Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has requested the Supreme Court to move to captured members of the native terrorist group Maute to Taguig City in addition to maintain the trial there.
“In the interest of the safety of our personnel, to provide proper detention facilities to apprehended members of the Maute Group and to serve the ends of justice, may we request that the Regional Trial Court in Taguig City be designed as the court to try, and decide all cases and incidents arising from the Maute takeover of Marawi City,” learn Aguirre letter dated June 13 and addressed to SC Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
“In relation thereto, that the Special Intensive Care Area (SICA) located at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City be designated as the detention facility for apprehended members of the Maute Group as the same houses high profile and dangerous individuals,” he requested.
Earlier, the excessive tribunal junked his request to kind particular courts outdoors Mindanao to attempt circumstances involving the Maute’s takeover on Marawi City.
The SC as a substitute issued an order to “designate the Regional Trial Court of Cagayan de [Oro] City to hear, try, and decide all cases and incidents arising from the Maute Group takeover of Marawi City.”