ART SON/ BENJAMIN CUARESMA
MANILA — Lawyer Atty. Larry Gadon and former lawmaker Atty. Glenn Chong (center, photo below) defend the Forensic Laboratory Division of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) regarding the impending removal of the division’s budget. Gadon said Senators Franklin Drilon and Sonny Angara are both committing obstruction of justice for blocking the budget of the said laboratory.
Dr. Erwin Erfe, chief of the PAO Forensic Laboratory Division, called the senators’ move as brazen abuse of power. Since it started in 2004, the PAO Forensic Laboratory Division has provided free service to around 13 million poor Filipinos. (AI/FC/MTVN)