Detained Senator Leila De Lima has asked the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for permission to visit her ailing mother in Camarines Sur.
De Lima informed the RTC in her very urgent motion for furlough that her mother Norma Magistrado De Lima, has been hospitalized and is critical condition.
Because of this, the lawmaker appealed to the court that she be allowed to go to her mother this August 15 for the last time in Iriga City, Camarines Sur.
“Accused De Lima appeals to the utmost kind consideration of the Honorable Court, as a daughter who wants to be able to see and, perhaps, hold her mother close for the last time,” read her motion.
“As a daughter, she owes everything to the woman who gave her life and, in her present predicament, the only way she could show her deepest love and appreciation for her mother’s love and care over the last 60 years is to be with her in her last moments on earth,” she added.
The senator is currently detained at the Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
She is facing three drug charges over her alleged involvement in the proliferation of illegal drug trading at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.