In all sincerity and humility, I thank the IPU, particularly its Governing Council, for seriously and swiftly taking up my case and for having expressed its deep concern about my arrest and detention.
I thank and honor them for their easy grasp and discernment of my and the country’s situation.
I’m humbled by the actions of the IPU and other highly reputable institutions such as the European Parliament, and their recognition of the questionable and sham character of the charges against me.
Enlightened men and women as they are, the IPU wisely takes issue on the very public statements of Duterte and his Secretary of Justice which undeniably partake prejudgment which “flout the principle of the presumption of innocence”, hence, grossly violative of my constitutional and human right to due process.
Yes, distinguished ladies and gentlemen of the IPU and the European Parliament, I have been persecuted, and continue to be persecuted by the Duterte regime. I have been falsely accused and my character severely demeaned.
That’s why I’m intensely glad and grateful that the whole world is watching.