Senator Leila de Lima is known for being an advocate of truth and justice in the Philippines.
The feisty senator shares the stories and moments in her life as a daughter, a mother, and a grandmother.
With the recent attacks on her character and whole being, De Lima was able to maintain her composure and chose to be professional about it.
Senator Leila de Lima has constantly displayed a brave and strong character in every government position that she had from being the former chairwoman of the Commission on Human Rights and former secretary of the Department of Justice to being the senator who is strongly opposing the leadership and behavior President Rodrigo Duterte.
Recently, Duterte publicly criticized the senator of being an “immoral woman” and an “adulterer”. While these accusations are truly foul and with no clear basis, De Lima handled it with diplomacy and professionalism. She attacked the President for his support on the summary killings of suspected drug pushers and in return, Duterte destroyed her character and image.
Despite all of these, De Lima is known as a very approachable and amiable woman. She also claims that she is a “provinciana by heart”.
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