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Sandra Cam: Ex-Justice USec is De Lima's bagman.

Whistleblower Sandra Cam has tagged former undersecretary Francisco Baraan III as the bagman of Senator Leila de Lima in anomalous deals during their tenures at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

'Si USecBaraanna 'yan, I've heard he has cancer, that's good for him.Siya 'yung undersecretary na piling-pili or mahalni De Lima kasi involved siyadoonsa catering niMangKiko. Doonsa P10 naparasa DOJ, tsaka 'yungmalalaking cases na issue doon (I heard USecBaraan has cancer; that's good for him. De Lima was very fond of him because he was involved in the catering of MangKiko, where P10 goes to the DOJ, and other big cases),' Cam said during a press briefing Wednesday at Club Filipino in San Juan. She was referring to the alleged P94-million worth of 'illegal' contracts that the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) entered into.

'He's the one getting the share for the Department of Justice. So don't tell me sakanyalang 'yun. Syempre boss niyakasamanadoon (Don't tell me he's the only one benefiting there. Of course his boss also benefits),' Cam added.

Baraan, whose name along with that of De Lima's appeared in the drug matrix of President Rodrigo Duterte, had earlier denied his alleged involvement in the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

Ex-Justice USec denies ties with drugs

Cam also reiterated that De Lima and her driver and alleged lover Ronnie Dayan would frequent the NBP.

Sandra Cam: De Lima's driver frequented Bilibid for drug money

'Sabikongakungpinagbigyanakong CA (Court of Appeals) that time, naopenkona 'to. It's an open secret (As I've said, if only the CA had allowed me, I would have exposed this. It's an open secret),' Cam said during a press conference Wednesday at Club Filipino in San Juan. 'You can go. You're from the media, you can enter the BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) and you can ask some inmates there, that nakikitakosiyapalagi (I would always see her).'

'Angpalagidoonnagbalik twice a week, si Ronnie Dayan during the time of OIC director (Rafael Marcos Ragos).PerosiyamismopumupuntasakubolniJaybee Sebastian noonghindi pa natanggal (Ronnie Dayan would go there twice a week during the time of OIC director Ragos. He would go inside the cell of Jaybee Sebastian when it was not yet demolished),' she added.

Cam earlier claimed that De Lima was protecting Sebastian, sparing him from surprise raids in the penitentiary because he was the latter's friend.

Cam, however, Cam admitted she has no clue on the overall extent of drug operations inside the national penitentiary.

'The (extent of the) operations of drugs inside the Bureau of Corrections is too huge. Walaakongalamkungsinoangnasataasni De Lima (I don't know who is De Lima's higher-up),' she said.

'Hanggangkay De Lima langangpagkakaalamko because of Ronnie Dayan. Kung sino man and nasataasniya, hindikonaalam (I only know of De Lima's involvement because of Ronnie Dayan. Whoever is above her, I would not know).'

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Aug 31, 2016
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