By: Elena Grace Flores
A “comprehensive investigation” into drug syndicates at the New Bilibid Prison that allegedly implicated former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima during her term has been launched by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte in the House of Representatives.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and ten more lawmakers filed House Resolution No. 105 to enable the organization of a probe on the alleged involvement of the previous government while under De Lima’s watch that has been blamed for the advancement of illegal drugs inside the prison facility.
This is their response to De Lima’s chairing of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, leading the Senate investigation into the rising death toll without due process while war against drugs is ongoing.
Majority Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas, Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu, Rizal Rep. Michael John Duavit, Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop, Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, minority leader Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez, Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas, Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Doy Leachon, and Valenzuela Rep. Eric Martinez co-authored the resolution as per The Inquirer..