EVEN the eager Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has changed his mind about showing the alleged sex video of Senator Leila de Lima and rumored driver-lover Ronnie Dayan.
In an ambush interview on the sidelines of the budget deliberations, Aguirre said the Department of Justice is no longer presenting the sex video because there is enough evidence that will prove the De Lima’s and her driver’s intimate relationship.
“No, we are not going to present anything about the sex video. Depende na lang sa committee kung gusto nila. We will present other witnesses,” Aguirre said.
The House Committee on Justice chaired by Mindoro Oriental Rep. Reynaldo Umali will resume on Thursday the House probe into the reported drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prisons on the watch of De Lima, then justice secretary.
According to Aguirre, instead of showing the video, they will just present an affidavit to confirm the existence of the tape and the alleged affair of the two alleged lovers.
While the department is not in possession of the sex video, Aguirre said that he was able to watch it and he is certain that it was De Lima and Dayan.
Aguirre also said that aside from the tape he saw, there is another version which he has not yet seen.
The official refused to disclose the source of the tape but confirmed that it was taken with Dayan’s cellphone.
“Wala, ayaw ko ng details basta ang masasabi ko lang napanood ko at silang dalawa yun,” he added.
Earlier, the DoJ wants to show the sex video to establish the fact that De Lima and Dayan have a special relationship, making him influential and powerful even inside the NBP.
Dayan reportedly collected money or payola amounting to millions from the high profile inmates selling shabu.
“Ang purpose ng video is to prove the relationship between the two, ma-explain para maging kapani-paniwala kung bakit nakakapasok si Dayan, kung ito lang ay isang ordinaryong driver sa Bilibid, bakit nakakapa-ngolekta ito ng pera. mula sa drug lords?” he said.
Meanwhile, Aguirre said they will be presenting at least 10 more witnesses on Thursday who will testify on the drug trade inside the national penitentiary.
An invitation was sent to Dayan, however, Aguirre said, he could not be located.
Another supposed resource person, convicted drug lord Jaybee Sebastia, was also invited to the next hearing but Aguirre said he might not come because he is still confined in hospital recuperating from wounds he suffered in the recent melee of prison inmates.
“Depende kung bigyan siya ng clearance ng doctor, but the latest medical bulletin we received na-punctured ang lungs n’ya,” Aguirre said.
Sebastian, a known leader of the commando gang in the NBP, reportedly collected payola from drug convicts to be given to De Lima for her senatorial campaign.