MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau)- Detained Philippine Senator Leila de Lima has retracted a congratulatory message she sent to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden. Her letter called Biden “a beacon for our own democracy” while comparing Donald Trump to Rodrigo Duterte.
Sources close to the Senator have confirmed that she is writing a letter to President Trump instead.
The Adobo Chronicles obtained a leaked copy of de Lima’s new letter which reads, in part:
“I am extremely shocked and saddened that the recent Presidential election was stolen from you, but I am confident that you will remain a powerful force in American and world politics, just like Rodrigo Duterte will remain a powerful force in Philippine and Asian region politics, unfortunately.”
She ends her letter with:
“Please keep me in mind as you continue with your Presidential pardons in the remaining weeks of your lame duck Presidency.”