De Lima warning to file charges against President Duterte
On Tuesday, the former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima threatening President Duterte to file charges against him includes her detractors.
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“Even si Pangulong Duterte, kakasuhan ko din. I’m going to file a test case na may pagkakataon ng hindi pwede i-invoke ang presidential immunity. De Lima said.
“I don’t think na yung mga nakaisip nang doktrina na yan, yung immunity from suit have ever comprehended a situation like this where there is blatant abuse of power,” she said in an interview.
De Lima claimed that she will recall the doctrine of presidential immunity followed by the so called Davao Death Squad alleged against President Duterte.
“Marami pang iba pero I would not be laying all my cards on the table kasi baka mapaghandaan ako ng mga yan lalo na napaka-lopsided ng laban,” De Lima said.
“It would require massive legal work. Ang nakakaabala lang at nakaka-constraint lang is yung aking time, alangan naman pabayaan ko na yung trabaho ko dito sa Senado tsaka resources,” she said.
“Siyempre kailangan ko rin ng hustisya against sa mga kasinungalingan na yan, dyan sa mga sobrang panggipit sakin, acts of oppression, acts of persecution,” She added.