De Lima: Sandra Cam must be jailed, not appointed to govt

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Posted at Mar 12 2017 05:06 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2017 05:22 PM

MANILA - Senator Leila de Lima insisted Sunday that losing senatorial bet Sandra Cam must be investigated for alleged involvement in swindling, illegal gambling and narcotics. 

In a handwritten statement, De Lima also said Cam is an "evil" woman who should not be appointed to government. 

"Sandra Cam must not be allowed to have a respectable position of trust in the government. She must be investigated for nefarious activities. Credible sources say she has managed to get involved in all these years, such as swindling, illegal gambling and even drugs," De Lima said in a handwritten statement. 

"This evil of a woman must be exposed, prosecuted and jailed," she added. 

De Lima went on to say that any government post that will be given to Cam will serve as a reward for being part of an allegedly administration-backed plot to discredit the senator. 

"I also know that Sandra, along with other shady characters and operators, has played a major role in the massive demolition job staged by the Duterte regime against me, which includes harassment, coercion, and blackmailing of so-called witnesses and prospective witnesses," said De Lima, who is currently detained for drug charges that she has denied. 

"Mission accomplished, hence the impending reward to be bestowed upon her by her principal. That's the 'debt of gratitude' alluded to by Duterte. Because of that 'special' relationship with the tyrant, Sandra Cam thinks and acts [like] she is untouchable."

During the height of the House probe on De Lima's alleged drug ties, Cam claimed that she had sex videos of the lawmaker with three different men.  

Over the weekend, Cam made headlines anew after the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that she allegedly gave a tongue-lashing to airport employees and even boasted that will be given a government post in 3 months.

Duterte on Saturday said he is willing to offer Cam a Cabinet post if she asks for it because "she helped me during the last election."