The recent decision of the Muntinlupa court to grant bail for the remaining drug case of former Senator Leila de Lima has garnered positive reactions from various celebrities, including Jake Ejercito, Aurora Pijuan, Ogie Diaz, and Karen Davila.
For Jake Ejercito and Karen Davila, this development signifies “Freedom.”
Finally. Freedom! https://t.co/QJ5LYLNER0
— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) November 13, 2023
Aurora Pijuan expresses a different sentiment, stating, “Throw Duterte in jail. A dark 5’x5’ room with no windows.”
Throw Duterte in jail. A dark 5’x5’ room with no windows. https://t.co/YnoY0VCygk
— Aurora Pijuan (@aupijuan) November 13, 2023
Ogie Diaz, on the other hand, takes a jab at some politicians, saying, “Ang daming echoserong frog na politician na masaya daw sila sa paglaya ni de lima. Juice ko, sana naman nung nakakulong yung tao, may effort din coming from you. Kalokah.”
Ang daming echoserong frog na politician na masaya daw sila sa paglaya ni de lima. Juice ko, sana naman nung nakakulong yung tao, may effort din coming from you. Kalokah.
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) November 13, 2023
Other personalities who shared their views include Rod Sing, Bart Guingona, Leah Navarro, Kiko Rustia, Jerry Gracio, along with journalists like Winnie Monsod, KC Constantino, Ces Drilon, Raissa Robles, and influencers such as AC Soriano, Jesus Falcis, Justin Dizon, and RJ Naguit.
All throughout the time Sen Leila was wrongly accused and incarcerated, you were mum. No space on the bandwagon for you, Poe. https://t.co/xGGyIS0WVk
— Leah Navarro (@leahnavarro) November 13, 2023
I wont deny that Im a fan of the saying….
‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’
Sorry not sorry. Lalo na kung deserved na deserved na DASURB talaga.
At deserve talaga nung matandang manyak na traydor lahat ng karmang darating sa kanya. https://t.co/fvMBXLrxBs
— kiko rustia (@kikorustia) November 13, 2023
We shouldn’t be overjoyed. We should be enraged at such a travesty of justice foisted on Filipinos by an ex Davao City prosec who has admitted to planting evidence, @hotmanila told me. https://t.co/8T5QEx6T3O
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) November 13, 2023
We welcome the release of former Senator Leila Delima after her petition for bail was granted by a Muntinlupa Court. A victim of Duterte’s abuse of power, we admire her courage and fortitude. We hope for the speedy resolution of her remaining case.
— Jerry B. Grácio (@JerryGracio) November 13, 2023
Bail granted, finally!!! ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/XRHeGFJvHL
— Solita C Monsod (@MWinnieMonsod) November 13, 2023
— Karmina Constantino-Torres (@ConstantKC) November 13, 2023
SA WAKAS ANO https://t.co/Jj9UGjPM6L
— rod singh (@iamrodafrog) November 13, 2023
ANG SAYA SAYA!!!!!!!!!
now please, panawagan ko lang, anything na ikaka-ingay ng mga (matitinong) senatoriables natin nung 2022 elections, i-amplify natin. chance na natin ‘to for the next elections. repost their posts. join the discussions they’re trying to make. https://t.co/9ArveBfrR2
— AC Soriano (@ItsACsLife) November 13, 2023
It was confirmed by De Lima’s legal counsel, Atty. Boni Tacarardon, on Monday, November 13, that the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206 approved the motion for reconsideration for De Lima’s bail petition, amounting to ₱300,000.
Senator De Lima was initially detained in 2017 for her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison, accusations she vehemently denied. The court acquitted her from one of the three drug cases in 2021, and in May 2023, she was also cleared of the second case.
In October, two state witnesses reportedly withdrew their testimonies against De Lima, citing a change of conscience.