President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday launched another tirade on Senator Leila De Lima's personal life while mocking her for being unable to file a case against him when he was mayor of Davao City despite his alleged links to death squads in the city.
In a speech at an inauguration of a power plant in Misamis Oriental, Duterte slammed what he called De Lima's "propensity for sex."
“De Lima, she was seven years chairman of Human Rights. Binibira niya ako. Hindi naman nag-file ng kaso. When she was Secretary of Justice, she was building a name at my [expense] para ma-popular. Now what? She was not only screwing her driver, she was screwing the nation. O ngayon, saan na ang human rights? Kaninong papel ang ginamit ninyo? Where were the papers?” Duterte said.
“All the while because of her propensity for sex. Ngayon lang ako nakakita ng babaeng lumabas sa social media, nakangiti pa ang buang [crazy person] parang walang nahitabo [like nothing happened]. P— i—, kung nanay ko iyon, barilin ko,” he added.
Duterte had accused De Lima of having an affair with her former driver Ronnie Dayan. The president also alleged that Dayan was De Lima's link to the drug trade in the national penitentiary. De Lima has not denied the affair, but has denied that she is involved in illegal narcotics.
In his speech, Duterte denied links to the alleged Davao Death Squad, which De Lima had investigated when she was chairman of the Commission on Human Rights.
Last week at a Senate hearing, a self-confessed member of the death squad, Edgar Matobato, claimed that Duterte ordered bombings and killing when he was Davao mayor. This week, De Lima was ousted as chair of the panel conducting the probe.
De Lima has accused Duterte of being behind their ouster, which the president has denied. —JST, GMA News