SolGen Calida calls De Lima Patron saint of narco-politics, Public Enemy No. 1

CLICK TO READ


Solicitor General Jose Calida labeled Senator Leila De Lima as the 
Patron saint of narco-politics and Public Enemy No. 1 for her alleged destabilization efforts against President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

In a news conference in Manila, Calida vowed to use the powers of his office to back the cases filed against the former justice secretary.

"Senator De Lima should not be left to her own devious devices. High priestess of hypocrisy. Patron saint of narco-politics. Public Enemy No. 1," Calida said during the launch of the multi-sectoral Coalition Against Illegal Drugs on Monday.

"I am invoking the power of the Solicitor General as tribune of the people. In order to strengthen their resolve, I will lend the prestige and gravitas of my office to help them in their cases," he added.

De Lima is currently facing criminal complaints before the Department of Justice and the Office of the Ombudsman over allegations that she received money from drug lords inside the New Bilibid Prison and self-confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa for her senatorial campaign.

She repeatedly denied the allegations which the senator said stemmed from her harsh criticisms of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs.

The war on drugs has been blamed for thousands of unsolved killings of drug personalities.

De Lima declined to dignify Calida's threats and name-calling.

"I'd rather not dignify such yet another of lunacy on the part of those evil forces. They're as unhinged as their principal (President Duterte)," De Lima said in a statement.

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) is mandated to represent the government, its agencies and instrumentalities and its officials and agents in any litigation, proceeding, investigation or matter requiring the services of lawyers.

Calida was one of the signatories to the manifesto put forward by COIL, a multi-sectoral group composed of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), Citizen's Crime Watch, United Filipino Seafarers and Conform Federalism.

In the manifesto, the coalition called on De Lima to face the complaints against her and "let justice take its rightful course without her blatant maneuverings and evasive tactics that are stalling the process."

"Jointly, we call on the senator to simply go home to her country and face the music. It is the most she can do to salvage what is left of our criminal justice system whose credibility is being mocked through her utter arrogance," the coalition said.

COMMENTS

Name

Duterte,1,Entertainment,24,Exam Result,2,Funny Videos,12,Health,10,Inspiring,22,Lifestyle,11,Local News,1064,New,308,News,679,Opinion,459,Politics,1,Public information,1,Relationship,4,Showbiz,4,Tech,3,Travel,6,Trending,39,Tutorial,11,Videos,94,Viral,35,
ltr
item
NowReader: SolGen Calida calls De Lima Patron saint of narco-politics, Public Enemy No. 1
SolGen Calida calls De Lima Patron saint of narco-politics, Public Enemy No. 1
CLICK TO READ
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QaQywLINqzo/WFfl-61TQmI/AAAAAAAAF40/XhbE2WmXtl4-rasJxjNxtEH2tAdTYdnEQCLcB/s1600/sol.jpg
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QaQywLINqzo/WFfl-61TQmI/AAAAAAAAF40/XhbE2WmXtl4-rasJxjNxtEH2tAdTYdnEQCLcB/s72-c/sol.jpg
NowReader
http://www.nowreader.com/2016/12/solgen-calida-calls-de-lima-patron.html
http://www.nowreader.com/
http://www.nowreader.com/
http://www.nowreader.com/2016/12/solgen-calida-calls-de-lima-patron.html
true
5550435775083149038
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy