Supporters hold online concert for De Lima’s 61st birthday

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MANILA, Philippines — Political opposition members, artists, celebrities, and church leaders held an online concert on Thursday, August 27, to celebrate detained Senator Leila de Lima’s 61st birthday.

Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Francis Pangilinan, and Risa Hontiveros, artists Angel Aquino and Ebe Dancel, Archbishop Soc Villegas, Bishop Ambo David, lawyers Chel Diokno, Erin Taada, and Neri Colmenares, among many others, joined in wishing De Lima good health and to receive justice as she remains in detention over what she calls trumped-up charges.

The program for De Lima, dubbed “Leilaya” — a play with the senator’s name and the Filipino word “laya” or freedom — aime…

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