“I cannot physically resist. I am morally and psychologically resisting it because I’m innocent. What can I do? Hindi ako tatakas. Hindi ako magtatago. Hindi ako pupunta ng ospital. Hindi ako magwi-wheelchair,” she said.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II earlier said the resolution on the five cases filed against De Lima will be out within the week.
De Lima also welcomed her supporters called “Every Woman” at the Senate on Tuesday.
Among those present are former Civil Service Commission (CSC) chair Karina David, former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Etta Rosales, former peace process adviser Teresita “Ging” Deles, and former chair of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Imelda Nicolas.
In a statement, the group said the charges against De Lima are “concocted” to attack the senator for exposing the EJKs in Davao City where President Rodrigo Duterte served as mayor for many terms. De Lima is a former CHR said.
“We are women standing by Senator De Lima and calling on all fair-minded Filipinos to uphold truth and justice and dignity of women,” they said.
“Let us not allow the manipulation of systems that should have been dispensed fairly. No to the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima,” the group added.
Source: GMA News