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LP vows to ‘fight lies with truth and justice’

/ 02:46 PM December 31, 2017
DRUG CASE / JUNE 30, 2017 Senator Leila de Lima leaves at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on Friday, after she attend the drug charges filed against her. INQUIRER PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Senator Leila de Lima leaves the Muntinlupa regional trial court after attending the hearing for her drug charges.
INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Liberal Party said on Sunday that its members will fight for the nation’s soul with their weapons–truth and justice–against “lies” that will be promoted in the year 2018.

In a statement, it cited three events that for the then ruling party defined 2017 and the lies binding them.

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The LP mentioned Senator Leila de Lima’s arrest on “made-up” charges, martial law declaration in Mindanao, the killing of three youngsters amid the drug war.

The party said these events were bound by lies, including the “manufactured evidence” in De Lima’s cases, the “invented bases” for the declaration of martial law, and for the killing of Kian delos Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz, Kulot de Guzman, the “discredited idea that crime can be solved by deadly shortcuts.”

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“How will the lies be promoted in 2018? By circumventing, if not actually violating, the country’s fundamental law through Cha-cha or federalism or martial law so that some politicians can try to rule longer than allowed and that we the people won’t be allowed to choose our leaders,” the LP said.

The LP, backed by the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III, was referring to the federalism being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s leadership.

“(L)et’s brace ourselves this coming year. This may be the fight for our nation’s soul. We will fight with the only weapons we have: truth and justice. Katotohan at katarungan,” it said. /jpv

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