Leila, mom reunite after 3 years

SENATOR Leila de Lima (file image)

Sen. Leila de Lima is not allowed to wander outside her mothet’s house in San Agustin, Iriga City, where she arrived shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

The senator was granted a 48-hour furlough that will end Friday when she is taken back to her Camp Crame detention cell.

In granting De Lima’s urgent appeal, two Muntinlupa courts took into consideration the failing health of the opposition senator’s 86-year-old mother, Norma, who is also suffering from dementia.

De Lima, detained for three years now due to her alleged involvement in illegal drugs, is likewise barred from granting media interviews.

The senator’s office reportedly shouldered all expenses related to her trip.