What political prisoner? Duterte hits De Lima for remaining in denial of drug charges
President Rodrigo Duterte thumbed his nose at Senator Leila de Lima for claiming her detention on alleged drug charges was purely political motivated.
In a speech before municipal mayors Tuesday, Duterte wondered how de Lima could remain in denial despite testimonies claiming she received drug money from high-profile drug inmates at the National Bilibid Prison when she was still Justice Secretary.
”Political prisoner. G*** ka ba? Anong political prisoner? Hindi ako interesado magpakulong ng—Magyawyaw ka diyan kung gusto mo,” said Duterte.
Duterte echoed Speaker Bebot Alvarez’s claim that de Lima was the country’s number one drug lord.”
“Since six years or seven years ago, we were already a narco-politics state. Kasi paglabasan nitong mga barangay captains, ayon. Hindi natin alam ang number one drug lord pala sa gobyerno. Mga generals pati ‘yung… hangang ngayon denial pa,” said Duterte.