PHOTO RELEASE: Witness protection a moral imperative

WITNESS PROTECTION A MORAL IMPERATIVE: Sen. Jinggoy Estrada raises the need to provide additional security for potential witnesses in the case of abused househelp Elvie Vergara to ensure that they can testify freely. Estrada made this call following a recent attempt on the life of Vergara’s former colleague identified only as “Dodong”, who expressed his willingness to testify against employers France and Pablo “Jerry” Ruiz. “Protecting the witnesses is not just a legal obligation, it is a moral imperative,” Estrada stated in a privilege speech on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.” (Bibo Nueva España/Senate PRIB)