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De Lima gets temporary freedom

Sen. Leila De Lima (Photo Credits:

Detained Sen. Leila De Lima was out of her detention cell for a few hours after going to the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City for her check-up.

De Lima’s doctor advised the lady senator last Feb. 15 at the PNP General Hospital, to undergo CT scan to have her liver checked.

Prior to this, Judge Amilia Corpus of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court branch 205 allowed De Lima of her request for a temporary furlough last Feb. 22 for a check-up.

De Lima remains in detention amid her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prisons.

Meanwhile, only a few days left before the Senate will go on their Holy Week break.

Senate President Koko Pimentel said that it would be impossible for the Senate to decide on the proposed postponement of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, which is scheduled this May.

Pimentel said that they only have five more session days left before the break which will start from Mar. 21 and will resume on May 13.

This is Pimentel’s reaction after the proposed bill to postpone the said elections has made it through the Committee level.

Pimentel added that there is no time left if they will hasten the said bill to make it through the Senate because they have to refer it to the committee first and would be difficult for them to have it ratified knowing that they only have five days left.

For Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, the Commission on Elections’ expenses would be put to waste if they will postpone the elections; it would be better just to go through with it in order to change the current administration or those who don’t deserve to be in their posts.

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