MANILA, Phiippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The U.S. Senators who have demanded the immediate release of incacerated Philippine Senator Leila De Lima from jail may have gotten their wish. The Senators believe that the Senator was being detained for her political beliefs which led them to recommend the banning by the U.S. of Filipinos who were responsible for her incarceration.
On Christmas Day, De Lima was released from her detention cell at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame Quezon City where she has been for almost three years.
Reacting to the news, the American Senators immediately withdrew their earlier resolution demanding De Lima’s release while rushing to cancel the travel restrictions for the Pinoys which was included in the 2020 Budget signed by President Donald Trump.
Unknownst to the Americans, De Lima was indeed released from Camp Crame only to be transferred to a more permanent kubol (jail cell) at the National Bilibid Prison (National Penitentiary).
There is no development as to the Senators’ other demand to drop all criminal charges filed against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa.