The Department of Justice (DOH) is set to deport the four Japanese fugitives next week since additional cases have been dismissed. 

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said that two of the three cases involving two Japanese detainees were dismissed by Bacolod courts.

The cases included violence against women and children, but Remulla did not provide more information.

The Japanese government has been in close contact with the Philippines’ Department of Justice to process the deportation of the four Japanese nationals who are currently detained at the Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility. One of the suspects, believed to be alias “Luffy,” is alleged to be the mastermind of a string of robbery operations in Japan.

The Taguig Metropolitan Trial Court also confirmed Friday that a light threat case against a certain Toshiya Fujita was also rejected. He is reportedly one of the four Japanese nationals set for deportation.

“The other ones will be heard on Tuesday morning and we expect to start deporting next week,” Remulla said.

“Two are clear already. But we want everybody cleared by next week and we’re working toward that end,” the DOJ chief continued.


Ronald Espartinez