De Lima set to undergo surgery at Manila hospital | Inquirer News

De Lima set to undergo surgery at Manila hospital

/ 12:47 PM June 20, 2022
sen. leila de lima at mania doctors hospital for surgery

Senator Leila de Lima arrives at the Manila Doctors Hospital on Monday, June 20, 2022 for surgery. (Screengrab from sourced video)

MANILA, Philippines — Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Monday arrived at the Manila Doctors Hospital for “major” surgery.

The senator arrived at the hospital at 8 a.m., her office said.


De Lima was earlier granted a five-day medical furlough to undergo a vaginal hysterectomy with anterior and posterior colporrhaphy as recommended by her doctor.

She was earlier diagnosed with Stage 3 pelvic organ prolapse during her medical check-up last April.


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De Lima has been detained since February 2017 over what she has repeatedly described as “trumped-up” drug-related charges against her.

 One of her three cases has been dismissed, while two others are still undergoing trial.

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