Samson and De-Leila
WHO IS LEILA DE LIMA?
HOW IS SHE AS JUSTICE SECRETARY?
These are newsclippings published by different news agency about Justice Secretary Leila De Lim
HOW is De Lima as Justice Secretary? These are not our own, but collection of published news clippings about Sec. Leila De Lima which will give light why she needs tp give a “special treatment” with Jun Samson’s case againt the Iglesia Ni Cristo.
JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL DISQUALIFIED
DE LIMA FOR THE CHIEF JUSTICE POST
“MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council disqualified Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for the Chief Justice post due to two pending disbarment cases filed against her, a member of the JBC said on Monday.
DE LIMA FACED DISBARMENT ON THE BASIS OF BLATANT
DEFIANCE OF A SUPREME COURT ORDER AND A HOST OF
UNSAVORY CHARACTER TRAITS
“President BS Aquino is now reportedly giving full support to the bid of Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima for the Chief Justice seat. De Lima is currently battling disbarment complaints against her mainly on the basis of her blatant defiance of a Supreme Court order and a host of other unsavory character traits that are relevant to any evaluation of her eligibility to take on the Chief Justice’s duties…
[“Is the use of state resources to defend Leila De Lima from disbarment justified?” BY Benigno, August 2012. Get Real Philippines]
“IS THE USE OF STATE RESOURCES TO DEFEND
LEILA DE LIMA FROM DISBARMENT JUSTIFIED?”
“My colleageue Ben Kritz had a pretty compelling view on the merits of De Lima being “kicked upstairs” into the company of the country’s top legal minds who “possess thinking faculties formidable enough to effectively put a check on the ogresque thoughts and actions of what by then will be Malacanang’s erstwhile “attack dog”. Compare that to the company De Lima currently keeps as a member of President BS Aquino’s cabinet — a bunch of bumbling bickering hacienda hangers-on who have, in the last couple of years, collectively failed to exhibit any semblance of consistent team esprit.
“The only real issue here is the question of whether the use of state legal resources to defend De Lima in her disbarment case is justified. In my simplistic view, disbarment is a consequence of a lapse in professional judgment of a lawyer, which means that a case of disbarment is something that is solely between the individual law professional and the governing/regulatory body of said profession, in this case, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). As such, we then need to ask ourselves: Is it right to expect the Filipino tax payer to foot De Lima’s legal bill?
“Then again, what else is there for Aquino’s cabinet to rally around beyond the only real point of this whole costly sham known as the Second Aquino Administration? De Lima will likely have one single marching order as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court — to secure the family jewels of Uncle Peping. That’s fair enough, I suppose. What else is democracy but a soul-less governance engine for churning out warm-and-fuzzy win-win outcomes: (1) from the “people’s” perspective, an illusion that they had exercised their “will”, and (2) from the politicians’ perspectives, a “mandate” to effect their feudal agendas.”
[“Is the use of state resources to defend Leila De Lima from disbarment justified?” BY Benigno, August 2012. Get Real Philippines]
IN MARCH, 2013, THE COURT OF APPEALS RULED THAT
DE LIMA HAD ACTED IN GRAVE ABUSE OF DISCRETION
“In March 2013, the CA, granting Reyes’ petition, ruled that De Lima had acted with grave abuse of discretion in creating the second panel. The tribunal, however, left it to the Palawan RTC’s discretion to determine if the arrest warrant against Reyes should be quashed.”
[“What Went Before: Gerry Ortega.” http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/496769/what-went-before-gerry-ortega.]
“DE LIMA HAS A SEX VIDEO WITH HER DRIVER”?
“THE president of the Whistleblowers Association, Sandra Cam, vowed to release the alleged sex video of Justice Sectary Leila de Lima with her driver in the next session of the Commission on Appointments (CA). De Lima’s confirmation has been bypassed by the CA several times. The last time she faced the CA, she was grilled by Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, one of the senators charged with plunder in connection with the multi-billion pork barrel scam.”
[“De Lima has a sex video?” June 8, 2014. Sun Star]
TWO FACES OF LEILA DE LIMA
“WHEN Justice Secretary Leila de Lima left the Commission on Appointments hearing last week, two faces were shown to the public, both not at her own bidding.
