De Lima to continue work behind bars

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THE incarceration of Senator Leila De Lima will not prevent her from performing her duty as a senator of the Philippines, according to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd.

Pimentel said that even if a senator is arrested and detained, he or she can continue performing his or her duties as a lawmaker.

Pimentel admitted that he was not able to talk to De lima before the court issued the warrant of arrest against her but senators during a previous caucus have agreed to help her in making sure that she is safe and secure, and that she can continue her work.

Senator Francis Escudero said that he will continue to work with De Lima in coming up with relevant measures as well as conducting committee hearings.


De Lima chairs the Senate committee on electoral reforms and people’s participation.

“I will continue to work with her as a senator, her incarceration notwithstanding, in crafting meaningful legislation and shedding light on the crimes and shortcomings of abusive and corrupt officials in government,” Escudero said.

Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito expressed concern over De Lima’s safety.

“As a colleague, I am concerned for Sen. De Lima’s safety. We must remember she was a former Department of Justice Secretary and as such she may have stepped on many toes before,” Ejercito said. Jefferson Antiporda

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  1. Naku delikado! baka gawin niyang isang malaking shabu laboratory ang kulungan sa Camp Crame. Sabi niya kasi magtratrabaho siya kahit nakakulong siya. Kaya nga siya nasa kulungan pinagtrabaho niya yong mga nakakulong na mag ” trade” ng shabu, ngayon mas matindi, kasi mas “on-hand” operation na siya at matutukan niya ng husto!

  2. If de Lima has any delicadeza she should resign and just answer the accussatins leveled against her in court, It behooves me why these senaTONG and TONGressman have the nerve to serve their terms of office when they have a criminal case pending in court, in the US any politicians embroiled in any criminal scandals do not wait to be charge in a court of law, they resign to deal with the scandals and possible criminal charges. Pimental claimed he is worried about the safety of de Lima, all senaTONG and TONgessman main job is to make sure the safety of people they represent and not their fellow politicians.