Remulla to act on request to replace prosecutors in NegOr

March 20, 2023 Hector Lawas 113 views

JUSTICE Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla vowed on Monday to take action on a request to replace state prosecutors in the conflict-ridden Negros Oriental province, where the assassination of provincial Governor Roel Degamo led to the deaths of several civilians took place.

“We are working on it,” Remulla said during a press briefing with Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr., adding, “As many as necessary,” when asked about the number of public prosecutors who would be affected by the revamp.

According to Remulla, the “goal is to eliminate familiarity so that people will not perceive (the prosecutors as) bias.” He also underscored the need to distance those who previously held positions in order to ensure fairness and eliminate public doubt.

The relatives of the slain Degamo had suggested that prosecutors in the province be replaced.

During the incident, heavily armed suspects wearing camouflage uniforms attacked Degamo while he was meeting with beneficiaries of the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) at his residence in Pamplona town, resulting in the deaths of eight people.