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Statement of PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar on IPU insisting having an observer at the De Lima trials

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s recommendation to send an observer to monitor the case of Senator Leila de Lima is a classic example of bullying.

We should stand up to this kind of meddling into our domestic affairs.

Their intent is not to merely observe De Lima’s trial by our laws, but to meddle in our democratic as well as judicial processes.

Over and over, pronouncements from the IPU portray the Philippines as a lawless nation when there is abundant evidence to the contrary.