LOOK: The PAO Calls Out Hontiveros for refusing to turn over Kian's Witnesses

August 24, 2017

The Public Attorney Office(PAO) called on Senator Risa Hontiveros for refusing to return witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos.

According to a report on Unang Balita on Thursday, PAO chief Persida Acosta criticized Hontiveros, saying the PAO, together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), has the mandate to protect the three witnesses because the Delos Santos family has chosen the PAO to handle their complaint.

Hontiveros said witnesses of a 17-year-old murder, two of whom were minors, had first sought help from his office.

The three witnesses, two of them 13 and 16, were brought to the Child Protection Unit of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila, where representatives from the NBI and the Commission on Human Rights took their statements about Killing.

Acosta said the senator had to return the custody of the DOJ witnesses

According to the police, he was a drug suspect and fired at them while they closed him. Delos Santos was killed in a police operation in Caloocan City on August 16. The relatives and those who know that this is not how the incident happened

The PAO said they will help the Delos Santos family to give justice to Kian's , and to be held responsible

SOURCE: gmanetwork


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