Duterte mum on De Lima case

Duterte mum on De Lima case

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President Rodrigo Duterte and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II at the 89th National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Founding Anniversary at the NBI Gymnasium in Manila on November 14, 2016. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

DAVAO CITY, February 27, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte assured embattled Senator Leila de Lima she would be safe inside police custody.

Duterte, however, honored the court and refused to comment on the merits of the case.

“The case has been filed, and the warrant has been issued,” President Duterte said.

“We are not supposed to be giving the opinion when the case is pending. It Is already the property of the court by virtue of the warrant.”

Duterte said that the people were more interested in seeing De Lima jailed instead of getting killed.

“I can assure, she will be safe,” Duterte said.


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