NATIONAL Broadband Network (NBN) ZTE deal whistleblower Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada may soon be out of the vicinity of La Salle in Mandaluyong City, which became his "home" in the last three years.

Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) issued this statement as the shelter part of the sanctuary program extended to the witness might already end this October.

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"The shelter part might end by semestral break," said Sr. Mary John Mananzan, AMRSP chairperson.

However, she noted that the assistance to Lozada is not completely ending as the other aspects of the program such as the legal and the accompanying part will continue.

"He'll remain in our sanctuary. There is a phase for that so it won't be abrupt," Mananzan added.

The AMRSP official said they still feel concern since the threat in the life of Lozada continues to exist.

"The danger is still there because he'll be the witness in the case against (Romulo) Neri and (Benjamin) Abalos not to mention his 16 harassment cases."

Since Lozada came out and exposed the alleged controversy in 2007, he has been under the custody of AMRSP.

It can be recalled that it was Mananzan's group who provided sanctuary to Lozada.

Lozada, who served as consultant to Neri who was then director general of the National Economic Development Authority at the time of the negotiations of the NBN deal with China's ZTE Corporation, linked the Arroyos particularly former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo to the controversial deal. (FP/Sunnex)