Statement of Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on the confidential nature of the sinumpaang salaysay of Mark Anthony B. Ventura which he submitted to the WPP relative to the alleged hazing of Horacio ''Atio'' Castillo III

October 27, 2017| Category: News

Under Section 7 of Republic Act No. 6981, AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A WITNESS PROTECTION, SECURITY AND BENEFIT PROGRAM AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, no information or documents given or submitted in support of an application for admission to the WPP shall be released except upon written order of the Department or the proper court.

As of this statement, the Office of the Secretary of the DOJ has not issued any written order authorizing the release of any copy of the Sinumpaang Salaysay of Marc Anthony B. Ventura which he submitted to the Witness Protection Program.

Any copy of the Sinumpaang Salaysay obtained by anyone and released publicly is a clear violation of the law and will be dealt with accordingly.

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