Senator Alan Peter Cayetano today lambasted Senator Leila De Lima for maliciously accusing Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go of allegedly asking the head of the Philippine National Police to reinstate Supt. Marvin Marcos and his group to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8.
Cayetano said De Lima should instead face allegations that she herself is involved in the illegal drug trade.
"Senator De Lima seems to be resorting to squid tactics as a strategy to get the attention away from the accusations in which she herself is involved," Cayetano said.
"Instead of facing allegations of her involvement in the illegal drug trade, Sen. De Lima found it more fitting to file a case against the President of the country. Now, she is targeting Special Assistant to the President Sec. Bong Go with baseless accusations," he added.
Cayetano hit De Lima for targeting the administration and making assumptions based only on pure hearsay. He called on the senator to refrain from deflecting the real issue and instead face allegations thrown against her head on.
"Secretary Go is a professional, he doesn't insert his own agenda in his professional duties. He is a soldier who follows his commander-in-chief's directives. He should not be dragged in controversy especially when there is no clear proof," Cayetano said.
"These new intrigues are merely part of Senator De Lima's and her shadowy allies' plan to replace the President with their own," the senator further claimed.
Cayetano meanwhile expressed his unrelenting support for the Duterte administration's ongoing campaign against illegal drugs, saying he would continue to assist the President in cleansing the government of rogue officials trying to get in the way of their fight for more genuine reforms and real change.
"The President has started the war against illegal drugs, and is committed to clean our government of narco politicians and other drug protectors. But many people are still trying to cover the truth through different cloaks of disguise. We will not allow them to win," Cayetano said.
Source: Senate of the Philippines