De Lima thanks Robredo, Ka Leody for inclusion in Senate slate

De Lima thanks Robredo, Ka Leody for inclusion in Senate slate

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima thanked Presidential
aspirants Vice President Leni Robredo and labor leader Ka Leody de
Guzman for including her in their senatorial lineups for the 2022 national and local
elections.

De Lima, the most prominent political prisoner under the Duterte
regime said she is more than grateful for VP Robredo’s trust and
unwavering support for her.

“Maraming salamat VP Leni for your trust and unwavering support from
Day 1 up until today that I am seeking reelection. Isang malaking
karangalan na mapabilang sa hanay ng mga pinagkakatiwalaan ninyong
magpatuloy bilang Senador ni Sen. Kiko,” she said.

“Patuloy kong patutunayan: Ipinakulong man nila ako, hinding-hindi
nila maikukulong ang katotohanan at ang hangarin kong paglingkuran ang
ating bayan,” she added.

In announcing her Senatorial slate, Robredo said she is honored to
include De Lima in her list, saying, “Si Senator Leila de Lima, ang
tanging dahilan kung bakit sya nasa kulungan, dahil isa sya sa
pinakauna at pinakamatapang na tumindig laban sa patayan.”

“Nagsabi at patuloy na nagsasabi ng totoo. Ipinaglalaban niya ang
buhay at karapatan ng mga Pilipino. Ipagpapatuloy nya ang laban na ito
sa susunod na Senado. Karangalan kong mapabilang sa hanay natin si
Senator Leila,” added the Vice President.

De Lima likewise expressed her gratitude to De Guzman.

“Maraming salamat Ka Leody sa iyong tiwala na mapabilang sa
sinusuportahan mong maging Senador sa susunod na halalan. Patuloy kong
dasal at ikinararangal ang ating pagkakaisa para makamit ang nararapat
at ang makatarungan para sa mga manggagawa at naisasantabing sektor ng
lipunan,” she said.

De Guzman, in a Twitter post, said that De Lima is among his trusted
Senatorial candidates.

“Maraming nagtanong mula kahapon kung sino ang aking mga senador sa

  1. Narito ang aking personal na mungkahi. Wala silang obligasyong
    dalhin ang aking kandidatura. Hindi ito transactional politics.
    Nagtitiwala ako sa kanilang hangarin para sa bayan,” stated De Guzman.

Last July 21, De Lima confirmed that she would seek reelection in the
2022 national elections in an indictment letter addressed to Mr.
Duterte, where she stressed that the political persecution she has
been subjected to by the Duterte regime only strengthened her resolve
to fight for her advocacies.

In filing her Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) last Oct. 8, she shared
her five (5) foremost advocacies: Social Justice (which encompass the
rights to food, health & decent standards of living), Human Rights,
Criminal Justice Reform, Good Governance and Rule of Law, and National
Sovereignty. (ai/mtvn)

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