Parojinog wants to stay in Crame

February 19, 2020

Detained former Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog yesterday opposed her transfer from the Philippine National Police Custodial Center (PNPCC) in Camp Crame to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. 

In a formal opposition filed before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 95, Parojinog, who is being held on charges of drugs and illegal possession of firearms, disclosed that contrary to the prosecution’s claim, there is no special treatment being accorded to her at the PNPCC.  

Furthermore, Parojinog pointed out that she is still being considered as a high-value target and high risk detainee, and such circumstances, according to her, have not changed since her arrest.  

“For these reasons, and in the spirit of compassion and humanity, the accused humbly begs for the outright dismissal of the prosecution’s subject motion, and for her continued detention in the PNPCC during the duration of trial, and until she proves her innocence, “ Parojinog said.  

In a motion, prosecutors said the custodial center was merely a temporary holding facility for arrested persons, and that those awaiting or undergoing trial should be detained by the BJMP, which runs local jails.