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De Lima asks for prayers for 89-year-old mom critical with COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 11:30 PM February 02, 2022
Detained Senator Leila De Lima clad in her PPE

PPE-clad Senator Leila De Lima attends the resumption of hearing of her drug case at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 256 on Feb. 9, 2021. Photo courtesy of Sen. De Lima’s office.

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima on Wednesday appealed for prayers after her mother tested positive for COVID-19 and was in critical condition.

“My 89-year old Mom, who tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago, is now in critical condition in our local hospital in Iriga City. Her cardio-pulmonary systems [are] now failing. I ask for prayers,” she wrote in a letter from Camp Crame.

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“Please God…” she added.

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De Lima, a former justice secretary, has been in jail for almost five years for drug charges that her camp said were “trumped up.”

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