“One was that of a nominee who hasn't been confirmed for four years and yet hasn't asked C.A. officials and members to help her.
“The other was that of a woman, the top law enforcer of the land, being questioned on national stage about an alleged affair with her married driver.
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said she should've approached the C.A. members, a "tradition," he said, for an appointee to be confirmed.
Paying homage could've secured the vote. That must have offended her sensibility although one wouldn't be sure now if she shunned courtesy calls out of "delicadeza" or from some arrogant confidence that she enjoyed the president's trust.
“That de Lima face certainly is what the public mostly sees: feisty and tenacious to get things done "ala PNoy" (which Cabinet secretaries trustingly accept as "the right way").
“The other face was of a woman pressured to demean herself if she'd answer a question about illicit sex.
“De Lima must have been deeply outraged even as she barely concealed embarrassment. Was the job that required C.A. blessing so valuable she must be publicly be shamed about a private act and threatened with exposure through purported sex videos?
“Prurient interest must have overwhelmed appreciation for propriety. C.A. interrogators knew what would draw public interest.”
[“Two Faces of Leila De Lima,” by tty. Pacheco A. Seares, June 9, 2014]
KAT ALANO: A PUBLIC FIGURE WHO IS A KNOWN RAPIST
WALKED FREE UNDER DE LIMA’S WATCH
Below is a part of Kat Alano’s oen letter to Sec. Leila De Lima. She admitted that she was raped when she was 19 yrs. Old, and claimed that “Under your (Sec. De Lima) jurisdiction, a PUBLIC FIGURE who is a KNOWN RAPIST that has had several rape cases filed against him has been allowed to go free, scaring the rest of his victims into submission, knowing the ease at which the other cases were dismissed without fair deliberation.”
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· January 19 ·
So, someone pointed out that my letter could be misinterpreted. I reworded a few things and this time I WAS MORE SPECIFIC.
For those who have been waiting for me to say who my rapist is, it doesn't get more specific than this. I'm tired of keeping my silence, of watching people protect a man who has hurt so many women for years.
I have had enough.
An open letter to Justice Secretary De Lima
Ma'am, before I get to the main point of this letter, I'd like to bring your attention to the fact that you were recently quoted in an article regarding the sexual assault of an 8 year old girl in NBP as saying: "Of course it's again very surprising on my part, very shocking again on my part, with all of these one incident after the other, one issue after the other, one controversy after the other".
You said that you were 'surprised'? I ask, how can a woman in your position be surprised at this fact? As the Secretary of Justice, I'm sure that you are aware that in the past year alone the number of public rape cases has been astounding, hence the evidence of the pro rape culture in our country has been laid bare in front of the public for all to see.
WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM WITH RAPE CULTURE IN OUR COUNTRY. Our nation as it stands is PRO RAPE and JUSTICE AS IT STANDS HAS FAILED US.
The fact that you are still 'surprised' by this incident means that, whether you intended it or not, the justice system under your jurisdiction is a big factor in this problem. How so? Under your jurisdiction, a PUBLIC FIGURE who is a KNOWN RAPIST that has had several rape cases filed against him has been allowed to go free, scaring the rest of his victims into submission, knowing the ease at which the other cases were dismissed without fair deliberation. It has also proven something I knew to be true long ago, that filing a case in our court system against the man who raped me would end only in an unfair dismissal and a perjury case filed against me for 'damaging his reputation' by trying to bring this man to justice for what he has done to me and many others. One does not need to be a lawyer to have the inner workings of our justice system figured out. There have been many other publicized rape cases against public figures which have ended the same way, in favor of the rapist and NOT in favor of justice for the victims. You see Secretary De Lima, I myself am a victim of the same man who has been allowed to go free under your jurisdiction. At 19 years old, I was raped 10 years ago and I dread to think how many more silent victims there have been since me…
Secretary De Lima,
WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please open your eyes to the plight of rape victims in our country. Please face the fact that we have a major problem and that the system as it stands has been proven to ineffective in catching rapists and giving victims the sense of justice they deserve.The victims of the Philippines NEED YOU to help us become one of the front runners in the world for defeating this plague of rape culture that has infected our country for centuries; instead of being a race and culture that oppresses victims and openly supports criminals.
