• De Lima surrenders


    TRUE to her promise, Senator Leila de Lima turned herself in to authorities early Friday morning in compliance with the warrant of arrest issued yesterday by a Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

    De Lima went out of her office located at the fifth floor of the Senate Building in Pasay City at 8:10 a.m. after spending a night there.

    But before she proceeded to the vehicle that would take her to the Philippine National Police (PNP) custodial center in Camp Crame, the senator issued a short statement to the members of the media who kept vigil since last night.

    The senator maintained her innocence and bowed to continue to fight for freedom, justice and human rights.
 “I believe that in the end the truth will come out,” de Lima said.

    The senator was escorted by Senate Sergeant at Arms Jose Balajadia to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives led by Chief Supt. Roel Obusan who have been waiting for her since last night. JEFF ANTIPORDA


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    1. mikhail hieronymus on

      Well, it is finally over. All the drama, the anticipation and the reality of life finally caught up with Leila de Lima. Now another chapter in her life will begin. Let us hope that it will be a brighter future for her. Then again it might not amount to anything just like what happened to previous people who were charged with something or other. It is a fact of life that everything could be fixed in the Philippines, if you know what I mean.