Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has urged Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to cease making accusations out of skinny air after he tagged three opposition lawmakers within the Maute group’s assault in Marawi City.
“How many times has the justice secretary done this? It is becoming a vicious habit. Anyone can fall victim to this reckless practice. Such is the main reason why the public’s faith in the justice system in the country continues to erode,” Drilon stated in a press release issued Thursday (June eight).
Aguirre has drawn criticism for claiming that Senators Bam Aquino and 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.
The Justice Secretary has apologized to Aquino over the cellphone though he has but to make a public apology, as demanded by the senator.
Drilon stated Senate data would present that Trillanes and Aquino couldn’t have been in Marawi City on May 2 as they each attended the session.
“Records don’t lie. If only Aguirre has respect for the truth, he could have easily verified his ‘intel report’ that he got from Facebook before making unfounded accusations,” he stated.
Drilon stated Aguirre ought to make a public apology for his gaffe since what he did was the “peak of recklessness.