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Jaybee Sebastian will plead guilty in De Lima drug trade case – DOJ

May 18, 2018 - 11:33 AM

This follows the DOJ's dismissal of charges against Rafael Ragos to make him state witness against De Lima

High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

10 months since arrest, DOJ still amending case vs De Lima

Dec 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile

Senator Leila De Lima wave to supporters as she arrives for her hearing on the case filed against her on the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison at the Muntinlupa RTC on October 13, 2017.

'Mas magaling ka pa sa scriptwriter ng Game of Thrones': Aguirre grilled in Senate for fake news

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II defends himself by saying he receives reliable information which are the basis for his media statements

GRILLED. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is grilled for his questioned media statements during the Senate hearing of the DOJ's 2018 budget on August 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Calida denies Jaybee Sebastian deal, calls De Lima 'desperate'

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

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 hits DOJ's 'substantive outrages' in final plea to SC

Apr 18, 2017 - 1:55 PM

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

DETAINED SENATOR. Detained Senator Leila de Lima talks to reporters prior to her arrest in February 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What are your duties, really? Sereno asks Calida

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Calida maintains: I can defend whoever I want to defend

CLARIFY DUTIES. Solicitor General Jose Calida takes the floor on March 28, 2017 for the SC oral arguments over Senator Leila de Lima's petitons, where he is asked to expound on his duties as solicitor general. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LP senators to DOJ: Arrest warrant without credible evidence is illegal

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The stabbing of Jaybee Sebastian also puts a serious cloud of doubt on the veracity of his testimony and those of other inmates made to testify who may all very well be fearful for their lives

'Change of heart': Umali supports death penalty due to drug use in PH

Jan 08, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I do support the pro life stand But after the Bilibid probe I had a change of heart says Representative Reynaldo Umali on his support for the capital punishment s return in the country

'CHANGE OF HEART.' House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali used to be against the death penalty, but the congressional probe into the prison drug trade made him change his mind. Photo by Rappler

Jaybee Sebastian, Marcos burial, Clinton-Trump | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM

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Jaybee Sebastian files graft, bribery charges vs De Lima

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The other respondents in the complaint are former BuCor director Ricardo Rainier Cruz and former New Bilibid Prison Superintendent Richard Schwarzkopf Jr

JAYBEE SEBASTIAN. Convict Jaybee Sebastian (left) with his lawyer, Eduardo Arriba, testify at the House bearing on Bilibid drugs on October 10, 2016.

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

Aguirre creates 5-member panel to probe De Lima, 7 others

Oct 14, 2016 - 6:59 PM

The DOJ panel will determine whether there s sufficient evidence to charge the senator and her co accused in court

ALL SET FOR A PROBE. File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

Drug raps filed vs De Lima, 7 others

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption says the senator and others accused clearly acted in conspiracy to perpetuate the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

Jaybee Sebastian, Leila de Lima, US presidential debate | 6PM wRap

Oct 10, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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Sebastian: Chinese inmates on top of Bilibid drugs trade

Oct 10, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Chinese inmates who are also drug lords are protected by gangs They compete in terms of quality of meth and prices says high profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian

TESTIMONY. High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Which is which? Sanchez, Sebastian's conflicting claims

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Convicted kidnapper and carnapper Jaybee Sebastian and PSG member Joenel Sanchez present different claims during a House hearing on the Bilibid drug trade

WHICH IS WHICH? Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian pinpoints former De Lima security aide Joenel Sanchez during the House committee on justice's October 10 hearing. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Illegal trade in Bilibid: Up to P100M goes around every day – witness

Oct 10, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Inmate Jaybee Sebastian reveals paying prison officials P100 000 a week to turn off signal jammers so inmates are able to communicate to trade drugs

KEY WITNESS. High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima insists Sebastian a gov't asset, 'pressured' to testify

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Apparently or obviously Jaybee Sebastian has been pushed to the wall says Senator Leila de Lima as the Bilibid inmate testifies against her in the House probe

The House committee on justice as resumes its probe into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison on October 10, 2016.

Jaybee Sebastian, Leila de Lima, Clinton-Trump debate | 12PM wRap

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:23 PM

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Jaybee Sebastian: I gave P14 M to De Lima, aide

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Joenel Sanchez a former security aide of Senator Leila de Lima collected millions in behalf of the former justice secretary Sebastian tells a House probe

High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

Jaybee Sebastian denies De Lima claim: I'm no gov't asset

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED The Bilibid inmate once tagged as a favored prisoner of ex justice secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima testifies against her

High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

Inmates Jaybee Sebastian, Vicente Sy to testify in Bilibid drugs hearing

Oct 09, 2016 - 9:00 PM

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirms Jaybee Sebastian s attendance on Monday October 10

CROSS-EXAMINER. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre will once again present witnesses before the House committee on justice on October 10. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte’s ratings, Matobato’s surrender, Nobel Peace Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 07, 2016 - 9:43 PM

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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

Rosanna Roces admits bringing women to Bilibid

Oct 07, 2016 - 12:32 PM

The former sexy actress however denies being a mistress of convict Vicente Sy

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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Jaybee Sebastian no-show at House probe into Bilibid drugs

