Fearless and principled

In three weeks, Reader, Sen. Leila de Lima will have spent one year under incarceration. A duly elected senator of the Republic, elected without the help of a name ripe with political recall (as in Angara, Binay, Cayetano, Estrada, Marcos, etc.). Not a name tarnished by corruption, but a name that sparkled because of her excellent service to the Filipino people that brought honor to the positions she filled. And the people remembered her when they went to vote. No one has ever accused her of vote-buying.