Navy Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino has expressed willingness to disclose info on detained Senator Leila De Lima and different earlier and present authorities officers who’re accused of getting benefited from or being concerned within the unlawful drug trade.
This was bared by Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Acosta, who’s representing Marcelino in his drug case earlier than a Manila regional trial court docket.
“He said he can testify any time,” Acosta mentioned after the Department of Justice launched a decision dismissing Marcelino’s drug case.
The PAO chief, nonetheless, admitted that she just isn’t but conscious of what Marcelino intends to testify about.
“Let’s us just wait for it to unfold if the government will utilize him in the Bilibid drug case,” she mentioned.
De Lima is at the moment detained on the Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame due over the proliferation of narcotic substances within the New Bilibid Prison.
De Lima earlier expressed fears that Marcelino will likely be utilized by the administration to pin her down.