MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Saturday called for the establishment of a forensic DNA database in the Philippines to aid in investigation and resolution of crimes.
The senator, former Philippine National Police chief, filed Senate Bill No. 1577 or Forensic DNA Database Act which states that DNA technology will help in establishing “identity and prosecution of criminals.”
Dela Rosa said the DNA system will also be used to clear suspects and exonerate persons who are wrongly convicted of a crime.
The database will also include data on “paternity and other family relationships and the identification of disaster victims and missing persons.”
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