Some people say that Senator Leila De Lima's speech meant to discredit President Rody Duterte at the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany wouldn't have happened if she was not allowed to leave the country.
A netizen even suggested that Secretary Vit Aguirre's was at fault for not stopping her from leaving the country.
Explaining why De Lima was allowed to leave the country, Aguirre said. "Acting on the letter of Senator De Lima relative to her plan to travel abroad, the Department of Justice has issued an Allow Departure Order or ADO to allow her to travel abroad because no case has as yet been filed against her before the courts,"
Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Dante Jimenez became emotional when expressed fears that De Lima might not return to the Philippines if allowed to leave for the US and Germany.
Criticizing what he calls the "rotten criminal justice system" in the country, Jimenez said, "powerful people, hindi ko na babanggitin, umalis hindi hinarap ang kaso at nagtago, maraming ganun, alam yan ng ating mga abogado."
"But what happened? Pagbalik nila dito, hinihintay lang nila ang absolution ng mga korte. Ganoon po kabulok ang sistema natin," he added.
Jimenez claimed that De Lima is using her knowledge of the law to delay the cases filed against her.
"She knows the law. Kami wala," Jimenez said.
It is also noteworthy to point out that although the Justice Department under Secretary Aguirre respected De Lima's right to travel, De Lima when she was Justice Secretary did not respect the right of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to travel.