Senator Leila De Lima walked out of the Senate session hall during Senator Alan Peter Cayetano privilege speech on Monday, September 19, 2016.
In his privilege speech, Cayetano said: “Senator De Lima, in her desire to destroy the President, is destroying the integrity and reputation of the Senate. Worse, damaging the image of our country and people worldwide,” he added.
Cayetano also questioned the credibility of the lady senator’s witness, Edgar Matobato, for being part to destroy the Duterte administration.
In a televised ambush interview with media reporters, De Lima said:
“I cannot stand it. I’m gonna deliver my own privilege speech tomorrow instead of confronting him now,” she said.
“I stood up and left as a protest to the evil plans to silence me from continuing to look for the truth amid drug-related killings,” she added in a separate statement.
Video courtesy of CNN Philippines: