IRIGA CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Naga Bureau) – In the fashion of an Idol Philippines finalist homecoming or a Miss Universe ticker tape parade, incarcerated Senator will be back very soon in her native Iriga City.
No less than De Lima herself announced on her Twitter page (she has one in jail?) that courts have approved her motion to be furloughed in order to visit her ailing mother.
Sources close to the Senator said that De Lima will be met by throngs of her kababayan (townmates) as she enters the city via a soon-to-banned-from-EDSA provincial bus, escorted by armored cars and an all-female security detail all paid for by Filipino taxpayers.
Following a parade, a mass and program will be held at the steps of the Iriga City Hall. De Lima’s provincemate Vice President Leni Robredo will deliver a eulogy while another Bicolana, multi-awarded singer and actress Nora Aunor will entertain the guests with some of her OPM hits. Full media coverage will be provided by Rappler, Inquirer, ABS-CBN’s Doris Bigornia and correspondents from Time Magazine, New York Times and CNN International.
A special non-working holiday has been declared in the entire province of Camarines Sur, as well as all cities and towns along the route of the motorcade from Quezon City to Iriga.