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Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday crticized Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson for saying that there is sufficient confirmation to record a body of evidence against her, taking into account the sworn statements of witnesses who blamed her for dynamic cooperation in the Bilibid drug ring.

In an announcement, De Lima said Lacson at first “ignored” allegations that she acknowledged rewards from prisoners in return for approving their drug dealings and rich way of life inside prison .

“Akala ko ba pinagtatawanan lang ni Sen. Ping itong (I however Sen Ping was only ignoring these) abuse and disturbances being done to me, as he reviews his own frightening knowledge with the Mawanay scene,” she said.

“Why is Sen Ping saying now, in light of media reports, that there’s sufficient premise to now record charges against me prescinding from what unfolded at yesterday’s House hearing? It is safe to say that he is persuaded of the realness and veracity of the “stories” of those clearly prevaricated witnesses? I’m dismayed by a few people’s affinity for doublespeak!”

Lacson, in any case, elucidated that de Lima “missed the point” in believing that he had dismissed the allegations against her.

“She failed to understand the situation. When I said pinagtatawanan ko lang yung pinagdadaanan niya ngayon [I was just giggling at what she is going through] contrasted with what I encountered some time recently, I wasn’t alluding to the validity of confirmation being introduced against her now and against me some time recently, however the level of badgering that previous President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her partners in for all intents and purposes every one of the offices of government were tossing against me,” he said.

“I was isolated around then. I had for all intents and purposes no one on my side aside from most likely my family, while she has her LP partners supporting her now. She shouldn’t curve my announcement to suit her motivation.”

Lacson had confronted examination in 2001 after previous informant Angelo “Ador” Mawanay blamed him making millions for pesos from illegal drugs, and concealing his riches in ledgers in Hong Kong and the United States.

Be that as it may, onlookers said the organization was just utilizing Mawanay to cut down conceivable contenders in the 2004 presidential decisions. He in the end conceded that First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and different authorities “influenced” him into making false claims against Lacson and other restriction legislators.


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