List of SC Justices Who Junks De Lima's Petition to Keep Her in Jail

The Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines voted against the petition of Sen. Leila De Lima to declare her arrest null and void, as the Supreme Court voted 9-6 to keep the controversial senator in jail after being accused of having involvement in the alleged proliferation of illegal drugs inside the Bilibid Prison.

Here's the List of Supreme Court Justices Who Voted Against De Lima's Petition:

1. Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr.
2. Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin
3. Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta
4. Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo
5. Associate Justice Samuel Martires
6. Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes
7. Associate Justice Jose Mendoza
8. Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro
9. Associate Justice Noel Tijam

List of SC Officials Voted in Favor of De Lima's Petition:

1. Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno
2. Senior Associate Justicce Antonio Carpio
3. Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa
4. Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza
5. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
6. Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe

The 9-6 decision of the Supreme Court en banc was released to the media on Tuesday, October 10, junking the petition of Sen. Leila de Lima, saying it is the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC), rather than the anti-graft Sandiganbayan, that has jurisdiction over the drug trade cases filed against the senator. 

The controversial senator will remain in jail at the custodial center in Camp Crame. Sen. De Lima petitioned the High Court to nullify the warrant of arrest issued against her by RTC Judge Juanita Guerero, citing lack of jurisdiction. 

Inluded in the petition of Sen. De Lima was a plea to the SC to stop Guerrero from conducting further proceedings on her drug case.

De Lima’s petition, in essence, wanted the SC to rule that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and RTC don’t have jurisdiction over her cases so that they can be dismissed and she can be set free.

In dismissing the senator's petition, the SC gave the 3 RTC branches of Muntinlupa handling her cases the go-signal to continue with their proceedings.

Source: PIA / News5

List of SC Justices Who Junks De Lima's Petition to Keep Her in Jail List of SC Justices Who Junks De Lima's Petition to Keep Her in Jail Reviewed by Phil Newsome on October 10, 2017 Rating: 5
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