Muntinlupa court allows De Lima to visit ailing mother

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on Wednesday (August 14) granted detained Senator Leila De Lima’s motion for furlough to visit her ailing mother in Iriga City.

The Muntinlupa (RTC) Branches 205 and 206 has given De Lima 48 hours including travel time from August 14 to 15 to see her mother Norma Magistrado De Lima at the hospital and to visit their residence in Iriga City.

“PNP Chief Director Oscar Albayalde or his representative, in coordination with the Sheriff of this Court shall provide adequate personal escorts and security measures in all movements and disposition of accused De Lima,” the court order reads.

The courts said De Lima shall shoulder all expenses related the furlough and the lady senator needs to back at the PNP Custodial Center on August 16.

Senator De Lima is currently facing drug-related charges for her alleged involvement in illegal drugs trade inside the New Bilibid Prison during her time as Justice Secretary. – MNP (with inputs from Mai Bermudez)

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