BREAKING! Rep. Umali Slams Leila de Lima – Does she expect angels to squeal?
STATEMENT OF REP. REYNALDO UMALI, CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE
September 24, 2016
Sen. Leila de Lima seems to talk out of turn when she complains that convicted criminals have testified against her in the ongoing hearing of the House Committee on Justice investigating the illegal drugs trade in the New Bilibid Prison.
May I ask?: Does she expect angels to squeal?
We summoned witnesses who have first hand-knowledge of the illegal activities in prison. Who else can they be but convicted criminals themselves?
We are conducting an investigation in aid of legislation on the extent and magnitude of the illegal drugs trade right within the biggest prison facility in the country. The Bureau of Corrections that oversees the NBP is under the Department of Justice which she headed during the previous administration.
If she really wants to clear her name and help government stop the proliferation of illegal drugs not just in the NBP but also in the entire country, then she may wish to appear in our next hearing instead of casting aspersions on the integrity of our probe through media.