LOOK: De Lima's handwritten letter to her family

Report by Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 02 2017 11:15 AM

Almost a week after she was arrested, detained Senator Leila de Lima sent a letter addressed to her loved ones, expressing disappointment for the injustice done to her and to other victims.

In the handwritten letter dated March 1, 2017, De Lima said that while she is psychologically prepared for her incarceration,"her whole being cries for truth and justice."

A photo of the note was sent to ABS-CBN North America news correspondent Bev Llorente.

"My heart also bleeds for all other victims of injustice those who were falsely accused and now cramped in severely congested jails," her letter read.

She added: "But God who is all knowing and infinitely good and just will make sure that evil will not triumph."

In parting, De Lima said she is praying for more strength and fortitude and called on everyone to "be strong."

De Lima was arrested last February 24 on drug trafficking charges, specifically for allegedly receiving money from drug dealers inside New Bilibid Prison (NBP). With Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News