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Walang ganyanan! PNoy tells dark joke in imaginary chat between dad, De Lima

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Former President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday (August 21) joked about Senator Leila de Lima’s hope to stay alive as he remembered the 35th death anniversary of his father and namesake.

In a speech after a mass held for the commemoration of former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s death anniversary, Aquino shared an imaginary conversation he made up between his father and De Lim.

“Kunyari po nagkaroon ng pagkakataong makabalik ang aking ama dito sa mundo, at nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na makausap si Senator Leila De Lima, baka ganito po ang takbo ng kanilang usapan. ‘Leila, alam mo naman naging Senador ako.’ Sasagot si Leila, ‘Ako rin po,'” Aquino told supporters at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City.

“‘Leila, nakulong ako pitong taon at pitong buwan.’ Si Leila, ‘Ako dalawang taon naman pong nakakulong.’ ‘Leila, alam mo bang ang nag-akusa sa akin ay Pangulong nakaupo.’ Sasabihin ni Leila, ‘ako rin po.'”

Then came the punchline: “’Leila, ako na-assassinate sa Manila International Airport.” Malamang sasagot si Leila nang: ‘Ay sana naman, di ako maganyan.'”

De Lima has been detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center since last year over drug-related charges.

Ninoy, meanwhile, was shot dead at the tarmac of the former Manila International Airport in 1983 upon his return from years of living in exile in the United States.