The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Prosecution Service (NPS) will request for the transfer of the trial venue to Metro Manila of the suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who are currently detained in
According to Prosecutor General Claro A. Arellano, if the Supreme Court (SC) approves the motion for the "transfer of trial venue," they will file, they will then request for the transfer of the detention facility of the accused.
Arellano said that such action will be made by the DOJ following the request of Zamboanga City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco to transfer to
the suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who are detained in the local
detention facility. Manila
The bombing incident in
last Friday where two persona were killed and 52 others injured was suspected
to have something to do with the plans of 57 inmates to escape from prison in
the area. Zamboanga City
Arellano explained that the prosecution previously requested in 2010 that from Basilan, the trial venue of the accused be transferred to
However, he said, the SC approved the transfer of the trial venue to
Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima said that she has already informed President Benigno S. Aquino III about the action to be made by the DOJ.