The senator was arrested for allegedly receiving money from drug dealers inside Philippine prisons, but she has dismissed the charges as a desperate attempt by Duterte to silence his biggest critic.
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas has accused De Lima of abusing "inter-chamber courtesy accorded her" by the Lower House and stood in the way of a congressional investigation into the NBP drug trade when she advised former driver-lover Ronnie Dayan to ignore summonses for his appearance in the House hearings conducted past year by the Committee on Justice.
Leila de Lima's membership in the Senate and in the Philippine bar is in serious jeopardy as complaints against her may no longer be withdrawn.
"De Lima is not only screwing her driver, she is also screwing the nation".
"If they respect the Senate as an institution, they should not force an arrest tonight", she told reporters at the Senate.
But right now, while she is being tried for charges against her in court, the Duterte administration should be held accountable for whatever happens to her and that means ensuring her safety. Her arrest was based on probable cause. Shortly after his testimony, de Lima was removed from her position as chairwoman of the Senate panel.
Ms De Lima has been one of the most vocal critics of Mr Duterte, whose drug war which has left more than 7,000 people dead since it was launched in July 2016.
"It is my honor to be jailed for what I am fighting for", De Lima said. I call on them to publicly express their strong disapproval of the blatant abuse of our justice system for political persecution...
De Lima's Liberal Party, which ruled for six years under Aquino, voiced deep anger on Thursday at her imminent arrest.
De Lima is facing three drug-related charges before a Muntinlupa court. LP Senator Francis N. Pangilinan accompanied Ms.de Lima to the PNP on Friday morning.
Olalia said that at present there are already 30 under the present dispensation who are lesser known, powerless activists, farmers, indigenous peoples, social workers and peace consultants arrested brazenly for political reasons.
"Aguirre declared mere criminal suspects and addicts and users as not part of humanity, thereby reinforcing Duterte's pronouncement that they can be killed as a group without committing a crime against humanity".
But Trillanes pointed out that De Lima's arrest has the "exactly opposite" effect against him.
More protests were expected later with thousands of De Lima supporters of set to join another rally.
Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said the arrest shows that the law is enforced regardless of who is the subject of the arrest.
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She told the court last March that her husband was in charge of family finances, saying: "I didn't get involved in that". One of the companies said to have received money, real estate firm Aizoon, was jointly owned by Cristina and Urdangarin.