Former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Friday said he never received any information linking his secretary of justice, now Senator Leila De Lima, to the illegal drug trade.
In an interview, Aquino told GMA News that he was hoping due process would bring out the whole truth as regards allegations that De Lima benefitted from drug money particularly those from drug lords inside the New Bilibid Prison.
"Noong panahon ko, ni chismis na may papasukan si Leila na ilegal, ni chismis wala," Aquino said.
"Ang bigat nitong paratang at ako'y umaasa na nandiyan ang proseso, na mapapalabas natin 'yung buong katotohanan, " he added.
Aquino said he already relayed his moral support to his Cabinet secretary through several text messages.
"May isang buwan at kalahati na yata last time kami nagkausap. Time to time baka may text, kinakamusta ko siya, sinasabi kong pinagdarasal ko sya," Aquino said.