De Lima unfazed by court rejection of dismissal bid
MANILA, Philippines — Despite a Muntinlupa City court’s rejection of her request to post bail and dismiss one of her two remaining drug cases, opposition Sen. Leila de Lima said she was unfazed and was more determined to prove her innocence.
“As I said: it’s still a long haul for me. Prolonged persecution. Delayed justice. Delayed vindication. But I shall not stop fighting for truth and freedom because I want not just to be released from this most unjust detention, but to be unequivocally and categorically declared innocent,” De Lima said in a statement on Saturday.
“I just pray for the Lord to keep me healthy, sane and whole to survive this travesty of justice and, in due time, witness my oppressors’ reckoning and attain my vindication within my lifetime. I must finish the race,” she added.
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