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Sanchez family admits no intention of paying damages to Sarmenta, Gomez families

The family of convicted ex-Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez said Tuesday they will not pay the P12.6-million court-mandated damages to the loved ones of Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez who were murdered in 1993.

“Bakit kami magbabayad e walang kasalanan ang asawa ko,” Elvira, wife of Sanchez, told the Senate Blue Ribbon and Justice committees.

Minority Leader Franklin Drilon again asked if the Sanchez family has intention of paying the damages as ordered by the Supreme Court, to which Elvira said they have no intention.

“Actually wala kami talaga kaming intensyon. Kasi po nagsasabi ako ng totoo, ‘yung sinasabi nilang araw at petsa na nirape at  pinatay si Eileen Sarmenta at pinatay si Allan Gomez, nasa amin ang asawa ko, kasama ang anak ko,” she said.

Drilon said the Sanchez family already used that alibi but the court did not believe them. — RSJ, GMA News