Senator Leila de Lima received P3 million monthly when she was Justice secretary, Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre said, quoting convicted drug dealer Herbert Colangco, according to a report on Unang Balita on Monday.
"May mga delivery kay De Lima. Si Colangco nag-deliver ng P3 million a month kay De Lima," Justice Sec. Aguirre said in the report by Jam Sisante.
Colangco is one of the high-profile inmates who will testify on Tuesday against de Lima regarding her alleged drug links.
The Department of Justice has lined up 10 to 12 convicted drug personalities along with officials and agents of the National Bureau of Investigation as witnesses against De Lima in the House investigation on the proliferation of the illegal drug trade in the national penitentiary during her watch as justice chief.
Former NBI Deputy Director Rafael Ragos, who served as officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections, will also shed light on the P5 million he allegedly gave de Lima. The money allegedly came from the inmates.
"'Yung P5 million na 'yun, dinala 'yun sa bahay niya sa Parañaque... Mismong si de Lima (tumanggap) although present din si Ronnie Dayan," Aguirre said. Dayan is de Lima's driver.
Aguirre said this system began in 2013 in preparation for de Lima's campaign for a senatorial post, which led to the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison.
De Lima however said any testimony or evidence linking her to the illegal drug trade is not true.
She added that the Department of Justice seems to be getting witnesses who are not telling the truth.
De Lima said she is no longer surprised because she received a warning before about the plan to present manufactured evidence.
The senator reiterated that she will not attend the House hearing on Tuesday and will not send a representative.
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