Senator Leila de Lima on Monday told President Rodrigo Duterte to stop bothering her following the chief executive’s latest tirades against her. “Our President is again going ballistic. Naawa na po ako sa ating Pangulo kaya patawarin na lang siya ng mahal na Diyos sa kanyang pinaggagagawa,” De Lima told reporters. “Suddenly, he’s now -- for me, he’s now the lowest, vilest man in the country sa sobrang kabastusan na niya that’s why, God forgive him,” the senator added.
“Naawa na po ako sa inyo mahal na Pangulo, tigilan na ninyo ako. Ano po ang gusto ninyo sa akin? May gusto po ba kayo sa akin?” De Lima said. Speaking at the oath-taking of officers of the Malacañang Press Corps, Duterte hit De Lima anew for claiming that inmate Jaybee Sebastian was a government asset. “Was it a sexual asset or for information?” Duterte said.
Duterte also said he was sure that De Lima, who is facing a legislative probe on her alleged involvement in illegal drug trade inside the national penitentiary, will go to jail. "Itong si De Lima makukulong to, on a national case. Who brought in the narcopolitics? It is here already. You elected a senator who was into narcopolitics. Who was being financed from the inside. 'Wag na sana sa labas. From the convict inside the prison, this senator, and won. What do you call that?" the President said.
"I do not ordinarily nagpapahiya pero si De Lima she screwed her driver and she screwed the nation. Gusto n'ya ko idamay," Duterte said, citing the senator's effort of using self-confessed assassin Edgar Matobato in a Senate hearing. De Lima said she was no longer surprised Duterte would say such a thing, saying the President “really wants me out.” She earlier claimed that Duterte wants her kicked out of the Senate.