4 people get prison terms for attempted abortion

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A LOCAL court found four abortionists arrested earlier by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation guilty of attempted intentional abortion.

Cebu City RTC Judge Merlo Bagano sentenced Joey Guirigay, Francisca Rebamonte, Gloria Gabutin, and Meryteissie Rural to four months of imprisonment.

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The four are temporarily out on bail pending their application for probation.

NBI Central Visayas Director Rennan Augustus Oliva said the four entered a guilty plea during the arraignment on Monday, May 31, 2021.

"They were admonished by the judge, who said that any repetition of this offense would be dealt with by the court more severely than this," Oliva said.

"If they commit any other crime (granting their request for probation at this time is granted), that probation will be cancelled, and they will serve the time the court has sentenced them for this crime in addition to the penalty of the crime they will commit," he added. (WBS)

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