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De Lima appointed as LP spokesperson

Former Senator Leila de Lima speaks during her first news briefing after her release in detention on Monday nignt, November 13, 2023 at the Novotel Hotel in Cubao, Quezon City. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Former Senator Leila de Lima speaks during her first news briefing after her release in detention on Monday nignt, November 13, 2023 at the Novotel Hotel in Cubao, Quezon City.
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Former Sen. Leila de Lima, newly released on bail, was designated as the spokesperson for the Liberal Party (LP) on Monday, according to the party’s president Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

In a statement on Tuesday, De Lima said she was “honored and grateful” to be the party’s spokesperson. She said she hopes to convey the party’s “message of reforms and advocacy on good governance, social justice and civil liberties.”

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The opposition party is currently led by former Sen. Francis Pangilinan as chair, after former Vice President Leni Robredo stepped down on June 30, 2022, to focus on her Angat Buhay foundation.

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According to Lagman, De Lima had been a longstanding member of the LP and was also previously appointed as the party’s vice president for policy, platform and advocacy.

Lagman said, however, that the former senator has not revealed any future political plans pending thorough consultation with allies and kin, in a statement posted on his Facebook page.

De Lima earlier said that she had yet to give any serious thought to her future in politics.

“On my part, it’s not on my mindset … whether it’s 2025 or any other subsequent elections because I have yet to determine whether I’ll be going back to public service,” she said, speaking as a guest on the program “INQside Look” last month. INQ

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