Senator Loren Legarda was a bit shocked to study yesterday that her buddy, former Sen. Jamby Madrigal, had been dragged into the drug commerce controversy on the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Legarda realized concerning the “unbelievable” information about her former colleague on the Senate through the public listening to of the proposed finances of the Department of Justice (DoJ).
Sen. Sonny Trillanes on Thursday confirmed a video clip of a press briefing given by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre alleging that Madrigal supplied a P100-million bribe to convicted criminals to retract their testimonies towards Sen. Leila de Lima regarding her involvement to the drug commerce on the NBP.
“It is the first time I hear this. I did not notice that in the news. I know former Sen. Jamby Madrigal she lives a quite life now. I don’t think that she would get involved in these things,” Legarda mentioned.
“But whoever gave you the information may have some motivation. I would just suggest that whoever who is your informer perhaps you could ask your staff to vet it first and not communicate it publicly to the media so that these incidents will not happen,” she added.
Madrigal, who’s in Europe, has branded as “baseless, malicious and outright lies” Aguirre’s declare that she was associated to a sure Lalaine Madrigal Martinez, spouse of convicted kidnapper and drug lord Noel Martinez.