MANILA - The Department of Justice said no important documents were missing after former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre left his office.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said their initial inquiry revealed only unimportant papers and waste were shredded after Aguirre's resignation.
"Our inquiry is still being completed, but our initial findings show that only waste and unimportant papers, such as drafts, duplicate copies, invitations, magazines and the like had been disposed of," he said in a statement.
"No case files or official documents seem to be missing from the Department as of this time, unless we discover otherwise as we go along in the future," he added.
Photos of several plastic bags filled with the supposed shredded Department of Justice (DOJ) documents made the rounds online last week, with Aguirre calling reports about it "downright malicious."
Aguirre also denied ordering the disposal of said documents, adding that the shredding of documents "could have been done to prepare the office for the incoming Justice Secretary." - with a report from Johnson Manabat, ABS-CBN News