I implore you please, as a survivor, as a rape victim, as a woman and above all else as a fellow Filipina.
PLEASE STAND WITH US.
DUTERTE QUESTIONED DE LIMA’S CAPACITY AS SECRETARY
OF JUSTICE BECAUSE OF “MUNTINLUPA ANOMALY”
“DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is not through with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Etta Rosales yet, as he questioned some lapses under their departments.
“Duterte said neither de Lima nor Rosales could file a case against him because "the only body that could question me with my mouth is the Senate as a whole."
He recalled the Muntinlupa raid in December and questioned de Lima of her capacity as Jstice secretary.
“He recalled the Muntinlupa raid in December and questioned de Lima of her capacity as Jstice secretary.
“’Do not *** with me. You have a problem sa Muntinlupa. That warning was given almost about eight or nine months ago. She acted only very recently. Papunta siya sa loob, naka bullet proof pa. Eh hindi ka naman matatablan ng bala eh,’ he said.
“I'm just wondering, what about the DOJ secretary? Now, which is more serious? Ako na sinasabi mong pumapatay ng mga criminal? O yung prisinto mo na nagluluto ng shabu, nakakapasok ang mga babae, and all these things. How about the lives destroyed ng mga preso na yan?" he added.”
[“De Lima, Rosales still in line of fire,” Sunday, May 31, 2015. Sun Star]
AQUINO’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORD EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS IN BREACH OF ITS OBLIGATION TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE RIGHT TO LIFE AGAINST BOTH EXTRALEGAL KILLINGS AND ENFORCED DISSAPEARANCES
“It’s ironic that these disappearances happened at the heel of the country’s recent universal peer review at the Human Rights Council. Almost all countries that quizzed De Lima on the Aquino administration’s human rights record expressed concern that the government is in breach of its obligation to promote and protect the right to life against both extralegal killings and enforced disappearances. The concerns were not that Aquino was behind these, but that this administration was not discharging its obligations to investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of these killings and disappearances.
In fairness, I am sure that Aquino himself has never condoned these affronts on the right to life. Unfortunately, part of what international law demands of him is not just to publicly renounce these crimes, but also to punish the perpetrators thereof.
“While the numbers of disappearances has not been as large as in other countries such as Peru, there is still reason for alarm. If Zuniga, a seasoned litigator, a respected member of the legal community in Bataan, and a respected church leader could disappear without a trace, what happens now to normal mortals when they disappear?”
[“Disappeared” by Harry Roque, Harry Roque’s Blog]
DE LIMA’S INACTION OF MAMASAPANO CASE
WILL HURT HER SENATORIAL BID
“MANILA - Members of the so-called "Saturday group" of the House of Representatives, composed of former soldiers and policemen-turned-politicians, have called for the filing of cases regarding the Mamasapano incident, warning Justice Secretary Leila de Lima that this may hurt her possible senatorial bid in 2016.
“Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said charges should be filed as soon as possible because the investigations have supposedly revealed enough.
“Alejano pointed out that warrants of arrest will also pressure the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to pursue accountability for members involved in the incident.
“Another Magdalo party-list representative, Ashley Acedillo, said if de Lima steps down from office to pursue political plans without having the charges file, "Iyun ang magiging unang unang issue sa kaniya pagtakbo niya."
“Anti-Crime and Terrorism thru Community Involvement & Support (ACT-CIS) Rep. Samuel Pagdilao, for his part, said "given she made the same promise, we're just counting the days to see whether it was a word of a non-politician or a budding politician."
“De Lima is supposedly eyeing a senatorial candidacy in 2016.
“Pagdilao said he wonders if the delay in filing charges is to save the MILF from any pressure should warrants of arrest be issued for its members. Pagdilao believes this might affect the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law as it will test the sincerity of the MILF.
“Acedillo reiterated their group's previous pleas for justice and accountability for the incident, noting that not one case has been filed against anyone. He also warned the Aquino administration that it may leave a legacy similar to the one left by the Arroyo administration because of the Maguindanao massacre of 2009.
“Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop said he has become less confident that that justice will be served for the policemen killed by MILF and other armed men in Mamasapano last January.
“Acop noted that de Lima has yet to fulfill her promise to lawmakers that charges related to the incident will be filed soon.
“The lawmakers who conducted a joint probe on the Mamasapano incident said the committees' report will be released soon.
“Acedillio noted that since other bodies have finished their investigations, the House report must be comprehensive and be able to fill in the gaps left by those other investigations.
“He said unless the committee report is issued during the congressional recess in October, the group may come up with its own report.”
CANNOT SOLVE MAMASAPANO CASE, NEEDS TO CREATE
ANOTHER “SENSATIONAL CASE” FOR HER SENATORIAL
BID, THUS FOCUSING ON JUN SAMSON'S CASE
“Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on Wednesday questioned the motive of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in what it deemed was “extraordinary attention” given to the illegal detention case filed by expelled minister Isaias Samson Jr. against the leaders of the church. Illegal detention is a nonbailable offense.
“Samson, a minister for more than 40 years, used to be the Sanggunian member in charge of foreign mission and editor in chief of the INC official organ before he was expelled by the INC leadership.
“Bienvenido Santiago, INC general evangelist, also said De Lima should show the same enthusiasm in resolving the Mamasapano case in which 44 members of the police Special Action Force were killed, including two INC members, in an operation in Maguindanao province.
“The complaint filed by Samson, we learned, is moving because of the guidance of Secretary Leila de Lima, who gave it extraordinary attention. What is the motive? She herself personally attended to the complaint,” Santiago said in a press briefing at the INC central office in Quezon City.
The INC official wondered why the Department of Justice (DOJ) did not give attention to the case of the 40 policemen who died in Mamasapano like what it did to those who filed a complaint in the DOJ on Tuesday.
“Compared with the 40 policemen who died in Mamasapano, not a single mosquito died in the complaint filed by Samson,” Santiago said.
The INC official said two church members—Nicky Nacino and Ephraim Mejia—were among the Fallen 44 but the church quietly waited for the DOJ to go after the personalities responsible for the bloody operation, including government officials who should be held accountable.
“We want Secretary De Lima and anyone who ordered her to know that Iglesia is requesting, in the name of those left behind by the two men who died in Mamasapano, who were our brothers in Iglesia, that they aggressively pursue the case of the Fallen 44,” Santiago said.
“In short, the justice department should be fair and without bias. [This is] the least we expect from the Department of Justice is justice,” he added.”
[“INC accuses De Lima of double standard” by Erika Sauker, Jerome Aning, 27 August 2015. Inquirer.net]
CHIZ TO LEILA: DON’T HIDE, FACE INC PROTESTERS WHO
WANT TO SOLVE THEIR ‘FAMILY PROBLEMS’ INTERNALLY
“Senator Francis Escudero said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima should face the growing throng of Iglesia Ni Cristo at the Padre Faura gates of the Department of Justice.
“De Lima was forced to sneak out of the DOJ backdoor after INC protesters blocked the exit gates Thursday afternoon.
In an interview with DZMM radio, Escudero said that if Customs Commissioner Bert Lina faced irate overseas Fipino workers (OFWs), de Lima should also face the thousands of INC protesters to personally know what they are demanding.
Escudero said that de Lima should have not intervened in the INC problem involving alleged corruption of its inner circle and intimidation, and abduction of some members.
“Escudero said that de Lima should have allowed the INC to resolve its problems internally before stepping in and making it a court case. “It’s like a family problem, family members should be allowed to settle the issue themselves,” said Escudero.
“Escudero said that the INC issue should have been tackled first at the DOJ prosecutor level and he was surprised why de Lima has taken personal interest in the case.
“Instead of focusing her time on the INC isse, Escudero said that de Lima should have prioritized the filing of cases in the Mamasapano massacre last January/ “In Mamasapano, 44 lives were lost. She should have started this case a long time ago,” said Escudero.”
[“Chiz to Leila: Don’t hide, face INC protesters who want to solve their ‘family problems’ internally” Politics]
NOW WE KNOW!