House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez sees nothing wrong with showing Senator Leila de Lima’s alleged sex video at the next hearing of the justice committee on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Oct 5.
Alvarez said De Lima’s alleged sex video could be screened if needed so the public would know whether or not there is truth to rumors that the senator had intimate relations with Ronnie Dayan, her former driver.
Dayan is tagged as one of the key players in the drug trade inside the national penitentiary.
“Kung kinakailangan para ‘yun ang mag-uugnay kung talagang may personal relationship… Eh kung ayaw naman ni Sen. De Lima na mag-appear dito sa House of Representatives, let the people, let the public judge kung talagang totoo yung video tape na yan, yang sex video o hindi,” Alvarez told reporters Wednesday (Sept. 28).
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the Department of Justice might show the video during the resumption of the House inquiry if De Lima continues to deny her alleged relationship with Dayan.
Alvarez, a lawyer, believes screening De Lima’s alleged sex video in a public hearing will not violate any laws.
“Walang lalabaging batas. We are doing this in aid of legislation,” he said.
The Speaker also believes that showing such a sensitive video does not constitute slut shaming.
“No, of course not. Well, she is denying she’s the one involved in the sex video. so kung magde-deny ka, aba’y humarap ka dito at sabihin mong ‘hindi ako ‘yan.’ Kung ayaw mong mag-deny, let the people judge kung siya ‘yun. I think fair lang naman ‘yun,” he said. [source]