Leila De Lima, cleared of drug charges; sends strong message to former president Rodrigo Duterte

Leila De Lima, cleared of drug charges; sends strong message to former president Rodrigo Duterte

- Leila De Lima has just been cleared of all drug charges that were filed against her

- Upon facing the press, the former senator gave a strong message to former president Rodrigo Duterte

- She said that it is time for them to answer for the things that they have done to the Filipino people

- The former senator also said that she was only a victim, and that there are thousands of Filipino families who suffered because of the war on drugs

Former senator Leila de Lima has been cleared of all the drug charges that have been filed against her by the camp of former president Rodrigo Duterte.

Leila De Lima
Photo: Leila De Lima Facebook

De Lima then faced the press and there conveyed her message to Duterte.

Here is her statement below as what could be seen and heard from the video shared by Rappler on X.

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"At eto po ang message ko sa dating pangulo, kayo ngayon ang mananagot sa mga kasalanan niyo sa taong-bayan. Isa lang po akong biktima, libu-libong mga Pilipino ang pinaslang nila noong nakaraang madugo at pekeng war on drugs. Maraming pamilya ang naulila. Yung iba nga hindi nga pinatay pero nabubulok naman sila sa mga kulungan dahil sa mali at baluktot na pagpapatupad ng batas. Isa po ako na nakadanas niyan, walang katuturan na pagpapakulong."

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Leila de Lima, a former senator of the Republic of the Philippines. She has been incarcerated since 2017. It was alleged that the senator used dr*g money for her campaign in 2016.

Several months ago, KAMI reported that the former senator was taken hostage by three prisoners at the Camp Crame jail. The three detainees who hostaged the former senator were allegedly initially trying to escape the detention center. They were identified as Feliciano Sulayao, Jr., Idang Susukan, and Arnel Cabintoy. According to the PNP, the three detainees stabbed a police officer, but one was able to fire at them, before Sulayao headed towards the cell of the former senator.

Previously, she took to social media to express her gratitude to Sen. Manny Pacquiao for joining in the call to release her from detention. The lady senator has been in detention for more than five years after being accused of involvement in illegal substances. Sen. Leila has vehemently denied the charges, which she attributed to the alleged vindictiveness of some political personalities. She said that the cases filed against her were all fabricated.

Source: KAMI.com.gh

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