Leila de Lima Declines Offer to Be Transferred to the AFP Facility

After hostage-taking at Camp Crame, Leila de Lima was offered to be transferred to the AFP facility but she declined

LEILA DE LIMA – The former senator turned down the offer to be transferred to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) facility to ensure her safety after she was taken hostage at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame on Sunday.

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During a press conference at the Palace, PNP Chief General Rodolfo Azurin said that following the incident, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) spoke to De Lima and conveyed President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s message that if she wants to be transferred to another detention cell to ensure her safety.

However, De Lima reportedly declined the President’s offer as she prefers to remain in Camp Crame.

Azurin stated that he also spoke with the former senator and asked if she wanted to be transferred to a safer location, such as the AFP facility, but she still preferred the PNP Custodial Center.

“When I had the chance to talk to Senator de Lima, she manifested that she still prefers to stay with the PNP, at the custodial center,” Azurin said.

The PNP Chief did not confirm whether the detention cells of Senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada are among their options wherein she could be transferred.

It was on Sunday morning when she was taken hostage by an inmate identified as Feliciano Sulayao Jr.

The suspect tried to escape the Camp Crame Custodial Center where the former senator is being detained.

De Lima noted in a statement that while she was praying, Sulayao entered her detention cell, took her hostage, and pressed a sharp object against her chest.

Eventually, Sulayao was killed by a responding police officer.

His two other companions identified as Arnel Cabintoy, and Idang Susukan were also killed.

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