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President Rodrigo harshly denied Senator Leila de Lima’s question which was if the president has romantic interest in her because of the continued threats and for poking fun at her love affairs.

“Susmaryosep. Alam mo every time I view the video, I lose my appetite. Nawawala ang gana ko sa kanya,” Duterte insisted. He said that de Lima should be worried as she was the former secretary of justice and chair of the Commission on Human Rights.

“Those are serious charges. She should not adopt a nonchalant attitude about all of these things. Kasi I said she opened the portals of narco-politics to take hold in the national level. There will never be an honest election,” he added.

The president likened the drug scenario in our country to the ones in the books The Cartel by Don Winslow and Gangster Warlords by Ioan Grillo.

“You read the cartel, it’s online you can buy it. Ioan Grillo’s another one and you would recoil in horror because it is exactly what we are experiencing today,” he said.

Meanwhile, regarding De Lima’s claim that he might be attracted to her, he said that he is not a guard, a motorcycle cop, not a convict—in reference to the issue where De Lima had romantic relationships with a bodyguard and a motorcycle security escort.

One witness during the House inquiry regarding the drug trade inside the Bilibid has testified that the senator and a convict spent time together at his special cell or what they commonly call as kubol.


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