Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed his opinion after Senator Leila de Lima was dismissed as the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
“Naawa nga ako sa kanya dahil syempre bilang may nanay din ako, may mommy din ako so naawa din ako. Pero kailangan natin yung katotohanan, kailangan natin yung tama para sa kabutihan.” he said.
However, he said that he has no any grudges against Senator Leila de Lima, adding that he just felt the need to do his job as one of the Senator in the country.
“Sa akin naman hindi ako galit sa kanya, useless kung pahintulutan natin yung masasama no grudge against her. I just do not want the evil to triumph. It’s against the Constitution, against the law na bayaan na lang natin, hindi natin i-correct.” the senator said.
He added that no one influenced him on his decision to do the motion.
“Before I decided to manifest, nag-pray ako and then asked guidance, wisdom, knowledge, because of the problem na the committee chair should be neutral, hind imaging and unbiased. Yun ang naging problema natin, yun pagiging biased ng isang chairperson sa isang komite. Dapat hindi gamitin para sa sarili.” he said.