- Alleged bagman of Senator Leila De Lima, Ronnie Dayan spoke on Tuesday about his relationship with the former justice secretary
- Dayan revealed that they were in a romantic affair for seven years
- De Lima already admitted last week she had a relationship with Dayan which lasted for a few years but she denied accepting drug payoffs as what the allegations claim
Senator Leila de Lima's suspected bagman and former driver admitted on Tuesday that he had an affair with the former Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary.
According to Dayan, their relationship lasted for seven years.
"Totoo po may relasyon kami, seven years (It's true that we had a relationship, for seven years)," he told the press in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
When asked if there is something he would like to tell De Lima, he declined to give an answer.
"Ayaw niya, ayaw niya daw sagutin yan (He does not want, he said he does not want to answer that question)," Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" dela Ros said while escorting Dayan to the media.
Police authorities were able to arrest Dayan in La Union who went into hiding for several months after he was tagged as De Lima's bagman and accused of receiving drug money from VIP Bilibid inmates.
Last week, De Lima confessed her past relationship with Dayan. She said the affair lasted for a "few years" and pointed out that during those times Dayan had long been separated from his then wife.
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"We became so close. That's it. I trusted him. Siyempre, naano po ang loob ko (Of course, I fell in)," the female sanator said while adding that they broke up before she ran for the senate.
Meanwhile, De Lima's camp is looking "within the realm of possibilities" that Dayan may be getting drug payoffs using the senator's name without her permission. De Lima, nevertheless, noted that she would have known if that was really what transpired.
Earlier today, De Lima asked authorities to give Dayan and other witnesses the right treatment they deserve.