[Trending Now] Netizens Call De Lima 'A TRAITOR' and This Is The Reason Behind. READ HERE!
When Rodrigo Duterte assumed office as the 16th President of the Philippines , most Filipinos were very much elated. They were all hopin...
When Rodrigo Duterte assumed office as the 16th President of the Philippines, most Filipinos were very much elated. They were all hoping for the 'change' he promised during the campaign. He then waged the war against illegal drugs which one of his topmost agenda during the campaign. Despite the more than half a million who peacefully surrendered, more than 1,700 died because of drug-related crimes. This started the alleged extrajudicial killings in the administration which led to many oppositions.
One of which is his long-running enemy Senator Leila De Lima who is the current head of the ADHOC committee conducting the senate hearing for the inquiry of the alleged summary killings. Their feud started from petty innuendos which quickly escalated to aggravating ad hominem attacks.
Recently, Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations, a founder of Human Rights Watch, and the author of The International Human Rights Movement: A History wrote an article entitled "Duterte’s Reign of Terror" which gained the attention of many international media. But what shocked the Filipino community is the last paragraph of the article saying: "One prominent Philippine political figure, Leila De Lima, a senator and former justice minister, is already calling on the ICC to take action. Everyone around the world who is committed to due process and human rights should take up her plea. The fact that a popular head of state is trampling the rule of law in the Philippines makes a fast, decisive response all the more necessary."
This angered many netizens and Duterte supporters calling the former secretary of justice a 'traitor' for bringing up the domestic dilemma into the International Court Justice. Some claims that De Lima can be charged with 'inciting to sedition.' One blogsite reacted to the post and said:
"Leila de Lima has crossed the line. By asking the International Criminal Court to intervene in the Philippines domestic affairs, she has betrayed the Filipino people for the sake of her ambition and political survival."
What do you think?