Bacolod judge recalls arrest warrant against former city dad who posted bail for assault case

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Former city councilor Claudio Jesus Raymundo “Kalaw” Puentevella has posted bail yesterday for a direct assault case filed against him by a fellow councilor, who he allegedly boxed inside the city council session hall two years ago.

Judge Karen Tan-Gaston has also issued an order recalling the warrant after Puentevella posted the P36,000 bail for the criminal case.

The order was dated 28 July recalling the warrant issued 20 July.

Councilor Dindo Ramos, the complainant in the case, told DNX Tan will be holding an online arraignment today.

The case stemmed from an incident last September 2018 when Puentevella allegedly attacked Ramos inside the city council session after a heated argument over a measure to grant Mayor Evelio Leonardia the authority to sign a contract with IPM, a garbage collection firm.

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