Bato visits De Lima in Camp Crame detention


Ronald dela Rosa Leila de Lima

Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa (left) said Sen. Leila de Lima was ‘very relaxed’ when he visited her at her cell inside the PNP Custodial Center Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. INQUIRER FILES

On her first night in detention in Camp Crame, Senator Leila de Lima was visited by PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to assure her of her safety inside the police headquarters.

Fresh from his trip to Kalinga to visit policemen killed in an operation, Dela Rosa dropped by De Lima’s cell at the PNP Custodial Center on Friday night.

“She welcomed me and I talked to her. I told her, if security is your problem, you’re very secure here. You have nothing to worry about. You’re very safe here,” Dela Rosa told a press conference in Camp Crame Monday morning.

Dela Rosa said the senator, who he once clashed with during the Senate inquiry on the rampant drug killings, was “very relaxed.”

“Tinanong ko pa nga kung OK lang sa kanya ‘yung bagong pintura na wall kasi may asthma siya. Sabi niya, “Kayang-kaya naman. Walang problema,” he said.

De Lima was brought to the detention facility on Friday afternoon following her arrest at the Senate compound over illegal drug charges. CBB

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