THE individuals behind the leakage of the "confidential" memorandum for the Bureau of Corrections (Bucor) in relation to the alleged restoration of the privileges of high-profile inmates detained at a military facility will face administrative charges, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

On Monday, the DOJ directed Bucor chief Benjamin Delos Santos to "immediately" probe the leakage of the memorandum issued by the BuCor's Chief of Legal Office dated December 9.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has also ordered the Bucor chief to file administrative charges to those officials or employees involved.

The memorandum circulated in the media last week after Senator Leila De Lima accused Aguirre of giving the inmates special perks after they testified against her in the congressional probe last September.

The confidential memorandum disclosed the findings of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that high-profile inmates detained at the AFP custodial center, including Herbert Colanggo and Peter Co, continue to enjoy lavish lifestyles like the use of electronic gadgets, television sets, internet, and air conditioning units. (SunStar Philippines)