SC orders DOJ, BuCor, NBI to explain on Boratong’s transfer of detention

MANILA, Jan. 14 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to explain the transfer of detention of Amin Imam Boratong, who was convicted for operating a shabu flea market in Pasig City.

In the consolidated petitions, the SC gave the DOJ, through Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, the NBI and the BuCor a period of 10 days from receipt of notice within which to submit their respective comment on Boratong’s petition for habeas corpus.

On the other hand, the SC dismissed the petition for issuance of a writ of amparo and writ of habeas data filed by Boratong as well as the writ of amparo filed by Atty. Anthony Bombeo on behalf of convicted robber-turned-singer Herbert Colangco.

Both Boratong and Colangco are questioning the basis for their transfer to the NBI detention facility, as well as their “incommunicado” status.

Boratong and Colangco are two of the 19 inmates at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City who are currently at the NBI detention facility following the Dec. 15, 2014 raid conduct by the DOJ.

The said raid, which was first of succeeding similar raids, yielded illegal drugs, gadgets, appliances, sex toys, cash in peso and dollar denominations, private gym and Colangco’s music room. (PNA)