DOJ Sec. to De Lima's bail plea : should have done this 'a long time ago'

DOJ Sec. to De Lima's bail plea : should have done this 'a long time ago'

The news that detained senator Leila De Lima has filed a motion for bail has reached the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary’s attention.
DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra is asking the opposition senator who is used to head the same office why only now she is asking for her temporary release on bail.

“Senator de Lima should have done this a long time ago if she really thought that all the evidence against her were fabricated,” the secretary said.
Senator De Lima and DOJ Sec. Guevarra
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De Lima is facing three (3) drug charges before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Muntinlupa city over allegations of her involvement while she was the Justice Secretary in the illegal drug trade that proliferated based inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
DOJ prosecutors filed charges, that led to the RTC issuing arrest warrants last Febuary 2017 that led to her arrest.
The senator has been detained for more than three(3) years at the Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

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