UP to analyze soil sample from DOJ construction site

December 12, 2022 Hector Lawas 148 views

THE University of the Philippines (UP) College of Archaeology has collected soil samples for analysis from the construction site at the Department of Justice (DOJ) compound in Manila, where skeletal remains presumably belonging to three to five persons have been accidentally unearthed recently.

“We’re doing it very soon. Nag-sample na ata ang archaelogy ng UP. They took a sample already of the soil para alam nila kung kailangan pa naming mag-explore,” Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla on Monday said in a chance interview.

Excavation work for the construction of the DOJ library came to a complete halt after the skeletal remains were recovered two weeks ago.

In 2005, the DOJ recovered at least five skulls and human bones from a different site.

It has been said that Japanese soldiers used a garrison once stood at the DOJ building in the early 1940s during World War II.