Behind bars, De Lima writes letter about son, grandson

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 11 2017 05:38 AM

MANILA - From her detention cell, embattled Senator Leila de Lima has written a letter about her son and grandson.

"In these trying & most hurting times for our family, my special son, 33-yr-old ISRAEL & grandson, 10-yr-old BRANDON, are much more blessed than the rest," De Lima said in a handwritten letter.

"Their perpetual innocence & purity in spirit insulate them from the cruelty & irrationality of humankind. They have a world of their own which I imagine is one free of pretensions & bitterness," she added.

De Lima said she draws her strength from Israel and Brandon.

"I draw much strength from Israel & Brandon, my angels..."

Senator Leila De Lima's handwritten letters. Handout