Laguna not for high-profile detainees

The lawmaker representing a district of Laguna province wants to the practice of using the Fort Sto Domingo in Sta Rosa, Laguna, as detention center for high-profile crime suspects which, he said, might soon include fellow lawmakers. Danilo Fernandez, in a speech at the House of Representatives, “Mr Speaker, I don’t want to be the host of the bicameral committee hearing in Cuartel de Sto Domingo.” The practice, he said, sullies the historic nature of the place, known since the Spanish time as Cuartel de Sto Domingo. He said this on the same day that Senate President Franklin Drilon proposed that hearings into the case of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles be conducted at Fort Sto Domingo, where she is detained.

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