Friday, January 22, 2010


The White House referred the complaint filed on behalf of Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas to the Department of Justice.

Roxas’ lawyer, Arnedo Valera, Esq., furnished this writer a copy of the letter, signed by Teresa McHenry, chief of the Domestic Security Section, Criminal Division, Department of Justice dated Jan. 19, 2010.

The letter acknowledges receipt of the complaint from the White House.

Roxas accused Philippine security agents of abducting and torturing her during a visit to Tarlac in May 2009.

Roxas, 32, was born in Manila but grew up in the Los Angeles, CA area.

McHenry assured Atty Valera that “we will carefully examine the information that you provided”.

“Pursuing justice against the perpetrators of torture and other acts of violence is a mission of the highest importance for the Department of Justice,” she said.

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