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DOJ Sec. Boying Remulla will not use power to intervene in his son’s illegal drugs case

The letter received most negative reactions from the netizens. Many were calling Remulla to resign.

Department of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla promised not to use his power to intervene in his son’s illegal drug charges.

Juanito Jose Diaz Remulla III got arrested on Tuesday, October 11, around 11:10 AM, conducted by the PDEA and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group at BF Resort Village in Talon Dos, Las Piñas. 

The authorities retrieved a parcel [allegedly] containing P1.3 million worth (US$22,058) of “kush” or high-grade marijuana. 

Cavite governor Jonvic Remulla, confirmed the arrest.

“Si Juanito Jose Diaz Remulla III ay pamangking buo ko po. Siya ay panganay na anak na lalake ni Justice Secretary Boying Remulla. Si Sec Boying po ay nasa Geneva ngayon at pauwi pa lamang bukas,” the governor told reporters.

The Secretary immediately issued a statement in his penmanship on October 13, and said, “I am both a father and the Secretary of Justice, roles that I take very seriously. We all know about unconditional love, but at 38 years old, he will have to face his predicament as a fully emancipated child.”

DOJ Sec. Remulla issues statement on arrest of his son by PDEA in illegal drugs operation.

He said he has to “abide by the Oath of Office I took when I assumed this position.”

He thanked the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for doing its job “without fear or favor.”

“This is a very difficult time for me and my family, but this is nothing compared to what so many Filipinos are going through. I will respect the justice system, and I wish my son a path to redemption,” he wrote.

The letter received most negative reactions from the netizens. Many were calling Remulla to resign.

Meanwhile, Pres. Marcos Jr., on October 15, said that he doesn’t see why Remulla should resign as he hasn’t committed any transgressions.

“I think the calls for him to resign [have] no basis,” he said.

“You call for somebody to resign if he’s not doing his job or that they have misbehaved in that job,” he added.

Before his son’s arrest, Remulla said that red-tagging “was a part of democracy.” During the campaign period, he accused supporters of Leni Robredo of being paid communists.

He is also against the country rejoining the International Criminal Court and rebuked the ICC for “challenging the Philippine justice system” after the latter said it planned to resume the investigation of crimes allegedly committed under Duterte’s drug war.

Written by Charles Teves

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