Sen. Leila de Lima was brought to the hospital Saturday to undergo medical examination after two local courts where she was facing drugs raps, issued a three–day medical furlough for the senator on the petition of her doctor that she might have experienced a mild stroke.
“The senator is stable; she needs to undergo MRI [magnetic resonance imaging] and other tests to ascertain her current state of health. She is very grateful for all the prayers,” De Lima’s camp said in a statement.
The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 256 and Muntinlupa RTC Branch 205 allowed De Lima to undergo further tests at the Manila Doctors Hospital beginning Saturday.
De Lima has been acquitted in one of three drug cases she is facing, which she has described as trumped up charges hatched up by President Rodrigo Duterte.