Probe on leaked hostage report not a priority-A A +A
Saturday, September 25, 2010
MANILA -- Malacañang will likely not order an investigation on the leakage of the report submitted by the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) despite the call of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for a probe.
While President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is already aware of the leakage, Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said the legal group of the Palace would instead prioritize on reviewing the 83-page report.
“Given the very little time, I think the Executive Secretary would concentrate on the review rather than other issues that have been cropping up in connection to the IIRC recommendation,” Valte said on government-run dzRB radio.
De Lima earlier said that the person who leaked the IIRC report may face administrative and disciplinary sanctions.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and Presidential Legal Counsel Eduardo De Mesa meanwhile hope to finish the review before Aquino arrives from his working visit at the United States next week. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)