- President upped rhetoric against embattled woman senator
- He said she has a new BF he identified as a motorcycle escort from the MMDA
- He also defended attacks, said De Lima’s personal life is connected to her alleged illegal activities
MANILA, Philippines – In his newest potshot at Sen. Leila de Lima, President Rodrigo Duterte claimed the woman senator has a new boyfriend named Warren whom he said works at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
“Ang trabaho ni Warren, walang apelyido ay nag-momotor, iyong haggard na escort niya. Sino may sabi sa akin? Isa sa mga nag-report, noon pa. Si Tolentino, ang MMDA chairman kasi may sulat si De Lima sa kanya binigay ni Tolentino,” GMA News quoted Duterte as saying.
[Warren’s job, no surname, is he was a motorcyclist, her haggard escort. Who told me? One of those who reported was (Francis) Tolentino, the (former) MMDA chairman because he gave me De Lima’s letter.]
While saying De Lima was entitled to her own private indiscretions, Duterte said it is inevitable for him to expose her private life since it is tied to the wrongdoings she allegedly committed while she was still Justice Secretary.
“Sabagay to the credit of De Lima, she is legally annulled kagaya ko rin sa asawa ko. Pareho kaming annulled. Dalaga siya, but her sex escapades led her to commit several serious violations of law,” he said.
[To the the credit of De Lima, she is legally annulled like I am to my ex-wife. We are both annulled. She may be single, but her sex escapades led her to commit several serious violations of law.]
“What is really very — how will I term it — what is very sad for this country is, here is a woman posturing herself as a crusader for good government but hindi niya mapigilan ang immorality niya [she could not control her immorality],” he added.