Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV is contemplating filing a case towards Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for falsely claiming he met with different opposition politikos in Marawi City previous to the assault by the Maute group final May.
This, even when Aquino admitted that Aguirre has apologized to him over the cellphone.
“There are some groups who have come to me and said we should file cases para talagang klaro na mali itong nangyari at nagawa nya and we’re still still looking at that. Tinitingnan natin kung magandang course of action poi yon,” Aquino stated at a information discussion board within the Senate Thursday (June eight).
More than being a private concern, Aquino stated Aguirre’s claim can also be an institutional matter as a result of he heads the Department of Justice.
“Hindi lang po ito basta basta na ‘bro, sorry huh nagkamali ako.’ Hindi lang kasi ganun ‘yun. This was said by the secretary of justice regarding sitting senators of the Philippines. Hindi sya light a accusation. (It’s) probably the heaviest accusation na you’re in cahoots with terrorists,” he stated.
Aguirre has drawn criticism for claiming that Aquino met with Senator Sonny Trillanes, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Ronald Llamas met with native leaders in Marawi City earlier than the Mautes staged their assault on May 23.
Aquino stated he’s hopeful Aguirre can be extra accountable together with his statements after his accusation was confirmed fallacious.
“Iyon ang hinihiling natin sa kanya, maging fair sya, maging responsible sya at ‘yung mga statement nya, i-verify nya at the minimum at huwag syang making sa fake news,” he stated.