Senator Bam Aquino has strongly denied allegations made by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre linking him to the lethal siege of the Maute group in Marawi City.

“Is fake news enough for the head of our country’s Department of Justice to make these outrageous allegations?” Aquino posted a message on Twitter.

He stated Aguirre ought to verify the details and purchase evidences earlier than making false accusations in opposition to him. “This tragedy could have been an opportunity to unite the Philippines against a common enemy. Instead, it’s being used to further political interests and further divide our country,” he stated.

Aquino defined that he visited Marawi final May 19, not May 2 as alleged by Aguirre, to launch the primary Negosyo Center within the ARMM. He stated he was accompanied by a navy escort throughout his Marawi journey “which can easily be verified through the AFP.”

“These are easily verifiable for anyone who cares to find the truth,” the senator stated.