- In a recent visit, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Senator Leila de Lima to resign after all the accusations heaped on her regarding her involvement in illegal drugs
- The lady senator responded that she would not resign from her post, adding that she will also not attend the Congress inquiry about her alleged links in illegal drugs
- De Lima has been in a tight spot recently due to the revelations of Duterte on her links with Bilibid drug lords as well as her immorality involving her former driver-turned-lover-turned-accomplice
Senator Leila de Lima proved that she is a fighter – which was one of the positive attributes President Rodrigo Duterte said about her – and will not yield to the tirades thrown at her.
Recently, the tough-talking president called on her to resign after a week-long expose of accusations involving her links to drug lords in Bilibid.
After visiting Pol Villanueva, a police officer who got wounded in a drug operation, in Tacloban City, he told the press: “The innermost of your core as female (is) being serialized every day. Dapat mag-resign ka. You should resign.”
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He added that not only should the lady senator resign, but she should also hang herself.
De Lima might have thoughts on leaving her post but in the end, she thought otherwise.
“Resignation at this point will be an admission of guilt and a sign of weakness. And I’m neither weak nor guilty,” she stated.
In addition to getting her response after the president’s recent outburst, she also announced that she is already tired denying of her supposed involvement in illegal drug trade.
“Wala muna ko sasagutin tungkol sa matrix-matrix na yan, ano. Sawang-sawa na ko sa kaka-deny. Ganun lang naman talaga ang gagawin ko. Because yun naman ang alam kong totoo. Wala akong kinalaman dyan, yan ang totoo. So ayoko nang magsalita nang magsalita tungkol dyan.”
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(I have nothing to say about the matrix. I am so tired of denying it. And that [denying] is what I would do. That is the only thing I believe to be true. I do not have anything to do with it, and that is true. So I do not want to talk about it further.)
She also expressed that she would not attend the Congress inquiry regarding her alleged links with Bilibid drug lords.
“Mahirap. Alam ko naman wala akong kinalaman dyan. And I’m judged guilty already by the President. And then you think that House Speaker will be anything near fair to me?” she said, referring to PDP-Laban and Duterte’s ally, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
(It is hard. I know that I have nothing to do with it. And I’m judged guilty already by the President. And then you think that House Speaker will anything near fair to me?)
Previously, Alvarez said that probing into De Lima’s alleged involvement in illegal drugs would let her prove her innocence and would give her a ‘peace of mind’.
“I’m already judged guilty, I’m finished in so far as the President is concerned kaya nga ako pinapa-resign. Tapos haharap ako dun? Wala na kong kahihiyan sa sarili ko nun ah,” the lady senator said.
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(I’m already judged guilty, I’m finished in so far as the President is concerned that is why I am asked to resign. And then I will face the hearing? I have no shame left already if I did so.)
According to the senator, the war against drugs has been diverted to a war against her.
If she does attend the hearing, will the president stop his tirades against her? Or will she eventually fold into his request and resign?
Share in the comments what you think of her response to the recent attack on her.-Kami Media