Senator Leila De Lima is expecting her arrest anytime soon after being convicted of five charges, four of which are violations of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. She met her family over the weekend to psychologically prepare them for the worst case scenario.
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“I told them [De Lima’s family] it's imminent na baka nga tuluyan na ako ipa-aresto, ifa-file na 'yung information possibly with the regular courts. Kung 'di maagapan ng TRO (temporary restraining order) na hinihingi ko then prepare yourself for this scenario," De Lima said during an interview.
She prepared a lunch meeting with her two brothers, one sister, and younger son, Vincent, where she relayed her situation and bid farewell. She intentionally excluded her mother who is 83 years old and son, Israel, who has a special condition.
De Lima also talked with her Senate staff last February 10, 2017 (Friday) and warned them not to cry over her “imminent” situation.
"Sinabi ko na rin sa kanila. I want everyone to be prepared. Sabi ko nga ayoko makakita umiiyak. Papagalitan ko ang umiyak," she said.
She also packed comfortable clothes in a single suitcase in preparation for the transfer, although she adds that she would still have her dirty laundry sent home to be washed every week.
"Isa talaga sa pinakaplano ko ay I would have more time to read books. So naka-prepare na rin 'yun. Of course, bawal gadgets," she added.
Earlier today, February 14, 2017, she posed in front of the press with plastic handcuffs showing that she is ready to be arrested.
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