|Jonathan De la Cruz|
What’s with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima? Has she any respect left for the Rule of Law and due process? Did she have any violent disagreements with then Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos, Sr. during the time that she was a practicing election lawyer?
These are the questions being asked of the lady secretary in the face of objections over her move to discharge two of the co-accused, former Comelec Provincial supervisors Lilian Suan Radam (South Cotabato) and Yogi Martirizar (North Cotabato), in the electoral sabotage case involving the tampering of votes in the said provinces in the 2007 elections. No less than Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel who initiated the filing of the case and the Comelec-DoJ investigating panel which endorsed it have questioned the dropping of the charges against the two former provincial elections supervisors noting that the two were “most guilty” among those charged which included then President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former poll Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr., and a host of other officials and therefore should not even be considered as potential state witnesses..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune