‘So evil,’ De Lima says of reports linking her to drugs
“They are so evil,” Senator Leila de Lima said on Monday as she dismissed anew as lies and fabrications allegations linking her to illegal drugs.
“Wala silang hinto sa kakasinungaling nila. Iba-iba ang mga kwento nila,” De Lima said over an interview over radio dzMM.
“Nahuhuli sila mismo sa mga pinagagawa nila na iniiba-iba nila ang storya kasi puro nga ho imbento ang mga story na ‘yan,” she added.
The senator was referring to reports that some witnesses to be presented in the House of Representatives this week would testify that she got millions of pesos from illegal drugs when she was still the Justice secretary.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has been interviewed over various media and he said convicted drug lords have “volunteered” to testify on allegations against De Lima.
Aguirre also said a witness would testify that money from imprisoned drug lords were delivered to the house of De Lima.
“Wala silang hinto sa kakasinungaling nila. Iba-iba ang mga kwento nila,” De Lima said.
De Lima repeatedly denied the allegations.
“I don’t think meron silang ebidensya kasi nga yung istorya nila mismo hindi totoo. So, ano bang ebidensya rin ang pwede nilang ilabas?” she said.
“Sabi ko nga po, kung may tunay na testigo at tunay na ebidensya, na hindi tinakot, na hindi blinackmail o hindi binayaran o walang kinikimkim na galit sa kain, in other words, true and truthful witness ay hinding-hindi po yan magsasabi na ako ay nakinabang sa drug trade, na ako ay tumanggap ng kung anong halaga sa drug trade,” she insisted.
“Yan po ang totoo. Sinasabi ko na po ‘yan sa buong bayan. Sinasabi ko na po ‘yan sa buong daigdig,” the senator added.
De Lima earlier stressed that the House probe on the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison supposedly during her time a Justice Secretary was only meant to destroy her “upon the orders” of President Rodrigo Duterte.
It was the lady senator, who initiated the Senate probe on the alleged rise of extrajudicial killings in the country since the start of the Duterte administration.
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