After the latest result of President Rodrigo Duterte’s SWS survey was published, the opposition and fiercest critic of the president, Senator Leila De Lima has issued her statement.
In a mass at the Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia, in Ermita, Manila, hours before the Supreme Court’s decision on her petition, De lima said that the President might be in “panic mode” because of the SWS survey result.
Since De lima is still detained at the Camp Crame and could not attend the mass, Fhillip Sawali, her staff, read her statement.
The Supreme Court has dismissed her appeal to nullify the arrest warrant issued against her over the alleged drugs related charges.
“It is clear that you are in panic mode. Lalo ngayon, na ayon sa latest [Social Weather Station] survey, ang satisfaction rating niya ay lumagapak ng 18 puntos. Akala po ata ni Duterte ay mala-Pepeng Agimat siya na hindi tinatablan ng kahit ano mang karma o maaapektuhan ng negatibong komento,” De Lima said.
“As I have said before, while I am psychologically prepared for this political persecution from no other than the vindictive President of the country, my whole being still cries out for truth and justice,” she added.
De lima also complained that the government is making an effort to hinder foreign representatives from international organizations from visiting her.
“Ang naisip ko nga: Martial Law na ba? O pwede rin, masyado lang silang takot sa multong sila rin naman ang gumawa,” her letter read.
The senator has once again criticized the president for intimidating and threatening his critics. She also mentioned the current impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno.
“Sa kagustuhan niyang siya lang ang masunod, at maitago ang mga kapalpakan, sasampahan niya at ng kanyang mga alipores ng kaso ang mga namumuno sa ating independent institutions— ang Supreme Court, ang Commission on Human Rights, at ang Ombudsman,” she wrote
“Kasuklam-suklam… The Filipino people already know your style, Duterte. You try to act innocent when in truth, you put the rule of the law in your hands and silence your critics,” the lady senator added.
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