House justice committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali revealed that it was Senator Leila De Lima who advised her former driver and bodyguard Ronnie Dayan to hide from authorities.
“Sinabi niya na 'yun daw ang advise ni Madame. Tinanong ni [House Majority Leader] Rudy Fariñas sino 'yung Madame, e si Senadora nga raw,” Umali said in a report from GMA News.Umali said they did not further ask about the Dayan’s revelations that it was De Lima who advised him to hide.
"Hindi na namin pinursue 'yun pero ang advice came from Senator De Lima na siya ay magtago na,” Umali said.
Dayan was arrested in La Union on Tuesday morning through the joint effort of the Criminal Investigation Detection Group – La Union, Provincial Police Office La Union, Provincial Police Office Pangasinan, and the Bacnotan police station.
"Tinanong namin sa pulis na nag-escort sa kanya. Siya ay nahuli talaga. Medyo mahaba-habang proseso ito, talagang kinasing. At nung sighted na siya, tsaka lang pumasok,” Umali said.