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Dayan denies receiving money from NBI exec for De Lima

/ 12:31 PM November 24, 2016
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Ronnie Dayan testifies during the House probe on the alleged Bilibid drug trade. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net

Ronnie Dayan, the alleged bagman of Senator Leila De Lima, on Thursday denied that he received drug money from National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director General Rafael Ragos.

Dayan attended the reopening of the justice committee hearing at the House of Representatives on Thursday.

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In his affidavit, Dayan denied receiving the amounts of P3 million, P5 million and P1.6 million from Ragos.

Ragos in his testimony said he delivered the money to De Lima’s bagman and former driver Dayan at least nine times.

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Ragos said the drug money came from Chinese drug lord Peter Co.

Dayan vehemently denied this allegation.

“Nakilala ko po si Director Ragos nung siya ay nasa NBI pa. Ako po ang ginawa niyang tulay para tulungan siya ilapit kay Ma’am para sa promotion niya,” Dayan said.

“Pero yun pong salaysay ni Sir Ragos na sinasabi niyang ako daw ang tumatanggap ng 3 million, 5 million, 1.6 million na pera ay hindi po totoo. Hindi po ako tumanggap kay sir Ragos ng ganung halaga,” Dayan added.

Dayan said what he saw was Ragos himself giving an envelope and a box to De Lima. But Dayan said he does not know if it contains money.

“Kung nagkakabigayan man sila, dalawang beses. Sa unang beses, nakita kong nag-abot siya kay Ma’am ng envelope, hindi ko rin po alam kung pera ang laman nun. Tapos sa pangalawang bigay niya kay Ma’am, isang plastic na bag na may lamang parang kahon ng sapatos pero hindi ko alam kung ano ang laman nun kasi parang style sapatos din ang laman kasi,” Dayan said.

Dayan also denied receiving any bag of money from Ragos.

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In his testimony, Ragos alleged that the total money he gave to Dayan amounted to P14.3 million for De Lima, correcting his earlier testimony that he had delivered P10 million.

READ: NBI exec claims he gave P10M ‘drug quota’ to De Lima

He said the first two times covering P10 million, or P5 million each delivery, involved him going to the residence of De Lima in Paranaque.

Ragos said he personally saw Dayan give the bag of money to De Lima.

The rest of the money he only delivered to Dayan, Ragos said.

Ragos said Dayan has a tendency to amass millions of money from the Bilbid drug trade.

“If you personally know Dayan, grabe po ang kaniyang propensity to amass money. Grabe po siya. hindi siya masatisfy sa amount na binibigay ko. Ganun po siya,” Ragos said. RAM/rga

READ: NBI exec Ragos says he delivered money to De Lima’s house

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