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Supreme Court Declines Senator De Lima’s Petition For TRO

Senator Leila De Lima failed to immediately get a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) from the Supreme Court, a day after filing petition related to her case.

The camp of Senator De Lima failed to get any respond from the Supreme Court a day after filing a petition. The senator filed a petition for certiorari and prohibition and she wanted the Court to grant her 4 wishes.

First, the ‘Writ of Certiorari’, which will invalidate the arrest warrant and the commitment order to detain her in PNP custodial center. Second, the ‘Writ of Prohibition’ that will prohibit judge Juanita Guererro to pursue hearing the case of De Lima until her motion to quash was resolved.


Third, the ‘Temporary Restraining Order and Writ Preliminary Injunction’ to temporarily stop the case hearing. Fourth, the ‘Status Quo Ante Order’ to restore the situation before arresting the senator.

During the session in Supreme Court, Regional Trial Court (RTC) and Philippine National Police (PNP) were given 10 days to give their comments and reactions on the De Lima’s petition. The lawyers of De Lima were doing their best to justify the senator, who’s already detained at the PNP custodial center for 4 days.

De Lima’s visitor was prohibited from visiting her without clearance from Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). Former President Benigno “Pnoy” Aquino III has already sent a request to CIDG for visiting the senator.


De Lima also sent a letter to Senate President Koko Pimentel to give notice that she formally withdrawing from the majority in order to join the minority bloc in the senate. Liberal Party (LP) members have already withdrawn from the super-majority coalition.

Senator Frank Drilon now became a senate minority leader, while Senator Bam Aquino is now an assistant minority leader. Other LP members in CAMARA were now thinking if they need to withdraw from the super-majority coalition.

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