Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim on Thursday showed up at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters in Manila to clear his name over his alleged illegal drug trade links.
Lim went in a closed-door meeting with NBI officials, including National Capital Region assistant regional director Roel Bolivar.
Bolivar was recently tasked by NBI Director Dante Gierran to head a national task FORCE against illegal drugs
NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said Lim submitted a two-page letter to Gierran but declined to reveal its contents, except that the businessman had stated in the letter "his willingness to submit to the investigation under questioning."
Lanvin said Lim also confirmed appearing as a resource person during a House inquiry on illegal drugs in 2006.
Bolivar was recently tasked by NBI Director Dante Gierran to head a national task against illegal drugs.
Lim's visit to the NBI came days after his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City last Friday.
In that meeting, Duterte threatened to execute Lim if evidence would prove that he is the "alias Jaguar" who handles illegal drug operations in the Visayas.
Lim denied to Duterte that he was that person. He has also assured the President that he will submit himself to government investigations.
Lim's lawyer, Ramon Esguerra, said it was his client's own decision to appear before the NBI after heeding Duterte's advice to allow himself to be investigated.
"What Mr. Lim promised is his utmost cooperation. The primordial reason why he volunteered... was to clear his name," Esguerra told reporters after the closed-door meeting at the NBI. — RSJ, GMA News