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Rules relaxed for release of cleared accused in drug raps — DoJ chief By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/03/2012 Justice Secretary Leila de Lima announced yesterday that she has relaxed the rules on the release of persons accused of drug charges a year after regaining full authority over disposition of drug-related cases. Last year, President Aquino issued issued Administrative Order (AO) No. 8 repealing Administrative Order No. 253 issued by former President Arroyo which gave the Office of the President the power to automatically review the decisions and resolutions of the justice secretary covering dismissed drug-related complaints. AO No. 8 mandates that all cases pending before the Office of the President shall be returned to the DoJ for their appropriate disposition.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rules relaxed for release of cleared accused in drug raps — DoJ chief

By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/03/2012

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima announced yesterday that she has relaxed the rules on the release of persons accused of drug charges a year after regaining full authority over disposition of drug-related cases.

Last year, President Aquino issued issued Administrative Order (AO) No. 8 repealing Administrative Order No. 253 issued by former President Arroyo which gave the Office of the President the power to automatically review the decisions and resolutions of the justice secretary covering dismissed drug-related complaints.

AO No. 8 mandates that all cases pending before the Office of the President shall be returned to the DoJ for their appropriate disposition..... MORE

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