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The photo of the senator wearing a neck brace and riding a wheelchair is manipulated
Senator Leila de Lima says the Philippine vote against the United Nations resolution supporting democratic transition in Myanmar is not in line with Filipino values
'Hilaw pa 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the proposed travel ban. In contrast, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo had slammed it as 'brazen' intrusion.
The Philippine government, meanwhile, tags the move as an intrusion of sovereignty
Duterte may be crazy, but surely not so crazy as to think himself immune from repayment. As it happens, he is De Lima’s biggest debtor.
Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima also thanks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for speaking out on her 'arbitrary' detention and attacks against human rights defenders in the Philippines
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang insists the detention of Duterte critic Senator Leila de Lima is not politically-motivated
US Senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy propose the amendment to the 2020 state and foreign operations appropriations bill
Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez believes the two former Cabinet officials should not be held liable for the GCTA mess
'I could not comprehend how my personal view on the matter can shed light on the query,' Senator Leila de Lima tells Ombudsman Samuel Martires, noting that the IRR published when she was DOJ chief was an 'institutional output'
In the second part of Walden Bello's interview with Senator Leila de Lima, the detained lawmaker talks about the Duterte Cabinet, the military, the GCTA mess, and moves to crush the opposition
Former congressman Walden Bello interviews detained Senator Leila de Lima. In the first part of their interview, De Lima weighs in on Philippines-China relations, Dutertenomics, and Metro Manila traffic.
Senator Leila de Lima hits the 'gall of the President to even think of setting aside our legal victory at The Hague' in favor of the joint exploration deal with China in the West Philippine Sea
Senator Leila de Lima says she takes 'serious offense' at Senator Richard Gordon's allegations without even substantiating it with evidence
Senator Richard Gordon speculates that detained Senator Leila de Lima had a hand in the crafting of the 'confusing' IRR of the GCTA law
The Ombudsman's letter has a tenor of agreement that the GCTA law excludes heinous crime – a legal contention that can reach the Supreme Court
(4th UPDATE) President Duterte says he gave the order to keep the convicts safe from Senator Leila de Lima's 'henchmen' in Bilibid. The detained senator calls this reasoning 'insanity in its most diabolical form.'
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he was informed of the proposal but didn't know it had been done
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the review of the GCTA law's implementation was prompted by 'the very real danger posed to the peace of the community by the early release' of vindictive convicts
Advocacy organization Every Woman launches a lecture series to promote 'enlightenment' amidst Senator Leila de Lima's detainment
(UPDATED) 'People know who are, and are not, the real victims of political persecution,' Senator Leila de Lima says in response
Even though the Senate leadership supported the move to allow Senator Leila de Lima to participate in debates and hearings remotely, the resolution is still pending in the committee level weeks after it was filed
Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve political agendas
Detained Senator Leila de Lima believes the sedition case filed by the administration against Vice President Leni Robredo and her allies is 'a cog in [the] game plan to silence' democratic opposition
The family of Senator Leila de Lima also hopes the Senate would adopt the resolution that would allow her to join legislative proceedings via teleconferencing
The ASEAN legislators also lament the sedition charges filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and key opposition figures in the Philippines
’It will be a simple gathering to express my gratitude to the people who have unfailingly vouched for my innocence and joined my fight for truth, justice, and freedom since Day 1,’ says the senator who turns 60 on August 27
More than 3 decades since the assassination of senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the youth to choose leaders who will fight for democracy
(UPDATED) 'Mas mahusay pa sa kaniya, kaya lalong napalawig iyong kaniyang legacy,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Naga officials following the footsteps of her late husband Jesse
Senator Leila de Lima cites 'claims from no less than our top military officials that Chinese presence in these strategic border islands would pose, if not guarantee, security risks to our country'
The senator's privilege speech on extrajudicial killings delivered in 2016 was cut, split, and spliced in the video
(3rd UPDATE) Jad Dera insists his only link to the Bilibid drug trade was as an asset of the Philippine National Police. He denies any link to Senator Leila de Lima.
'The humanity that she has, she got from our mother. So it was really a very moving moment,' says Senator Leila de Lima's brother Vicboy
Inclusive of travel time, Senator Leila de Lima gets 48 hours to visit her mother Norma in Iriga City. She can only stay at the hospital for 8 hours.
The Office of the President leaves matters to the Department of Justice which has said it will not object to Senator Leila de Lima's request to see her ailing mother
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the Department of Justice will not object
Senators call on the government to use all available resources to combat the dengue problem following the declaration of a national dengue epidemic
'At least makaka-contribute siya para pagyamanin ang panukalang batas.... Hindi naman siya aalis ng kanyang selda,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The Commission on Audit has also urged a review of whether the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation should continue to exist at all
A decade since the death of former president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges Filipinos to resist attempts to revise the country's history
'There is need to isolate the culture-appropriate education of the Lumads from the so-called red-tagging of the government in order to avoid violating their constitutionally protected rights,'says Senator Leila de Lima
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says the 'targeted and systematic attacks' against members of the Bar are detrimental not only to the profession, but also to those who turn to them for justice
It's time to call out the President on his misogyny
International relations are not built on drunken macho street-talk that Duterte has been used to all his life as a mayor in the country’s southern backwaters
(6th UPDATE) 'We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
'Dapat nang magising sa katotohanan ang gobyernong ito na walang patutunguhan ang madugong giyera kontra droga,' says Senator Leila de Lima
But Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines, being a developing country, still needs 'help from the community of nations'
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
'Makatutulong ito para maresolba ang libu-libong patayan sa panahon ni Mr Duterte,' says jailed Senator Leila de Lima
'To impose death penalty at a time when the Philippine justice system is still plagued by perceived corruption and inefficiency will open our country to irrerversible errors and the possibility of executing innocent citizens,' Senator Leila de Lima says in pushing for the qualified reclusion perpetua bill