MANILA — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima vehemently denied allegations that she is receiving P5 million worth of monthly allowances from Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu.
“Rubbish! That woman has done so much harm already to the institution,” de Lima said in a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer responding to the accusations of Jerramy Joson.
Joson accused De Lima of siding with the Mangudadatu’s primarily because Nena Santos, one of Mangadadatu’s lawyer, is her good friend.
Joson also added that Mangudadatu is giving P5 million as monthly allowances to De Lima in return of the favor.
Joson was also the person who previously accused Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan and several others for bribing money from the Ampatuans.
“We will find out who exactly this woman is, what is she up to and who is/are behind her. I will not allow anyone or anything to destroy our institution and the Maguindanao massacre case,” De Lima said.