TO: HIS EXCELLENCY, THE REVEREND MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, AND THE LAITY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
RE: ACQUITTAL OF REV. FR. DANIEL ALVARADO BAUL
Greetings of Grace and Peace!
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
We wholeheartedly welcome the acquittal of Rev. Fr. Daniel Alvarado Baul of the charge of two (2) counts of rape (Violation of Article 266-A, Paragraph 1, of the Revised Penal Code, as amended by Republic Act No. 8353) in the criminal case nos. R-ANG-19-01969-CR and R-ANG-19-01970-CR issued by the Regional Trial Court, Third Judicial Region, Branch 61 in Angeles City, Pampanga. After about two (2) years of the cases’ pendency, the court finally ACQUITTED Fr. Baul of the charges against him due to lack of evidence. Based on the Decision of the Court, Fr. Baul was cleared of the two (2) counts of rape filled against him because the complainant did not come to court to testify to prove her accusations against Fr. Baul, despite subpoenas and bench warrant issued by the Court against her. The Decision of the Court vindicates Fr. Baul’s innocence which he has consistently maintained throughout this legal ordeal.
Considering the Court’s authoritative pronouncement, acquitting Rev. Fr. Daniel Alvarado Baul of the two (2) cases filed against him, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Fernando hopes to finally clear the air of whatever malicious imputations have been made against Fr. Baul, which have caused him undue dishonor and discredit, and unfortunately besmirched his reputation and integrity as a member of the Clergy of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga.
As a consequence, we have reinstated Rev. Fr. Daniel Alvarado Baul and allowed him to continue with his priestly ministry. We are grateful for the legal assistance rendered by his lawyers and the support and prayers of family and friends. Let us pray for those who concocted these false charges and wish them peace.
Let us continuously pray the Oratio Imperata to our Santo Cristo del Perdon y Caridad through the intercession of our Virgen de los Remedios, ing Indu ning Kapaldanan! Praying with you for the safety and protection of all the faithful, I remain
One with you as a servant to the servants of the Gospel,
(Sgd.) ✙ FLORENTINO G. LAVARIAS, D.D.
Archbishop of San Fernando
(Sgd.) REV. FR. DANNY Q. NACPIL
30 January 2021