This was Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s reply to de Lima’s statement questioning his assessment that the testimonies at Tuesday’s congressional hearing may provide basis to charge her.
“She got it all wrong. When I said pinagtatawanan ko lang yung pinagdadaanan niya ngayon compared to what I experienced before, I wasn’t referring to the credibility of evidence being presented against her now and against me before, but the degree of harassment that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her cohorts in practically all the agencies of government were throwing against me,” he said.
Lacson also reminded de Lima not to twist his statements for her own purposes.
De Lima had questioned Lacson’s assessment that there may be enough basis to file charges against her, based on the statements of resource persons including convicted criminals and a National Bureau of Investigation official.
Also, Lacson reminded de Lima that when he was being harassed by the Arroyo administration, he was all alone and had practically nobody on his side except his family.
In contrast, he said de Lima still has her allies in the Liberal Party, who had defended her but fell short of quitting the Senate majority.
“I was all alone at that time (I was being perscuted). I had practically nobody on my side except probably my family, while she has her LP allies supporting her now,” he said.
“She shouldn’t be twisting my statement to suit her purpose,” he added. [source]