The Constitution provides that a senator is privileged from arrest for offenses punishable for not more than six years imprisonment.
Lacson, who is being linked to the Dacer-Corbito murder case, can face around 17-40 years of jail time.
This means that if the charges push through, Lacson will NOT be immune from arrest. The question of whether the senate is in session or not is irrelevant (The question of bail is another matter).
I am not implying that Lacson is culpable. That is not the point. But I'm just wondering, why would senator Enrile go out of his way to help his colleague, while allowing another (Antonio Trillanes IV) to languish in jail? You know the saying, what's sauce for the goose and all that?
Photo: Tim Pierce, Los Gatos, Flickr, Creative Commons