Lawyer invites Leni Robredo to produce evidence of the existence of alleged tape, says who makes a controversial claim, bears burden of proving it

ICYMI, VP Leni Robredo accused BBM of masterminding the Aika video scandal to stop the momentum her campaign is gaining a month before the election.

On that note, Atty. Ahmed of the Luminous invited Leni Robredo to produce evidence of the existence of such tape.

Atty. Ahmed reasoned the Robredo cannot just assert the existence of something and then use it to accuse a rival candidate of wrongdoing.

Atty. Ahmed said that as a lawyer, Robredo should know that he/she who makes a controversial claim bears the burden of proving it. Atty. Ahmed also mentioned that evidence in one’s possession if suppressed is called adverse evidence.

As a non-lawyer, I consult Google the meaning of adverse evidence. Google says adverse evidence is evidence that causes a disadvantage, evidence that serves the other side of a court case.

Atty. Ahmed concluded the post saying it appears to him, Robredo does not know any of these things. Hence, he arrived with the conclusion that Robredo would definitely make a good president over at the nursey school.

You may now read Atty. Ahmed’s original FB post below.

I invite Mrs. Robredo to produce evidence of the existence of an alleged sex tape.

She can’t just posit the existence of something and then use it to accuse a rival candidate of —wait, I don’t even know what she is accusing Mr. Marcos of having done. Did he co-make the tape? Did he film it? What did he do?

The very fresh lawyers of yesterday’s vintage would know that she, who makes a controversial claim, has the burden of proving it. They also know that evidence, when in one’s possession, is suppressed, such evidence is adverse.

Mrs. Robredo doesn’t seem to know any of these things. Which is why she’d definitely make a good president over at the nursery school.

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Source: Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan

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