Is Eli Soriano guilty on his rape case? Obviously, there was no court decision yet despite it elevated to the DOJ after a fiscal dismissed it. Therefore by the principle: a man is presumed innocent unless proven guilty, makes Eli Soriano innocent as there was no court decision yet.
And indeed, he exiled to Brazil unattending prosecution bec of death threat. Bec self-preservation is an utmost concern than his presence in court, the principle: Flight is a manifestation of guilt, is inapplicable to him as a primary concern gets in the way–self-preservation!
He did not apply for police security as apprehension apparently was strong as he knew the Iglesia ni Cristo, has apparently widespread influence even in the police force during those times.
How about Felix Manalo? Was he a convicted rapist?
Yes. Felix sued his accuser in her rape allegation for libel. The court decided in favor of the defendant and rape victim, Rosita Trillanes. This revelation, is a tremendous validation that the court looked on Manalo as an aggressor, the rapist, having lose the case to prove his innocence. Therefore, in essence, has placed him in a guilty status.
Please refer to the screenshot below extracted from https://mateopage.wordpress.com/tag/raul-gonzales/
Who is the rapist? Is it not the one who failed to disprove the rape allegation in a libel case? And who failed to prove Rosita Trillanes lying?
Court record shows Felix lose the libel case, he failed to falsify trillanes rape allegation therefore indirectly is a proclamation of his guilt.
Therefore, Felix manalo was indirectly convicted of rape.
Objection though were saying that Macarthur nullified the court of appeals and its processes extant before the said commonwealth therefore putting its past decisions as having no legal effect as they quoted:
Clearly though, nothing to that effect as suggested by the objection is manifested in the declaration. Macarthur never said that all judiciary processes before the said commonwealth are null and void. He only implied that the government dont regard or consider as binding any present judicial process associated with the japanese government’s laws and judiciary.
One thing is clear here, felix manalo lose in a libel case failing to prove his innocence and that nothing to that effect, nullified this court decision.