Watch: President Duterte Reveals Identity of Sen. De Lima’s ‘New Boyfriend’ (Video)
President Rodrigo Duterte revealed this Wednesday, August 24, the name of whom he referred to as Senator Leila de Lima’s new boyfriend. The tough-taking president made the revelation during a press conference in Antipolo, Rizal when he visited the wake of the police officer who was killed during an anti-illegal drug raid. Watch the video below.
“She (Sen. de Lima) was on the tape. She could not have allowed those things to happen without a…for nothing? You must be kidding,” President Duterte said, when a reporter asked him about his earlier announcement that Sen de Lima could have benefited from the alleged drug money supposedly collected by her driver, Ronnie Palisoc Dayan.
The president also confirmed that the woman in the alleged scandal video is Sen. De Lima. Whistle blower Sanrdra Cam revealed it first back in 2014 when she strongly opposed her appointment as the secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The neophyte senator had earlier denied it, but later admitted having close ties with Dayan.
“What is really sad for this country, here is a woman, posturing herself to be a crusader for good government. But because hindi niya mapigilan ang immorality niya…Sabagay to the credit of De Lima, she is legally annulled, kagaya ko rin sa asawa ko. Pareho kaming dalawa e, annulled.” President Duterte added, noting the senator violated the law.
“Ngayon may bago siya, the first name is Warren. Ang trabaho ni Warren, walang apelyido, ay nagmo-motor ahead, yung hagad na escort niya. MMDA…Pati kasi si De Lima galit, kasi nahuli ko siya. Lumabas na lahat pati yung kalokohan niya sa kama. Lahat na. Hindi photoshop yan…Because na-in-love,” The president explained further.
President Duterte mentioned former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino as his source of information regarding Sen.de Lima’s new boyfriend. However, he clarified that the lady senator and Warren are not involved in illegal drugs, noting that this de Lima’s new romantic relationship is a matter of private life.
Later, the president repeated his earlier statement that he will soon reveal the drug matrix of illegal drugs trade inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). According to him, the personalities involved include Sen de Lima, a governor whom he said is his friend, and former Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan, who recently denied the allegations.