Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II mentioned he would face the prison and administrative complaints filed by detained Sen. Leila de Lima in opposition to him earlier than the Office of the Ombudsman.
“Unlike her who has consistently anchored her defense on bare. denials and nothing more, we can refute her accusations with well established proof of actions taken,” Aguirre mentioned on Saturday (July 15).
“And unlike her, who has consistently refused to recognize the jurisdiction of our courts over her in the drug cases she is currently facing, I will face her accusations against me in any forum,” he mentioned.
De Lima has a pending petition earlier than the Supreme Court (SC) whed she requested to nullify the arrest order issued in opposition to her by the Muntinupa regional trial courtroom over non-bailable drug charges.
Even earlier than charges had been filed in opposition to her, De Lima questioned the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in conducting the preliminary investigation of the drug complaints in opposition to her.
“I will follow what our laws or rules state on jurisdiction and will not challenge it because I know I have not done anything wrong,” the Secretary assured.