- The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption want to disbar Senator Leila De Lima
- VACC say that she is corrupt and cannot be allowed to practice
- De Lima is set to counter the charges and file charges against them
The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) will soon be filing a case against Senator Leila de Lima before the Supreme Court on Friday.
According to the founding chair of the VACC Dante Jimenez, De Lima has proven to be a corrupt public official, given that drugs at the Bilibid Prison has proliferated during her term as Justice Chair.
"De Lima violated section 28 [of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act], or the criminal liability of government officials involved in illegal drug trade," Jimenez said.
The VACC has already filed drug trafficking charges against the Senator earlier October.
Congressional investigations are currently ongoing to discover whether De Lima is truly linked with the illegal drug trade in the penitentiary.
As for Senator De Lima, she will not be standing down. The Senator revealed that she plans to file counter charges against those who are accusing her of false allegations.
However, the VACC chair is ready.
"We welcome those counter charges because that is her (De Lima's) right. That is the usual defense of accused individuals," Jimenez said.