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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The women’s rights advocacy group Gabriela is outraged over the decision of the Aquino government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), to release a previously detained Panamanian who is being accused of raping a Filipina. The group said the DFA essentially allowed the foreigner to escape…

Gabriela said the CBCP should issue specific directives to Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos to stop coddling the accused priest. It also welcomed the statement earlier made by Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz, head of the Catholic Bishops National Tribunal of Appeals, that it is the duty of the Diocese of Butuan to commence Cabonce’s trial under canon law.