Another foreign know-it-all has been misled about the war on drugs and is trying to make Leila de Lima look like a saint.
Check out what “Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and a founder of Human Rights Watch” wrote:
One prominent Philippine political figure, Leila de Lima, a senator and former justice minister, is already calling on the ICC to take action. Everyone around the world who is committed to due process and human rights should take up her plea. The fact that a popular head of state is trampling the rule of law in the Philippines makes a fast, decisive response all the more necessary.
Has Neier set foot on the Philippines since Duterte became president? Is he aware of the investigation on De Lima’s links to the drug lords? What right does Neier have to insult our country and our President when he doesn’t even know the real situation here? Does he presume to know better than 91% of Filipinos what is good for their country?
To all Filipinos reading this, if you have time, please go to the comments section on the link to Neier’s article above and educate this guy on what is really happening here. Explain to him that Leila de Lima is under investigation for coddling drug lords and she is trying to get attention from the international community precisely because no one in the Philippines believes her anymore.
Neier needs to know that:
– During Leila de Lima’s term as secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in the previous (Aquino) administration, the Bilibid national penitentiary, which was under her supervision, became the number one source of shabu (meth) in the Philippines.
– It was also during De Lima’s term as DOJ secretary that the drug lords at Bilibid were able to turn their jail cells into luxury suites and do whatever they wanted, including hold lavish parties and concerts. She even attended their parties, and there are videos and pictures to prove this.
– Leila de Lima had an intimate relationship with her driver whom witnesses have claimed was the fixer/middleman between the Bilibid drug lords and the prison guards and DOJ officials who accepted bribes so the drug lords could have free reign at the prison.
Maybe Neier needs to see the videos and pictures of De Lima with the drug lords so he will learn to analyze her motives first before jumping to her defense.
The woman is unbelievable. She really is willing to destroy our country’s reputation just to save herself. It is almost as if she’s thinking, “If I’m going down, I’ll take the whole country down with me.”
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