MANILA, Philippines?(UPDATE) The Quezon City prosecutors office has junked perjury raps against three actresses earlier accused by their manager of lying in their complaint before the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.
In a three-page resolution, assistant city prosecutor Wilfredo Andres dismissed the complaint against Ara Mina (Hazel Reyes in real life), Maui Taylor (Maureen Ann Fainsan) and Aubrey Miles (Aubrey Sandel).
The assistant city prosecutor recommended the junking of the complaint filed by manager Rose Flaminiano ?without prejudice? as Andres said the HLURB probe has not been completed, as of Tuesday.
Andres explained that the HLURB complaint the three actresses filed against Flaminiano in October 2008 has not yet been resolved, and that the perjury complaint Flaminiano filed in return was directly related to it.
?It is but proper to wait first for the HLURB to make a ruling, because howsoever the issue in the said case is resolved, such finding would be determinative of the resolution in this perjury complaint; because the issues raised is intimately related and intertwined with this present case,? the resolution read.
The resolution was dated May 29, 2009 but was released only on Tuesday, July 14.
The perjury case Flaminiano filed against the actresses stemmed from a complaint the three starlets lodged before the HLURB in October 2008.
Ara Mina, Maui Taylor and Aubrey Miles asked the HLURB to nullify their supposed loans with the Home Development Fund, and to compel Flaminiano and her husband Edgardo to deliver the houses which they supposedly promised to the actresses.
The three actresses alleged that the Flaminianos took out P1.8 million in each of their names from the HDF without their permission to pay for houses in Tarlac in a subdivision owned by the couple.
In their HLURB complaint, Ara Mina, Maui Taylor and Aubrey Miles claimed that they were supposed to get houses in Tarlac as part of an exchange deal with the Flaminianos.
Flaminiano then filed a perjury complaint against them, alleging that the three actresses made false statements and narration of facts in their HLURB complaint.
In his resolution, Andres dismissed the perjury complaint without prejudice, meaning it would take into consideration the results of the HLURB resolution on the actresses? complaint.
?After all, the findings of the HLURB, a specialized government agency tasked to promulgate and enforce land use and housing regulations, deserve respect,? Andres said, adding that it was important to prevent having two contradictory resolutions from the HLURB and the Quezon City prosecutors office.