Senator Leila De Lima, who was ousted as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, has put the blame to President Rodrigo Duterte for the bad image of the Philippines in the international scene.
Mr. President, I am not the problem. I am not the one giving a bad image to this country before the international media, contrary to the accusation and belief of Senator Cayetano. The problem of this country and this administration is the extra-judicial killing of more than 3,000 of our countrymen in the past three months, or more than a thousand per month,” De Lima said.De Lima emphasized during her privilege speech in the Senate that she was only doing his job as a senator by probing the alleged extrajudicial killings on the anti-drug campaign of Duterte administration.
Sinabayan pa ito ng bunganga ng Pangulo na walang patumangging magmura ng mga opisyales ng UN (United Nations) at ng mundo, katulad ng Santo Papa, ni Pangulong Obama at ni Sec. Gen. Ban Ki Moon, sa kabila ng pagnanais lang nila na kausapin siya sa kanilang mga agam-agam tungkol sa polisiyang giyera sa droga ng Pangulo,” the senator added.On Monday, 16 senators voted on the Senate motion made by Sen. Manny Pacquiao to oust De Lima as chair of her assigned committee.
While 4 senators voted no on the motion and two senators decided to abstain on it.
During the privilege speech of Sen. Alan Cayetano, he accused De Lima of “destroying the integrity and reputation” of the Senate due to being allegedly biased against the President.
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Source: GMA News