De Lima, lawyer seek dismissal of DOJ’s contempt plea

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila De Lima and her lawyer on Monday asked a Muntinlupa court to dismiss the contempt case filed by government prosecutors against them over their statements made on drug case trial the lawmaker is facing. In separately filed Comments, De Lima and her lawyer Filibon Tacardon had asked the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 to dismiss the petition filed by the Department of Justice prosecutors, saying their out-of-court statements assailed by the prosecution did not present a clear and present danger or imminent threat to the administration of justice. The b…

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HEDGE accordingly