. The case was decided on 29 March 1996 by RTC Branch 13 of Cebu City. 

The Brief for the Appellee was signed by Asst. Sol. Gen. Mariano M. Martinez, Asst. Sol. Gen. Nestor J. Ballacillo and Assoc. Sol. Grace Gliceria F. De Vera.

If the said brief still exists, may I request for a copy of the same as I need to consider the OSG's position in that particular appeal to properly analyze the case for my thesis.

October 8, 2021

Dear Cherish,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 03, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for People versus Rene Siao [G.R. No. 126021. March 3, 2000.].

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While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Supreme Court at

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