Senator Leila de Lima who has caused a lot of pain and shame to the people of Philippine by fighting their president over involvement in drug trafficking has now apologized to the president and the entire country.
“I’m sorry for the embarrassment i caused to you and the entire nation,it was a bad picture globally but man is to error,please forgive me,Says De Lima to Duterte”
More than 7,000 people have been killed since Mr Duterte launched his war on the drug trade in July 2016.
Two days ago senator Leila de Lima was charged over drug trafficking in prisons. Leila de Lima is accused of receiving money from detained drug lords and allowing a convict to run a drug operation from behind bars. The fight against drug lords has been the number one priority for president Duterte since he took office and it has earned him a lot of respect across the world.
Ms De Lima, who served as justice secretary under Mr Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Aquino, has been one of the most vocal critics of the crackdown.
When she served as chair of the Commission on Human Rights between 2008-2010, she investigated Mr Duterte – who was then mayor of Davao City – over unexplained deaths during his anti-crime campaign.