Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:28

De Lima celebrates acquittal in drug case, confident of another case dismissal

Senator Leila De Lima said there’s cause for celebration to see a working Judiciary under President Rodrigo Duterte.

One of the drug charges against De Lima has been dismissed, although her other request for a demurrer to evidence in a related case was rejected.

“To be acquitted even in just one case, in the time of Duterte, is a victory,” she said in a statement.

“Na-deny man ang ating Demurrer to Evidence at Motion for Bail sa Criminal Case No. 17-165, naniniwala ako at ang aking mga abogado na mahina ang ebidensya ng gobyerno dito para patunayan ang mga gawa-gawa nilang paratang,” the detained senator said.

The former Justice secretary is so confident of another acquittal.

“Ang kaso laban sa akin ay conspiracy to engage in illegal drug trading. Pero ang lumabas sa mga pagdinig, walang ebidensya ng kasunduan,” she added. “Walang kahit isang testigo na nagpatunay na ako at ang
aking kapwa akusado ay nakipagsabwatan sa mga drug lords para maglako o magbenta ng ilegal na droga sa Bilibid.”

“Ibig sabihin, puro laway lang ang basehan.”

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