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Matrabaho kasi: Calida wants more time to gather records of 3,000 ‘tokhang’ victims

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Solicitor General Jose Calida has asked the Supreme Court (SC) for more time to submit the list and details of all of 3,806 persons killed in anti-drug operations from July 1 to Nove4mber 30 of 2017.

In a motion submitted before the SC, Calida prayed that the high tribunal allow his office until June 25 “to submit the other documents required by this Honorable Court.”

“The respondents need additional time to submit the other documents required by the Court because said documents will still be collected and validated,” he explained.

So far, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) submitted 86 documents in compliance with the order issued by the SC.

The SC sought the documents relating to all the 3,806 killed during the oral arguments it conducted in 2017 over the consolidated petitions filed by the Center for International Law (CenterLaw) and the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG).

CenterLaw and FLAG filed the petitions to stop the illegal drug operations which already resulted in the deaths of numerous suspected drug suspects.