MANILA - Senate employees on Wednesday showed their support for detained Sen. Leila De Lima, countering "Thinking Pinoy" blogger Rey Nieto's photo taunting her in front of her office Tuesday night.
The office of De Lima took offense to Nieto's photos, calling it "discourteous" and "unacceptable."
"Their misconduct aimed at mocking a sitting, albeit detained senator, and her staff, is unacceptable and contemptuous, and should never be tolerated," it said in a statement.
"Freedom is not untrammeled, as it should be bound by the limits of courtesy and fair play – why add insult to the injury already inflicted on a maligned and falsely charged public servant?"
During the Senate inquiry on "fake news," Nieto was questioned on his photos in front of De Lima's office posted on his social media accounts.
"I think I am entitled to free speech and I am allowed to express my political ideas. If anybody thinks there is something objectionable about that, I think they can just write a complaint, send it to me, and we'll talk about it," he said.