Feb 19, 2021 @ 17:31
De Lima shoots down Locsin: It’s not a truly working justice system
Senator Leila De Lima had a clapback against Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin, who claimed that the local judiciary is working as it should with her acquittal in one of three drug charges.
De Lima walked free from one case but has two other pending drug raps, which is keeping her behind bars. The former Justice secretary then schooled Locsin for his callous remark.
“A truly working justice system ensures that no innocent person will be in jail and the subject of a concerted and concentrated persecution of all three branches of government. It also does not close its eyes to the inhumanity of thousands of summary killings,” De Lima said in a statement posted by her staff on Twitter.
The abogado remains detained for over three years now, which she believes is but a tactic of President Rodrigo Duterte to silence her vocal criticism against his administration.