"The job given to me as a spokesman was merely to educate the public on rights of the accused, the right to counsel, the right to be confronted with the witnesses in the proper legal setting. What happened was, I just simply couldn't do the work, and when the time comes you just say that you can't," Fortun said in an interview on "Abunda & Aquino Tonight" on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
As you all know, he has resigned as a spokesman of Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo last Sunday. Many of his bashers online are now congratulating him for his decision, they said, he did the right thing when he resigned as a spokesman of Cedric's camp last Sunday through the showbiz-oriented talk show Buzz Ng Bayan hosted by Boy Abunda, Carmina Villaroel and Janice De Belen.
Before he sent a letter to Buzz Ng Bayan which was read by Boy Abunda, Atty. Raymond Fortun, one of the best lawyers in the country, has had an encounter with the brave Filipino journalist Tony Cavento. The issue has already been dismissed by both parties, in fact, Atty. Fortun has already sent an apology to Tony Calvento.
"I received a personal message from Atty. Raymond Fortun which I would like to share with you. I accept his apology and offered mine too. We can be standing on different grounds without fighting. We can agree to disagree, without being disagreeable. Good luck to you Atty. Fortun," Tony Calvento confirmed.
Aside from the netizens who follow the case of Cedric, actor-TV host Vhong Navarro who is still in a safe place also got shocked by his resignation. While he was watching Buzz, Vhong Navarro, the victim of a mauling incident in Forbeswood Condominium last Jan. 22, immediately contacted Tony Calvento and expressed his happiness for Atty. Fortun's resignation. The call was confirmed by Tony Calvento on his Facebook page.
"Received a call from Vhong personally, just a few minutes ago. He feels that justice is getting closer now that Atty Raymond Fortun has pulled out," Tony Calvento posted after he received a call from Navarro during that Sunday afternoon. Truly, Mr. Calvento is an angel to Vhong. Based on his statement, he offered his services to Vhong for free. Great job, Tony, may your tribe increase.
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