Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Judge Juanita Guerrero also orders that the court shall proceed with De Lima's case
'Just like his master Duterte, Solicitor General Jose Calida has no word of honor,' Senator Leila de Lima says
(UPDATED) 'There is no 'miracle' here, only a gross miscarriage of justice,' says Senator Leila de Lima, referring to the decision penned by Court of Appeals Justice Normandie Pizarro
De Lima and her charges for drug trading are also part of the impeachment complaint against Sereno
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Opposition Senator Leila de Lima is taking on new hobbies to cope with her daily struggles inside detention
'I expect to hear lies and more lies,' says Senator Leila de Lima on what she says she would hear from state witnesses in the courtroom
What's the New Year’s wish of the jailed senator? ‘Kung mag-resign na siya, magiging happy po ako,’ she says, referring to President Rodrigo Duterte
Umali takes offense at the criticisms hurled against the House justice committee for their handling of the De Lima probe in 2016
'Saan sila kukuha ng pag-asa? Saan sila huhugot ng determinasyong harapin ang Bagong Taon?'
The party says lies ‘defined’ the year that was
Senator Leila de Lima calls out the Duterte administration for the death of children and minors in its drug war
(3rd UPDATE) Legislators also call for peace and unity among Filipinos
Bong Revilla has asked for furlough from the anti-graft court hearing his plunder case, while Leila de Lima only asks her family to be allowed to visit on Christmas
The amendments heed the advice of the Supreme Court ruling which also says there is no need to set her free meanwhile
From jailing a sitting senator to debating the constitutionality of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, look back at the high-stakes judgments, decisions, and preliminary investigations of 2017
It's still uncertain whether Senator Leila de Lima could spend Christmas with her family, as it falls on a Monday when visitors are not allowed
The Presidential Spokesman calls out the senator and CHR chairman for insisting there are extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration when they supported a definition of EJK victims that excludes drug suspects
(UPDATED) Senator Leila de Lima says addressing human right violations does not only rest on governments as 'we, the people ourselves, have to act – act with urgency and in solidarity with each other'
If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?
You do know as well that I pray for everyone – the innocent as well as the guilty, the weak and the strong, young and old, women and children, democrats and fascists, believers and unbelievers
'Sa panahong muling nababalot ng kadiliman ang ating bansa...nawa’y buong tapang din nating ipahayag ang ating saloobin at ipaglaban ang ating mga karapatan,' says Senator Leila de Lima in her message on Bonifacio Day
President Rodrigo Duterte expresses dismay over Pope Francis' decision to gift Senator Leila de Lima a rosary and tells the pontiff, 'If you criticize me, I can criticize you 10 times over'
(UPDATED) 'This gift will constantly remind me that...I should keep the faith and fight tirelessly for the welfare of the Filipino people,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'Those asking for a so-called RevGov or revolutionary government under Duterte should be careful what they wish for,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'Magpakatotoo sila. Magpakalalaki sila,' detained senator Leila de Lima tells her co-accused in the drug case, one of whom has turned witness against her
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(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
The law seems to have become (with apologies to Samuel Johnson) the last refuge of the scoundrel
In his interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the two leaders are on the same page when it comes to addressing drug problems in their country
In her speech read during the 1st Southeast Asian Women's Summit, Senator Leila de Lima says she stands for the power and potential of women to make a difference in the world
'Shibby has shown us that we don’t have to have hundreds of thousands of followers...to be recognized in the world – distinction follows where we choose to be decent and conscientious human beings,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'Ang Undas [na] ito ay hindi lamang pag-alala sa mga pinatay kundi maging sa mga namatayan,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'Who will believe me if I investigate my son?' Duterte told reporters Tuesday night, at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of violation of laws, Senate rules, and the lawyer's code
(UPDATED) 'Yung akala mo eh matapang na Pangulo, duwag naman pala,' says Senator Leila de Lima in a message read at the launch of a signature campaign urging President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the scrutiny of his bank accounts
Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.
Justice Diosdado Peralta says that even if drug violations were committed by government officials, the RTC, not the Sandiganbayan, has jurisdiction over them
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'It disregards basic constitutional safeguards against the arbitrary issuance of arrest warrants,' says Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff Fhillip Sawali
The Supreme Court decision junking Senator Leila de Lima's petition 'highlighted Duterte's total control and manipulation of the three branches of government for his evil political ends,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
(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.
(UPDATED) Detained Senator Leila de Lima links Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inmate German Agojo who testified against her, but Velasco denies knowing Agojo
'Allegations of corruption and interference are too significant to ignore, especially in the midst of the most ambitious government information technology (IT) project in history,' says Senator Leila de Lima
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'No sir, masaya po kami naka-detain siya,' Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto proudly says in a public hearing when asked to apologize to detained Senator Leila de Lima
Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao says Senator Risa Hontiveros is being persecuted by the Duterte administration, similar to what was done to Senator Leila de Lima
Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali presents photos of De Lima's text messages to Ronnie Dayan's daughter
Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte