Sen. De lima receives 2k messages after phone number aired: "threatening me, harassing me, calling me the vilest of names"



Senator Leila De Lima lamented after receiving numerous text messages and threats from her phone after it was broadcast during the Bilibid drug probe on Tuesday.


De Lima said she received 2,000 messages and complained that she was harassed by the unknown senders.

"I have been bombarded by text messages, numbering almost 2000, and phone calls from unknown persons, threatening me, harassing me, calling me the vilest of names," De Lima said.

"No adequate words to express my utter dismay about the lack of foresight and/or utter lack of sheer humanity displayed today during what I can only describe as a blatant exercise in harassment and persecution that is the so-called House of Representatives 'inquiry'," The senator said.

De Lima vent out her anger after her cellphone number aired during the House drug probe.

"I condemn and vehemently protest the sheer indecency and foulness of allowing my cellphone number and home address to be publicly disclosed. They have victimized me over and over again, and just when I thought I could not feel more betrayed, they have once again proven that I have underestimated their audacity and evilness," De Lima added.

"They have basically destroyed my right to privacy and security in my communications and in my abode. I am now literally a persecuted person displaced from my home. Worse, they have turned people into weapons of destruction," De Lima said.

"This is the country that we live in today. We shame ourselves before our countrymen and the world that we dare compare ourselves to Singapore in terms of making people feel safe. What the people have to realize is that this is not just an offense against me, but against everyone," she added.

"They are making me into an example of what will happen to those who dare criticize and call out the abuses of those in power. Who would dare stand up for others now? The real victim here is the people, the oppressed. God save us all," De Lima said.


After Colangco gave earlier De Lima's contact number, the DOJ released a document that certify by the Globe Telecom that the owner of those number was really Sen. De Lima.

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