- A photo of Senator Leila De Lima with her 'driver' went viral on social media
- The man in the photo was actually a showbiz reporter and it was taken during one of De Lima's press conferences
- President Rodrigo Duterte has accused De Lima of having an affair with her married driver
A viral photo of Senator Leila De Lima with her ‘rumored driver’ circulated social media which has caught curious netizens’ attention.
A website posted the photo, asking if the man next to the Senator is the driver that President Rodrigo Duterte has accused her of having an affair with. The post also showed the supposed houses in Pangasinan that are allegedly owned by the driver which De Lima financed from drug money.
Apparently, the man on the photo is actually a gay showbiz reporter, Roldan Castro. He said in a Facebook post as he recalled being shaken awake by the news: “Nawindang ako at napatawa paggising. Wala akong kamalay-malay pinagpipistahan na pala ang picture namin ni Sen. De Lima na kuha nu'ng presscon niya sa movie press.”
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(I was shocked and found myself laughing at the same time when I woke up. I had no idea that my photo with Senator Leila De Lima during her press con with the movie press was already the talk of the town.)
Castro, the former president of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), said that messages and calls flooded him, saying that he was tagged as De Lima’s driver. He was disappointed with the website that posted the photo and said that he couldn’t help but shake his head.
“My gosh kung alam lang nila na hindi ako marunong mag-drive dahil nerbyoso ako. Hindi nga ako makalabas ng bahay pag walang inaasahang driver hahaha.Eto namang nasa social media share nang share nang hindi nagre-research...,” Castro added.
(My gosh if they only know that I don’t know how to drive because I’m always nervous. I can’t even go out of the house if there is no driver available. These people on social media, they keep on sharing without doing research.)
President Duterte has earlier accused Senator De Lima of having an affair with her married driver who is allegedly involved in illegal drugs, saying that she funds the driver’s drug purchase and even bought him properties using drug money. - Kami Media
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