Palace on De Lima’s list of people who should be denied US visas: Dapat no. 1 siya sa listahan!
By Prince Golez
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima, who has been detained for three years over drug-related charges, has submitted to the United States (U.S.) embassy a list of individuals she wanted to be banned in the U.S.
It includes those who have contributed to her illegal arrest and unjust detention.
On Wednesday, Malacañang said de Lima’s list should include herself, adding that the senator is also a violator of human rights.
“We must remember na yung amendment refers to violators of human rights, and allegedly she is one of the victims. But she’s forgetting that she’s also a violator of human rights, kaya nga siya nakademanda,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.
“Baka kung hindi niya nilagay ang pangalan niya doon na number 1 eh mali ang listahan niya on the assumption na totoo ang sinasabi niya. Kasama siya doon dapat,” he added.
Panelo, however, stressed that any country has the authority to ban any foreigner.