De Lima appeals denial of bail, bid to junk charge in 2nd drug case

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila De Lima on Tuesday appealed the dismissal of her plea to post bail and junk the second drug case she is facing, as she questioned the “conspicuous absence” of one of their pleadings in Muntinlupa court’s denial order. In a 70-page motion for reconsideration, De Lima’s lawyer asked the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 to reverse its ruling on February 17 and grant their demurrer to evidence, a legal challenge to sufficiency of prosecution evidence. De Lima, through her lawyer Teddy Rigoroso, also moved for the reconsideration of the court’s denial of t…

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HEDGE accordingly