Gabriela Party List Slams Sen. De Lima, Urges the Senator to Resign


The Gabriela Partylist, one of the few women's group who supported the advocacy of Sen. Leila De Lima on his crusade against extra-judicial killing is no longer on her side after she admitted that she had a relationship with Ronnie Dayan, her already married driver and bodyguard.


The party-list that made a name for themselves in protecting women's rights slammed Sen. De Lima after her revelation of having involved in a romantic relationship with her married bodyguard Ronnie Dayan.

During the past few days, the senator vehemently denied her involvement with Ronnie Dayan who was revealed by Pres. Duterte as the rumored boyfriend and bagman of the alleged drug queen, former DOJ Sec. Leila De Lima.

The Gabriela Partylist stated that Sen. De Lima's "frailty of a woman" alibi cannot be used as defense for the charges that she may faced after her admission.


The women's group added further that "the so-called 'frailties of women,' even men or any gender for that matter, can never be cited as a defense for crimes, be it adultery, abuse of authority by a public official or drug trafficking. It should not be used-especially by one who holds a position of power like Sen. Leila De Lima - as an excuse from criminal accountability or to paint herself as a victim."

Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan of Gabriela in an interview with News5, expressed her disappointment to De Lima after the Senator used her gender as the reason of her temptation. The lawmaker noted further that Sen. De Lima should resign in the Senate because what she did was very unacceptable and unethical.

Watch the Interview Video with Rep. Ilagan on News5:



Gabriela Party List Slams Sen. De Lima, Urges the Senator to Resign Gabriela Party List Slams Sen. De Lima, Urges the Senator to Resign Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 11/16/2016 Rating: 5

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