Calling himself the 'tribune of the people,' Solicitor General Jose Calida has visited a drug lord in jail and faced the Supreme Court – all to bring down a Duterte critic
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The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 issues another arrest warrant for detained Senator Leila de Lima
Duterte should be made to understand somehow that, if people wonder whether he is sick, or worse, it’s not personal; it’s constitutional
'Ang hinihintay lang niyan sabihin na namatay na si Duterte. Mag-ambak-ambak 'yan doon sa selda niya,' says the President about detained Senator Leila de Lima
Senators say the decision was 'anomalous, questionable, and an insult to the Senate' that investigated the killing
‘Everything had to happen the way they happened. I had to be the counterweight to the selfish, inhumane, and reckless leadership of the Duterte administration.’
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(UPDATED) The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment
(2ND UPDATE) 'Knowing the truth about the President's state of health is both a matter of public interest and national security,' detained Senator Leila de Lima tells Malacañang
The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news
'Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean-spirited coward,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
'After some time, your own excuses of blaming me for every catastrophe that befalls this administration just won't wash with the public anymore,' Senator Leila de Lima tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
Fire officials say they could not enter immediately because it was not just a fire they were up against, but also a gunman
(UPDATED) The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition
Secretary Aguirre is inclined to reverse his predecessor's legal opinion in 2014 which took away from the Bureau of Fire Protection the regulation over casinos
The joint congressional session is needed to check the 'validity of the proclamation' and to 'prevent abuses,' all 6 minority senators say in a resolution
The opposition senators slam the allegation as 'black propaganda,' saying President Rodrigo Duterte is only seeking revenge against his critics
Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.
The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the decision of the Senate in the case of then detained senator Juan Ponce Enrile would likely apply to Senator Leila de Lima
Here for a fact-finding mission, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union will visit detained Senator Leila de Lima in Camp Crame
The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima, who is 'in high spirits'
'I don't have to say it, it's so obvious, it's too brazen, sana nag-iisip na po ang mga tao,' detained Senator Leila de Lima says
'A dictator once mortgaged our future to imperialist powers and bankrupted this nation. We cannot let another dictator do that again.'
Both senators say there is no rule requiring a complainant to have 'personal knowledge' of accusations, citing the cases of former president Joseph Estrada and former chief justice Renato Corona
The senator also tells Mocha Uson to stop spreading fake news and lies, and to be 'more circumspect about her choice of words and way of saying them,' especially as children listen to public officials
The detained senator also appeals to members of the judiciary not to allow themselves to be bullied by Malacañang, following the acquittal of Janet Lim Napoles
Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez 'has authoritarian tendencies'
Leaders in two Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines and Cambodia, have used a startlingly similar playbook to undermine the opposition and subvert democracy
The minority bloc is keen on requesting the court to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to attend 'critical' Senate debates and votes
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The detained senator wants to join debates on controversial measures such as the death penalty, the lowering of the age of criminal liability, and the postponement of barangay elections
Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.
If the court has allowed the furlough of former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, it should also allow Senator Leila de Lima to perform her duties as senator, says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her
'I hope that my party mates uphold the oath each one of us took before the Filipino electorate to fight tyranny and corruption by defending the rule of law, civil liberties, and human rights,' says the detained senator
'The court finds no merit in the consolidation of the 3 aforementioned cases to one court as the accused in said cases are different,' says Muntinlupa RTC Judge Juanita Guerrero
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(3rd UPDATE) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Leila de Lima make it to the list for 2017, as the country's bloody drug war makes global headlines
The Solicitor General also says it was 'prudent' for him to 'provide much needed moral support' to the VACC, the group that filed the complaint against De Lima
De Lima's lawyers insist, however, that the issue is 'legal nitpicking and hairsplitting' and does not merit the High Court's attention
'These various due process violations, disregard of constitutional rights, and violations of laws and procedure, reveal a clear and unmistakable pattern of persecution,' Senator Leila de Lima tells the High Court in her memorandum