De Lima: It is my honor to be imprisoned for what I am fighting for
"Karangalan ko po na ako ay makulong dahil sa mga pinaglalaban ko po." (It is my honor that I will be imprisoned for the things I am fighting for.)
With these words, Senator Leila de Lima stepped out of her office Friday morning to face arrest on a drug charge filed by the justice department.
In her statement, De Lima again denied allegations that she has links to a drug ring inside New Bilibid Prison and had coddled drug lords.
"Inosente po ako. Wala pong katotohanan, pawang kasinungalingan po ang mga pinaparatang nila sakin na ako'y di umano nakinabang sa droga...
Lalabas po ang katotohanan sa tamang panahon," De Lima said. She also vowed to continue speaking out against thousands of killings committed in the name of the Duterte administration's war on drugs.