Aug 18, 2017 @ 19:01

Senator Leila de Lima has just one want birthday want — her vindication from the charges of alleged involvement with some drug lords and receipt of drug cash.

“My vindication to come soon, that’s my birthday wish,” she mentioned to reporters in an ambush interview when she attended the listening to on one of many drug charges filed towards her in Muntilupa City regional trial courtroom (RTC).

De Lima will flip 58 on August 27.

The grievance pending earlier than the Muntinlupa City RTC, Branch 205 was filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) primarily based on the statements of the drug convicts who had been invited through the House of Representatives’ listening to on the proliferation of drug commerce contained in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

She has been in detention for nearly six months now after one other courtroom, Branch 204 of Muntinlupa RTC ordered her arrest for alleged collusion with inmates and safety of the unlawful medication commerce on the NBP in change for cash throughout her time as secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) within the earlier administration.