- Lani Mercado shared that her husband Bong Revilla sent chocolates and a letter to Senator Leila De Lima
- De Lima and Revilla are both detained in PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame but have not seen each other yet
- De Lima was earlier arrested due to alleged involvement in illegal drug trade while Revilla was charged with Plunder in 2014
As Senator Leila De Lima has been detained, Lani Mercado shared how her husband Bong Revilla sent De Lima chocolates and a letter inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Revilla has been detained since June 20, 2014 due to his plunder case while De Lima has recently been arrested because of her alleged involvement in illegal drug trade.
Though the two senators are both in PNP Custodial Center, Lani shared that they have not crossed their paths yet.
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However, the Bacoor mayor revealed that her husband sent chocolates and a letter to De Lima.
She said according to a report of Pep.ph:
“Hindi ko pa po siya nasisilip doon, e. Ang alam ko, hindi pa siya handa, yun ang pagkakasabi sa amin. All I can say, Senator Bong sent her chocolates with a note. Mabait ang asawa ko. Yun lang ang masasabi ko. He has a good heart.”
Lani further expressed concern to Senator De Lima and said that she is praying for her.
“I’m really praying for her.. Nakita ko may nag-comment na hypocrite daw ako. Hindi po. I’m really praying for her kasi she’s alone in her section. At least, si Senator Bong at si Senator Jinggoy, magkasama. She’s alone."
“I don’t know if she has family. I don’t know if she has children. I know her partner is not with her. So, I’m really praying for her."
"Kasi sa side naming pamilya, buo ang family support, very strong. Ako, nandito bilang asawa, nandiyan ang mga anak namin, ang apo namin, pati ang mga kapatid. So, at this point in time, at her lowest moment, kailangan talaga ng family support and friends around her. Yun ang kailangan.”
De Lima has been accused of being involved in illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison when she served as the Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary the same year Revilla was charged with plunder.