Thursday, March 9, 2017

WATCH: VACC pipilitin mailipat sa regular na kulungan se De Lima

Politicians facing criminal charges, like Senator Leila de Lima, deserve the same treatment as ordinary citizens, said the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Monday.

"Let her be detained in ordinary jail," Dante Jimenez, VACC's founding chairman told CNN Philippines' The Source.

"No special treatment. Diyan kami aalsa [That is where we will protest]," he added.

VACC was one of the parties to file drug cases against De Lima at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court last week for her alleged involvement in the New Bilibid Prison drug trade when she was Justice Secretary from 2010 to 2015.

Muntinlupa RTC branches 204, 205, and 206 were chosen to handle the cases in a raffle on Monday. The judges will review the case and decide if an arrest warrant is necessary for De Lima.




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