Mocha Girls, Celebrities Allegedly Performed inside Bilibid during De Lima’s Term

MANILA, Philippines- Convited ex-police Rodolfo Magleo during a House Probe on the alleged illegal drug trade inside New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Tuesday, September 20 said that the high security compound for high profile inmates turned into a “Little Las Vegas” during the previous administration.

Magleo, a former police chief inspector convicted of kidnapping, also alleged illegal activities such as illegal drug trade, gambling, and prostitution intensified inside the prison. He also claimed that known singers and celebrities such as Sharon Cuneta, Mocha Girls, Ethel Booba, Rufa Mae Quinto and Freddie Aguilar performed inside NBP.



Aguilar and the all-girl group Mocha Girls are known supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte, while Cuneta is the wife of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, a political party-mate of Senator Leila De Lima. Quinto, on the other hand, endorsed Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas in the previous national elections.

Magleo, who is one the 6 witnesses presented by the Department of Justice on illegal drug trade probe before the House Panel, said he was the “confidante” of Jaybee Sebastian, another high profile inmate inside the Maximum Security Compound.

According to Magleo, illegal drugs inside the prison were not that rampant before Sen. Leila De Lima, who is accused of receiving drug protection money, became the Secretary of Justice.

Colangco Reportedly Gave De Lima Payola

In a sworn affidavit before the house committee on justice, convicted kidnapper Herbert Colangco said he was giving Senator Leila De Lima P3 million and former Bureau of Corrections chief Franklin Jesus Bucayu P1.2 monthly from the illicit drug trade inside the prison during the previous administration.

Colangco, who used the name “Herbert Colanggo” in the affidavit, said they were encourage to push drugs inside the prison for the “plan of De Lima.” A certain Joenel Sanchez instructed Colangco to push at least 5 kilos of shabu every two weeks or 10 kilos of shabu monthly.

But on December 15, 2014, Colangco, along with other high profile inmates excluding Sebastian, were transferred to the National Bureau of Investigations following a raid on the Maximum Security Prison led by De Lima.