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I wish he won’t tell lies: Leni dismayed at Aguirre for claiming she met with Loida Nicolas Lewis in US

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Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed her disappointment at Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for claiming she stayed overnight at the home of Filipino-American philanthropist and vocal Liberal Party supporter Loida Nicolas Lewis while she was in the United States in December last year.

Facing reporters in Marinduque Monday (Jan. 9), Robredo said she wished Aguirre would not tell lies.

“Kung totoo po na sinabi iyan ng ating DOJ Secretary, pati ba naman siya kabahagi na ng pagsisinungaling? Secretary po siya ng DOJ, sana po hindi siya nagsasabi ng mga kasinungalingan.” she said.

Robredo said she did not see nor talk to Lewis while she was in the US for a family reunion over the holiday season.

While the Vice President acknowledged that Lewis supported her political career from the time she ran for Congress in 2013, she said it has been a long-time since she talked to her benefactor.

“[A]fter the elections, noong ako po ay nanalo na, hindi ko po maalala kung nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na nag-meet kami. Sinasabi pong nag-meet daw kami sa Amerika, hindi po iyon totoo,” she said.

“Ni personal meeting, ni tawag sa telepono hindi po kami nagtawagan o nag-meet sa Amerika. Kaya yung kumakalat na balita hindi po iyon totoo,” Robredo said.

Lewis’ name is in the news once again after a series of emails detailing supposed plans for President Rodrigo Duterte’s ouster were reportedly found on a public Yahoo! group, the Global Filipino Diaspora Council, of which she is said to be a member.