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De Lima describes evidence against her as ‘fake as Aguirres wig’


Senator Leila de Lima yesterday branded the evidence Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre is readying against her as “fake,” just like his wig.

“Secretary Aguirre’s alleged evidence against me is like his toupee, his wig – fake and cosmetics only. There is nothing into it other than that. Nothing’s authentic,” de Lima said in statement.

“What is real however are the killings. What is tragic is that these killings continue unabated. And the criminals, including these so-called vigilantes, are getting bolder; while the victims are getting younger,” the senator stressed.

Instead of persecuting her, de Lima said she hopes the DoJ and other law enforcement agencies would revert their focus on the number of minors already involved in illegal drugs.

De Lima said some 20,584 minors have reportedly been exploited into drug use and peddling.

“At this point, the Justice Department should instead focus its efforts in investigating and prosecuting the syndicates – the real culprits – who force these minors to go into drug pushing,” she said.

De Lima said that since President Duterte is bent on destroying her reputation, she is just fighting back by merely laughing off their baseless allegations.

“All of it are fake, unauthentic. That’s why I’m just laughing it off now, because their statements are really laughable. Since they have nothing on me, then that information I got that the AMLC found nothing adverse or negative findings is true,” she said referring to the Anti-Money Laundering Council.