MANILA -- A Hong Kong court has granted Representative Ronald Singson (first district, Ilocos Sur) HK$1-million bail for his drug possession case.

Representative Romero Quimbo (second district, Marikina), vice chairman of the House justice committee, made this confirmation after attending the case hearing Thursday.

Quimbo is part of the fact-finding team, together with lawyer Leonardo Palicte III of the House legal affairs, sent by the House of Representatives to Hong Kong to gather information on the trial of Singson.

Although he was granted temporary freedom by the court, the lawmaker will not be allowed to leave Hong Kong and will have to report to a police station every day.

Rep. Singson, son of Ilocos Sur Governor Luis Singson, was arrested at the Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport last July 11 for possession of 26.1 grams of cocaine and two tablets of valium. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)