After President Rodrigo Duterte tagged Sen. Leila de Lima in drug trade, claiming that her driver and alleged lover Ronnie Palisoc Dayan was her ‘bagman’ for the drug money, photos of Dayan’s home surfaced and went viral on social media.
The palatial 2-story ‘white house’ is located at Barangay Galarin in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan province. But it wasn’t the only mansion allegedly owned by de Lima’s driver because some 100 meters away is an orange bungalow which was claimed to be used by Dayan’s wife and their kids.
Rodolfo Licuanan, the village chief of Brgy. Galarin, confirmed that the orange mansion is being used by Dayan’s children but is unsure whether his wife actually lives there. He also confirmed that Dayan owns the white house but admitted he has no idea whether de Lima paid for the construction of any of the houses.
According to an investigative report published on the Inquirer, while the Galarin neighborhood is mostly tight-lipped about the alleged romantic relationship between de Lima and Dayan, many admitted to having seen the two a number of times in the past.