The Department of Justice (DOJ) wants to give a decision prior to November on the objection recorded against Sen. Koko Pimentel by previous University of Makati law dignitary Rico Quicho for supposed infringement of isolate conventions. Equity Secretary Menardo Guevarra said that the examiner leading the starter examination of the grumbling. Assistant State Prosecutor Wendell Bendoval, has coordinated Pimentel and Quicho to submit on Monday their remarks on the extra proof put together by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Quicho documented the objection last April 6 against Pimentel for disregarding Republic Act No. 11332, otherwise called the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act, and its executing rules and other Department of Health (DoH) guidelines. Bendoval presented the case for goal in July following the lead of a primer examination however needed to arrange the re-opening of the starter examination after the NBI submitted last Sept. 4 the discoveries of its examination, including the accommodation of the episode, reports from MMC clinical chief Dr. Saturnino Javier.

“These episode reports were not presented by Atty. Quicho in his grumbling,” said Guevarra who noticed that the complainant just submitted news reports of the occurrence. The Justice Secretary noted that the NBI conducted the investigation after the DoH endorsed the complaint filed by Quicho. “Because of the endorsement by the Department of Health, the NBI obtained from the Makati Medical Center incident reports pertaining to the incident that happened last March involving the senator,” said Guevarra.


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