Only one body should investigate Korean’s escape, says De Lima


Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila De Lima ordered the Bureau of Immigration to stop its investigation into the escape of a wanted Korean national, saying only one body should conduct the probe.

“I will be issuing a memorandum to the Bureau of Immigration to discontinue with its internal investigation so that there will be no conflict, no confusion and no overlapping,” De Lima told reporters Tuesday.

De Lima said she has formed an investigating body to find out how Park Sung Jun managed to slip out of the country last March 18.

The body is composed of Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Aileen Marie Gutierrez, as head,  Investigation Agent III Jonathan Mengullo of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Graft Division, and Investigation Agent V Don Hernandez of the NBI’s Cybercrime Division, she said.

Park Sung Jun, who is wanted for an investment scam in South Korea,  sneaked out of the country last March 18.

Immigration spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said the Korean had been the subject of a manhunt by immigration operatives but managed to elude arrest.

De Lima said she also wanted the Bureau of Immigration, particularly its Intelligence Division, to turn over to the Department of Justice all records and information it has gathered during its investigation.

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  • Barak_O

    wrong grammer si daldalima
    magcelebration mga fans ni little girl

    • boypalaban

      in fairness kay delima…si T3 ang nagsabi niyan…si Tetch Torres Tupas

  • tyurl

    Ang labo ng ingles ng title… LoL.. “Only one body should investigation Korean’s escape, says De Lima”

  • John Sulayman

    Ghaddammit inquirer, proofread your articles please. “Only one body should INVESTIGATE Korean’s escape, says De Lima”

  • boypalaban

    ” Only one body should investigation Korean’s escape, says De Lima”

    ayos sa title…

  • rudy_boy

    “Immigration spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said
    the Korean had been the subject of a manhunt by immigration
    operatives but managed to elude arrest. “

    Subject to manhunt by immigration, but Park possessed Working
    Visa issued by Immigration.

    Subject to manhunt by immigration, but Park exited NAIA
    escorted by Immigration personnel.

    90 million plus Filipinos, including the President of the Republic
    was SHAMED by this government agency, yet to date no one get suspended ……. only

    BRAVO !

  • noypi_07

    Good move by De Lima, pero sana maparusahan naman iyung mga gov’t officials na na-involve.

  • Joseph St John

    Some immigration people must be looking the other way for letting the Korean wanted by his country to escape from the Philippines.

  • disqusted0fu

    The Department of Selective Justice is once again too late. The only time De Lima and her people are effective is when they have to give justice to Pnoy’s KKK, or when they have to persecute Pnoy’s foe. Other than that, De Lima is usually a failure as the Justice Secretary.

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