PH Consulate General in Manado Extends Legal Assistance to Filipinos in Distress in Eastern Indonesia
PHOTO: The Philippine Consulate General in Manado continues to extend legal assistance to Filipinos in distress in eastern Indonesia. The legal assistance involves providing a lawyer who assists during custodial investigation and court hearings. The Consulate General also lobbies with concerned officials to facilitate the speedy disposition of the cases against the Filipinos. The Consulate General currently handles the legal defense in cases involving over 40 Filipinos. Photo shows Vice Consul Manuel Ayap, in purple shirt, standing beside the Indonesian lawyer defending a Filipino in court. (Manado PCG photo)
Vice Consul Manuel Ayap preparing Filipino respondents and witnesses prior to a court hearing. (Manado PCG photo)
Vice Consul Manuel Ayap, in red shirt, seated beside the Indonesian lawyer retained by the Consulate General during talks with the Prosecutor handling cases against Filipinos.