Gregorio family seeks more than P70 million from Jonel Nuezca

  • The family of Sonia and Frank Gregorio is seeking more than P70 million for damages from former Police Staff Sergeant Jonel Nuezca
  • The prosecutor’s legal counsel, Atty. Freddie Villamore, gave an update on Raffy Tulfo’s show
  • After explaining the computation of the damages, Villamor clarified that the amount is still not final and needs to be approved by the court

Former Police Staff Sergeant Jonel Nuezca is expecting a restitution of more than P70 million for damages from the family of Sonia and Frank Gregorio.

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Atty. Freddie Villamor, the legal counsel of the Gregorio family, gave an update of the case on Raffy Tulfo’s show. He explained that they already presented Florentino Gregorio, the husband of Sonia, as the prosecution’s witness. He also confirmed that the Gregorio family is seeking more than P70 million in damages.

“Thru him, in-establish po natin ang civil liability ng akusado at nanghihingi po siya ng total amount of more than PHP70 million,” he said.

Atty. Villamor further explained, “To breakdown, nanghingi po siya ng PHP20 million that is PHP10 million each, for each victim. Tapos nanghingi rin siya ng PHP50 million for exemplary damages para huwag tularan ang ginawa ng akusado sa pagpatay sa kanyang asawa’t anak.”

Aside from that, the court will also compute the compensatory damages. Under the law, the civil indemnity for every deceased or every victim is P75,000, Atty. Villamor said. “Kaya more than PHP70 million po ang total damages na hinihingi ng private complainant,” he added.

However, Atty. Villamor clarified that the amount has yet to be approved by the court.

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Nuezca has already been dismissed from police service following the incident. Last January, the former cop pleaded “not guilty” during his arraignment at the Paniqui Regional Trial Court Branch 67.

While Florentino is already considered to be the private prosecution’s first witness to prove Nuezca’s civil liability, the Gregorio family said they still have seven witnesses more who are willing to testify against the suspect.

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