Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon claims Senator Leila De Lima's award for being among the top "leading global thinkers" for the year was merely an attempt to "gain credibility."
"Baka naman nakikialam na Amerikano dito dahil galit sila sa nangyayari. Alam mo we should not allow other countries to intervene," he commented.
"They can comment, pero katulad n'yan nag-iimbestiga, bibigyan mo ng award, talagang nagfi-fish ka ng award to gain credibility." He added.
Gordon added that the ploy was nothing new to him.
"Alam ko naman yung laro na 'yan. Kung ako abogado ni De Lima, ganun din gagawin ko eh. Bibigyan ko siya ng recognition abroad." He said.
"Eh sino ba yun? Ngayon ko lang narinig yun eh." He added.
The two senators’ have been at odds since the senate conducted an inquiry into the extrajudicial killings being perpetrated under the auspices of President Duterte’s war on drugs.
De Lima received the award for being among the 13 global thinkers of 2016 in the "Challengers" category for "standing up to an extremist leader."
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