GORDON: DARGANI LAWYER LIED ON AFFILIATION WITH MALACAÑANG
Senator Richard J. Gordon said Atty. Daryl Ritchie Valles, counsel of Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corporation executives Mojit and Twinkle Dargani, lied about his connection with Malacañang.
Gordon, Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee that currently investigates the anomalous transactions of the government with Pharmally, said Valles sought permission to visit the Dargani siblings on Tuesday, November 16.
“Before he was allowed entry, we looked into who he was and we found out that per Office of the President directory, he is a Director IV at the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, the position then occupied by Senator Bong Go. He denied being from Malacañang though he admitted he was from Davao,” said Gordon.
He furthered that before Valles left the Senate premises after his visit to the Darganis, he was again asked by the Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms (OSAA) whether he was the same person connected with Malacañang.
Valles finally admitted he was but claimed to have resigned from his post last February.
“We do not understand why there was a need for the subterfuge, why there was a need to hide an important fact. Here, the attempt to hide a fact raises more questions as a result,” said Gordon.
“The Darganis are entitled to counsel. That is a right we intend to always honor. They can hire whichever lawyer their money can buy,” he added.