During the launch of the multi-sectoral Coalition Against Illegal Drugs on Monday, Solicitor General Jose Calida has tagged Senator Leila De Lima as the Public Enemy No. 1 for her alleged destabilization efforts against President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
Senator De Lima should not be left to her own devious devices. High priestess of hypocrisy. Patron saint of narco-politics. Public Enemy No. 1.He also vowed to use the powers of his office to back the cases filed against the former justice secretary,
I am invoking the power of the Solicitor General as tribune of the people. In order to strengthen their resolve, I will lend the prestige and gravitas of my office to help them in their cases.However, in a statement, Sen. De Lima declined to dignify Calida's threats and name-calling.
"I'd rather not dignify such yet another of lunacy on the part of those evil forces. They're as unhinged as their principal (President Duterte)", GMA News reported.Sen. De Lima who repeatedly denied the allegations against her is currently facing criminal complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Ombudsman over allegations that she received money from drvg lords inside the New Bilibid Prison and self-confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa for her senatorial campaign.
Meanwhile, Sen. De Lima is on an official trip to the United States and Germany which began last week and is expected to return to the country on Thursday, December 22.