Longer Prescriptive Period for Prosecution of Graft Cases Eyed

In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s fight against corruption, the Department of Justice said it is supporting a bill in Congress that would increase the prescriptive period for prosecuting graft cases from 15 to 20 years after the commission of the act. This would lessen the chance of a suspect to escape prosecution on technicality. Department officials said that these cases take years to build up because it is the most difficult to investigate…

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