Rappler's latest stories on De Lima drug cases
The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile
(UPDATED) Now, only Senator Leila de Lima and her former driver, Ronnie Dayan, stand trial for the drug trading charges before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court
Justice Diosdado Peralta says that even if drug violations were committed by government officials, the RTC, not the Sandiganbayan, has jurisdiction over them
'It disregards basic constitutional safeguards against the arbitrary issuance of arrest warrants,' says Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff Fhillip Sawali
(5th UPDATE) The High Court rules the Sandiganbayan has no jurisdiction over De Lima. This means her case will not be handled by the Office of the Ombudsman, but by DOJ prosecutors who will defend their case against her before the Muntinlupa RTC.
During oral arguments at the SC Hilbay hits his successor for citing a provision of the drugs law different from what was charged against De Lima before a trial court