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A Taste of Bitter Medicine: De Lima received 2K Hate Messages

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During the House Committee on Justice on the proliferation of illegal drugs in New Bilibid Prison, Senator Leila de Lima’s personal cellphone number has been disclosed.

In a statement, De Lima said that after her mobile number had been made public, she had received almost 2,000 text messages as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday:

“I have been bombarded by text messages, numbering almost 2000, and phone calls from unknown persons, threatening me, harassing me, calling me the vilest of names. There are no adequate words to express my utter dismay about the lack of foresight and/or utter lack of sheer humanity displayed today during what I can only describe as a blatant exercise in harassment and persecution that is the so-called House of Representatives ‘inquiry’.”

Moreover, De Lima also added and bewailed:

“I condemn and vehemently protest the sheer indecency and foulness of allowing my cellphone number and home address to be publicly disclosed. They have victimized me over and over again, and just when I thought I could not feel more betrayed, they have once again proven that I have underestimated their audacity and evilness.”

On Tuesday, drug convict Herbert Colangco was asked what cellphone number he called to discuss the alleged payoffs coursed through the then secretary’s aide which happened on January 2014. Colangco readily gave the number and it was confirmed and verified by some members of the House. In response, De Lima said:

“This is the country that we live in today. We shame ourselves before our countrymen and the world that we dare compare ourselves to Singapore in terms of making people feel safe. What the people have to realize is that this is not just an offense against me, but against everyone.

They are making me into an example of what will happen to those who dare criticize and call out the abuses of those in power. Who would dare stand up for others now? The real victim here is the people, the oppressed. God save us all.”

 

About the author: Baroy

 

Baroy loves to travel around the Philippines. He loves gizmos and toys. He is a social media marketing specialist and also a contributor for Cebu and Davao blog.

 

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