SENATE President Franklin Drilon sees the need to find out the truth behind reported “midnight resolutions” being issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
An anti-corruption group, Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment (FATE), last week expressed serious concern that there would be last-minute reversal of decisions on cases before the administration of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte takes office on June 30.
“Dapat tingnan kung may katotohanan ito [It is necessary to determine if there is truth behind it]” Drilon said in radio interview also last week.
FATE spokesman Jo Perez earlier claimed to have received reports that acting DOJ
Secretary Emmanuel Caparas was meddling in several cases pending with the Justice department.
Perez said certain resolutions are allegedly being rewritten and revised in order to favor certain parties.
But Caparas, in a recent news conference, denied the allegation and even challenged the group behind the accusation to face him and show him what they are talking about.
“Please… be responsible about it because if you don’t know how to be responsible about it, [you]might as well shut up,” he said.
Incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 3rd, had expressed willingness to look into the matter, saying he will immediately order an investigation of the “midnight resolutions.”
Aguirre at the same time challenged FATE to substantiate its claim.