(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Bernardette S. Sto. Domingo
The Department of Justice (DoJ) has ordered the conduct of preliminary investigations on the coup d'etat charges filed against opposition Senator Gregorio B. Honasan, in effect, junking a motion seeking to clarify DoJ's jurisdiction to investigate the case.
In an order dated Sept. 10, 2003, a copy of which was obtained yesterday by reporters, the DoJ also directed Mr. Honasan to file his counter-affidavit and controverting documents on or before Sept. 23 in view of additional evidence submitted by the government.
On Aug. 27, 2003, Mr. Honasan through his lawyer, Daniel …