The Liberal party has called the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima a political persecution. The political party insists that the cases filed against De Lima have no basis. De Lima was arrested for her alleged involvement in the New Bilibid Drug Trade.
According to Senator Bam Aquino, due to the arrest of De Lima, the Duterte Administration showed that they can jail their critics, and those who would oppose them.
Sen. Aquino also said that their party want to ensure the security of the lady senator, and that she will be safe while her case is being heard.
“ Ang dating nito talagang political persecution. Kung titignan mo naman yung kaso ni Sen. De Lima magkaiba-iba yung mga testimonya ng mga druglord. Isipin mo naniniwala tayo sa mga druglord. Nagkaroon ng mga favors pagkatapos nila mag-testify. Para talagang nagmamadali yung dating sa amin. Kami naman kagabi nagpakita ng suporta sa kanya, saka nasabi na po namin, at the minimum, sana siguraduhin yung kanyang safety at security sa kanyang pagka-aresto,” quipped Aquino.