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Jaybee Sebastian is still confined at the Medical Center Muntinlupa after sustaining stab wounds at a recent riot at the New Bilibid Prison

The House committee on justice resumes its probe on October 6, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

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

The public trial of Leila de Lima

Oct 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Rappler lists down all the accusations made against Senator Leila de Lima in the past 3 months and her responses

UNDER SCRUTINY. In the past weeks, one accusation after another another have been thrown at Senator Leila De Lima, the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre, Trillanes, Google | 6PM wRap

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:17 PM

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Aguirre: 'De Lima' video won't be shown at House probe

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:52 PM

We are not in possession of any video says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after previously claiming that the neophyte senator has 3 sex videos that the DOJ can use as evidence against her

'PROOF'. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says there is evidence linking his predecessor Leila De Lima to the drug trade. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte rejects meeting with Jaybee Sebastian

Sep 30, 2016 - 10:20 AM

I don t talk to criminals He can go to the fiscal if he wants says President Rodrigo Duterte

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte rejects a proposed meeting with convict Jaybee Sebastian, who has refused to testify at the House probe into the Bilibid drug trade under the previous administration.  File photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

House probe on Bilibid to push through with or without Sebastian

Sep 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali says high profile Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian is not the be all and end all of the investigation

PROBE CONTINUES. House committee on justice Reynaldo Umali will once again preside over the next set of hearings on the proliferation of drugs at Bilibid on October 5 to 7. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima: What Bilibid riot? Gov't wants to threaten inmates

Sep 28, 2016 - 2:24 PM

It makes this government an assassin state a state that promotes summary executions as policy and weapon against perceived enemies says Senator Leila De Lima on the supposed threats vs prisoners who refuse to testify against her

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Bilibid riot, Recto, Peres | 12PM wRap

Sep 28, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alvarez on Bilibid riot: 'Forces' out to derail House probe

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:53 AM

After all these years why are they only killing each other inside just now? The intended resource persons of the committee on justice were targeted says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

BAD FOR HOUSE PROBE? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the ongoing House investigation into the drug proliferation inside Bilibid is not out to destroy Senator Leila De Lima. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

High-profile inmate killed, 4 hurt in Bilibid 'riot'

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED High profile convict Tony Co is killed in a stabbing incident that led to a riot at the national state penitentiary says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

File photo by Rappler

De Lima: Aguirre's evidence vs me 'fake' like his wig

Sep 27, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Secretary Aguirre’s alleged evidence against me is like his toupee his wig – fake and cosmetics only There is nothing into it other than that Nothing s authentic says Senator Leila De Lima

FAKE. Senator Leila De Lima hits Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for presenting fabricated evidence against her, saying it is as 'fake' as his wig.

Dela Rosa, Duterte, De Lima | 6PM wRap

Sep 26, 2016 - 8:24 PM

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Duterte: De Lima will surely go to jail

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to be the one asking Senator Leila De Lima questions about her ties to prison gang lord Jaybee Sebastian

De Lima to Duterte: 'What do you want from me? Do you like me?'

Sep 26, 2016 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED All of a sudden for me he s the lowest and the vilest man in the country sa sobrang kabastusan na po niya Senator Leila De Lima says on the recent attacks against her by the President

Bilibid probe: Why did drugs proliferate behind bars?

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The House of Representatives and the justice department bring out witnesses – most of them convicts – who claim Leila de Lima coddled drug lords during her time as justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign

RAID. Bureau of Correction trainees help NBI agents carry the confiscated appliances from the VIP's inmate cell inside the New Bilibib Prison in Muntinlupa during raid on December 22, 2014. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima, Duterte, Sebastian | 6PM wRap

Sep 22, 2016 - 8:40 PM

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De Lima: Inmate Jaybee Sebastian a government asset

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Senator Leila De Lima denies inmate Jaybee Sebastian got preferential treatment following the 2014 Bilibid raid

After her ouster as chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Senator Leila De Lima delivered a privilege speech during Tuesday’s plenary session, September 20, 2016. De Lima commended Senator Richard Gordon for being voted as the new chair of the committee. “I believe in his capability to carry out a serious probe into these incidents and get to the bottom of the killings. I watched his career as a Senator for several terms and I am convinced that he possesses the integrity and the courage not to be cowed by the Executive and act as a mere lackey of Malacañang,” De Lima said. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

‘Jaybee Sebastian’s law ruled Bilibid’

Sep 21, 2016 - 6:13 PM

An inmate says Jaybee Sebastian had his way inside the high security prison supposedly because of his links to former justice secretary Senator Leila de Lima

TIES TO DE LIMA. Noel Martinez testifies before the House committee on justice on September 21, 2016 as it resumes its inquiry into the alleged drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison. 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

Colanggo: I gave De Lima 'payola'

Sep 20, 2016 - 12:28 PM

Herbert Colanggo claims in his affidavit he was giving Secretary De Lima 3 million and the director 1 2 million monthly

CLOSE ENCOUNTER. Herbert Colangco speaks to PNP chief Dela Rosa while detained inside a bus during a surprise inspection at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on July 20, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler