The Nagkaisa Labor Coalition is elated with former Sen. Leila De Lima's victory for justice in the Philippines.
Anim na taon, subalit hindi tayo sumusuko! We are happy and delighted to know that Senator Leila de Lima, who has long been an advocate for social justice and human rights, has been acquitted in two of the three drug-related cases lodged against her. This outcome, while long overdue, brings us much closer to the justice we have always sought.
Her acquittal was long overdue. Thus, we are not surprised by her acquittal, as we are aware from the start that the charges against her were fabricated by those in power
The saying goes, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." These recent verdicts affirm this belief, proving that justice, although delayed, can eventually prevail.
Senator de Lima's plight has been a microcosm of the challenges faced by those who dare to challenge the status quo and fight for justice, equality, and freedom. Her courage and resilience amid these trials are truly commendable and serve as a beacon of hope for all those who value democracy and the rule of law.
However, the journey is not yet over. As the third case against Senator de Lima is still under trial, we strongly call on the judiciary to grant her the right to post bail. We believe in her innocence and that she must be accorded due process.
We stand in solidarity with Senator de Lima, as well as all individuals who have been unjustly accused and whose freedoms have been unfairly curtailed. We will continue to fight for justice, fairness, and the protection of our democratic principles.