Oct 19, 2021 @ 16:21

Lalaban pa: De Lima corrects fake news claiming she can’t run in 2022

Senator Leila De Lima said she is well qualified to vie for a Senate seat despite being in detention.

The abogado and former Justice secretary set the record straight amid rumors that she will be disqualified in the 2022 polls because she’s in jail while waiting for her trial on drug charges.

“Nakarating po sa akin na may ipinapakalat na naman na fake news ang mga bayarang trolls na ako daw ay hindi kwalipikado na tumakbo sa Halalan 2022 dahil nakakulong ako. Huwag po kayong maniwala,” she said in a statement. “I have all the qualifications for Senator as set forth in the 1987 Constitution (Sec. 3, Art. VI) and none of the disqualifications provided under the law (Sec. 12 & Sec. 68, Omnibus Election Code).”

She added that the rules allow her to run. “I have not been convicted, let alone by final judgment, of any criminal offense,” De Lima explained.

De Lima’s lawyer filed her candidacy for a second term in the Senate.

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