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Senate to probe conflicting Dayan, Espinosa statements  

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Dec. 04, 16 | 10:01 am

Philippine Senators will be seeking clarification on conflicting statements made by suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and Sen. Leila de Lima’s former driver and alleged bagman Ronnie Dayan during its next hearing on Monday.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, who chairs the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, was quoted as saying by ABS-CBN News that they have the information needed to propose legislation but that they cannot conclude the inquiry until they clarify discrepancies in the statements of Dayan and Espinosa, who both alleged that De Lima received drug money.

These include differences in their accounts on when they supposedly met; who introduced them or how they got in touch with each other; and whether the deaths of some suspected drug personalities in Leyte were connected to the death of Albuera Mayor Espinosa, the report said.

“Gusto natin liwanagin iyon although nakakuha na rin tayo ng dokument,” Lacson reportedly said in an interview on DZMM.

The senator reportedly said he specifically wants to see if Espinosa will deny his connection to Chief Supt. Asher Dolina, a former police director who was linked to the illegal drug trade but was later cleared by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Among the laws that the Senate will be seeking amendments to is Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act, which is 53 years old, according to Lacson, reported ABS-CBN News.

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Batangas City councilor dies from COVID-19

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Cloth masks can be worn as alternatives – MoHAP spokesperson

Cloth masks can be worn as alternatives – MoHAP spokesperson

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) stressed the need for all residents to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. MoHAP spokesperson Dr. Farida Al Hosani suggested that in the absence of medical masks,...

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