The Philippine National Police served the Warrant of Arrest to Senator Leila Delima, Friday morning, Febrruary 24.
Delima is now ready for long day ahead after a few hours of sleep. Delima has breakfast of coffee and pandesal.
A team from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) had been at the Senate building since Thursday night for the arrest.
Retired Major General Jose Baljadia, Senate sergeant at arms, fetched the senator from her office and would bring her to the CIDG team and expected expected to bring her to Camp Crame, headquarters of the PNP that runs a detention center for high-profile prisoners.
De Lima spent the night at the Senate building in Pasay with her two sons, spiritual adviser Fr Robert Reyes, her staff and a few supporters.
A dismayed De Lima had returned to the Senate on Thursday evening, after learning that a team from the CIDG-National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR) would be arresting her at her home in Parañaque – something she wanted to avoid to spare her family.
De Lima’s lawyers left early Friday for Muntinlupa to file pleadings that are expected to question the jurisdiction of a Muntinlupa court where the drug charges against her were filed.