Senate minority decries SC ruling on De Lima petition

The Senate minority bloc on Tuesday lamented the Supreme Court decision dismissing Sen. Leila de Lima's petition to transfer her drug case to the Office of the Ombudsman but expressed hope that the justices would give the case a thorough second look and render a just ruling. A women's group also condemned the ruling, saying it showed how President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration despised dissent and hated "independent and powerful women." "We believe that the Ombudsman has jurisdiction over her case. While we don't agree with the [Supreme Court's] decision, we respect it and we are hopeful that the justices will ultimately correct the unjust detention of Senator De Lima," th...Keep on reading: Senate minority decries SC ruling on De Lima petition

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