DOJ to start sending subpoenas to Robredo, 35 others

News Philippines Jul 26, 2019 at 2:40 pm

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By Lian Buan

MANILA–The Department of Justice (DOJ) will soon start sending out subpoenas to Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 others, including sitting lawmakers of the Liberal Party, as the panel of prosecutors start hearing an inciting to sedition complaint filed against them over the viral Bikoy videos.

Included in the 36 respondents are priests Father Flaviano Villanueva, Father Albert Alejo, Father Robert Reyes; Bishops Honesto Ongtioco, Teodoro Bacani Jr, Pablo Virgilio David, and Socrates Villegas; and former education secretary Brother Armin Luistro.

Among the other respondents are Senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros; former senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Bam Aquino; and Otso Diretso senatorial candidates Chel Diokno, Florin Hilbay, Gary Alejano, Romulo Macalintal, Samira Gutoc and Erin Tañada.

Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said on Wednesday, July 24, that the panel of prosecutors has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to provide them with an address of the respondents.

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