SC asked to order Duterte to name source of info on De Lima’s life
Senator Leila de Lima urged the Supreme Court to compel President Rodrigo Duterte to disclose the foreign country which helped him gather information about her personal life.
De Lima on Monday filed a petition for habeas data before the Supreme Court seeking its protection, saying her right to privacy in life, liberty or security was under threat by no less than the President himself.
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In her petition, she noted that Duterte mentioned that he listened to phone conversations of De Lima through the help of a foreign country.
“He, himself admitted that he is violating the law by admitting to listening to tapped phone conversation,” De Lima said. Tapping, listening to any private communication is prohibited under Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Law.
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“The petitioner respectfully prays the Honorable Court that judgment be rendered…disclosing to the petitioner the name of the foreign country who, according to respondent, ‘helped him’ listen in on petitioner, the manner and means by which he listened in on petitioner and the sources of his information or where the data about petitioner’s private life and alleged private affairs came from,” the petition stated. RAM/rga
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