MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Detained Senator Leila De Lima is frustrated that the Supreme Court has not acted on her petition to be allowed to attend yesterday’s and future Senate hearings on the police killing of Kian de los Santos.
Sources close to the Supreme Court said that De Lima’s argument of “fulfilling her duties as a Senator” and that she is not a flight risk were not convincing enough for the Supremes.
But a new opportunity has surfaced and this might just be the key for the high court to give the senator permission to personally attend future hearings.
A copy of a Certificate of Commendation for Atty. Darwin Cañete has been making the rounds on social media. The fiscal was among the witnesses/resource persons invited to yesterday’s hearing.
The commendation was signed by no less than De Lima when she was justice secretary.
The senator says she should be allowed to be physically present at the Senate Hearing to authenticate her signature on the commendation.
Nice try, senator!