Atty. Majed Ungab, LTO Central Visayas chief Victor Emmanuel Caindec and Atty. Ben Cabrido in Cebu, Monday, June 7, 2021. (contributed)

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Central Visayas director has filed cyberlibel cases against five motorcycle dealers owned by the Du Family for alleged defamatory statements against him.

Lawyer Ben Cabrido, legal counsel of LTO regional chief Victor Emmanuel Caindec, filed the complaint at Mandaue City Prosecutor’s Office, Monday, June 7. 

Included in the complaint, Cabrido said, were “five corporations of the Du family” represented by their corporate officers.

The five motorcycle dealers are Desmark Corp.; Du Ek Sam, Inc.; Des Strong Motors, Inc.; Des Marketing, Inc.; and Premio Corp.

Cabrido said there are two complainants in the case: Caindec as a private individual and as LTO Central Visayas director.

The complaint was based on a joint statement posted by the companies owned by the Du family on their respective Facebook pages on February 15, 2021, accusing Caindec of “demanding P500 SOP” from the said dealers. 

Caindic’s complaint included 35 names of the corporate officers and board of directors as respondents. PressOne.PH is withholding their names while waiting for their official statements on the case.

Caindec described the allegations against him as a “fraudulent scheme.” 

“I don’t warn, I fight. They want me out. I want them to go to prison,” he said in a mix of English and Bisaya.

Caindec alleged that the said companies embargoed motorcycles from buyers allegedly without the judicial process during the pandemic. 

“They accumulated wealth by the billions making money from the hardship, the ignorance, and the desperation of so many Filipinos,” he added. Ryan Christopher Sorote