G&A lawyers Val Guzman and Alexander Acain Jr. virtually appeared in the Senate hearing today March 21, 2022, of the Committee on Dangerous Drugs and Public Order. The lawyers appeared as counsel for one of those who were invited by the Senate to testify at the third public hearing and investigation in aid legislation to express views and comments regarding the disappearance of the 34 cockfighting enthusiasts or “sabungeros”. The Senate panel allowed the appearance of lawyers and witnesses virtually through Webex which is the platform of choice of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs has an ongoing investigation on the topic “Investigation in aid of Legislation on the rising number of missing persons allegedly involved in sabong and e-sabong related incidents based on news reports”.

The Philippine Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs is a standing committee of the Senate of the Philippines. It was known as the Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs until November 9, 2010.

According to the Rules of the Senate, the committee handles all matters relating to:

  • Peace and order
  • The Philippine National Policy
  • The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
  • The Bureau of Fire Protection
  • Private security agencies
  • Use, sale, acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture, and distribution of prohibited and regulated drugs and other similar substances as provided for under pertinent laws
  • Prosecution of offenders, and rehabilitation of drug users and dependents, including the formulation of drug-related policies.

The Chairman of the Committee is Senator Ronald Dela Rosa of the political partly PDP–Laban.


Senate of the Philippines
Public Hearing

March 21, 2022, Senate Session Hall 2, Senate Building

Guzman Acain represents witnesses who are invited or subpoenaed by the Senate to testify in the public hearings in aid of legislation. Contact us immediately if you received a letter of invitation or Subpoena from the Senate. Let’s talk.


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