Thursday, April 22, 2021
 

De Lima files for reconsideration on denied bail, dismissal of 2nd drug rap

 

Latest Stories

Sotto rejects calls to defund anti-insurgency body 

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd rejected calls to defund the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict...

DPWH suspends P4.2-B Palawan bridge project

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has suspended the P4.2 billion Coron-Culion inter-island bridge project in Palawan...

Lawmaker to US gov’t: Donate ‘extra’ Covid-19 vaccines to PH

A leader at the House of Representatives on Thursday called on the US government to donate its excess coronavirus...

Covid-19 protection law for vaccine recipients pushed

A law that will protect vaccinated individuals from those who refuse to receive the shots for the coronavirus disease...

Special envoy Wencelito Andanar dies of liver cancer

FORMER Interior undersecretary and special envoy to Malaysia Wencelito Andanar passed away on Thursday morning after battling liver cancer....

SENATOR Leila De Lima on Tuesday filed a motion for reconsideration on her demurrer to evidence against the second drug charge against her and her ex-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan.

De Lima’s camp filed the motion before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 to appeal the denial of the senator’s bail and to junk the drug charge against her as her camp accused the judge of “cherry picking.”

Muntinlupa RTC Branch 205 Judge Liezel Aquiatan last week denied the demurrer to evidence in Criminal Case No. 17-165, recognizing the testimonies of former corrections acting chief Rafael Ragos and NBI agent Jun Ablen, who both said they personally delivered P10 million to De Lima at her residence.

However, De Lima’s camp denied that Ragos allegedly delivered the money, saying this was not part of the original affidavit and noted that Ablen’s testimony about the contents of the bag was only based on what Ragos had told him.

De Lima also attended the hearing of her third drug charge, which is pending before the Muntinlupa City RTC Branch 256.

The court dismissed last week De Lima’s drug case with co-accused Jose Adrian Dera who was allowed to post a P500,000 bail.


 
 

Weather

Today's Front Page

TRY OUR DIGITAL EDITION
FREE FOR 30 DAYS

ALREADY A SUBSCRIBER?