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‘Hontiveros can’t be charged over Aguirre’s text messages’

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said yesterday that Sen. Risa Hontiveros cannot be charged for any crime when she came out with the text message seen on the phone of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II recently.

Aguirre has threatened to file cases against Hontiveros, as well as the photographer who took the picture of his mobile phone and whoever was responsible for releasing the photograph.

He said that the text message on his phone was private communication and so what was done by Hontiveros was a flagrant violation of the Anti-Wiretapping Act and a violation of his right to privacy.

Drilon said that Hontiveros violated neither of the two when she delivered her privilege speech last Monday about the text message on Aguirre’s phone. 

Aside from the fact that Hontiveros’ speech is covered by parliamentary immunity, Drilon said “there was no interference or wiretapping as contemplated under RA 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Law.”

Go To Source: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/09/14/1738980/hontiveros-cant-be-charged-over-aguirres-text-messages

LOOK: Aguirre caught texting to ‘expedite’ cases vs Hontiveros

Paras’ message, as can be seen in the photo, read: “Naturuan na ni Hontiveros yung testigo (Hontiveros already coached the witnesses). Her questions are leading questions.” Aguirre was seen typing on his phone: “‘Yon nga sinasabi ko kanina dito. Very obvious. Kaya expedite natin ang cases ninyo vs her.” (That’s what I’m saying. Very obvious. So let’s expedite your cases against her.) Hontiveros said experts authenticated the photo but did not say who these experts are.