De Lima belies VP Binay’s allegation of ‘selective justice’

By on June 26, 2015


Justice Sec. Leila De Lima at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano Clash (Photo courtesy of Sen. Grace Poe's Facebook page)
Justice Sec. Leila De Lima at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano Clash (Photo courtesy of Sen. Grace Poe’s Facebook page)

MANILA — Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima belied on Thursday the allegation of Vice President Jejomar Binay that the so-called “selective justice” was only focused on his family.

De Lima said that the government’s resolve to run after erring high government officials like Binay cannot be considered as “selective justice.”

The DOJ chief added that it does not necessarily mean to stop the prosecution of pending cases which are currently being investigated just because of the slated filing of graft cases against some government officials and the identification and the arrest of others.

De Lima said that the Vice President may not have yet heard the saying “those who live in glass houses should never throw stones.”

Hence, De Lima said, Binay should prioritize addressing the issues of corruption against him before he cries of the so-called “selective justice.”

The DOJ chief also defended the Aquino administration by saying that there is no such thing as “perfect leadership,” but it does not necessarily mean that Binay is already the answer to all problems of the country.