QC RTC Branch 100 Dismisses Cases vs Jay Sonza Due to Non-Appearance of Complainants

Former broadcaster Jay Sonza has been ordered released from detention following QC RTC Branch 100’s decision to dismiss cases.

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 100 ordered the release of the ex-newscaster after the dismissal of criminal cases. However, the personality choose to remain in jail.

According to reports, Sonza opted to remain in jail due to a libel case filed against him before QC RTC Branch 77. His libel case will be heard on Friday (August 18, 2023).

Court Dismisses 2 Cases Against Jay Sonza

Quezon City Regional Trial Court Dismisses 2 Cases Against Jay Sonza, Here’s the Reason Why

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has dismissed the estafa and illegal recruitment cases against Jay Sonza.

On Tuesday (August 15, 2023), Jay Sonza was arrested for an alleged illegal recruitment case. His mugshot quickly spread online, eliciting reactions from netizens.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) reported that Sonza was apprehended by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) just before boarding a flight to Hong Kong. Immigration officials also discovered that he has a pending estafa case.

Jay Sonza

Many internet users exclaimed that the broadcaster deserved to be jailed, viewing it as karma for his actions.

Then, On Thursday (August 17, 2023), QC RTC Branch 100 reportedly dismissed the syndicated and large-scale illegal recruitment case filed against the veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza.

Spokesperson Jail Chief Inspector Jayrex Joseph Bustinera of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology stated that the cases were dismissed due to the complainants’ failure to attend the hearings.

Jay Sonza

Additionally, QC RTC Branch 215 also dismissed the estafa case against Sonza. Currently, Sonza is detained at the Quezon City Jail – Ligtas Covid Center Quarantine Facility in Payatas, Quezon City.

However, QC RTC Branch 77 issued a new commitment order, stating that Sonza will remain in detention due to a libel case filed against him.

To secure his release, Sonza needs to pay a bail of P10,000 for the libel case. BJMP emphasized that Sonza is required to attend his arraignment for the libel case on Friday (August 18, 2023).

Earlier this week, NBI confirms ex-reporter is detained due to this case

Jay Sonza

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Previously, Jay Sonza receives sympathy from Lolit Solis: “mabait siya sa akin noon”

The online community has expressed their reactions to the court’s decision:

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