The House committee on justice plans to conduct back to back hearing on September 20 and 21 regarding drugs proliferated inside the New Bilibid Prison during the stint of Senator Leila De Lima.

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The DOJ has been exposed for widespread drug use, violence, and corruption among the inmates and prison guards.

During the time of Leila De Lima as justice secretary, there are 30 inspections at the prison called “Oplan Galugad”

President Duterte alleged that De Lima had links to the drug trade in the prison, and said that she collected money from drug lords, funding her senatorial campaign last 2016 election.

After the hearing last Monday, when she presented Motobato a key witness, Leila De Lima was ousted as chairperson of the Senate committee on justice and human rights.

“With or without an invitation, I will not attend that hearing. I will not even send any representative, lawyer or even an observer,” De Lima said in a text message to rappler.

There will be 30 witnesses to present before congressmen, and Aguirre promised an “explosive” congressional.

High profile robbery gang leader Herbert Colangco and other high profile inmates are expected to appear on Tuesday.

Aguirre said,”Yes, there is basis [to file charges] based on the affidavits. A complaint may be filed and this will undergo preliminary investigation. The nature is on violation on drugs law, [and possibly] anti-graft,” (READ: DOJ ayes criminal raps vs De Lima)

“No, this is not personal. Why would we resort to personal attacks? If you look closely at the resolution I filed, she was not mentioned. The resolution is the widespread use of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison under her supervision,” said Alvarez.

Source: Rappler.com

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