- Senator Leila De Lima's former driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan appeared before the House of Representatives on Thursday, November 24
- Dayan claims no knowledge of the full amount, but admitted that he has met with Espinosa five times, to receive money on behalf of the senator
-He also claimed that he snubbed the subpoena from the House of Representatives upon De Lima's order
Upon the re-opening of the probe on the drug trade at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Thursday, November 24, recently arrested Ronnie Dayan spills details of his alleged ties with former Justice Secretary-turned-Senator Leila De Lima.
In his affidavit read before the members of the House of Representatives, Dayan details his relationship with De Lima and talks about the alleged drug collection from Kerwin Espinosa.
He admitted having met Espinosa five times, the first four all at the Mall of Asia (MOA) and the last one on November 22, 2014, at the parking lot of Alexandria Residence in Baguio.
Regarding the drug collection, Dayan said, "Ang perang inaabot sa akin ay nasa paper bag na maliit. Hindi ko binibilang. Hindi ko alam kung magkano 'yung laman, hindi ko sinisilip."
"Sinalat ko lang," he added, which sent the lawmakers into fits of laughter.
In his affidavit, he also talks about how his relationship with then Justice Secretary De Lima started and prospered, before taking a turn for the worse.
"Nagsimula ang relasyon namin ng 2007, 2-3 months pa lang ako sa law office," Dayan says.
He claims that the senator's second child knows of their relationship. He also said that a year after applying at the law office where he met De Lima, he was assigned as one of the close-in security.
According to Dayan, he snubbed the subpoena to appear before the House as ordered by the senator.
He said his daughter Hannah Mae texted her Tita Lai (De Lima) to inform her that he wants to attend the probe but was advised not to.
"Ang reply ni De Lima sa anak ko, "huwag mo siyang pa-attend, pagkakaguluhan lang siya diyan. Pagtatawanan lang kaming dalawa," Dayan claimed.
Dayan was arrested in La Union on Tuesday, and is being detained inside the Batasang Pambansa facility on Quezon City, after he was turned over by the Philippine National Police (PNP).