Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is enraged that somebody took pictures of his text messages when he was at the Senate listening to of the committee on public order and harmful medication final September 5.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros has offered the images throughout her privilege speech on Monday (September 11) and confirmed it as proof the Secretary has been plotting in opposition to her.
“I condemn to the highest degree this shameless violation of a citizen’s right to the privacy of communications,” he mentioned in an announcement.
“I am saddened, enraged and more importantly, afraid of how our rights to the privacy of our communication can easily be disregarded and trampled upon,” he added.
Aguirre reminded “text messages are private communications” and “any unauthorized intrusion into such exchanges is illegal and betrays the Constitution.”
“The act of unauthorized prying into an exchange of private text messages and the subsequent act of making it very public, also without authority, is a flagrant violation of Republic Act no. 4200 or the Anti-Wire Tapping Act,” he additionally harassed.