Enrile out of detention after posting P1.45-M bail


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Enrile out of detention after posting P1.45-M bail

After posting bail amounting to P1.45 million – P1 million for plunder and P450,000 for graft –Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile was given temporary liberty on Thursday, August 20. The senator arrived at the Sandiganbayan at past 6 pm. The Supreme Court decision directing the immediate release of Enrile from custody came in the afternoon, after which the Sandiganbayan issued its own order for the police to bring him to court so he could post bail. Enrile told reporters he intends to report to work in the Senate on Monday, August 24. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the SC decision is “dangerous and unprecedented.”

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A related story on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s reaction to Enrile’s bail is also on Rappler.

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