De Lima to senators: Where is your fundamental sense of right and wrong?


Posted at Mar 12 2017 07:54 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2017 08:50 PM

Senator Leila de Lima

MANILA --- Senator Leila de Lima on Sunday took a swipe at her colleagues in the Senate and questioned their sense of right and wrong.

In a handwritten note, De Lima said the fact that President Rodrigo Duterte, whom she once again called a “murderous psychopath,” won the presidential elections should not be a deterrent in looking into his accountability.

Senator Leila de Lima's handwritten note.Photo courtesy of Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

“I don’t know with some of my colleagues in the Senate but it’s not okay with me that we have a murderous psychopath occupying the highest post in the land. Where is their fundamental sense of right and wrong?” she said.

“The fact that this President won handily, with the election results unquestioned is no bar to accountability. Now, more than ever, our conscience as a people must reign supreme. GISING PILIPINAS!” she added.

On Saturday, De Lima called on the public to "open their eyes" to the revelations made by retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas and Edgar Matobato on the alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS).

The two confessed hitmen have tagged Duterte to the alleged DDS which they claim perpetuated killings in Davao City under the orders of then Mayor Duterte.

"It's time for the entire nation to listen and open their eyes on what Lascañas and Matobato had so far revealed and shall further reveal before it is too late for us and our children," De Lima said.

The Senate had terminated its inquiries into the confessions of Lascañas after just one session.

De Lima is currently detained at the Custodial Center in Camp Crame over drug charges.