Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday confronted Senator Ping Lacson over his statement that Department of Justice (DOJ) has enough evidence to file a case against her based on the affidavits of some witnesses who testified at the House of Representatives linking her into the illegal drug trade.
On Wednesday, De Lima in a statement said,
Akala ko ba pinagtatawanan lang ni Sen. Ping (Lacson) itong persecution and harassments being done to me, as he recalls his own harrowing experience with the Mawanay episode.But Lacson stood by his statement and said there was probable cause to file a case against her in court, which could also lead to the issuance of a warrant of arrest against her.
Why is Sen. Ping saying now, based on media reports, that there’s enough basis to now file charges against me prescinding from what transpired at yesterday’s House hearing? Is he convinced of the authenticity and veracity of the ‘stories’ of those obviously perjured witnesses?
I’m aghast by some people’s propensity for doublespeak.
In a text message reported by Inquirer, Lacson said,
I can bet on that.When he said he was just “laughing” at what she is going through now, Lacson said De Lima “got it all wrong”.
Based on the affidavits that I read and other pieces of evidence once the preliminary investigation against her is concluded at the DOJ (Department of Justice), we will see that probable cause exists, hence a warrant for her arrest will be issue.
She got it all wrong. When I said pinagtatawanan ko lang yung pinagdadaanan niya ngayon compared to what I experienced before, I wasn’t referring to the credibility of evidence being presented against her now and against me before but the degree of harassment that ex PGMA and her cohorts in practically all the agencies of government were throwing against me.READ ALSO: Video Evidence Presented By DOJ In House Probe Linked De Lima To A Drug Lord
I was all alone at that time. I had practically nobody on my side except probably my family, while she has her LP (Liberal Party ) allies supporting her now. She shouldn’t be twisting my statement to suit her purpose.