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Aguirre to De Lima: What about your 3 sex videos?

MANILA, Philippines – The tirades between Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Sen. Leila de Lima have become deeper and more personal.

After De Lima said the evidence linking her to illegal drugs trade in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) presented by Aguirre was as fake as his wig, he quickly turned the tables on De Lima and accused her of having three sex videos with her former driver and alleged lover Ronnie Dayan.

In a press conference yesterday, Aguirre said he personally saw all three sex videos, which he said could have material use in possible cases against the senator.

Aguirre believes that the sex videos could be “significant” as these could prove that Dayan was powerful in the DOJ when De Lima was secretary of justice.

“This shows that Dayan was powerful, why Dayan was able to get money from drug lord. If during trial, she will not admit relationship with Dayan, we will be forced to present this in court,” Aguirre warned.

Aguirre said the videos are now with the National Bureau of Investigation. He maintained that he did not tap the NBI to verify the authenticity of the videos, which were cited by President Duterte in his recent speeches.

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When pressed why he believed that it was really De Lima in the videos, Aguirre cited the appearance of the senator’s dog in one of the videos.

Aguirre also said Dayan could still qualify for immunity from suit should he surface and give a tell-all testimony on his role in the illegal drugs trade in NBP.

“He could still get immunity for as long as he will speak the truth. You can have immunity or be a state witness for as long as you don’t appear as the most guilty,” he explained.

Aguirre said Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez could offer the same immunity given to the witnesses who testified in the House’ inquiry on the proliferation of illegal drugs in the NBP.

Aguirre also reiterated that the DOJ has enough evidence to pin De Lima even without Dayan’s testimony, citing the testimonies of the witnesses in the House inquiry as well as documentary evidence like bank records.

P300 M from Bilibid raid missing

Aguirre also said two witnesses have surfaced and said that around P300 million was missing from contraband seized during the Dec. 15, 2014 raid at the NBP led by De Lima.

“They were able to get P300 million from that particular raid, but they announced to the media only P1.6 million,” he said.

The raid, spearheaded by the NBI, was where the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) was left out, according to former chief Police Director Benjamin Magalong.

Aguirre said one witness is a government intelligence agent and the other is an NBP inmate who both had “personal knowledge” of such information since they were present during the raid. The two would be presented before the House of Representatives inquiry. 

Aguirre also said such claim was corroborated by a report submitted to the Palace showing that the seized cash indeed reached over P300 million. But he was not aware if the report reached the office of former president Benigno Aquino III.

Asked about where the missing money possibly went, he said he could only suspect that it was “divided among several people.”

Aguirre also said he received information that Cabinet officials in the previous administration may have profited from the illegal drugs trade in NBP.

“We have leads against some people other than De Lima but I won’t mention specific name, possibly some Cabinet persons during PNoy’s time,” he hinted.

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) asked Aguirre to invite the former president in the ongoing DOJ probe.

In the one-page letter last Monday, the anti-crime watchdog said Aquino can help in the ongoing investigation by the DOJ on the illegal drugs trade. – With Alexis Romero

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