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originally posted by: jappee
I hear you. I am in Luzon. I can see corruption clearly., but Duterte's push might be a good thing...'?
originally posted by: slider1982
Well I know a few on here will be following the current situation in the Philippines regarding Duterte and his administration.
A situation that is unfolding quickly here is the case of Senator Leila De Lima that is in very hot water.
There is two situations going on at the moment regarding her, one is a confirmed "sex" tape that was released of her and her "Driver" performing acts on camera.
De Lima out right denied it was her and claimed it was a Fake
news article from 2014
The second situation has cost her the position as senator as a vote of no confidence has been cast, now the meat and veg of all this is that there are a number of sources stating she was accepting in the region of 3 Million Peso every month approx £50,000 or $37,000 USD..
A massive prison drug ring was uncovered where "get this", inmates had a full blown drug lab set up in the prison, the king pin's of this are stating that cash payments where given to De Lima to allow the operation to continue.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II alleged Monday
Aguirre said convicted kidnapper Jaybee Sebastian instructed gang leaders and allied drug lords to sell 20 to 50 kilos of shabu every month and remit part of the proceeds to De Lima, who at that time seemed to be eyeing a Senate run in 2013.
The Department of Justice has at least 30 witnesses, including National Bureau of Investigation personnel and high-profile inmates, who agreed to testify on De Lima's alleged complicity in the drug operations inside the NBP while she was justice chief.
I know a lot of people will say "so what" but this is the level of corruption that has plagued the Philippines for decades, it is very early days with this investigation but it is very damning. I heard on the news today that there are phones linked to De Lima that have been used within the drug trade..
This person was the former Secretary of the Department of Justice!!!!..
Of course the counter argument will be that Duterte is just cleaning out opposition, but iffy dealings regarding De Lima where floating about long before Duterte was even known to be running for President.
This is massive news here and sorry I could not get more info up as I am living rural I do not have access to a good news stream about this situation..