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Leni denies funding anti-FM protest

Vice President Leni G. Robredo has denied involvement with Ronnie Dayan and funding the “Black Friday” anti-Marcos protest in Manila.

In separate interviews in Naga City and Pili, Camarines Sur, Robredo said these are “funny” and far from the truth.

“We heard from the news that Dayan said we have never met. It is really true that we have never met. This (Kerwin) Espinosa, I only saw that person now,” Robredo said. “I have difficulties in funds for my electoral case so I how can I funded this rally?” the Vice President said.

Reports have said that Robredo, 51, chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, knows Dayan, former aide and alleged bagman of Sen. Leila M. de Lima, and she funded the rally against the burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Dayan testified last week before the House of Representatives Committee on Justice on the alleged illegal drugs trade at inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City when De Lima was still Justice Secretary. “First, I have a boyfriend and I’m pregnant. Now I’m being linked to drugs. What is next?” Robredo asked. (Raymund F. Antonio)