On the day President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave awards to the members of the Philippine National Police on its 116th Police Service anniversary in Camp Crame, he took a glimpse of the vicinity where the detained senator is.
In an speaking engagement in front of businessmen for the Philippine Development Forum: Sulong Pilipinas 2017 , the president told the audience that he remembered his number 1 critic when he was discussing the alleged killings committed by the Parojinog clan in Ozamiz City.
|Senator Leila De Lima, currently detained in Camp Crame since February pending her trial on alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade in the National Penitentiary( Photo credit to mb.com.ph)|
During De Lima’s chairmanship of the Commission on Human Rights she led the investigation relating to the existence and connection of the president of the notorious Duterte Death Squad in Davao. She inspected a quarry believed to be a mass grave site of possible extra judicial killings done during Duterte’s mayorship.
"‘Yung kay Delilah sa’kin, skeletal lang naman ‘yun. Nagpunta ako doon sa Crame, sinilip ko ‘yung presuhan niya," he said.
"Pssssttt. Gusto kong sabihin o… Malayo man. Nagpunta ako sabi ko, saan na ‘yung g— na ‘yun? Doon dinala ako. Magtawag," he added.
Senator De Lima has been detained in Camp Crame since February for drug charges. It may be remembered that some lawmakers from the European Union visited the senator which did not sit well with the president.
"I cannot imagine that—her capacity to… Imagine, she can even convince foreigners—‘yung mga t— mga EU. Hijo de…Tapos magpunta dito to declare… 'Can she be house arrested because she’s a prisoner of conscience?' Pu… Pagka-b— talaga itong mga... You are losing the matters there," Duterte said.
The president in his speech brought up the alleged sex video of the senator, just to make a point to the EU lawmakers.
"With all the, you know… Pati ‘yung pardon… ‘Yung video. Hindi niyo tinignan kung anong klaseng babae ‘yan? And they come here and say na she’s a prisoner of conscience. My god," he said.
"Sandali lang, I’m trying to replay the video. Huwag kayong maingay, you are disturbing me. I can still see the dog na ‘yung karga-karga niya palagi sa opisina niya," he added.