"House panel approves creation of Forensic Science Institute" (Congress.gov.ph)

 

From the article link:  http://congress.gov.ph/press/details.php?pressid=10291

The House committee on higher and technical education chaired by Rep. Ann Hofer (District, Zamboanga Sibugay) approved a bill which seeks to create a Forensic Science Institute or FSI in the University of the Philippines.

The panel approved subject to style and amendments House Bill No. 417 entitled “An Act Establishing The Forensic Science Institute In The University Of The Philippines System, Defining Its Functions and Appropriating Funds Therefor” authored by Rep Evelina Escudero (1st District, Sorsogon).

In her sponsorship speech, Escudero said she re-sponsored the bill which she filed in the 15th Congress because of the recent case on DNA testing involving the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos.

“I think this is just appropriate that we have this particular institute to be established in the University of the Philippines (UP),” she explained...