Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Friday said he does not have any information if real estate magnate Delfin Lee contributed to the campaign fund of President Benigno Aquino 3rd in the 2010 elections.
“The lists of contributors and donors have been published by the Comelec [Commission on Elections], and I think you can see from there whether he is a campaign contributor. But I have no specific information on who is a campaign donor,” Lacierda said.
Lee is on the government’s list of high-profile fugitives, along with Gen. Jovito Palparan, former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes and former Dinagat Island Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr.
An anti-crime watchdog lashed out at the President for his “cavalier” attitude toward Senior Supt. Conrad Capa, who was sacked as head of Task Force Tugis a week after his men arrested Lee on March 6.
Dante Jimenez, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption founding chairman, attributed the President’s censure of Capa to Lee’s role in Aquino’s campaign.
Lacierda said the President has nothing to hide from the people, and added the government will not be affected by speculation.
“There is a pending case [against]him [Lee]. We have never shied away from prosecuting anyone that has been charged. So, the DOJ [Department of Justice], insofar as the government is concerned, will prosecute its case against Delfin Lee,” he added.
The President earlier censured Capa for bringing his complaint to the media.
He said that Capa did a “disservice” to the Philippine National Police with his actions.
“Let’s say he showed excellence, which should be rewarded and acknowledged. But I can’t help but think. He goes out to the media, says this and that, keeps quiet for a while, then, goes back to the media. And I really think [that]does the service a disservice. He’s ruining the institution that he’s serving,” Aquino said.