VP Binay chimes in on passport row

28 Oct

By Dharel Placido

MANILA – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday questioned the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to seek the cancellation of the passports of the respondents in the pork barrel scam.

Speaking to reporters at the San Antonio National High School in Makati City where he was set to vote, Binay said DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima may have misinterpreted Republic Act 8239 or the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 when her department asked the Department of Foreign Affairs to cancel the passports of the respondents.

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