Senator Leila de Lima stays in combating mode regardless of being detained at Camp Crame for greater than three months over drug-related charges.
Marking her 100th day in detention, De Lima stated efforts to “spread lies and disinformation” about her have failed to “weaken” her spirit.
“Although I’m missing my opportunity to be in the Senate to fulfill my electoral mandate, these persecution tactics have made me stronger than ever. I am determined to fight the despotic rule of a madman,” she stated in a press release Saturday (June three).
De Lima was arrested and detained on the Philippine National Police Custodial Center for supposedly violating Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. In explicit, she was accused of colluding with drug lords on the New Bilibid Prison within the narcotics commerce when she was justice secretary.
While in jail, De Lima spends her time by studying inspirational books, together with “The Gospel of Mercy According to Juan/a” by Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David and Nina L.B. Tomen. The guide was a present to her by former Civil Service Commission Commissioner Karina David.
In the previous 100 days of her detention, De Lima has been visited by a number of politikos, together with former President Benigno S. Aquino III, Vice-President Leni Robredo, members of the Senate Minority Bloc, the Magnificent 7 of the House of Representatives, the Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, a number of Civil Society Organizations, and even her favourite canine, Coco, amongst others.