Secretary of Justice Raul Gonzalez should be treated as a suspect

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez is creating an independent body that will investigate the allegations of bribery against Chief State Prosecutor Jovencito Zuño, Undersecretary of Justice Ricardo Blancaflor, State Prosecutors John Resado and Misael Ladaga.

According to the news, the panel will be composed of two retired Supreme Court Justices and the College of Law Dean of San Beda Virgilio Jara.

I only have this to say: the investigation will never be complete unless Secretary Raul Gonzalez is treated as a suspect and included in the investigation.

I will no longer elaborate on this, instead, if you do not mind, refer you to my previous article (click HERE) where I discussed this matter. Let me just mention that Secretary Raul Gonzalez admitted to have received a call from Felisberto Verano, lawyer  of  Richard Brodett,  Jorge Joseph,  and Joseph Tecson (“The Alabang Boys”) before Verano sent to Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, through Undersecretary of Justice Ricardo Blancaflor, through State Prosecutor John Resado, the controversial draft decision dismissing the Alabang Boys.

This fact has not been mentioned in the news again and in the interviews with Justice Secretary aired on TV. Why this is ignored is something that is surprising me.

I agree with the deputy presidential spokesman Anthony Golez, who, unlike Secretary Gonzalez and the members of the State Prosecutor’s Office, said that “There’s no point of having or taking a leave of absence from the PDEA side because they are not the ones being accused.”