Though Cases have not been filed against Sen. Leila de Lima for her alleged involvement in illegal drugs but President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that his fiercest critic would land in jail. Duterte said De Lima would be pinned down by the testimonies of the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) inmates who accused her of receiving money from drug lords.
“Now that she (De Lima) is in trouble, she wants to drag me. She will really go to jail. I’m sure of that because of the testimonial evidence,” the president said yesterday during the induction of the oath taking of the officers of the Malacañang Press Corps, the Malacañang Cameramen Association and the Presidential Photojournalists Association.
“She will be jailed when everybody says, five (witnesses) could say that they contributed money. So on a national scale…who brought in the narco politics? It is here already,”
Asked if his statement is a go-signal for the justice department to file charges against De Lima, Duterte replied: “Yes of course.”
“(Cases will be filed) after the investigations are finished. I am sure of my evidence,”. – Pres. Duterte.