Deal or No Deal: Secretary De Lima says no deal, resigning in due time

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila M. De Lima said on Tuesday there is no deal struck between the government and the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC). “As far as I know, there is no deal struck between the two sides (government and INC),” De Lima said.

This was the reaction of the DOJ secretary on reports that an agreement was allegedly reached between the government and the INC that paved the way for the peaceful end on Monday of the five-day protest rally of the INC which started in Padre Faura St., Manila last Thursday and proceeded to EDSA-Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City.

“I’m asking for understanding for refusing to talk extensively for now. I don’t want to be misquoted,” De Lima added.

Likewise, De Lima said that she will resign in due time.

“I will resign in due time, you know when that is, when I’ve fully decided I’m running in 2016,” De Lima stressed. De Lima has been reported planning to run for senator in the 2016 national elections.