Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon reacted to the reelection bid of Senator Leila de Lima.
Recently, De Lima announced that she will run in the upcoming elections despite being imprisoned.
De Lima has been detained for four years on charges of illegal drugs.
Drilon has issued a statement endorsing De Lima for her senatorial bid.
“I support and endorse the decision of Senator Leila de Lima to pursue reelection. Sen. De Lima’s reelection bid next year will be a fight for truth and justice,” he said.
“In the face of growing threats to our rights and freedom, the nation needs leaders who will guard our democracy and champion human rights and social justice,” he added.
According to him, De Lima continued to perform her duties and functions as a senator even behind the bars.
“In the face of her four-year ordeal, she has never shown weakness. She bravely continues to call out the administration’s inadequacy and speak out on issues that matter to the Filipino people,” he added.
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