Sen. Sotto vows fairness in tackling complaint vs. De Lima

  • Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III vows fairness in tackling a reported complaint raised against Sen. Leila De Lima
  • Earlier, De Lima was repeatedly accused by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte of her drug links
  • Sotto, on the other hand, said he has yet to see a copy of the supposed complaint filed by lawyer Abelardo de Jesus

Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III assured that a fair and  impartial treatment will be accorded when the ethics committee tackles a reported complaint against Senator Leila De Lima.

Sotto, who chairs the Senate ethics committee, said he has yet to see a copy of the supposed complaint filed by lawyer Abelardo de Jesus over accusations by President Rodrigo Duterte of her drug links, an article published on GMA News Online dated August 25 stated.

According to Sotto, an organizational meeting of the ethics committee will be called next week as he added that De Lima, who said she would leave everything to the ethics committee, expressed confidence that the investigation will be handled fairly by her colleagues.

“I will just wait for that. I’d rather let the ethics committee to tackle that first and wait ano ang magiging action nila (what action they will do),” De Lima was earlier quoted as saying.

As such, De Lima disclosed that she has yet to be furnished a copy of the complaint.

The lady senator has been repeatedly accused by the President of being involved in illegal drug activities inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa as the latter also claimed that the former’s ex- bodyguard/driver had allegedly collected money from drug lords for her.

For her part, the former Justice secretary has repeatedly denied Duterte’s accusations as she challenged the President to show an authentic evidence to justify his claims against her.

In addition to this, De Lima also said she is willing to resign and be shot in front of the President if her drug ties will be proven.

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