Rep. Singson would plead guilty on drug charges on him in Hong Kong
Ilocos Sur Rep Ronald Singson and his lawyer John Reading prepare a guilty plea on drug charges against Singson. They would argue that the drugs found in Singson’s possession was for his own use. According to Ody Lai, a Filipino barrister in Hong Kong, such plead will reduce the jail sentence one-third of three years and nine months.
Three witnesses would be presented to the court to support their argument. Their plea and legal inquiry will be heard on Jan. 26.
On July 11, Singson was apprehended at the Hong Kong International Airport for bringing in 26.1 grams of cocaine and two tables of Valium. Drugs quantity was reduced to 6.6 grams when it was removed from its bottle container. He was charged of drug trafficking for importing dangerous drug into Hong Kong.
He was allowed to post a HK$2 million bail in Aug. 19 on the condition that he would stay in Hong Kong for the trial. He was also ordered to surrender his travel documents and to report daily to the North Point Police Station.
Singson’s father, Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis Singson, although worried of its impact, is optimistic about the case. The governor said that his son’s case might become a tool for revenge on the hostage situation in Manila.