Sen. Leila de Lima will spend Holy Week in silent reflection in her detention cell.
Delima will miss her hometown’s Good Friday procession for the first time in five decades.
It is her hope to make good on her vow to participate in the Good Friday procession in native Iriga City’s local parish.
De Lima has been detained at a custodial facility in Camp Crame for almost 2 months now.
She has pending cases, questioning her arrest over drug sale and trade charges lodged against her by the Department of Justice.
De Lima, a devout Catholic said that beginning Wednesday evening, and up to Easter Sunday morning, she would prefer to be alone.
She shall entertain no visitors as she intends to spend more time for prayers and reflections.
She would only welcome company on Good Friday, when her youngest brother Vicente and spiritual adviser Fr. Robert Reyes are expected to come to join her in doing the Stations of the Cross in her detention quarters.
De Lima is the highest elected official who is detained on drug charges under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.