The Department of Justice admitted that they do not have enough evidence yet in filing criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima.
A member of the House committee that is part of the investigating team in the proliferation and illegal drug trade in the National Bilibid Prison has raised doubts on whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) has evidence to prove the alleged links of Sen. Leila de Lima to the drug trade.
Dinagat Island Rep. Kaka Bag-ao said that the DOJ has yet to establish a solid link pinpointing to De Lima’s involvement to the illegal drug trade in New Bilibid Prison and that’s why DOJ resorts to threats showing a supposed sex video of the legislator.
It is to be remembered that Bag-ao was the second lawmaker to raise the question of whether or not the DOJ could prove De Lima’s link to the proliferation of drugs in the NBP.
In an interview on DZBB radio, ““They still haven’t proven the issue of her connection to drugs, which is the fundamental issue. They are destroying the character of the person in public. We know the process in Congress is political. It’s not a legal prosecution. It hasn’t begun yet, you are already persecuted. You are being painted as immoral or you can make mistakes, and that’s so much easier to do to a woman.” Bag-ao said.
Meanwhile, Cebu City Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa, raised concerns that the investigation evidently appeared to be aiding Duterte’s war against De Lima. Because of this,the Congress might miss the chance to truly get to the bottom of the illegal drugs trade because it was putting too much focus on De Lima’s alleged involvement.