Urgent Call for Justice: CPDG calls for the release of Senator De Lima

June 12, 2023

On Independence Day, the Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) unequivocally condemns the injustices endured by Senator Leila De Lima (including political prisoners, those incarcerated for so long waiting for their cases to be heard) highlighting the disturbingly biased and problematic nature of the Philippine justice system -punishing mostly the powerless and targeted. It is a critical juncture in our nation’s history, demanding that the Philippine government under Pres. Marcos Jr. genuinely upholds his promises to rectify the prevailing “unfreedoms” within our society. One concrete step towards this would be the immediate release of Senator Leila De Lima and all political prisoners across the country.