Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday has dismissed Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II’s claims on the violation of his privateness when his textual content message the place he was allegedly caught red-handed plotting circumstances towards her was made public by the lawmaker.
“Why is Aguirre suddenly a protector of the right to privacy when he wantonly disregarded this when he unnecessarily made public Sen. Leila de Lima’s personal life and even threatened to show her fake [email protected] videos?” Hontiveros identified in a press assertion.
The senator gave Aguirre a lecture as the DOJ chief even stated that such may represent wiretapping which is illegal, saying that provisions of the stated regulation is obvious, particularly on circumstances the place there was no intent to faucet or intercept his messages.
“What is prohibited is willfully and knowingly Ncommitting any acts constituting wiretapping, what happened can be simply likened to overhearing a conversation by a careless person talking loudly in public. In this case, it was a text conversation which was inadvertently caught by someone’s camera lens,” she defined.
“I find it funny that some of his defenders say that the text conversation is fake. If that is the case, how can I or the person who accidentally took the picture be liable for ‘wiretapping’ a fake text conversation?” Hontiveros requested.
Clearly, the senator stated, the DOJ chief is capturing blanks.
“Pilit nagpapalusot. Sa hinaba-haba ng kanyang paliwanag, hindi nya masagot ang simpleng tanong, totoo ba o hindi ang text conversation kung saan nabisto sya na nakikipagkuntsabahan sa mga grupo para lutuin ang mga kasong isasampa laban sa oposisyon? That is the real issue here,” she stated.