Cayetano slams De Lima: You’re not his lawyer, you are chairman of the committee



Senator Alan Peter Cayetano disliked Sen. Leila De Lima for interrupting him while he's still questioning the witness, Edgar Matobato at the Senate hearing of extrajudicial killings.


Cayetano reacted and directly snap De Lima not to coached Matobato.

“I’d like to appreciate if I can ask my questions to sustain my train (of thought). You’re not his lawyer, you are chairman of the committee. He knows that the question is huwag na nating turuan,” Cayetano said.


Cayetano said for a very long time they give everybody the opportunity to speak and De Lima was just a newbie in the Congress.

“I am a member of Congress for 18 years. Di po kami ini-interrupt ng chairman pag kami na po ang magsasalita,” said Cayetano.
De Lima said that she was just clarifying the questions Cayetano throws to Matobato.

“Hindi po siguro totoo yan, I just feel there is a need for clarification,” De Lima stated.

After Cayetano explained his side to De Lima, then he proceeds to his way of testing the witness credibility.


“I brought witness here testing credibility. Can you allow me to do it my way?” said Cayetano.

“Go ahead,”de Lima replied to Cayetano.

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