“There’s nothing to apologize [for]. They should apologize to the Senate. She is [in danger] of being censured by the Senate now.”This was the words of Senator Richard Gordon in an interview, telling that Senator Leila De Lima should apologize after concealing vital information of the Senate witness and self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato.
Gordon added that he will not apologize and firm on his claim that De Lima made a “material concealment.”
On the other hand, De Lima denied that she concealed any information regarding the kidnapping case filed against Matobato. She then demanded an apology, GMA News reported.
“I take serious offense to such unfair insinuations and I demand an apology for the false accusations,” De Lima said in a statement issued early Tuesday.However, Gordon did not mind exasperated De Lima and told her to calm down, “You’re melting down.”
The ire between Gordon, chair of the Senate committee on Justice on and Human Rights, and De Lima grew when during the Senate hearing on Monday De Lima was said to make “concealment of material information on the kidnapping charges filed previously by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against Matobato.
“Sino ba tumakbo? Huwag naman natin patulan lahat ng paputok nila. Sino ba umalis? Si De Lima,” Gordon said. “Sino ba nag-walkout? Itu-tuloy ko talaga eh. Sila nag-walkout eh. Ano ba ibig sabihin sa sinasabi nila? Eh di confront natin testigo. Pagkakataon na nila; very serious, kdinapping for ransom, pinatay yung tao, hindi pa nakikita hanggang ngayon,” Gordon said.READ ALSO: Fearless Remarks Of Gordon On De Lima's Walk Out
“Ang material concealment alam ni Senador De Lima na meron siya di ba sinabi niya ‘I’m sorry, I had it in my notes’ kaya sabi ko ‘it’s alright, it’s just an oversight’,” he explained.