MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed that Senator Leila de Lima has a new boyfriend, days after he accused the lawmaker of being "immoral" and of having ties to the drug trade.
"Ngayon may bago siya. The first name is Warren. Ang trabaho ni Warren, walang apelyido, nagmomotor ahead. 'Yang hagad (sic) na escort niya. MMDA," Duterte told reporters in Tanay, Rizal.
He also took another swipe at De Lima, saying that the senator is investigating suspected extra-judicial killings because her wrongdoings have been revealed.
"Pati si De Lima kasi, galit. Galit kasi nahuli ko siya. Lumabas na lahat eh, pati 'yung kalokohan niya sa kama, lahat na," Duterte said, alluding to De Lima's alleged sex video.
Duterte reiterated that he will be releasing a "drug matrix" that will show De Lima's role in the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
When asked whether De Lima had direct involvement in the illegal drug trade, the President said it is impossible that she did not know anything about it.
"She could not have allowed those things to happen for nothing. You must be kidding," Duterte said.
He also said that it was De Lima's relationship with her former driver, who Duterte claims is her link to the drug lords in NBP, that led De Lima to do unlawful actions.
"What is really very, how would I term it, sad for this country, here is a woman posturing herself to be a crusader for good government, but because hindi niya mapigilan ang immorality niya," Duterte said.
"Her sex escapades led her to commit several serious violations of law," he added.
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