Close  

Welfare group wants Italian envoy’s case moved to DOJ

By: - Reporter / @JeromeAningINQ
/ 06:52 AM May 01, 2014

AMBASSADOR Daniele Bosio in a photo taken from the official website of the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A children’s welfare group assisting the alleged victims of an Italian diplomat has asked for the transfer of the preliminary investigation of the case from the Biñan City prosecutors office to the Department of Justice in Manila.

Prosecutor-General Claro Arellano, head of the DOJ-National Prosecution Service, said representatives of the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation Inc., which is helping the three boys allegedly abused by Italian envoy to Turkmenistan Daniele Bosio, sought the transfer of the venue of the preliminary investigation of the cases of human trafficking and child abuse.

ADVERTISEMENT

“According to them, they can’t secure justice in Biñan as there have been reports of mounting pressure from Italian and local defense counsels,” Arellano explained in a text message to reporters.

The DOJ was still evaluating the request, he added.

The human trafficking and child-abuse cases filed against Bosio, 46, are currently being evaluated by city prosecutor Agripino Baybay.

Police arrested Bosio last April 5 at a resort in Biñan, Laguna. Bahay Tuluyan members, in their complaint to the police, said the diplomat picked up the boys—aged 9, 10 and 12—in Metro Manila and brought them to the place where he was staying.

Officials of the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation claimed that they saw the diplomat “touching and caressing” the children in the swimming pool.

After his arrest, the Italian foreign ministry announced Bosio’s suspension.

RELATED STORY

PH arrests Italian diplomat for child trafficking—ministry 

Originally posted: 9:20 pm | Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bahay Tuluyan, child abuse, Daniele Bosio, Italian Diplomat, Trafficking
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

Lanao del Sur village exec dies in drug bust shootout

September 20, 2019 01:24 PM

newsinfo

PNP suspends hunt for GCTA-freed convicts

September 20, 2019 01:14 PM

newsinfo

5 GCTA-freed convicts surrender in Calabarzon

September 20, 2019 01:14 PM

business

Asian shares mostly higher as China cuts loan rate

September 20, 2019 01:09 PM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.