Demonyo kayo! De Lima cries foul over drug link allegations
In an interview over DZMM, De Lima dismissed anew the allegations thrown at her by critics.
“Wala silang hinto sa kakasinungaling nila. Iba-iba ang mga kwento nila. Nahuhuli sila mismo sa mga pinagagawa nila na iniiba-iba nila ang storya kasi puro nga ho imbento ang mga story na ‘yan,” De Lima said.
Earlier, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre revealed that high-profile inmates from the New Bilibid Prison have 'volunteered' to testify against De Lima at the House of Representatives inquiry set on Tuesday this week.
The inmates are expected to divulge information about De Lima's alleged transactions with the drug lords at Bilibid.
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De Lima allegedly received at least P3 million each month during her stint as Justice Secretary. Drug lords have also admitted to have collected P16 million to fund De Lima's senatorial bid last election.
“I don’t think meron silang ebidensya kasi nga yung istorya nila mismo hindi totoo. So, ano bang ebidensya rin ang pwede nilang ilabas? Sabi ko nga po, kung may tunay na testigo at tunay na ebidensya, na hindi tinakot, na hindi blinackmail o hindi binayaran o walang kinikimkim na galit sa kain, in other words, true and truthful witness ay hinding-hindi po yan magsasabi na ako ay nakinabang sa drug trade, na ako ay tumanggap ng kung anong halaga sa drug trade,” she said.
“Yan po ang totoo. Sinasabi ko na po ‘yan sa buong bayan. Sinasabi ko na po ‘yan sa buong daigdig,” De Lima added.
It can be remembered that in 2015, there were massive reports of contraband being freely shipped in and out of the Bilibid.
Jacuzzi, swimming pool, private shelters, money, shabu and other illegal items were unearthed by the authorities last year.
De Lima served as DOJ Secretary in the previous administration since June 2010 and ended in October 2015 as she prepared for her senate bid.
The administration of the New Bilibid Prison is under the office of the DOJ.
De Lima has also announced that she will not be attending the House inquiry, "with or without invitation."
UPDATE: Senators have voted 16-4 to oust De Lima as chair of the Senate Committee on Justice. Senator Dick Gordon was also voted to take over the chairmanship.
WATCH: Sen. Leila de Lima walks out of Senate Session Hall as Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano gives his privilege speech.
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