THOMASIAN Jesuit priest Fr. Albert Alejo is facing kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges aside from the inciting sedition case filed by the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

The charges were based on the complaint of 43-year-old Guillermina Lalic Barrido, also known as “Guillermina Arcillas” from Davao del Norte, according to the authorities.

Barrido claimed Alejo was among the four individuals who accompanied her to the convent.

She claimed that she was kidnapped and detained in the Convent of Canossian Sisters and was transferred to the Holy Spirit Convent for 14 days last December 2016.

The complainant also said she was forced to sign a “ready-made” affidavit linking President Rodrigo Duterte to corruption, narcotics and a death squad.

Charges were also filed against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, lawyer Jude Sabio and a certain “Sister Ling” of the Convent of Canossian Sisters before the Department of Justice on Aug. 15.

Alejo is one of 36 individuals facing inciting to sedition charges due to an alleged “destablization plot” against the government, involving the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos of Peter Advincula, or “Bikoy.”

The Jesuit priest stressed the need to resist government attacks against critics during a solidarity Mass for the accused individuals in July.

“It is not enough that we take care of those who are dead. We have to investigate who led the act of killings. [W]e must resist the temptation of disconnecting doing good and seeking the truth,” Alejo said.


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