Former whistleblower Sandra Cam slammed Senator Leila de Lima after the latter ordered her to take a seat during the senate hearing on Monday.
De Lima was irked by Sandra Cam who was seen standing while the lady-senator was asking PNP Chief Dela Rosa to name the officials who fetched drug lord Kerwin Espinosa from Abu Dhabi.
“May I ask that lady (Cam) to sit down. She is not part of this. She’s not a resource person. Please ask her to sit down. That’s out of order!” Senator De Lima said.
Cam said she’s willing to be requested as a resource person during the inquiry on extrajudicial killing on Monday to answer Sen. De Lima’s questions.
“Well pinipilit niya (De Lima) chief PNP sino sumundo so pinangalanan ako, so tumayo ako. Gusto ko i-request mo paupuin ako as a resource person para lahat gusto mo malaman ibibigay ko” Cam said.
“Kinekwestyon niya (De Lima) [ang] aking presence, para malaman niya, it was Sandra Cam who tipped police para ma-arrest ang isang drug lord,” she added.
However, Cam said that there was no need for the lady-senator to raise her voice.
“Wag mo akong sisigaw-sigawan dahil this is the time for me na sagutin ka harapan,” she said.
“Hindi ako senadora, secretary of justice na pumatol sa bodyguard-driver. Di ako ganyan Leila. Disente ako di gaya mo,” she added.
“I [am] warning her not to raise her voice because I don’t care [kung] makulong ako, ma-contempt ako lalabanan ko yan dahil hindi naman yan disenteng babae.”