Have you ever watch the Game of Thrones series. We are all waiting for Season 7, of who will get the Throne. Is it Daenerys? Is it Jon Snow? Is it Sansa? Is it Tyrion? Or is it none of who we are expecting it. I don't know.
In the Philippines. There is also a Game of Thrones, particularly in politics. It always has been, since I was born. Aquino wants it,they kick Marcos out, Opposition to Aquino, wants it they try to kick her out. Opposition to Estrada wants it, they kick him out. Opposition to Arroyo wants it, they try. Again to Aquino, they also try. And now that the President is Duterte. They are still trying. And this has led to the War of Two D's, De Lima and Duterte.
And a disclaimer by the way. Don't expect me to be non bias. I have sided with one side.
The opposition's weapon by now is non other than Senator Leila De Lima. When she assumed chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Justice. She led an investigation on the alleged extra-judicial killings.
But Senator Cayetano pointed out, that the chairman is non neutral, and has already judged Duterte guilty of the allegations against him. It has shown very much when they presented the witness Edgar Matobato. That led to the ousting of Senator Leila De Lima as the chair of the Senate Commitee on Justice. And she was replaced by Senator Richard Gordon.
And it doesn't stop there. In the House of Representatives. They are also probing Senator De Lima's connection to the proliferation of illegal drugs in the National Bilibid Prison. And as of today, they may have had the key testimony, that may strongly implicate the former Secretary and now Senator Leila De Lima
And her present reaction against her, is not helping her. Her walk-outs and clashes with the new Chairman. And whatever she does, she is not gaining support from the majority of the people. She is not gaining sympathy, but rather hatred. Why is that? Me I don't believe that all the allegations against her are true. But I also don't believe that all that she is pointing out are all false. That is always the case in Philippine politics, there are always ommissions and exaggerations. But why is so many people hate her?
Although Duterte now is the most powerful person in the Republic of the Philippines. He is seen as the underdog against the clash between him ad De Lima. He has just assumed office, and she and whoever is behind her, wants to oust him. For what is the purpose of that investigation? None other but to destroy the President. She had the support of the major news outlets, and Duterte is demonized in the news. And the Filipino people always side with the underdog. That's why De Lima is being hated so much.
At least on the De Lima front. Duterte is winning. It is not long before De Lima is going to be ousted as Senator, or at least be jailed. But our President has more fights to overcome. And hopefully he wins all of it.