In a recent development, the 3rd Division of the Sandiganbayan has issued an unfavorable verdict today, Friday, October 6, 2023, in the case of People of the Philippines vs. Marc Douglas Cagas IV (SB-17-CRM-0642 to 0645). Dennis Cunanan, one of the defendants, maintains a steadfast trust in the justice system and plans to file a motion for reconsideration. His enduring belief in his innocence is bolstered by his remarkable track record of being exonerated in eight separate but similar cases, underscoring his unwavering commitment to justice and the integrity of the legal process.
In addition to these achievements, it is noteworthy that Dennis Cunanan has successfully cleared his name in 35 dismissed cases, including 8 from the Sandiganbayan, 26 with the Ombudsman, and 1 from RTC Branch 84 in Malolos, Bulacan.
Despite the recent legal developments, Dennis Cunanan remains optimistic about his appeal, and if necessary, he is prepared to take the matter to the Supreme Court.
It is important to highlight that in connection with cases related to the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), Mr. Dennis Cunanan has achieved the following notable legal outcomes:
5 acquittals under the 2nd Division.
2 acquittals under the 1st Division.
1 acquittal based on demurrer under the 1st Division.
In light of these significant legal victories, it becomes increasingly evident that Dennis Cunanan is not only dedicated to safeguarding his reputation but also deeply committed to the principles of fairness and justice within the legal framework. As the legal proceedings progress, Dennis Cunanan’s appeal serves as a shining example of his enduring confidence in the fairness of the legal system, underscoring the ongoing quest for a just and equitable resolution.