Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has lauded the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to grant his request to attempt to detain members of the Maute terrorist group in Taguig City as an alternative of Cagayan de Oro City (CDO).
“That is great news for DOJ and its panels of prosecutors in CDO,” he mentioned in a press release.
“It will solve a lot of problems like where the detainees are to be confined and whether we are going to rent a new place to hold the inquests and conduct preliminary investigations,” he added.
During its joint session, the SC on Tuesday (July 18) granted his request to transfer to the Regional Trial Court of the National Capital Judicial Region stationed in Taguig City, as an alternative of the Regional Trial Court of Cagayan de Oro City, “to speedily act on all prosecutions and incidents arising from the violent the incidents in Marawi City involving the Maute Group.”
The excessive tribunal additionally gave approval to his different request to designate “the Special Intensive Care Area located along Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, instead of Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, as the temporary detention facility of any suspects, subject to its instruction to the BJMP (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology) to expedite the relocation of any suspects to a suitable detention facility.”