• De Lima detained at PNP custodial center


    Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group surround Senator Leila de Lima as she leaves the Senate building to go to Camp Crame. PHOTO BY RENE DILAN

    Senator Leila de Lima was detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame on Friday afternoon, a few hours after she surrendered to authorities.

    Shortly after yielding to lawmen, the senator was taken to Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, where she was booked. De Lima was fingerprinted and her mug shot was taken. She also underwent a brief medical exam.

    De Lima was taken to the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court which issued a commitment order for her detention.

    The senator returned to Camp Crame shortly after 1 p.m.

    The lawmaker is the 26th detainee at the custodial center, where former senators Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. are being held for graft and plunder charges in connection with the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam.

    Unlike high-profile criminals arrested by the police in the past, the heavily-guarded De Lima was not handcuffed.

    The PNP granted the request of the camp of De Lima to have two security details that will guard her 24/7.

    Sen. Francis Pangilinan, who was among those who accompanied De Lima to Camp Crame, said the senator’s blood pressure was elevated when she was undergoing the booking process.  FERNAN MARASIGAN


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    1. D5, you are painting yourself as the martyr saint. But you are just a plain hypocrite. I’m calling you and your fellow Yellows. Now read this headline.

      “Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of “many” Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.”

      Yellow Catholics, can you refute what the Pope has said? Better say nothing or you are just one of the plain hypocrites.

    2. Sorry but if there are serious, legitimate charges against her why was she allowed to surrender? She should have been arrested. This being a more humane option to what’s been offered to the other 7,000+ suspected drug related criminals who just end up dead.

    3. John Chameleon on

      The sight of the married Ronnie Dayan could easily lower down De Lima’s blood pressure. Her memories at the luxurious kubol of Sebastian could be therapeutic for her. The collection of Sebastian for her campaign fund from the high profile inmates could be inspiring for DeLimaus. Let the nuns and the CBCP pray that Dayan be given the privilege to visit her once every day. And also Sebastian if he is still willing since he wasn’t killed during the stabbing assault on him. God when can this country respect the law? De Lima and Trillanes may karma keep you rested forever.

    4. Crame will be the national jail for VIP’s, plunderer, narco politicians. They should all be jailed in muntinlupa, time to end the double standard application of the law

      • Knowing the people of the Philippines they will elect De Lima president of the country if she is falsely convicted or held as a political prisoner.

        Just depends on if and when she gets out.

    5. What a circus.

      Is it possible for them to arrest someone and not have to go thru hundreds of people ?