Ano daw criteria? Malacanang says award doesn’t erase Leila de Lima’s ‘complicity’ in criminal activities

Ano daw criteria? Malacanang says award doesn’t erase Leila de Lima’s ‘complicity’ in criminal activities

Malacañang apparently doesn’t care too much about global awards, much less the one lavished on Sen. Leila de Lima by an American magazine. In a statement, Malacañang said it was clueless on how Foreign Policy picked de Lima as one of its 100 Global Thinkers for supposedly “standing up to an extremist leader.”

Malacañang apparently doesn’t care too much about global awards, much less the one lavished on Sen. Leila de Lima by an American magazine.

In a statement, Malacañang said it was clueless on how Foreign Policy picked de Lima as one of its 100 Global Thinkers for supposedly “standing up to an extremist leader.” Another Filipino named on the list was Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman who was “was recognized for being the country’s first openly transgender politician.”

in her acceptance speech in Washington D.C. Tuesday, de Lima said: “I am perhaps most well-known today for having invited upon myself the vendetta of the current President, Rodrigo Duterte.”
But Malacañang was not impressed.

“We do not know the criteria of the magazine for its selection of global thinkers. Senator De Lima’s award, however, does not diminish the fact that the drug trade proliferated in the New Bilibid Prison during her stint as Department of Justice Secretary,” said Malacañang.

“At the very least, she was complicit in the criminal activities going on right under her nose, which is rather unseemly and unthinking on the part of someone who should uphold the rule of law at all times.

This is the prime reason why the government is holding her accountable for her action, or inaction, for that matter,” said Malacañang.

De Lima is facing several charges in the Department of Justice for drug trafficking, corruption, bribery and torture.

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