Former Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda tried to raise the spirits of detained Senator Leila de Lima on her birthday, saying he hopes she will quickly regain her freedom.
“You were smeared for speaking out, imprisoned for being a gadfly. All seem dark but one day, truth will set you free! Happy Birthday Leila!” Lacierda tweeted.
De Lima spent her 58th birthday in detention on the PNP custodial heart, saying her birthday want was vindication from the trumped-up drug involvement charges filed by the Duterte authorities towards her.
Dispatch from Crame No. 143: Mensahe ni Sen. Leila M. de Lima sa kanyang kaarawan
Birthday want ko po: vindication. https://t.co/tC8TbJga8B pic.twitter.com/Sbnm6mO0fb
— Leila de Lima (@SenLeiladeLima) August 27, 2017
You had been smeared for talking out, imprisoned for being a gadfly. All appear darkish however at some point, reality will set you free! Happy Birthday Leila!
— Edwin Lacierda (@dawende) August 27, 2017