De Lima: More cases to pursue after filing of first batch of plunder raps




03:10 PM September 16th, 2013

By: Kristine Angeli Sabillo, September 16th, 2013 03:10 PM

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Monday they still have a lot to do and more cases to pursue after the first batch of plunder complaints are filed.

In a short speech after a Mass for whistle-blowers at the National Bureau of Investigation, De Lima thanked everyone who helped in the “historic” endeavor.

“Hindi pa tapos. Marami pa kaming gagawin (It’s not over yet. We still have many things to do),” she said, adding they would still have to pursue the cases with the Ombudsman.

De Lima thanked the 16 whistle-blowers (10 were present during the Mass) and their lawyer Levito Baligod, who were instrumental in building cases against those involved in the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund.

The Justice Secretary lauded their efforts and those of NBI officials and personnel who worked on the cases amid the possibility of putting their lives on danger.

“I know a majority of the people support our filing of such charges,” she said.

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