De Lima sabotaging drug probe–DOJ


The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday divulged a plan of Sen. Leila de Lima and her camp to impair the drug probe against her by disseminating false information and evidence to the public.

In a news briefing, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd said alleged bank accounts and testimony given by Jonathan Caranto and Edna Obuyes, who has linked de Lima to drug lords, cannot be given probative value.

“I had known that they [Caranato and Obuyes] were spreading false information that, if we bought it, would explode in our faces later],” Aguirre added.

Caranto, a relative of Ronie Palisoc Dayan, receives documents delivered to de Lima’s office when she was still DOJ secretary while Obuyes is a job order employee of the department.

Dayan is the alleged boyfriend of de Lima.

Aguirre said they are still evaluating alleged bank accounts in the names of Caranto and Obuyes.

Also on Friday, de Lima in a text message to reporters said Obuyes sent also a text message to her denying newspaper reports that she linked the senator to the drug rings operating from the national penitentiary New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila).

The senator also in her text message admitted that Obuyes or “Bogs” was her former employee but she has not talked to her for a long time.

De Lima said Obuyes in her text message assured her that she would remain on the side of truth and insisted that the bank accounts and a supposed affidavit that she executed linking the senator to drug lords are all lies.

“[I will not be a witness to this big lie, I am only for the truth]. God bless, love you,” Obuyes said in her text message to the senator.

She posted a message on her Facebook account, confirming that Aguirre recently talked to her at his office.

According to Obuyes, she initially thought that the Justice secretary would give her a new employment contract at DOJ but she was surprised that she was presented with several Banco de Oro (BDO) bank receipts under the name of Bogs C. Obuyes amounting to P24 million.

Obuyes said that based on the BDO bank receipts, the amounts were deposited between March and April 2014.

The Justice chief, she added, also showed her pictures of her and de Lima that were taken when they were still with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), of which de Lima was a former chairman.

Obuyes insisted that that the BDO accounts do not belong to her because it is “impossible” for her to use the name “Bogs” since it is just her nickname.

She said she never issued any statement implicating the senator.

In fact, Obuyes added, the statement she gave was in defense of de Lima and she was also surprised why news reports are telling the opposite.

Aguirre in an interview earlier admitted talking to DOJ employees but he said they were not coerced.

He said Caranto and Obuyes even took a lie detector test at the National Bureau of Investigation after he talked to them.



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  1. Isn’t it too obvious why De Lima is hell bent in trying to derail the President’s anti-drug campaign when the rest of the Senators are quietly supporting the President in his crusade? That pig is desperately trying to hide a secret that she knows will blow up in her face once the eveidence gets into her tail..

  2. De Limas’s life doesn’t worth anything. She is a bad person and not only she was incompetent but she runs the Department Of Justice for their own selfish interest and for almost six years the meth spread like wildfire and she didn’t do anything against it, but she herself benefited from the meth drug problems by protecting the drug lords and hundreds of millions of bribes from the drug lords.

    • De Lima sure wasn’t busy filing cases against the liberal party pork barrel thieves, she only arrested 3 opposition senators out of 40 who were on the COA list.

      De Lima protected the allies of Aquino the entire time she headed the Justice Dept.

  3. I think you all need to read a bit more> fact is it was your Justice Secretary who originally made the statements about these two and it was him who released their names. Waken up all this is about silencing opposition to current policies. If you live in a democracy then it allows opposition so why the campaign against this woman which started when she called for hearings

  4. Dutertards for your information di puedneng mag depo using nickname lang. The burden of proof is on the accuser.Hindi baliktad katulad ng idol niyong dating fixcal.LOL.

  5. Leodegardo Pruna on

    Bogs is unbelievable and of the same crop as De Lima. Imagine her statements and read between the lines. She admitted that Bogs is her nickname and therefore she has used it. And, the intimacy between Bog and Leila, for a favor granted her by the latter, would show that she would like to get more of De Lima or be pinned down. Theories and suppositions which anyone could frame. God bless the Philippines.

  6. Lie detector tests are extremely unreliable which is why they are not admissible as evidence in a court of law.
    People that think the tests are accurate are misinformed.

  7. Listen to her comments.

    That’s what she used to do. She is an expert in acting, manufacturing and in Romance