Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II shrugged off calls from the Liberal Party (LP) for his resignation.
Aguirre stated LP was barking at the wrong tree as a result of saying he was not the one who unfold data on the group’s makes an attempt to bribe the parents of Grade 11 scholar Kian Loyd Delos Santos in alternate for his or her participation in political rallies in opposition to the Duterte administration.
“I was asked by Mr. Jojo Robles during a radio interview if I knew anything about the P2 million offered to the parents of Kian. I replied that I also heard something about it but I did not mention any amount,” Aguirre defined.
He stated his stint as the top of the Department of Justice (DOJ) would rely on President Duterte’s belief.
“I serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority, the President, and not of any political party,” Aguirre added.
In an announcement, the LP strongly denied the bribery allegations.
“The party has not made any contact with Mr. and Mrs. Delos Santos outside of commiserating with them at Kian’s wake and funeral. For his repeated issuances of erroneous claims, thereby diminishing the stature of his office, we call on Secretary Aguirre to resign,” the LP stated.
On Wednesday, the DOJ shaped a three-man panel of prosecutors to conduct preliminary investigation on the charges in opposition to the 4 policemen concerned in Delos Santos’ death. (PNA)