Boying orders NBI to prioritize VP Sara’s request for PHSA probe

July 13, 2022 Hector Lawas 296 views

JUSTICE Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla has directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to prioritize the investigation into the alleged abuses at the state-run Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) in Laguna.

“We will help VP (Vice President) Sara (Duterte-Carpio),” Remulla said.

“Yes (I will ask the NBI to prioritize the investigation),” he continued.

NBI is the investigation arm of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Duterte-Carpio has recently asked the NBI to conduct a probe and prosecute those involved if necessary.

In a report of Vice World News, a PHSA alumni claimed abuses either committed by teachers, personnel, or fellow students.

The NBI has already created a special team of probers to investigate the alleged abuses.

“Binigay natin ang case sa isang deputy for investigation with instruction to form a special team and act with dispatch. They are directed to submit a report within seven days,” newly-appointed NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Medardo de Lemos said in a message.

The Department of Education (DepEd) has also tapped its Child Protection Unit (CPU) and the Child Rights Education Desk to conduct a similar investigation.