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MANILA - Senator Leila de Lima describes her handshake with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday as an "ice-breaker."
"It tried to dispel the notion that we are 'mortal enemies,'" said De Lima on Tuesday.

Duterte was on his way to the rostrum to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) when he suddenly stopped and approached De Lima to shake her hand.

According to De Lima, that was the third time that she and the President met. The first two were when Duterte was still mayor of Davao City.
De Lima, a former human rights commission chief and justice secretary, has been critical of the longtime mayor's statements against criminals which seem to endorse extrajudicial killings.

De Lima said she is now preparing for the inquiry on the alleged summary killings of drug users and pushers.
She also said her office is already preparing a list of resource persons, but would not disclose their proposed invitees.


Source: ABS-CBN News

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