CHEERS to ABS-CBN 2’s XXX for exposing last May 18 former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste’s trips outside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
XXX captured exclusive videos of Leviste in front of his office-residence in Makati where he had killed his former employee Rafael de las Alas. Leviste was convicted of homicide in 2009 for killing de las Alas and sentenced up to 12 years in prison. The investigative program also videotaped Leviste in other public places.
The monitoring of Leviste was based on a tip to the XXX team.
The expose led the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the alleged “special treatment” given not only to Leviste but to all other prisoners.
After the videos were aired, the DOJ Secretary ordered the immediate arrest of Leviste. He is now back in the maximum security facility—away from his rest house—like home in the NBP compound.