As Fictional as Batman and as Make Believe
as Gotham City!
She must be Joking like the Joker!
---Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II
“Totally baseless! Bereft of any factual basis. I just try to understand where Senator de Lima is coming from. She is under a lot of pressure lately. People in her situation can easily make accusations unfounded they may be. I try my best to understand her. All I can do now is to pray for her.”, Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said in reaction to the February 21, 2017 press conference of Senator Leila de Lima.
“As a former Secretary of Justice, Senator de Lima should know that the real battle is in the courts. She should do the fighting there, answer all the charges against her there and present credible evidence in her defense there and not in a press conference”, added Secretary Aguirre.
Anent the allegations leveled by Senator de Lima against President Duterte, Secretary Aguirre has this to say, “It is all rehashed and Senator De Lima knows it. She served as Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights from May 7, 2008 to June 30, 2010 and as Secretary of Justice from June 30, 2010 to October 12, 2015, yet she did not file any case against then Mayor Duterte on the purported killings. Even the timing is suspect, why come out only now? Is somebody diverting the public’s attention from what is to come? One cannot help but ask these questions.”
“When a person quotes from Batman, a fictional character, it places in doubt the veracity of her statements. If Batman is fictional, her statements are also fictional. They are like the statements of Edgar Matobato and of SPO3 Lascanas, all make believe like Gotham City,” Secretary Aguirre stated further.
"Just a piece of unsolicited advise to her, from someone she referred to as a mediocre lawyer, she should be careful about her statements, she was already inciting to sedition earlier”, added Secretary Aguirre.