De Lima pens birthday note for Karapatan secgen
The secretary general of human rights group Karapatan, Tinay Palabay, recently received a special gift from Sen. Leila de Lima.
On Palabay’s birthday four days ago, the senator managed to give her a handwritten birthday greeting despite being in detention.
Palabay shared the note on her Facebook page.
“Dear Tinay, Happy birthday! Let me convey my deepest gratitude for your passion and dedication to protect human rights and advance the welfare of our people, especially the marginalized,” De Lima wrote on her note.
“Dalangin ko ang patuloy nating pagkakaisa para itaguyod ang isang lipunang tunay na makatarungan at may respeto sa karapatang pantao.
Again, happy birthday! God bless! Sincerely, Sen. Leila,” she said.
The human rights defender expressed gratitude to De Lima for the kind gesture.
“Indeed, your voice and that of many human rights defenders cannot be silenced by those who fear justice. #LabanLeila#LabanBayan,” said Palabay.