Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday said that she would make Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre pay for “fabricating” evidence that would link her to the illegal drug trade.

De Lima claims her phones had been tapped and confronted Aguirre and the Philippine National Police during a senate hearing.

After de Lima questioned the extrajudicial killings in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte attacked her, claiing he would expose her malicious activities and her links to drug lords.

De Lima to DOJ chief: You will pay
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He even claimed that her former driver, Ronnie Dayan, whom he described as also her lover, collected payoffs for her from convicted drug lords at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.

“My appeal to Secretary Aguirre and the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) is to not allow [themselves] to be used. I know you are decent officials. Do not be a party to perjury or the subornation of perjury,” De Lima said.

“They know that knowingly coming out with fabricated evidence or false testimony is a crime, a subornation of perjury,” she added.

She claimed that she will one day hold the DOJ chief accountable.

“If they continue to do that consciously, to knowingly manufacture and force so-called evidence, then I will hold them answerable in some future time.  It is useless to be filing cases at this point. Where do I file that? The DOJ (Department of Justice)?” 

Two former DOJ employees who worked for De Lima and a Bilibid inmate reportedly executed affidavits detailing her alleged involvement in drug trade.

The witnesses, Aguirre claimed were not coerced but volunteered information since they claim De Lima ordered them to deposit millions of drug money to certain bank accounts.

These witnesses are being questioned at a House Inquiry on the drug proliferation at Bilibid.

De Lima refused to attend the inquiry. MJM

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