Photo showing Senator Leila De Lima with alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa has been making rounds online.
But Sen. De Lima denied that she personally knows Espinosa and his father Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.
"Hindi ko kilala, hindi ko maalala yan. 'Nung eleksyon siguro yan," De Lima said in an interview.
"I don't know Espinosa, even the father. Ang galing-galing talaga nila. Nagka-kalkal sila," she added.
The photo was included in Mayor Espinosa's affidavit, according to Albuera chief of police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido.
In a news conference on Tuesday, the local executive said members of Congress, including a senator, were involved in illegal drugs.
De Lima hardly recall as to where and when the picture was taken. But stressed that it must have been during the campaign period last May 9 election
She even pointed out members of her staff in the background to prove her point.
"Nagpa-picture lang yan. Hindi yan one of those arranged meetings," she said.
Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte has been connecting De Lima to illegal drugs and even called her as protector of big time drug lords inside the New Bilibid Person.
However, the lady senator repeatedly denied the allegation.
Source: GMA News