Military produces ‘Morong 43’ in court

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) After initially refusing to surface the 43 health workers under their detention, the military on Monday presented them to the Court of Appeals for the hearing on a habeas corpus petition.

At the same time, 27-year-old Jane Balleta, one of the female detainees, recanted her earlier statement that she was sexually molested by some members of the military.

Each health worker was handcuffed to a military escort.

Over the weekend, Ofelia Beltran-Balleta, Jane’s mother, who visited her at the military camp, said her daughter told her she was molested.

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