DILG role in Nicole recantation
March 18, 2009 § 1 Comment
What’s the role played by DILG Undersecretary Marius Corpus in securing a compromise agreement between the parties of Suzette (Nicole) Nicolas, the alleged Subic rape victim, and convicted rapist Lance Corporal Daniel Smith?
Remember that last year, Corpus was sent to the US embassy to look after Smith. There were reports last year of an attempt by the US government to send Smith home.
Was Corpus visit to the US embassy one of many meetings that led to the eventual recantation of Nicole? Are those visits official negotiations between the US and Philippine governments in relation to the eventual reversal of the conviction of Smith?
If Corpus had a hand in the negotiations that led to Nicole’s trip abroad last January, then, this provides introvertible proof that there was a government-to-government involvement in Nicole’s case. And for what?
To secure the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).