MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Inquirer is reporting that convicted robber and drug dealer Herbert “Ampang” Colangco is one of the high profile inmates that will testify against Senator Leila de Lima in the congressional inquiry next week on the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country’s major prison facility, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Friday.
Colangco is one of the names in the drug matrix presented by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the convicts inside the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) who still managed to continue operations despite incarceration. Also in the matrix are De Lima, her former driver Ronnie Dayan and another drug convict, Peter Co.
Colangco also managed to shoot music videos inside prison and donated millions of pesos to the Bilibid hospital.
The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Colangco in his jail cell while rehearsing for a new music video that he is scheduled to record next week. We asked him what major revelation he is going to make about Senator De Lima.
Colangco told us that he will testify that De Lima is a karaoke addict and that she has used Colangco’s recording facilities at the New Bilibid Prison many times and that she had asked him to be his vocal coach.
When we asked Colangco about De Lima’s connection with drugs inside the prison, he simply said, “My lips are sealed.”
We just have to wait next week when the Congressional hearing unfolds.