Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday said he paid a visit to detained Senator Leila De Lima
to discuss her possible participation in legislative hearings, among other things.
“Binisita ko si Sen. de Lima para makamusta ang kaniyang kalagayan. Pinagusap (sic) din namin ang
mga bills na kanyang sinusulong at kung papaano po siya makakadalo sa mga hearings,” Sotto said in
(I went by Sen. de Lima to mind her condition. We discussed charges she is pushing and how she can go to hearings.)
De Lima is blame for tolerating adjustments from sentence wrongdoing rulers when she was still equity secretary. She has been kept on tranquilize charges at the police Custodial Center since February 2017.
The resistance representative has stated her entitlement to take an interest in the consultations of administrative measures and go to Senate capacities, even through electronic means.
“I have work to do as a congressperson and I will keep on doing so since I owe it to the in excess of 14 million Filipino individuals who voted me in office and speak to them in the Senate,” De Lima had said in an announcement a year ago.
De Lima notice that in the 1950s, at that point Senator Justiniano Montano was accuse of the non-bailable offense of numerous homicides, however, was permit to present abandon play out his senatorial obligations.
She included that at some point in 2008, the Senate under the initiative of then-Senate President Aquilino Pimentel permitted then kept Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to take part in Senate procedures through video chatting.