MANILA— Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Wednesday that he will appear on any probe once he is summoned by the Senate.
Aguirre made the statement in response to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s filing of a resolution seeking to investigate “misleading” information peddled by government officials, as he cited the supposed “fake news” of Aguirre and Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
”If called to appear before any probe on this issue, (I) will be there the truth as always,” Aguirre said in a statement sent to reporters covering DoJ.
But Aguirre asked that the probe must include government officials who present fake and lying witnesses before Senate investigations.
Aguirre has earlier named former Senator Jamby Madrigal and Laguna Rep. Marlyn Alonte-Naguiat as the ones who offered PHP100 million to high profile inmates at the New Bilibid Prison in exchange for their retraction of their testimonies against detained Senator Leila De Lima.
Prior to this, the DOJ chief has also tagged Trillanes, along with Liberal Party Senators Leila De Lima and Francis Pangilinan, as those who are plotting to implicate him in the PHP50-million bribery scandal at the Bureau of Immigration.