Gabriela Party List lambasted Senator Leila De Lima after she admitted having a relationship with her married driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan.
Ronnie Dayan was identified by President Duterte before as the rumored boyfriend and bagman of Senator De Lima and tagged as the transporter of drug money from the national penitentiary.
According to Gabriela, De Lima’s “frailty of a woman” alibi cannot be used as defense for the charges she may faced after her admission.
“So-called “frailties of women”, even men or any gender for that matter, can never be citer as a defense for crimes, be it adultery, abuse of authority by a public official o drug trafficking. It should not be used–especially by one who holds a position of power like Senator Leila De Lima– as an excuse from criminal accountability or to paint herself as a victim”
In an interview with NEWS5, Gabriela Party List representative Luzviminda Ilagan expressed her disappointment to De Lima for using her gender as the reason of her temptation.
Ilagan said that De Lima should resign in the Senate because what she did was very unacceptable and unethical.
"She should quit or resign from the Senate because what she did was unethical, immoral and definitely wrong. She should not use being a woman and she should not use other women as an excuse that she was weak at meron iyang frailty. May kahinaan kaya nagawa niya yun," stressed Ilagan to NEWS5.
Source: News5, Gabriela