Sen. Leila de Lima should ask netizens to get an idea if the public wants her to resign over her admission of having an affair with her former driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan.
In a media briefing, Buhay party-list Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza Jr refused to answer questions from the media if he thinks De Lima – who along with Dayan had been dragged into the illegal drug trade inside the national penitentiary – should give up her post in the Senate.
“Every woman has every right to exercise her rights to pleasure, joys, and happiness,” said the party-list lawmaker.
Atienza’s unsolicited advice to De Lima, however, was: “Kung may sensitivity siya sa public opinion. Magtanong siya. Alamin niya ano ang damdamin ng bayan dahil wala pa namang judgement.”
“She should ask. Madali lang iyan. Mag-post siya sa Internet. Tanungin mo ang mga tao: ‘Magre-resign ba ako o hindi?'” he added. Atienza said “98 percent” of netizens would probably prefer her resignation.