Published - Prisons chief Diokno suspension sought
By Nikko Dizon, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima would have wanted Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Ernesto Diokno put on preventive suspension for former Batangas Governor Antonio Leviste’s alleged abuse of his “living out” arrangement at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP).
But Diokno is an appointee of President Aquino, and he has a right to due process, De Lima yesterday pointed out to the Inquirer. “I can only recommend his preventive suspension to the President, who has disciplinary powers over [him],” she said.
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