MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – At yesterday’s Senate hearing investigating the death of former Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. while in jail, witness Ronnie Dayan was cited for contempt.
Dayan, the confirmed lover, driver and bodyguard of then Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, was castigated for insisting that only drug lord Kerwin Espinosa was his source of drug money supposedly intended for the now lady senator.
Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Monday said he wants Senator Leila De Lima arrested if she refuses to answer the show-cause order against her.
The show-cause order was in connection with De Lima’s advise for Dayan to go into hiding after he was asked to appear before a House hearing.
“First time din ito nangyari na merong senator na nakialam sa proceedings ng House. Hindi pa nangyayari iyon. Wala pang senador na nag-advise doon sa witness ng House of Representatives para magtago,” said Alvarez. (First time for this to happen. That a senator interfered with the procedings of the House. That has never happened before. No senator ever advised a witness of the House of Representatives to go into hiding.)
The House of Representatives Justice Committee will issue the order, asking De Lima to explain why she shouldn’t be cited in contempt.
Will the former lovers be finally reunited, in contempt?