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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Elizabeth L. Sanchez
THE COURT OF APPEALS HAS REopened a criminal case against controversial businessman Dante Tan, a close associate of deposed President Joseph Estrada, in connection with the Best World Resources Corp. (BWRC) stock manipulation scandal of 1999.
In a ruling it issued last Feb. 22, the appellate court's 17th Division reinstated the criminal case against Tan and ordered the Pasig City Regional Trial Court to conduct a trial immediately.
The Court of Appeals also threw out two rulings of Pasig trial court judge Briccio Ygana who first dismissed criminal charges against Tan and then later denied a …