Friday, February 24, 2017

De Lima behind bars

At this very moment, Senator Leila de Lima is now behind bars. She shares the same cell as Senators Ramon "Bong" Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada the very ones she filed cases against for reportedly committing the biggest thievery in Philippine history, which we know as the "Napoles scam."

De Lima did not steal any cent from the public coffers. She is under detention for reportedly coddling drug lords. You ask--where is the evidence? Ask her persecutors.

The secretary of justice Vitaliano Aguirre told newsmen that they have testimonies of dreaded drug lords against his predecessor. How imaginative. This is the first time I heard decent lawyers like Aguirre believing in the words of criminals.

Okey, okey. So, we are living right now in an age when you're tagged by a criminal as his accomplice, even though there is an absence of any proof validating such claims, you'll surely expect yourself jailed in no time.

That is democracy. And it is happening in our lifetime.

I hope these men and women who are reversing the democratic gains we, the Filipino People, have achieved for over three decades already, are happy and proud of what they are doing.