Jul 21, 2021 @ 17:21
Laban! De Lima to vie for second Senate term while in detention
Detained abogado Leila de Lima will run for another six years in the Senate after spending most of her current term in jail.
The senator announced on Wednesday, July 21 that she will seek to redeem herself in the 2022 elections.
“Marami ang nagtatanong sa akin kung sa kabila ng pagyurak na ginawa ni Duterte sa akin ay may lakas pa ako ng loob na tumakbo muli bilang Senador sa 2022,” the former Justice Secretary said. “Tatakbo akong muli. Hindi ako susuko. Tuloy ang laban!”
De Lima is in detention for charges related to illegal drug trade, some of which have already been dismissed.
— Leila de Lima (@SenLeiladeLima) July 21, 2021