Where have all the LP politikos gone? Leila explains why party mates are low-profile amid her dilemma
If you’re wondering why Senator Leila de Lima’s Liberal Party (LP) pals haven’t been openly defending her from all the New Bilibid Prison (NBP)-related drug allegations, the lady politiko herself has an answer for you.
De Lima, in an interview with Mike Enriquez Friday (September 23), said that the other LP members in the Senate simply don’t want to fan any more speculations about “Plan B”.
Plan B refers to the LP’s supposed scheme of regaining the presidency following the loss of their standard-bearer , Mar Roxas, in the May polls.
This entails installing Vice President Leni Robredo–an LP stalwart and the constitutional successor of President Rodrigo Duterte–in Malacañang.
“Alam nyo naman yung sinasabi nila, including ng Pangulo na meron silang mga wild theory itong mga conspiracy theory nila na ito raw ay kagagawan ng LP dahil meron Plan B, dahil daw po balak patalkisin ang Pangulo para ipalit yung VP na nasa LP.
“Para mabawasan yung mga ganyan na accusation na ito ay political, na itong ginagawa ko ay political na ang ginagawa ko ay para patalkisin, ito ay kagagawan ng LP, nandyan lang po sila sa background lending me moral support,” De Lima explained.
It should be noted that the LP members in the Senate are part of the Majority, meaning they support Duterte’s party, the PDP-Laban.
At any rate, De Lima said that she very much feels the support and sympathy of her LP mates despite their relative silence.
“Syempre yung mga kaalyado ko talaga naman na suportado nila ako talaga naman na nag si sympathize sila sa akin.”