For all intents and purposes one can only deduce that Sen. Leila de Lima nailed herself down into disgrace and ignominy and, without any doubt, out of the public service pretty soon.
This, after de Lima admitted succumbing to what she called “frailties of a woman” and became a lover of her former driver and bodyguard, Ronnie Dayan for several years. This happened in an interview conducted by Winnie Monsod in her show, “Bawal Ang Pasaway”, a few days ago.
Frailties, my ass!
Scandalous events have been unfolding before the public eyes about de Lima who could only blame herself for falling into the trap of her own folly.
De Lima may be blaming President Rodrigo Duterte for her woes, but it is her unscrupulousness, her hunger and greed for power and money and, obviously, her libido, that actually landed her in the crucible of public scrutiny.
It is one thing to be in a powerful government position like the Justice Secretary, but to take advantage of it, as she did, thinking highly of herself as a lawyer, is another, and this is what makes her wretched, disgusting and contemptible.
As a senator of the realm de Lima probably thought that she was untouchable, above suspicion like Caesar’s wife – pure and honest in morals.
Alas, de Lima, as people are seeing and getting to know her better now, especially with her new revelation, is anything but.
De Lima’s disclosure about her intimate relations with Dayan only confirms what Duterte was exposing about the kind of person de Lima is, and his magnification of the latter’s scandalous activities related to the drug business inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) only shows how deeply and willingly involved she was with the drug lords inside the penal institution.
Indeed, things are going from bad to worse for de Lima, especially now that the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) is cooperating with Duterte after the latter warned the agency to stop playing “hard to deal with” in his fight against money laundering or else…
It has been reported that the AMLC has already submitted its findings to the NBI after the latter sought the help of the AMLC to check certain bank accounts in connection with the narcotics trade involving De Lima.
There is no doubt that the de Lima is now seemingly caught between the devil and the deep blue sea and this will determine her future as a lawyer and a public servant.
Surely, it does not look too good for the senator.