The daughter of former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile lashed on Senator Leila de Lima by saying that she also shamed some political individuals while she sat as Justice Secretary.
Senator Enrile was among the politicians named by “pork barrel queen” Janet Napoles for alleged pocketing of government funds through fake projects.
Enrile was detained for 150 days in the Philippine National Police General Hospital for his arrest in 2014. He was released on bail in 2015.
Enrile and former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr – were the first top government officials to be arrested following revelations made by key whistleblower and former Napoles aide Benhur Luy.
De Lima was controlling the Justice department then.
“She knew that the cases she filed were less than forthright. She knew Benhur Luy forged their signatures. Yet she persisted. She handpicked a few Senators to persecute publicly and she was relentless.” Enrile’s daughter said.
“I do not wish any ill on the Senator but, just saying, that she also did the same thing when she was in power,” she added.
President Rodrigo Duterte has been attacking de Lima for allegedly being tied to drug lords under the Aquino administration. This is following de Lima’s investigation of the extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s war against illegal drugs.
De Lima has denied all of the president’s accusations.