Navy Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino could determine to reveal particulars on the conversation he had with Senator Leila De Lima when the latter visited him in Camp Crame when she was nonetheless Justice Secretary.
“If he will testify, we can understand why De Lima made the visit and the conversation that they had,” para makita natin kung bakit siya dumalaw, yun conversation nila,” stated Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
Marcelino has already made a sworn affidavit the place he talked about the go to made by De Lima when she on the PNP Custodial Center after he acquired arrested over drug charges.
“We discussed operation in the clandestine laboratory in Tarlac and the possible infiltration of the drug syndicate in the political leadership of which she said to me, ‘I can assure you the President is not involved,” he recounted in his affidavit, referring to President Benigno Aquino III.
“I was stunned when she mentioned the president, when I did not even state his name nor even allude to him at that time,” Marcelino added.
“Marcelino was surprised that she brought that up, right?” Aguirre stated.
Also in his affidavit, Marcelino stated he was stunned why the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines was omitted within the raids performed on the NBP when the unique plan was for ISAFP to conduct forensic checks on contrabands seized.
“I believe they are related (magkadugtong ‘yan),” Aguirre stated on De Lima’s go to and the questionable NBP raids.