Krista Miller, the Filipino starlet, was caught visiting convicted drug lord Ricardo “Chaca” Camata in a hospital outside New Bilibid Prison.
Miller is infamous for allegedly being behind the separation of actors Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz last year.
Department of Justice undersecretary Francisco Baraan confirmed to the Philippine Inquirer that Miller visited Camata, along with dancers.
Camata was rushed to the hospital on May 28 due to a lung ailment.
Baraan said that a jail guard revealed what happened in the room, although it’s unclear why the visit was allowed. Officials also reviewed CCTV footage, and saw Miller and the two female dancers visiting Camata.
“The video cannot lie,” Baraan said, noting that Camata didn’t appear sick in the video.
Miller met Camata inside prison during the Flower Festival event last month, where the starlet was a guest.
The Department of Justice, which relieved NBP Superintendent Fajardo Lansangan and 12 guards this week, may summon Miller over the visit.
Baraan is set to complete his report into Camata’s hospitalization and the visit on Friday, after which he’ll submit it to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, reported ABS-CBN. He’s only waiting reports from doctors and officials of the NBP about why Camata was hospitalized.
“I sent today my memo to the doctors and to Lansangan to explain why Camata and the other inmates were granted an emergency pass to be referred to an outside hospital — meaning a hospital outside NBP,” he told reporters.
“The strict protocol is for the Secretary of Justice to give a prior written clearance for outside hospitalization… when it’s really an emergency case meaning a life and death situation on the part of the inmate.”
He stressed that only close family members and individuals should have been allowed to visit Camata.
“One of them stayed up until the wee hours of the morning. What’s the reason, we do not know, we can only speculate. Krista Miller stayed there for more than one hour,” Baraan said.
He confirmed that Miller and the two dancers, who haven’t been identified, may be summoned by the Department of Justice.