Senator Leila de Lima is eyeing to incorporate the alleged the beneath the desk deal between the Department of Justice (DOJ) with a few of the drug convicts who testified towards her within the case filed by Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II now pending earlier than the Office of the Ombudsman in alternate for perks contained in the jail.
“This constitutes one of the grounds in the Ombudsman case I filed against Aguirre, viz., graft and corruption for giving undue privileges to the convicted criminals and for using their false testimonies in legal proceedings before the House (of Representatives), the DOJ and ultimately the courts,” she mentioned in a press release Friday.
Some members of the so-called Bilibid 19 claimed that they agreed to present testimonies towards De Lima as a bargaining chip to get pleasure from privileges and perks contained in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
“In the face of all this, Aguirre still has the gall to say that the threatened retraction is the handiwork of people who want to weaken and destroy the case against me,” she mentioned.
“Ginoong Aguirre, mahiya ka naman sa sarili mo kung may natitira ka pang hiya para sa sarili at pamilya mo. Pinakulong mo ang isang inosente, gamit ang mga pekeng ebidensya at testimonya. Ngayon ay ituturo mo pa ang tangkang pagbaliktad ng mga testigo mo sa mga taong walang kinalaman. Alam mo namang kagagawan mo lahat yang paggawa-gawa ng ebidensya laban sa akin, alinsunod sa utos ng iyong Hari, si (President) Duterte. Lahat na lang ng nanggaling sa iyo ay peke. Lahat na lang ng sabihin mo ay peke,” De Lima mentioned.
For Aguirre to undertake such brazen act of knowingly placing an harmless particular person in jail solely displays a personality devoid of any integrity or morality in anyway, the senator mentioned.