MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Senator Leila De Lima is set to return to the Philippines following her travel to the United States to receive an award and to Germany to speak at an international conference.
Here’s what awaits her homecoming.
On Wednesday, December 21, the Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a criminal case against her for allegedly ignoring the summons from the parliamentary committee and subcommittees. The department also accused her of obstruction of justice by stopping her former driver from testifying in front of a panel probing illegal drug trade inside a prison facility.
DOJ has also prepared a welcome ceremony fit for a returning VIP. She will disembark from her plane to a tube that takes her directly to the national penitentiary.