The system has corrupted not only Bureau of Corrections personnel but also the other prisoners, who are said to jockey among themselves for the privilege of “protecting” the drug lords.
Less than two years remain of the P-Noy presidency, and Secretary Leila de Lima has been with the Department of Justice for over four years.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s statement that she would stop investigating the corruption charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay only if the President or the Ombudsman would order her to stop was a loaded one.
When the sideshow to the criminal trial becomes more eventful than the trial itself, you know that the proceedings are in deep trouble. What disarray has engulfed the Maguindanao massacre trial, in which an unprecedented 194 individuals led by members of the powerful Ampatuan clan are in the dock for the murder of 58 people, 34 of them media workers, in November 2009.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Sex videos were “thrown in” in an attempt to block the confirmation of Leila de Lima’s appointment as justice secretary.