DON’T EX­PECT SPE­CIAL TREAT­MENT, DE LIMA TOLD

Manila Times - - FRONT PAGE - JEF­FER­SON ANTIPORDA

SE­NA­TOR Leila de Lima need not to be con­cerned about her safety in case com­plaints she is fac­ing, but should not ex­pect spe­cial treat­ment, Jus­tice Sec­re­tary Vi­tal­iano Aguirre 2nd said Wed­nes­day.

kungsaan­man (wher­ever),” Aguirre told - ma­tion hear­ing.

Aguirre how­ever said the se­na­tor should not ex­pect to be de­tained in a fa­cil­ity with spe­cial ameni­ties.

Lima would be de­tained at the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice cus­to­dial cen­ter in Camp Crame where for­mer se­na­tors Jose “Jing­goy” Estrada and Ra­mon Revilla Jr. are jailed on plun­der and graft charges.

The Jus­tice sec­re­tary said that if de Lima was crit­i­ciz­ing the sup­posed “spe­cial convicts de­tained at Camp Aguinaldo, she should not ask for a dif­fer­ent kind of treat­ment her­self. “We have to be fair to all,” he added. Aguirre main­tained that he did not ap­prove the re­ported “perks” given to the convicts for tes­ti­fy­ing against de Lima. He said he merely di­rected Bureau of Cor­rec­tions guards to do some­thing with the

ven­ti­la­tion of the Camp Aguinaldo fa­cil­ity af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports that some of the in­mates were suf­fer­ing from hy­per­ten­sion.

De Lima has ex­pressed fears for her safety, cer­tain that she would be or­dered ar­rested by the courts

The se­na­tor said on Tues­day she had no in­ten­tion to re­sist but her only re­quest was that she be put in a safe and se­cure fa­cil­ity.

“My only re­quest in case that even­tu­al­ity hap­pened, God for­bid, is that I will be placed in a safe and se­cure place. A lot of things have been hap­pen­ing, there were those what is an­other EJK (ex­tra-judicial

De Lima, ac­cused of tol­er­at­ing the drug trade at the New Bili­bid Prison when she was Jus­tice sec­re­tary in the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion, is be­ing probed - tion 5 of the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act ( sale and trad­ing of il­le­gal

Aguirre on Wed­nes­day said de -

“Walana­man­siguro (There is -

PHO­TOS BY BOB DUNGO JR.

DOJ chief Vi­tal­iano Aguirre 2nd and Sen. Leila de Lima

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