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