Sen Leila de Lima to File Frailties of a Woman Bill After Admitting Ronnie Dayan Was Her Boyfriend
Senator Leila de Lima plans to file a so-called ‘Frailties of a Woman’ bill that would protect the human rights of women who fell in love with a married man. This is after she finally admitted she had a romantic relationship with her former driver-bodyguard, Ronnie Dayan. Watch the video of her revelation during Mareng Winnie Monsod’s exclusive interview with her below.
In GMA’s ‘Bawal ang Pasaway’ Part 2 aried this Monday night, November 14, Sen. De Lima confirmed earlier rumors that Dayan was her boyfriend for “a few years.”. When asked by Maren Winnie on why she fell in love with her former driver, the neophyte senator simply described it as “frailties of a woman” or weakness, and that they became very close.
In the same interview, Sen. De Lima also admitted that she helped Dayan financially. However, she categorically denied spending money for his house, referring to Dayan’s multi-million ‘white’ house in in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan. Allegedly, the troubled senator gave it to him as a gift. Police searched the house in late October, but Dayan was not there.
In early October, the House of Representatives justice committee ordered the arrest of Ronnie Dayan, and cited him in contempt after failing to appear before its inquiry on the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). A P1-million reward is now being offered to anyone who can give information that will lead to his arrest.
But besides being a driver-bodyguard turned lover by Sen. Leila de Lima, Ronnie Dayan is also accused of receiving money from drug lords inside the Bilibid. Several witness in the House hearing said that Dayan is giving drug money to De Lima when she was still the Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary, to help her during her senatorial campaign.
De Lima, who consistently denied all the allegations, told Mareng Winnie that her relationship with Dayan ended before she ran for senator. Meanwhile, a very credible source told Taho News that once Sen. De Lima’s ‘Frailties of a Woman’ bill becomes a law, it would protect mistresses from discrimination at work, and that they can sue bashers in social media.