De Lima to hand over NBI report on Quezon shooting to Aquino



Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila de Lima will hand to President Aquino on Wednesday, the much-awaited report of the National Bureau of Investigation on the Jan. 6 shooting in Atimonan, Quezon, that left 13 members of an alleged criminal group dead.

De Lima told reporters that she was expecting the NBI to finally submit to her the report of its almost month-long investigation of the shooting, in which even President Aquino suspected foul play.

She earlier said the NBI report had already gone beyond 300 pages.

De Lima said on Tuesday, she intended to read the report first before giving it to President Aquino.

“I intend to submit the NBI report tomorrow (Wednesday). Just the other day, the President had asked me about the report and I told him I would give it to him on Wednesday,” she told reporters.

De Lima declined from answering questions on the results of the investigation.

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  • Michelle

    Best Performers among the Cabinet Members- Sec. De Lima, MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino and   DOH Asst. Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag! 

    • parefrank

      De Lima? Just remember the Corona case. Best performing how Noy wanted it, not best to the law.

      • Dawn Dare

        And you expected Corona to be absolved? Get real.

  • palakasantayo

    Darn it… it should have gone directly to the president. Any disruption of the flow of information will mostly be tainted and the public will be suspicious.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Tutulugan yan ni pnoy at hindi mapapanagot si maratrat at dumlao! ang takot niya lang kay ping! Hindi pa kasuhan kung kakasuhan! bakit si pnoy ba magdedemanda hindi ang taong bayan?

  • parefrank

    If the findings show a criminal guilt of the police and soldiers, Noy has nothing to do with.Even he was given a Dr. jur Honoris Causa, he does not know the laws, is not a prosecutor and not a judge. No matter that he acted like such against GMA and Corona. If there is proof of goilt, and clearly tere is, then arrest all of them and submit the case to a court. Noy has nothing to do with the judiciary. Except that he has the power to appoint, like to the SCC, people who should interprete the laws in his favor.

  • rethinking_madness

    Leila de Lima also submitted the report on the Luneta hostage-tragedy to BS Aquino.
    Expect some people below the KKK be sacrificed in the yellow altar of daang matuwid.
    The untouchables are untouchables. What’s new? 

  • JasonBieber

    You know what could have helped prevent this incident from occurring…had PNoy stepped up and been pro-active and really dedicated his administration in ending jueteng then maybe the shoot-out would not have took place.

    PNoy says he’ll end jueteng but he hasn’t really don’t much in terms of action in doing so. He once again is a little too late.

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