March 20, 2017
Sen. Leila M. de Lima's Handwritten Notes
Dispatch from Crame No. 30
I am saddened to hear about the passing of former Sen. Leticia Ramos-Shahani. In my years of public service, I have looked up to her for inspiration, courage and wisdom. Her words and works in the legislative, executive and diplomatic fronts are more than enough for the entire nation to bestow respect and adulation. Even during her retirement, she remained a voice of reason and diplomacy. My thoughts and prayers are with her bereaved family.
Dispatch from Crame No. 31
VP Leni shaming our nation via her video message before a meeting of a UN body? What nonsense!!! Why can't these sycophants, both inside and outside the President's circle, accept the ugly truth that the Duterte regime has been inflicting ignominy upon itself before the international community for the unabated summary executions and other anti-human rights policies. The whole world knows exactly what's going on here...
Dispatch from Crame No. 32
With the grace of God, I fervently plead for my early freedom from this most unjust detention based on false and fabricated charges. I am desirous of a change to participate in the Senate deliberations on the death penalty once sessions resume and to cast my vote thereon! My vote is an absolute and unqualified NO to death penalty. Form any standpoint ethical, moral, philosophical, legal and constitutional, the death penalty is WRONG, hence, unacceptable. In all fervor and earnestness, I shall fight against the reimposition of the death penalty. As Pope Francis has plainly expressed: "The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' has absolute value and applies both to the innocent and to the guilty."
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