In 2016, in an interview of GMA News to Former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, he said that he never received any information that his secretary of justice, now Senator Leila de Lima was involved in illegal dr*g trade.
Former President Noynoy Aquino III and Senator Leila de Lima / Photo credit to the owner
Aquino said that due process would bring out the whole truth about the allegations to De Lima that she is the protector of illegal dr*g trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.
"Noong panahon ko, ni chismis na may papasukan si Leila na ilegal, ni chismis wala," Aquino said.
"Ang bigat nitong paratang at ako'y umaasa na nandiyan ang proseso, na mapapalabas natin 'yung buong katotohanan, " he added.
Senator Leila de Lima and Former President Noynoy Aquino III / Photo credit to the owner
Former President Noynoy Aquino III / Photo credit to the owner
Aquino also said that he already showed his moral support to the Senator through text messages.
"May isang buwan at kalahati na yata last time kami nagkausap. Time to time baka may text, kinakamusta ko siya, sinasabi kong pinagdarasal ko sya," Aquino said.
Source: GMA News Online