On her fifth year in “unjust” detention, Senator Leila M. de Lima continues to wish for justice and vindication from all the “trumped-up” drug charges filed against her, and to spend time with her loved ones.
In a statement, De Lima also said on Christmas Day she hopes for the country’s and her fellow Filipinos’ recovery from the current crisis, “and freedom from this vindictive and corrupt government.”
This is the fifth time that De Lima, the most prominent political prisoner under the Duterte regime, would be spending Christmas in detention since Feb. 24, 2017.
She will celebrate Christmas with select family members who are expected to visit her at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
In her message, De Lima also reminded Filipinos that they can survive challenges if they are united and have faith. She thanked those who willingly helped others despite their own problems.