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Kakosa namin ‘yan! Opposition senators cheer De Lima for getting back-to-back Global Thinker award

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The Global Thinker award given to detained Sen. Leila de Lima for the second consecutive year serves as a reminder to the Duterte administration that it “can never put a strong woman down.”

De Lima’s fellow opposition senators stressed this point, two days after the Foreign Policy magazine named the former as one of Global Thinkers for 2017 for “openly defying” President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs since it violates human rights.

In a joint statement, they said that Foreign Policy magazine “could not have bestowed this award on a more deserving public servant.”

Aside from De Lima, the Senate minority bloc is composed of Frank Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Sonny Trillanes, Paolo Aquino, and Risa Hontiveros.