Duterte’s advice to cops guarding De Lima in Camp Crame: Huwag kayo lumapit diyan
President Rodrigo Duterte has some advice to the police assigned to guard Senator Leila de Lima at the Philippine National Police custodial center in Camp Crame.
In a speech in Bangkok Wednesday, Duterte expressed in jest his concern that one of the guards might be “fancied” by de Lima who has had romantic relationships with her guards and drivers, including her co-accused in the drug case Ronnie Dayan.
“Kaya sabi ko yung mga guwardiya na pulis. Pssst. Huwag kayong lumapit diyan ha. Huwag kayong magpakita diyan sa selda na pagala. Palayo kayo. Doon kayo sa ibang preso. Ma-issue pa tayo niyan. Hindi eh yung gwardiya pati yung driver lahat naratsada,” said Duterte.
“Mabuti na lang hindi siya nagpasyal pasyal ng Davao kasi kung. Kung gabi na at wala na akong mahanap na iba. Sorry na lang,” he added.
Duterte said the country’s biggest tragedy was that that de Lima herself, as then Justice Secretary, abetted the drug operations under her watch.
Iyan una. Sino ang sunod? De Lima. [crowd shouts: “boo”] Gusto ako ipatanggal. Anong ginawa? Iyan ang tragedy sabi nga nila eh.
“The tragedy is siya yung Secretary of Justice. Hawak niya yung presuhan. Siya mismo went into trafficking. No bail iyan,” he said.
He said this was the reason why she was plotting to remove him. “Kaya sige sulat. Sige mura sa akin. Ayaw pang admitahin. Nag free advertisement na nga siya sarili niya. Sabi niya hindi iyan ako. Pero yung aso na palakad -lakad doon sa tabi ng kama yung aso niya dala dala niya kung magpunta siya sa labas,” said Duterte referring to de Lima’s alleged sex video which his administration has not yet been verified nor publicized.