• De Lima should not attend Senate hearings – Aguirre


    Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd on Tuesday asked Senator Leila De Lima to recuse herself from attending the Senate hearings on the proliferation of illegal drugs at the national penitentiary.

    Aguirre said De Lima should not participate in the proceedings because she is the very person involved in the investigation, along with her ex-driver and lover Ronnie Dayan and drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.

    The DOJ chief said he inhibited himself from the case filed at the DOJ.

    “Di pa nya hinihingi, nag inhibit na ako ditto (She did not ask for it but I inhibited myself),” Aguirre stressed.
    He stressed that the senator is directly involved in the case.

    “Dapat mag inhibit sya. pinapa-inhibit nya ako sa DOJ tapos dun sa Senate di sya mag inhibit. Pinag-uusapan dito pagtanggap niya ng pera (She should recuse herself. She wanted me to keep my distance from the cases at the DOJ and here she is, participating in the Senate hearings when what is being discussed is her accepting money from drugs),” he said.

    Aguirre also slammed Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairman Chito Gascon for “making generalizations” in comparing the number of killings during martial law to the number of deaths in the first few months of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

    The DOJ chief said Gascon did not specify which deaths resulted from legitimate police anti-drug operations and which deaths were the result of other incidents.

    “Ayusin niya pagsasalita niya, ayusin muna niya mga figures niya. Pare pareho naman kami nakipaglaban kay Marcos. Nag-gegeneralize siya. Huwag na niya ako pagsabihan, wala naman siyang alam; hindi siya abugado.
    Bakit hindi sila (CHR) magfile ng kaso? Sila may karapatan magfile ng kaso. Kahit siya, yung office niya, may karapatan magfile ng kaso pero kahit isang kaso wala (He should check his numbers. We all fought Marcos. He has no right to lecture me, he does not know anything, he is not a lawyer. Why doesn’t’ the CHR file a case?

    They have the power to file charges, but not even a single complaint was filed),” Aguirre said.


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    1. Delima has no “delicadeza”, because if she has, she would not have entertained having an affair with a driver and bodyguard.

    2. Jose makabayan on

      Sa panahon ng martial law30oo ang ocumented na napatay with in 14 years under the dictatorship. Now it is reported that 6000 persons were killed. 3000 by the police in alleged legitimate encounter, and 3000 more by the so called EJK!!!! No matter who caused the deaths it is still too much killing in a span of several months!!!! Wala na kayong budhi??? Konsensya??? Surely God forbid he may strike you with lightning whoever you are Who did/ ordered the killings

      • JOSE MAKABAYAN, its actually officially 5,869 dead by december.

        oh, and you forgot the part where there’s 38,999 arrested and 834,487 surrendered as of Dec 3.

        I defy you to find a matching figure back during martial law.