MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The days of “solitary confinement” for jailed Senator Leila De Lima will soon be over. She has been assigned a new roommate by the Court.
The Sandigangbayan First Division has ordered the detention of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City pending her plunder trial in the case of former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
The Court said there was no sufficient proof regarding Napoles’s claim that she would be safer at the National Bureau of Investigation custodial center amid supposed threats to her life. It therefore ordered Napoles transferred from her present detention cell at the Correctional Institution for Women in Madaluyong City to Camp Bagong Diwa where De Lima is now jailed.
It may take some time for the two women to warm up to each other since both are known to be strong-willed and stubborn. But the Court believes that eventually, their frailties as women will eventually endear them to each other.