Undaunted by years of detention, De Lima seeks Senate reelection

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Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Detained Sen. Leila de Lima is gunning for another six years in the Senate, filing her candidacy before the Commission on Elections through a representative Friday. Lawyer Dino de Leon, the senator’s representative and spokesperson, filed her Certificate of Candidacy at 9:45 a.m., Friday, her office told reporters. De Lima, an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, has so far spent 1,687 at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on drug cases that she holds as politically motivated and trumped up. De Lima was acquitted earlier this …

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