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Sereno favors for Leila's petition, but senator will stay detained / Jeffrey G. Damicog.

By: Damicog, Jeffrey G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleManila: Manila Bulletin, 2017Description: Page 6.Subject(s): Department of Justice | Maria Lourdes Sereno | Sereno favors granting De Lima petition but lawmaker has to remain detained | Supreme CourtOnline resources: View the Article Scope and content: On Tuesday, the SC voted 9-6 to dismiss the petition of de Lima who sought the nullification of the arrest order against her as she cited, among her arguments, the regional trial court (RTC) has no jurisdiction over the drug charges filed against her. A panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed the drug charges before the Muntinlupa City RTC in February after finding probable cause to indict her over her alleged involvement in the proliferation of the illegal drugs trade at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) when she was still justice secretary. Sereno, who is among the six magistrates in favor of granting de Lima’s petition, explained the senator would have to be kept in detention should the SC grant her petition to have her drug cases transferred to the jurisdiction of the Office of the Ombudsman.
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On Tuesday, the SC voted 9-6 to dismiss the petition of de Lima who sought the nullification of the arrest order against her as she cited, among her arguments, the regional trial court (RTC) has no jurisdiction over the drug charges filed against her.

A panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed the drug charges before the Muntinlupa City RTC in February after finding probable cause to indict her over her alleged involvement in the proliferation of the illegal drugs trade at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) when she was still justice secretary.

Sereno, who is among the six magistrates in favor of granting de Lima’s petition, explained the senator would have to be kept in detention should the SC grant her petition to have her drug cases transferred to the jurisdiction of the Office of the Ombudsman.

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