To Show or Not to Show - that is the dilemma of the House of Representatives committee investigating Sen. Leila De Lima's alleged drug links on the alleged Leila De Lima Sex Video Scandal, all three of them, as disclosed by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
Several senators said that showing De Lima alleged sex video in the House probe is 'reckless and foul.' Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III reminded the House of interparliamentary courtesy: "If they do some reckless action, they have to pay the political price."
Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon said this is not a usual practice in Congress. He said he will talk to Pimentel so that the Senate leader can discuss the matter with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV were one in calling the move as foul.
For her part, Sen. de Lima herself said that congressmen must review their law. Playing a sex video in a congressional proceeding or before a court is against the law.
Gabriela Rep. Emmi De Jesus denounced the proposal of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to show the alleged sex video of Senator Leila De Lima.
Gabriela Rep. Emmi De Jesus said Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Voyeurism Law penalizes acts that aim to annihilate any person’s honor, dignity and integrity.
De Jesus said the law punishes the act of broadcasting, through any device, photos, videos or recordings of sexual acts or any similar activities of a person except for the purpose of suppressing or prosecuting the crime of photo or video voyeurism and upon court order.
House Speaker Pantaleon”Bebot” Alvarez is okay with allowing the viewing of the alleged sex video of Sen. Leila De Lima in the House probe as long as it is done to find "the truth."
“Well, para sa’kin wala naman sigurong diperensya na ipanood iyan (alleged sex video) para malaman ng tao kung talagang totoo ‘yan o hindi,” Alvarez told reporters.
Alvarez said the supposed video involving De Lima and her former driver Ronnie Dayan is relevant to the House Committee on Justice's probe on the proliferation of drugs inside the New Bilibid Prisons to determine if they really have a connection. He said it is also because De Lima refuses to attend the inquiry.