Senator Leila de Lima delivered her privilege speech on the rise of extrajudicial killings in the country under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
In her speech, de Lima expressed full support for Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs but said “there must be a way other than this method that brings us to our collective descent into impunity, fear and ultimately, utter and complete inhumanity.”
She also called the accusations against her on social media that she is protecting the drug trade. She also said she was being projected as an enemy of the government.
The senator also wished the police authorities to honor the rule of law when dealing with drug criminals. Citing the right to life.
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