With a twist of an event and unreliable witness, Sen. Leila De Lima is slowly having a taste of her own anomalies.
Ever since the inauguration of Pres. Duterte last June 30, Sen. De Lima has always been his number one detractor. Sen. De Lima was one of those who strongly pushed for a Senate investigation of the president’s inhumane acts for his continuous war on drugs.
And her intentions were not shattered as the senate started a probe against extrajudicial killings and the notorious ‘Davao Death Squad‘ or ‘DDS’.
Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former assassin of DDS comes out of nowhere to stand as witness against the current administration and pledged his testimony against the president.
However, senators found many ambiguities with his sworn declarations. And because of her biased notions as the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, she was recently stripped off of her chairmanship.
On a separate investigation in Congress, big-time convicted felons and officers surprised the country with unexpected revelations. They all accused De Lima of accepting bribes during her seat as the Secretary of Justice. Herbert Colangco, one of the witnesses, narrated that the senator was the one who approved them of holding events, selling beer and trading drugs inside the prison.
Another felon turned witness, also admitted that sale of drugs was used to fund De Lima’s senatorial run.
Meanwhile, the war on drugs is still taking a toll on its victims. The rate of drug users, pushers, and criminals killed by vigilantes has ascended over the past weeks.
Though these two officers have something in common — bold rhetoric and fierce personality, they are from two opposing administrations. Over time, they continue to hit each other with series of political and personal attacks. But with the recent twist of events, the truth will soon prevail and the once fierce senator might turn into a meek prisoner once investigations prove her guilt and put her behind bars.