Sen. De Lima on Duterte's Drug war :its 'fake' and ineffective

Sen. De Lima on Duterte's Drug war :its 'fake' and ineffective

Duterte’s war on drugs is 'fake’ and ineffective.

Just a day after it was made public that drug lords Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa and 20 other personalities on  illegal drug charges was dismissed by a resolution that was dated December 20, 2017 by the Department of Justice (DOJ), opposition senators are slamming the President for his pet policy his war on illegal drugs.

Opposition Senator Leila De Lima who is currently detained in the Philippine National Police Custodial Detention Center in Camp Crame because of her alleged involvement on illegal drugs while she was the Department of Justice Secretary is again in a fighting mood against her political nemesis- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. *
Senator Leila De Lima (Photo credit to owner)

“Tuloy-tuloy po ang aking paglaban, hindi lang sa aking paglaya, kundi sa paglaya ng bayan mula sa kasinungalingan, panlilinlang at pag-abuso sa kapangyarihan ng rehimeng ito. Mananatili po akong naninindigan para sa katotohanan, katarungan at kapakanan ng ating mga mamamayan,” De Lima said

The senator in a statement said the dismissal of cases against drug suspects- Peter Lim, Kerwin ans Peter Co – only bolstered her inncocence and her belief that the administration’s war on drugs was “fake” and ineffective.

The senator gave the statement while reporters were asking her about the result of her medical examination in the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City.

The opposition senator was granted a one-day furlough and allowed her to undergo a CT scan medical procedure at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. In a statement the senator said after undergoing a routine medical examination last month at the Philippine National Police General Hospital, where an impression of a "liver mass" was suspected.

"My physician ordered that I have to immediately undergo further examination, particularly 'CT Scan (tri-phase) of the liver' due to a finding of an impression of a 'liver mass' As prescribed by my doctor, the said test is necessary to determine if the 'liver mass' is benign or malignant," she said.  *

And after undergoing the medical procedure at the Philippine Heart Center  (PHC), it was ruled out that the liver mass detected in her liver was “not malignant.”

 “I have received the results of my CT-Scan and am very grateful that the impression of a “liver mass” detected from my check-up last February 15 is not malignant. This means that there is no need for an operation,” De Lima said in a statement from her detention at the Camp Crame.

“I thank God for this blessing, and my family, friends and supporters for their prayers and concern. I thank Fr. Robert Reyes for joining us at the Philippine Heart Center. As I said, there is nothing to worry about,” she said .

The senator was asked what is her answer to those people who were insinuating that she is faking her illness just to get sympathy from the current administration. The Senator said that she remain focus as an elected senator of the country and will never feign a sickness to get sympathy of free herself from detention.

“Nananatili po akong nakatutok sa pagtupad ng aking tungkulin bilang Senador, habang hinaharap ang mga imbentong kaso laban sa akin ng mapaniil na rehimeng Duterte. Hinding-hindi po ako magpapanggap na may sakit para lang makalaya, at lalo na, para magpaawa. Huwag po kayong maawa sa akin. Maawa po kayo sa bayan,” De Lima said. *

De Lima is the third senator from the opposition that made statements slamming the Duterte administration and calling its war on drugs as “fake”. The other two are Senator Antonio Trillanes  IV and Bam Aquino.


Report from PDI


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