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Dayan, family stay in Pangasinan safehouse

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Senator Leila de Lima’s former driver-bodyguard cum lover Ronnie Dayan is back in Pangasinan and is staying in a safehouse together with his family.

The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office headquarters here is now under tight security since Dayan and his escort of heavily-armed policemen arrived Thursday night direct from the House of Representatives where he gave his testimony before the Committee on Justice looking into the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prisons.

It was Acting Police Provincial Director Roland Oliver Lee who picked up Dayan at the House of Representatives on order of PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa.

Upon his arrival in a convoy from Manila, Dayan was given a medical check up with the help of the Pangasinan Provincial Health Office and spent the night at the office of Police Provincial Director Lee.

The Pangasinan police arrested Dayan Monday in San Juan, La Union after two months of hiding in a mountainous barangay in the town of San Gabriel.

He declined the offer of some congressmen for him to remain under their protective custody and instead opted to go home to his family in Urbiztondo.

Dayan ignored summons from the House of Representatives and instead went into hiding upon the advice of the lady lawmaker.

His testimony was corroborated by his 23-year-old daughter, who saved her exchange of text messages with De Lima. (With a report from PNA) (LIEZLE BASA IÑIGO)