Senator Leila de Lima says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is getting fast and loose with his bid to destroy her that he even wants to drag former President Benigno Aquino III into the on-going House probe on the proliferation of drugs at the National Bilibid Prison in the last six years.
“Are they saying, is my President also a beneficiary of all of these things? Of course not! You know PNoy.Very outlandish, very outrageous,” said de Lima in a press conference at the Senate on Thursday.
In a late night press conference Wednesday, Aguirre hinted that someone higher than de Lima and a member of the “yellow” brigade benefited from the drug protection racket inside the NBP.
“Ayoko magsabi kasi kami nasa investigative stage pa lang pero doon papunta. Doon nagpoint and evidence na hinuhukay namin,” said Aguirre.
De Lima was incredulous at Aguirre’s audacity to drag Aquino in what she claimed as a demolition job against her.
“Sino pa ba ang official na yellow na mas mataas sa akin noon when I was Secretary of Justice? I was an alter ego of the President and therefore, the only one higher than me is President PNoy,” said de Lima.
At this rate, de Lima said her critics have become so bold that they would try to make charges no matter how incredible they sound.
“Hindi ko na alam ang nangyayari. Masyado na silang confident sa sarili nila. They are becoming so reckless. They’re resorting sa mga kwentong kutsero na ngayon. So yow know it’s getting to be laughable,” said de Lima. [source]