MANILA, Philippines— The Senate has every right to detain the three officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) for being evasive in the chamber’s ongoing probe on the early release of convicts.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III made this assertion on Thursday after the three officials questioned before the Court of Appeals their detention at the Senate.
The three BuCor officials involved are legal chief Frederic Anthony Santos, BuCor records division head Ramoncito Roque and Ursicio Cenas, medical officer at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) hospital.
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