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Pagbasura sa drug case ni De Lima ikinatuwa nina Chiz, Risa

MANILA, Philippines- Ikinagalak nina Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero at Senate Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros ang pagbasura sa natitira pang kasong droga na isinampa ng dating administrasyon kay dating Senador Leila De Lima.

Sa magkahiwalay na pahayag, sinabi ni Escudero na umaasa siyang makakalahok si De Lima at mananalo sa susunod na halalan sa 2025 sakaling magdesisyon ito.

“I congratulate former senator De Lima not only for finally getting justice but for facing her accusers head-on and following and believing in the rule of law, however unfair it may have looked upon her at that time,” ayon kay Escudero.

“As a fellow Bicolano, I am proud of her resilience and unwavering faith in God and in the truth,” giit pa niya.

“I hope (she would join the race) because she deserves to be in the Senate,” dagdag ni Escudero.

Ikinatuwa rin ni Hontiveros ang huling pangyayari sa kasong droga ni De Lima na nagpapatunay na talagang mananaig ang katarungan at katotohanan.

“The dismissal of former senator De Lima’s third and last case proves that justice is based on truth and evidence, not on baseless charges and political motivations,” wika ni Hontiveros.

“She has faced public ridicule and injustices, yet she remained steadfast in her commitment to truth and justice,” aniya pa.

Sinabi ni Hontiveros na matagal na siyang naniniwala na inosente si De Lima kaya’t masayang-masaya siyang nakamit ang katarungan sa bahagi ng dating senador.

Pero iginiit ni Hontiveros na kailangang managot ang sinumang nag-aakusa kay De Lima sa kasong droga na gawa-gawa umano ng tauhan at appointed officials ng nakaraang administrasyon.

“From ‘Free Leila Now’ to ‘Now, Leila is free.’ But we need to focus our attention on those who have wrongly accused her. False charges compromise not only the accused’s reputation but also the integrity of our legal system,” ani Hontiveros.

“We call upon the authorities to pursue and hold accountable those who have perpetuated these unfounded allegations,” hirit pa niya.

“Justice must be served, and those who have wronged her and our legal system must face the consequences of their actions.”

Lumahok din ang ibang grupo sa pagbasura ng kasong droga ni De Lima.

Sinabi ni Amnesty International Deputy Regional Director for Research Montse Ferrer na matagal nang dapat naibasura ang kaso ni De Lima.

“…And every day she spent in jail until her temporary release in November 2023 was a gross injustice,” ayon kay Ferrer.

“She was viciously targeted by the administration of former President Duterte solely for her efforts to expose human rights violations in the so-called ‘war on drugs’,” patuloy niya. Ernie Reyes