• Don’t expect special treatment, de Lima told

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    SENATOR Leila de Lima need not to be concerned about her safety in case she is arrested for the drug trafficking complaints she is facing, but should not expect special treatment, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd said Wednesday.

    “Definitely, she (de Lima) will be safe kung saan man (wherever),” Aguirre told reporters in an interview after his confirmation hearing.

    Aguirre however said the senator should not expect to be detained in a facility with special amenities.

    DOJ chief Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd and Sen. Leila de Lima PHOTOS BY BOB DUNGO JR.

    The Cabinet official could not say if de Lima would be detained at the Philippine National Police custodial center in Camp Crame where former senators Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. are jailed on plunder and graft charges.

    The Justice secretary said that if de Lima was criticizing the supposed “special treatment” being accorded to high-profile convicts detained at Camp Aguinaldo, she should not ask for a different kind of treatment herself.

    “We have to be fair to all,” he added.

    Aguirre maintained that he did not approve the reported “perks” given to the convicts for testifying against de Lima. He said he merely directed Bureau of Corrections guards to do something with the ventilation of the Camp Aguinaldo facility after receiving reports that some of the inmates were suffering from hypertension.

    De Lima has expressed fears for her safety, certain that she would be ordered arrested by the courts for her drug-trafficking case. She has begun packing her bags.

    The senator said on Tuesday she had no intention to resist but her only request was that she be put in a safe and secure facility.

    “My only request in case that eventuality happened, God forbid, is that I will be placed in a safe and secure place. A lot of things have been happening, there were those being killed inside their cell. So what is another EJK (extra-judicial killing)?” de Lima told reporters.

    De Lima, accused of tolerating the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison when she was Justice secretary in the previous administration, is being probed for supposedly violating Section 5 of the Dangerous Drugs Act (sale and trading of illegal drugs), a non-bailable offense if taken together with Section 26 (b) (conspiracy).

    Aguirre on Wednesday said de Lima’s fear of being killed in jail like Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was highly unlikely.

    “Wala naman siguro (There is no such thing). I’m sure 99 percent,” the Justice Secretary said.

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    1. Philstar, inquirer are so quiet this time since d5 ‘s magical mystery tour into jail…Cannot find any related topics
      ABS CBN tactics. They will not headline anything against Aquino’s loyal lieutenants.

    2. How do you call that? Looks like PNP custodial center will be the official jail for crooked politicians. Isn’t it VIP treatment already. They can be secured will staying on a regular jail. Just place security outside their cells.

      • They need to keep her alive, remember that a higher official also involved in the drug trade either Mar or Pnoy.. D5 will die patriot to the yellow party. like her idol Leah Navarro

    3. Don’t worry D5, if you will have experienced EJK, government will do proper investigation so you got nothing to worry, like what happen to Espinosa, I think you got no worries on him though he was killed.

      But when it counts your self, you quickly asking for protection? So is that means you knows also the in & out of EJK? Probably you knows that those clan connected to your heinous crime will do something to keep your mouth shut forever?

      Yah I think you understand now what is carma… your self very worried now!

      • The best accommodating place for Cel is pig fen in any prison compound. She looks like pig and sleeps naked with her pig men. Karma will bit you back.

      • Since she may know or be one of those high officials who ordered corrupt/scalawag police to silence a High Profile/Key Witness on Drug Prolofilation under her term.

    4. Aguirre maintained that he did not approve the reported “perks” given to the convicts for testifying against de Lima.
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      Isn’t Aguirre in charge of the prison ?
      If special treatment was given to the inmates who snitched on TV then who was fired ?

      My guess is no one.

      • If that is your belief then your confirming that delima is behind the proliferation of drugs during her time as DOJ head as she herself was in charge of the prison during abnoy’s time.

      • If that is your belief then your confirming that delima is behind the proliferation of drugs during her time as DOJ head as she herself was in charge of the prison during abnoy’s time.
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        De Lima was responsible for everything that was wrong with the prison.
        It was her job to oversee the prison, De Lima did very little overseeing near as i can tell and outside of a raid or two in the last months of her stint as head of the justice dept she virtually ignored the prison.

        De Lima’s said this herself “JayBee Sebastian is our snitch”
        Did you happen to see Sebastian’s office in the prison ? It looked like a executive’s office complete with computer and internet access, Sebastian had cell phones as well.

        Pretty nice set up for a inmate.

        De Lima is responsible for that and enabling Sebastian to run his drug ring.

    5. The best accommodating place for De Lima is pig fen in any prison compound. She looks like pig and sleeps naked with her pig men.