Press Release
November 21, 2019

Dispatch from Crame No. 651:
Sen. Leila M. de Lima's Statement on Duterte's Rehashed Remarks on her Alleged Guilt


Duterte says that the charges against me are true, on his oath as President.

Well, we all know what his oath is worth.

Duterte swore to defend the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. Instead, he waged a drug war that summarily executed thousands of Filipinos, depriving them of life without due process of law.

He swore to defend the country's territorial integrity and defend it from foreign aggression. Instead, he has become a Chinese stooge, defending Chinese interests and territorial ambitions in the West Philippine Sea.

He swore to eliminate crime and corruption in six months. Instead, crime and corruption only worsened under this administration, with people gunned down in public like dogs and cabinet and other executive officials rampaging in their shakedown of government contracts.

May golden kaldero pa kayong ipinagyayabang ngayon, habang wala na halos kitain ang Pilipinong magsasaka dahil nilunod ninyo ng dayuhang bigas ang merkado.

Mr. Duterte, your oath is worth garbage. Pathological liar as you are, your oath doesn't mean anything anymore. Just like those of so-called witnesses against me, whom you and your operators pressured to lie, also under oath.

Oath does not replace proof and the truth. To resort to relying on his "oath" is to admit desperation. Laway laway lang talaga ang basehan ng 1,000 days na pagkakakulong. Samantalang yung ibang may ebidensya laban sa kanila, nakalaya kahit nagnakaw pa sa taumbayan.

Wala na hong naniniwala sa inyo, Ginoong Duterte, maliban na lang sa mga panatiko mong tropa.

Wala na ring nakikinig sa'yo kundi mga uto-uto at nagpapagamit mong kaalyado na pawang bulaang propeta ng kasinungalingan at panlilinlang na gaya mo. ###

(Access the handwritten copy of Dispatch from Crame No. 651, here:

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