DoJ Sec. Aguirre to file Libel case against Hontiveros

DoJ Sec. Aguirre to file Libel case against Hontiveros


Well, Hello Rissa!

Its been a while since we last heard of Senator Risa Hontiveros. She has not done much talking on matters that the Duterte administration is doing an that’s what we all thought…

The Department of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre II flexes his muscles after the  honorable senator Risa Hontiveros has asked for his resignation as Justice secretary and has even called him a “manufacturer of fake news” and “cook of fake cases”.  *
Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros (photo credit to owner)

The Justice Secretary has made it public that she would be filing a libel case against Risa Hontiveros.

“Hindi na kailangan pag-aralan (referring to the filing of a complaint for libel). Very clear na defamatory. I saw and heard what she said,” Aguirre said, adding that the complaint would be filed “very soon".

“You could see libel cases filed against her,” Aguirre added.

Senator Hontiveros , in a prepared statement , said Aguirre is a manufacturer and peddler of fake news.

Hontiveros  also called him “cook of fake cases and now, a reliable friend of criminal masterminds, extrajudicial killers and drug lords” after the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed the drug complaint filed against businessman Peter Lim, self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, and several others and allowed the provisional admission of pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles to the Witness Protection Program (WPP).

Last year, Aguirre filed filed a criminal complaint for violation of Republic Act NO. 4200 or the Anti-Wire Tapping Act against Hontiveros, et al.,  before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Pasay City.

The DOJ Secretary has also filed complaints for wiretapping stemming from Hontiveros’ privilege speech on Sept. 11, 2017 after she disclosed that she discovered a plot by the DOJ chief and former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto “Jing” Paras to file a case against her.  *

Hontiveros presented a printed photo of what she claimed as the exchanged of text messages between Secretary Aguirre and Rep. Jacinto “Jing”  Paras which she added was accidentally caught on camera by a journalist at a Senate hearing on the killing by members of the Caloocan police of Kian Loyd Delos Santos.

Aguirre has insisted the lady senator has violated his right to privacy when she showed to the public the contents of said text messages. An ethics complaint was also filed before the Senate Ethics Committee  in relation to making public the test messages with Paras.

In his complaint’s prayer, the DOJ Secretary wanted Hontiveros either suspended or expelled from the Senate noting that the senator and a photographer, whom she refused to name, conspired to take a photo of his supposed text conversation.
Report from  PNA

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