Bank docs allegedly show P38M deposited to bank accounts of relatives of De Lima’s driver

MANILA, Philippines -The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reportedly discovered bank documents apparently showing that over P38 million went to the bank accounts of two relatives of Ronnie Dayan, Sen. Leila De Lima’s driver and supposed lover in 2014.

The Philippine Star reported that the information was obtained by the DOJ’s fact-finding investigation on the illegal drug operations in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) during De Lima’s stint as secretary of justice.

Millions of pesos were deposited to the bank accounts of Dayan’s daughter Hanna Mae Dayan as well as Dayan’s cousin Marco Palisoc in several instances in 2014.

Senator Leila de Lima

Dayan’s bank account got P24 million in four different cash deposits - P3 million on Feb. 7, 2014; P9 million on Feb. 21, 2014; P6 million on March 14, 2014 and P6 million on March 28, 2014. Palisoc’s account, on the other hand, received P14,304,000 in two separate cash deposits – P9,600,000 on Sept. 16, 2014 and P4,704,000 on Oct. 23, 2014.

The bank records have been forwarded by the DOJ to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for verification, according to PhilStar’s source.

Furthermore, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II earlier said that aside from the bank accounts of Dayan and Palisoc, the investigators have also discovered bank deposit slips of several staff and people linked to De Lima totalling to over 88 million.

The female senator’s former staff Jonathan Caranto’s bank account received P24 million, Bogs Obuyes' got P24 million and Marrel Obuyes' received P2.2 million.

However, Aguirre pointed out that AMLC is yet to verify the deposits.

“If there is any link (between drug money and De Lima), it’s indirect – only bank accounts of her companions, friends and employees,” Aguirre said.

“But these people have no big sources of income to get millions in deposits, so what other conclusion could you get?” he added.

--Mini, The Summit Express

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