De Lima set to undergo surgery at Manila hospital
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.
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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