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House minority wants panel to recommend filing charges vs De Lima

Oct 17, 2016 - 6:48 PM

A lawmaker insists that Senator Leila de Lima has violated the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

PINNING DE LIMA. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez believes the committee on justice should recommend the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima over the Bilibid illegal drug trade. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers question Umali over stand on De Lima prosecution

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The House committee on justice holds a closed door session to review its draft report on its probe into the illegal drug trade in Bilibid

IN THE WORKS. House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali (far right) says the report on the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison is still being finalized. Photo by Rappler

Day 3 Bilibid probe: 12 hours of testimonies vs De Lima

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Witnesses testify about Senator Leila De Lima s supposed negligence as former justice secretary

PROBE CONTINUES. The House committee on justice, led by Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali, holds its longest probe yet on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Witnesses vs De Lima who were granted immunity

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED In the House probe Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has granted immunity to 12 witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima 9 of whom are inmates at the New Bilibid Prison

UNDER OATH. Several witnesses presented during the House of committee on justice's hearing take their oath on September 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ronnie Dayan has 24 hours to respond to contempt citation

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:16 PM

UPDATED Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says Ronnie Dayan may have a legal excuse for failing to appear during the House probe on October 6

NO-SHOW DAYAN. The House committee on justice wants to punish Ronnie Dayan for failing to appear during the hearing on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: Sebastian a gov’t asset? ‘It’s a lot of bull’

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:12 PM

If Sebastian were really an asset why did you not include him among the 19? What kind of information will you get if he s not part of it? questions Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

IMPOSSIBLE? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre doubts that high-profile Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian is a government asset. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima and Dayan, National Democratic Front, new UN secretary-general | 12PM wRap

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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De Lima's ex-aide to testify at Bilibid drugs hearing

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Senator Leila De Lima s ex security aide has supposedly seen the former justice secretary s alleged sex video with her driver who received money from drug lords

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. The House committee on justice resumes its investigation on the drug use inside the New Bilibid Prison on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Witnesses pin De Lima on day 1 of House probe into Bilibid

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The House investigation lasts for 10 hours as witnesses testify how then justice secretary Leila de Lima supposedly allowed drugs to proliferate inside the New Bilibid Prison

KEY TESTIMONIES. The witnesses presented by the Department of the Justice before the House committee on justice take their oath at the beginning of the probe on September 20. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima gets 2,000 threat messages, calls

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:41 PM

They have victimized me over and over again says the embattled senator

'PERSECUTED'. Senator Leila de Lima says she continues to be persecuted and victimized by her critics in Congress. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Duterte not behind House probe on Bilibid – Aguirre

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:27 PM

The relaxed demeanor of the witnesses while giving their testimonies is proof that the President was not behind the House probe says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

ALL CLEAR? President Rodrigo Duterte gives a thumbs up during a press conference in Davao City. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PPD

Duterte on Bilibid drug probe: 'I was correct all along'

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:33 PM

President Duterte says if he were Chief Executive at the height of the Bilibid drug trade during the previous administration he would have declared martial law

VINDICATED? President Rodrigo Duterte says the House probe on prison drug trade confirms the drug matrix he showed the public. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Bilibid compound 'Little Las Vegas' under De Lima – convicted cop

Sep 20, 2016 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Convicted ex cop Rodolfo Magleo testifies before the House committee on justice that known singers and celebrities were known to hold concerts inside the compound during the previous administration

WITNESS. Ex-cop Rodolfo Magleo (middle), convicted of kidnapping, testifies at the first hearing of the House probe into drugs at the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler