Duterte warns De Lima: ‘Don’t fight me; you’ll lose’

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Duterte warns De Lima: ‘Don’t fight me; you’ll lose’
DAVAO CITY-- The word battle in between presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Senator-elect Leila de Lima is far from over.

In an early morning press seminar here on Thursday, the incoming Head of state stated he would introduce an examination on De Lima for her apparently slow-moving response in busting the unlawful drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.

Duterte stated that it took the previous Justice Assistant 7 months to start doing anything about his tip on the spreading of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) inside the nationwide penitentiary.

"I will certainly dig deep. Sabihin ko sa kanya, 'Hoy, hija. Huwag mo akong masyadong pakialaman sa bunganga ko (I will certainly inform her, 'Female, do not concentrate on exactly how I say points'). You a lot better look in your very own backyard due to the fact that you have a very major problem there. Shabu is being prepared there inside the penitentiary. It took her 7 months to go into the properties," the tough-talking mayor stated.

It ends up that the break between Duterte as well as De Lima goes a lengthy way.

In 2014, Duterte affirmed in the Senate and threatened to kill claimed rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan.

"Shabu [inside the Bilibid] begun during her time! Siya ang magbantay sa comparable (As well as she will censor me)? I called her interest when she slammed me after I testified in the Us senate on rice smuggling. Nag-mura ako doon (I cursed there)... She issued a declaration. As opposed to zeroing in on the real offender, na yung Intsik, ako ang idedemanda niya (she will sue me) for threatening," he claimed.


In various instances, the former Justice secretary said that she would act as a fiscalizer in the Duterte administration.

She said that she would watch out for Duterte, who supposedly emboldened local officials with his “anti-human rights policies.”


De Lima also revealed issue concerning Dutertes pronouncements that he would certainly offer dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos a hero's interment, excuse former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as well as reinstate the capital punishment.

"Dapat ngayon pa lang mangamba na tayo (We ought to be fretted as very early as currently). Allow's be actually attentive," she was estimated as saying.


Duterte said that De Lima should brace for the charges he would file against her.

“Hoy, De Lima, tumahimik ka (shut up)! I will investigate you. I will file charges against you. Do not pick a fight with me, you will lose,” he warned

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