Pacquiao to De Lima: 'Stop abusing the rules of the senate! huwag kang bias!"
Senator Leila de Lima abused the rules of the Senate, plain and simple.
Such was the expert opinion of Senator Manny Pacquiao on the ouster of his colleague, Leila de Lima, from the chairmanship of the Committee on Justice.
“Kasi di na nasusunod ang rules ng Senate, as a committee chair, dapat sundin ang rules ng Senate. So unang una marami siyang violations, alam nating lahat, na yung commmittee ay hindi mo pwedeng gamitin pansarili mo lamang. kailangan parehas ka, patas ka sa lahat…Nakaparami niyang nilabag,” Pacquiao told Senate media Monday (September 19).
In fact it was the former eight-division boxing champion who motioned to declare the chairman’s seat and membership of the Justice panel vacant.
Pacquiao further called De Lima “biased”.
“Saka being a chairpersn ng isang committee kailangan parehas ka, di mo dapat ipakita ang pagiging bias mo,” he said. He further said that Malacañang had nothing to do with what happened to De Lima.
“Wala po. Di po sa amin, gusto namin masunod ang rules dito. yung batas natin masunod. Kung sino man gustong lumabag at hindi sumunod, di siguro natin papayagan. yan ang trabaho natin dito, bantayan lumalabag sa batas.” [source]