Senator Leila de Lima's former bodyguard bolstered allegations that she had an affair with her ex-driver, who is accused of receiving drug money from detained drug lords.
Joenel Sanchez, detailed to lawmakers the "unusual closeness" between De Lima and Ronnie Dayan, her former driver.
Sanchez, who worked for De Lima for five years until May 2015, also claimed that the then justice secretary and her driver recorded their s3xual acts with a mobile phone.
He claimed that another driver, whom he identified as Bantam, showed to him Dayan's mobile phone, where the alleged "s3x video" was kept. De Lima has repeatedly denied filming such a video.
“Madalas din kaming pumunta sa bahay ni SOJ De lima sa Bicol at kapansin-pansin ang sweetness nila. Habang kami ay bumibiyahe papuntang probinsya, sila po ay nagsusubuan ng nilagang saging saba” Sanchez said.
“Kami rin ay pumupunta sa bahay ni Ronnie Dayan sa Urbiztondo, Pangasinan kasama si SOJ De Lima at ‘pag birthday ni Ronnie Dayan tuwing last week ng December ay pumupunta si SOJ De Lima at doon na nagpapaabot ng New Year," he said.
President Rodrigo Duterte first revealed the alleged affair between Dayan and Sen. De Lima.
Sanchez claimed the alleged affair ended in March 2015 after Dayan got jealous with a new bodyguard, whom he identified as Warren Cristobal.
Cristobal, who replaced Dayan as head of their team, also grew unusually close to De Lima, who gifted him with an expensive gun, Sanchez claimed.