Dayan, Kerwin Espinosa to attend Senate probe on killing of Albuera Mayor

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Kerwin Espinosa (L); Ronnie Dayan (R)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Senate will continue today its probe on the controversial killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Roland Espinosa on Monday.

Kerwin Espinosa and Ronnie Dayan are set to attend the hearing. The two are important figures who can prove allegations if Senator Leila de Lima has benefited from drug money.

Espinosa has testified in the Senate, while Dayan also testified at the House of Representatives. There were conflicts in some of their statements.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, who's the chairman of the Public Order and Dangerous Drugs committee, wants to find out if there was drug money given to De Lima and what year did it take place - whether it happened in 2015 as what was alleged by Espinosa and not 2014 which was claimed by Dayan.

De Lima said in previous interviews that she is not going to attend the hearing.

The senators also want to determine any possible legislation needed to strengthen the authority of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Affairs Service of the Philippine National Police, which was the lead agency in investigating rouge policemen.

Sen. Richard Gordon said they will also take up the controversial reinstatemnent of Supt. Marvin Marcos as CIDG Region 8 Chief.

President Duterte admitted that he was the high official who ordered national police chief Bato Dela Rosa to put Marcos back to his post, after Dela Rosa fired him.

Marcos was the head of the CIDG team who served a search warrant for slain  Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

Senators are also looking at amending the anti-wiretapping act and to give the CIDG the power to subpoena. Lacson has said that this might be the last hearing on the matter so that they can start working on the possible legislations.