The controversy of the recent committee hearings has brought much fire to Senator Leila De Lima from all sides. Whether it be from local media and Filipino netizens, now she has new critics from the other side of the world.
In an open letter posted on Facebook, a self-proclaimed Canadian political scientist by the name Amir Assadolahi wrote this letter:
You should seek state protection and testify against those higher-ups in your network of criminal acts against the Philippine people. However, you may have already decided to choose the other way (to make yourself look like an innocent sacrifice) and think that by doing such act (a drama), you could weaken the Government (meaning the President), but I have to say that even doing
that would make the President and his government become more popular, because he has already made his mark in the world history. Just let the investigation take its course, and ask for the state witness protection while yourself being investigated to just be on the safe side of things!
You political career as well as business chances all are gone globally, and nothing can bring it back.
Many people in the world are following the progress in the Philippine now that your new elected President by popular vote has made and is continuously making the Philippine more secure, and though his approach is not "Western", there are many foreign investors and nations around the world already investing in the Philippine and its future much more than before, and you can see that trend on the increased value of the Philippine Peso already by seeing it steadily going up securely!
On a final note, the UN and any other foreign nations have no rights to interfere with the due process that is taking place within the internal domestic politics and international relations that Philippine is building with its neighboring countries to solve the regional and domestic drug and crime syndicates problems. They can observe, but have no rights to participate or say anything unless your people sign a petition for external investigation. All said, your President has the international power as a/the leader of a/the sovereign nation to give them a/the finger if he wants to (though it might not be tactful), but "his language is colorful" quoting US President's earlier comments about Mr. Duterte's way of speaking, so he will give them the finger. LOL
All you have to do is to be behind your President and Government 100% and protect him from domestic and foriegn enemies.
Your President is one of few historic and Charismatic Leaders that show their face every few centuries when crisis show their face and people need their leaderahip, and those who are comfortable with the "status quo" (existing political, social,economic affairs, etc) feel threatened by the people like your President. You are very lucky to have him as your President.
There are many powerful domestic and global figures/actors/players (political actors or players are political science terms) that are being threatened by your President's war on drugs, crime, lawlessness and poverty, and they have put the wheels in motion to get rid of him through covert operations, political, social and economic pressures. You President knows that, and if he did not survive the domestic and global ganging against him, you all must continue his work.
The post has gone viral on social media and the Filipino netizens took no toime to express their shame and disappointment to the senator. [source]