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Is she in or out? De Lima invited to attend Roxas anointment

/ 03:39 PM July 30, 2015

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed that she has been invited to attend the announcement of the Liberal Party’s standard-bearer on Friday (July 31).

De Lima is reportedly being eyed to be included in LP’s senatorial lineup for the 2016 elections.

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“I was invited and I will attend,” de Lima said in a text message Thursday.

The Justice Secretary, however, is still playing coy on whether she will run or not.

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She said she is pondering about it and she is on the verge of making a decision.

Earlier, de Lima said she was scared to join the senatorial derby because of the pressure, describing politics as a new territory for her.

Last June, De Lima said work in politics was not a problem, but mudslinging was another thing.

“So tinitingnan ko muna kung kaya kong pumasok sa mundo ng politika, kasi hindi ako sanay sa mundong [iyon] (I will see if I can enter politics because I am not used to that world),” the secretary said.

“Kung trabaho, kaya ’yan. Pero the environment itself, I would not know if I’m cut out for it,” (If it’s the work, I can do it, but the environment …),” she added.

Last week, supporters of De Lima launched #Lima2016 at the Serye restaurant in Quezon City to urge the Justice Secretary to run for the legislature. AC

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