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An Open Letter Posted By A Netizen For Senator De Lima

A fearless netizen wrote an open letter to Senator Leila De Lima for criticizing the administration of President Duterte amid Extrajudicial Killings (EJK).

Senator De Lima becomes one of the most controversial personalities in the social media today, due to the allegations against her. The senator is currently facing different issues, controversies, and cases filed against her.

De Lima was allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade happened at the New Bilibip Prison (NBP). She was also accused of giving a large amount of money to some of her former staff including her former driver and bodyguard Ronnie Dayan.

Open Letter

Some inmates at the national penitentiary also testified against De Lima including Jaybee Sebastian, who stated that he headed the gang inside NBP to sell illegal drugs inside and outside the jail to fund De Lima’s senatorial campaign in exchange if their protection and VIP treatment.

Kerwin Espinosa, drug lord also testified that he gives money to De Lima for his protection. The drug money was allegedly received by Dayan, De Lima’s alleged bagman. Their collaborating testimonies and statement were pressing De Lima’s involve on illegal activities.

The senator also criticized President Duterte’s anti-illegal drug campaign amid EJK incidents happening in the country. The lawmaker said that she’s only concerned on the increasing victims of Duterte’s war on drugs.

Open Letter

But during the term of De Lima as Justice Secretary from June 30, 2010, until October 12, 2015, the crime rate in the Philippines was extremely high. From 2010 to 2014, the crime rate in the country was estimated 1, 160, 000 cases, which is 350 percent.

In 2016, there are almost 3, 700 drug addicts, there ae 9, 875 rape cases in 2014, where 70 percent of rape victims are children. While there are 3, 000 victims of riding in tandem as of 2013.

Philippines Statistics Authority shows that the efficiency rate crime solution in the country had decreased a lot. In 2004, the efficiency rate was still 89.86 percent, but in 2013 it drops to 28.56 percent.

The letter was posted by MJ Quiambao Reyes on her social media account. Her post received a lot of positive and negative comments. Some support her opinion but there are some who disagreed and accusing her posting a fake information.

What can you say about her letter to De Lima? Just feel free to leave your comments and suggestions for this article.

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