Drilon: Namumuro ka na ha! Drilon calls out Aguirre for ‘vicious habit’ of accusing opposition politikos
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has urged Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to stop making accusations out of thin air after he tagged three opposition lawmakers in the Maute group’s attack in Marawi City.
“How many times has the justice secretary done this? It is becoming a vicious habit. Anyone can fall victim to this reckless practice. Such is the main reason why the public’s faith in the justice system in the country continues to erode,” Drilon said in a statement issued Thursday (June 8).
Aguirre has drawn criticism for claiming that Senators Bam Aquino and Sonny Trillanes, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Ronald Llamas met with local leaders in Marawi City before the Mautes staged their attack on May 23.
The Justice Secretary has apologized to Aquino over the phone although he has yet to make a public apology, as demanded by the senator.
Drilon said Senate records would show that Trillanes and Aquino could not have been in Marawi City on May 2 as they both attended the session.
“Records don’t lie. If only Aguirre has respect for the truth, he could have easily verified his ‘intel report’ that he got from Facebook before making unfounded accusations,” he said.
Drilon said Aguirre should make a public apology for his gaffe since what he did was the “height of recklessness.