De Lima to Filipinos: Stand up to ‘sociopathic serial killer, dictator’ Duterte
Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday called on Filipinos to stand up to and speak out against President Rodrigo Duterte, whom he called a “sociopathic serial killer” and “dictator.”
“Ngayon ay panahon na naman upang tayo ay manindigan at tumayo sa harap ng isang kriminal na diktador at rehimeng mapaniil,” De Lima said as she recalled how the country overthrew the Marcos dictatorship 30 years ago.
“Ipaglaban natin ang ating karapatan, ang hustisya at ang ating demokrasaya,” the senator said. De Lima said Duterte’s leadership style is to do things his own way, confident that he cannot be held accountable because of his presidential immunity.
“Alam na natin na walang batayang prinsipyo ang mga aksyon ng Pangulo. Basta trip niya, gagawin niya. Hindi dahil tama o mali kung hindi kaya niyang gawin at hinahayaan lang natin siya,” De Lima said.
“Ang tawag dito, kawalan ng pakundangan,” she said. De Lima was accused before the Muntinlupa court for alleged violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 over her alleged involvement in thye drug trade inside the national penitentiary.