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All lies. Senator Leila de Lima made the statement to dismiss allegations she has used the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) to earn money from prisoners.

The detained senator argued that she was neither corrupt nor criminal, contrary to insinuations made a Senate hearing that was involved in the anomalies in the New Bilibid Prison including the alleged GCTA for sale.

“Inuulit ko: Hindi po ako korap. Hindi po ako kriminal. Kailan man, wala po akong tinanggap o tinatanggap na pera galing sa mga iligal na kalakaran dyan sa BuCor/NBP o saan man o kanino man,” an online post of the senator read.

She denounced some senators for acting like “handlers of these ‘resource persons” and showing utter disrespect, if not contempt of, a jailed colleague.”

She said they succeeded in foisting the recycled and enhanced lies by the former BuCor officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos and National Bureau ofInvestigation intelligence agent Jovencio Ablen against her.

Ragos and Ablen are among the government witnesses in the drug case filed against De Lima. They claimed the former Justice chief took bribe money from prisoners to allegedly fund her 2016 senatorial bid.

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