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DoJ files criminal case vs De Lima

The Department of Justice yesterday filed a criminal case before the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court against Sen. Leila M. de Lima for advising her former lover and aide Ronnie Dayan to snub the House Committee on Justice investigation on the proliferation of illegal drugs at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

Assistant State Prosecutor Vilma Lopez-Sarmiento indicted De Lima for violation of Article 150 (disobedience to summons of national assembly) of the Revised Penal Code.

“Respondent’s (De Lima’s) advice to Mr. Dayan through his daughter to hide and not to appear in the House inquiry constitutes an act amounting to restraining another to attend as a witness in the national assembly (now Congress of the Philippines) and inducing disobedience to a summon,” the DoJ said in a resolution.

The case was filed as a result of the complaint filed by House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, and House Committee on Justice Chairman Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali with the DoJ last week.

Based on the Revised Penal Code, De Lima, if found guilty, may be slapped with fine and or prison term of one to six months.

The DoJ recommended no bail in its charge sheet.

“We did not conduct any preliminary investigation because under the Rules on Summary Procedure, if the imposable penalty is less than six months, we can file it directly (in court) and, in fact, there are cases in which the imposable penalty is four years, two months, and one day that the investigating prosecutor need not conduct any preliminary investigation,” Officer-in-Charge Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr. said.

Dayan was arrested by the police in La Union on November 22 that forced him to appear before the House panel.

During the probe, Dayan denied collecting drug money from high profile inmates. However, Dayan admitted receiving around P8 million from drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa to supposedly finance De Lima’s senatorial bid.
(Chito A. Chavez)

comments
  • M-M

    yan ang nararapat saiyo de limaw

    • cashio

      yes hindi sya magandang halimbawa saating mga kababaihan

  • shasha

    sa kulungan na ang bagong mong bahay de limaw

    • danes salvador

      hindi noh

      • noy

        pre yes doon na ngayon ang magiging bahay nya

        • terb

          hahahha,,tama ka dyan

  • niko

    mahiya ka naman de limaw ang kaaapppaaall din naman ng mukha mo!!

    • tina

      kaya nga hindi na nahiya ang haliparut na yan!

      • jay jay

        kasi na yan na de limaw na yan patalsikn nalng yan!

        • tope losedo

          walang kasalanan si de lima

          • Romer

            mahiya ka naman sa mga pingsasabi mo ang kapal kapal mo!

          • sophia_madrona

            hayaan mo na yan dahil yan si de limaw at ang mga sumusuporta saknya wala nman na kwenta!!

  • analisa

    walang hiya tlga ang delima na yan!!!

  • aRiEL

    sagad sa buto ang ksamaan nyan ni DE LIMA.

  • gigi leny

    damputin na yan si de lima!npaka walang hiya.

  • glenn robio

    napapawalang sala parin yan si Sen De Lima.

    • cathY

      haha..pala biro ka naman!!!!!

  • kier Luis

    halimaw talaga itong si delima.nkakahiya ang mga pinag gagagawa mo.senador kapa naman.hindi mo deserve yang pweso mo!

  • trebodenz

    mag wheelchair kana rin delima unahan mo na sila kasi alam ko dun din ang uupuan mo hahah

  • milaoz12

    oras na rin para makulong na si delima hehe sawakas

  • prince

    wala nang ligtas ang delimaw na yan! ikulong na yan!

  • mario

    ayan! paniguradi nang kulong si delimaw!