During the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Beijing, China, he mentioned the alleged involvement of Senator Leila de Lima in illegal drug trade inside the National Bilibid Prison.
Duterte said De Lima is sure to suffer the same fate as former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
“The testimonies of those who lined up there previously, and given the test of the crucible of direct and cross-examination and put it to the test, I am telling you now, she is in danger of going to jail,” Duterte said.
“And remember the moment the indictment [is] charged in court, there is no bail. And she could be whatGloria Arroyo suffered,” Duterte added.
“Look at De Lima, you think those officials who testified against her are lying? These so many NBI [National Bureau of Investigation] agents and all? And her odious character. She state[s]as if she is raising the view of womanhood to take away the heat more than just of being afraid of being put into disrepute is the fact is—if that, those connections are true, she will rot in jail. She will rot in jail. It’s no bail because not only did she encourage in allowing shabu to enter in and out in trafficking, she was a principal by direct participation,” he said.
“She could be the indispensable cooperation which is the second stage, which without her those doors would not have opened or if it is really a conspiracy, it’s really the act of one is the act of all.