Liberal Party Defends de Lima, Criticizes Duterte for Unpresidential Comments

Liberal Party senators rallied around their party mate Sen. Leila de Lima, after she was accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being involved in the drug trade and for having an adulterous relationship with his driver. Senators Franklin Drilon, Francis Pangilinan, and Risa Hontiveros said the president’s pronouncements are uncalled for and unpresidential. They added that Duterte’s ad hominem arguments undermined de Lima’s right and duty…

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