MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Unless there will be a sudden change of heart, the House of Representatives committee investigating the proliferation of illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison (National Penitentiary) will show the alleged sex video tape involving Senator Leila De Lima, Justice Secretary during the Aquino administration.
While many are calling the House move illegal, lawmakers are insisting that the sex tape is crucial to prove the relationship of De Lima to her alleged driver, lover and bagman in the illegal drug activity.
But the De Lima tape is not going to be the only video that will be shown to lawmakers. Much like a music concert, there is an “opening act.”
That opening act would be the showing of the alleged sex tape involving 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado, the Venezuelan-born beauty queen who has become the subject of intense debate between U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
During last week’s debate, Clinton said Trump had called Machado “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.”
In subsequent interviews, Trump said Machado did gain weight and was a problem for the Miss Universe Organization which the Republican candidate owned at that time. He tweeted that people should view Machado’s sex tape.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that showing the “opening act” proves that Congress is not biased towards De Lima. He also was confident that showing the Machado sex tape would ensure 100% attendance of lawmakers in the committee hearing next week.