No 'karma' in present dilemma, says De Lima

Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 06 2016 07:31 PM

Senator Leila de Lima believes 'karma' could not be at play in her current predicament, unlike the opinion of many across social media sites.

De Lima was the Justice Secretary when former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was barred from leaving the country to seek medical treatment abroad for a supposedly life-threatening bone disease.

When controversies started hitting De Lima, netizens were quick to point out that De Lima had it coming.

"Wow, why should there be a karma there? I was doing my job," De Lima said on ANC's Headstart Thursday.

Nevertheless, De Lima is not ruling out the possibility of Arroyo having a hand in her current debacle.

“That’s not at all remote because I see the joining of forces here, the confluence of interests in trying to really destroy me,” she said.

“Other than that, naggagatungan lang kasi yan, ang Pangulo. There are elements taking advantage, exploiting the sentiments of the President towards me,” she said.

De Lima said former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III already advised her to keep her cool and be strong. 

“As always, he would just tell me just do your job and do what is the right thing to do. He would also say something like cool ka lang, take care of yourself, be strong,” she said