PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa: We Will Investigate Sen Leila de Lima’s “Driver-Lover” Activities (Video)
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will investigate the activities of the alleged driver-lover of Senator Leila de Lima. This is according to PNP chief Director Gen. Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, who was interviewed by media this Wednesday, August 18 shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte exposed Sen. de Lima’s supposed personal affairs. Watch video below.
“Here is a woman who funded the house of her lover and yet we do not say any complaint about it. Those money came readily from drugs. The intercept between Muntinlupa and the driver were far beyond, making sure that somebody was involved.” President Duterte angrily said on his speech, referring to a lady senator but he did not mention her name.
President Duterte noted this senator had once conducted an investigation of reported vigilante killings in Davao City courtesy of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) when he was still the city mayor. In addition, the tough-talking president stressed out that this woman still keeps on yakking until now, politicking and trying to mislead the public.
As a defense, Sen. de Lima immediately described President Duterte’s accusations as a form of character assassination. In a short interview with reporters during the Senate break on the same day, the neophyte senator emphasized that the president should act professionally. But despite all the accusations, she said she will never be intimidated.
Meanwhile, PNP chief Bato de la Rosa said that the PNP is now not monitoring the alleged involvement in illegal drugs of Sen. de Lima’s supposed driver-lover. He noted that it might be used against them once he face her during the Senate probe regarding alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects this coming August 22 and 23, Monday and Tuesday.
The tough PNP chief clarified that the PNP has nothing to do with the president’s revelation against de Lima. He noted that the commander-in-chief has other sources of information other than the PNP. Nevertheless, he said that the police agency will closely monitor the yet unidentified “driver-lover” once President Duterte gave them the orders.
This controversy started in June 2014 when Sandra Cam exposed de Lima’s alleged affairs with different men including a married driver, and having a scandal video. That time, the whistle blower submitted her affidavit to the Commission on Appointments (CA), strongly opposing her post. De Lima did not file a libel suit against her but said that the video was fake.