MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Risa Hontiveros wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the allegation of a jail inmate that high-profile prisoners who died at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) were killed and not COVID-19 patients.
“These concerns are not just alarming but strike at the heart of our criminal justice system,” Hontiveros said in a statement issued on Wednesday. “I call on the DOJ to immediately investigate these serious revelations even if it will eventually mean a total overhaul of our correctional system.”
Hontiveros also urged her Senate colleagues to investigate the matter.
“Let us exercise our oversight powers, investigate where necessary, and uncov…
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