Before he was shot dead, Paderanga filed libel cases vs. six persons

A WEEK before he and his son were shot outside their residence, lawyer Goering George “Jing” Paderanga, Sr. had filed criminal complaints against six people who allegedly bismirched his reputation over a road right-of-way dispute along F. Ramos St., Cebu City.

Paderanga filed the complaint before the Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor accusing the respondents of violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 last Dec.15.

Paderanga said the respondents falsely accused him of extorting P15 million from the developer and contractor of Ultima Prime Residences and for being the reason for the delay of the completion of the condominium project.

“By maliciously, publicly and falsely imputing that I extorted money, blocked the road alley and posted three armed guards, I am pictured as a neighborhood bully and likened to a gangster who extorts money by force and intimidation using armed guards,” read Paderanga’s complaint-affidavit.

Respondents

Named respondents were Rafael King, president of J. King and Sons Co. Inc. and Fuente Triangle Realty Development Corp.; Manuel Mendoza, president and chairman of the board of Monocrete Construction Phil., Inc.; Rose Patio, project manager on-site of Monocrete Construction; Josh Beltran, Fuente Triangle sales manager; and Lawrence McClay and Lakhiram Mirpuri, condominium unit owners.

Rose Patio, in a message to Sun.Star Cebu last night, said she will forward Sun.Star’s request for interview to the management. Sun.Star tried but failed to contact the other respondents of the case.

Security guard Jonathan Sanchez shot dead Paderanga and his son, Gerik Ceasare, also a lawyer, outside their law firm on F. Ramos St. last Dec. 22.
Gerick, 37, succumbed to a gunshot wound in the nape barely three days after the shooting.

Goering Sr., 62, who died on the spot after getting shot thrice, was the husband of Judge Sylva Paderanga of the Regional Trial Court Branch 16.

Police arrested Sanchez in his parents’ house in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City last Dec. 23. 

Sanchez, who did not resist when police arrived, admitted shooting the Paderangas because he was angry at them for blocking a cement mixer from entering the construction site of Ultima Prime that he used to guard.

Goering George Paderanga Jr. filed the murder complaint against Sanchez before the City Prosecutor’s Office last Dec. 27, saying the latter “carefully planned” the shooting. 

Another case

In 2014,the Paderangas filed a civil complaint before the Regional Trial Court against Ultima Residences and its contractor, Monocrete Construction, for damaging the private road, alley gutter, water drainage and vehicles of nearby residents.

In her order dated July 31, 2015, Regional Trial Court Judge Ma. Lynna Adviento issued the writ of preliminary injunction stopping Ultima Prime Residences from continuing its project “until proof that mandated safety measures are undertaken to protect the life and property” of the petitioners and residents near the construction site.

The defendants filed a motion for reconsideration, which is still pending for resolution by Judge Adviento. 
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