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Detained Senator De Lima is confident that 'the time will come' when people 'will be forced to acknowledge the truth.' Hopefully 'it would not be too late for all of us.'
Opposition senatorial candidates tell the people in the hometown of Senator Leila de Lima that they can count on them to fight for justice and human rights
Supporters of Leila de Lima want the senator to be transported to and from Camp Crame 'with dignity'
The former adviser of President Duterte says his new senatorial campaign for 2019 needs his 'undivided attention'
De Lima is arraigned on her 3rd and last drug charge, where she again refuses to enter a plea
Under Senate Bill No. 2159, the commission is mandated to promote and protect the rights of the elderly
'Our children are not the criminals here but victims of abuses and exploitation,' says Senator Leila de Lima as she offers her bill as an alternative to the proposed lower age of criminal liability
Senator Leila de Lima calls on Filipinos to 'stand strong and united to destroy this evil'
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says 'milestones' of the government in 2018 are 'beginning to bear fruit’ but the opposition believes the past year ‘saw an unraveling of the Duterte administration’
'During this dark chapter in our history, when there is a prevailing culture of impunity and blatant attempts to desensitize us to violence and corruption, we are called upon to speak up, stand up, and fight back,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima says
These include bills on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), magna carta of the poor, and rural employment assistance program
'We cried while hugging each other,' says Senato Leila de Lima after seeing her 86-year-old mother, who is suffering from dementia
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(UPDATED) Some senators, however, blame the parents while others want Senator Manny Pacquiao to bring sense to the minor
(UPDATED) The United Nations Human Rights Council asks the Philippine government to immediately free Senator Leila de Lima
Senator Leila de Lima says the policy of Pines City Colleges deprives women of their right to access education and 'proliferates the stigma against pregnancy'
When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head
'It is an honor to us Filipinos, not just because she is one of us, but more importantly because she, along with her colleagues in Rappler, has been fighting for us,' the detained opposition senator says of Maria Ressa as Time's 'Person of the Year'
It’s beginning to look a lot like this administration is incapable of solving a problem, not because the AFP lacks the ability or the will to, but because the political leaders lack the political will or incentive to solve it
The detained senator says the Sandiganbayan's verdict on former senator Bong Revilla is 'a sad moment for truth, justice, and accountability'
Senator Leila de Lima says the rise of the gaming industry may make the country 'susceptible to money laundering, fraud, and other illegal activities'
(UPDATED) The High Court itself had previously ruled that allowing criminals guilty of crimes involving moral turpitude to become state witnesses is arbitrary
While the en banc awaits the proposed guidelines of reporters' associations, it orders the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court to let in as many reporters as can be accommodated in the hearings
The conviction of Imelda Marcos is a clear statement that dictator Ferdinand Marcos is not a hero, says detained Senator Leila de Lima
(UPDATED) 'This is not an isolated case as it only reflects the prevailing situation in many farmlands around the country,' says the 6-member Senate minority bloc
Unfortunately for Senator De Lima, the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 206 agrees and puts in an official court order the technicality argument of the DOJ
Using convicts as witnesses violates the Witness Protection Program and the anti-graft law, Senator Leila de Lima claims in her complaint against former justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Judge Lorna Navarro Domingo says while she 'finds no sufficient ground to inhibit herself from conducting trial,' she did so 'to show good faith to all parties'
Detained Senator Leila de Lima calls for a Senate probe into two Build, Build Build projects that can displace around 180,000 families in Metro Manila
This controversy, at its most basic, is about one usurping the power that properly belongs to the sovereign Filipino people because he is scared of the shadow he himself has cast
The bill will attempt to supersede a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that decriminalized the provision in the Omnibus Election Code
The TV host's comments on detained Senator Leila de Lima are described as disrespectful and inappropriate
The Inter-Parliamentary Union suspects a 'targeted attempt to silence' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte
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'The nature and scope of his influence over foreign policy [must] be fully disclosed,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima
The detained senator says Muntinlupa Judge Lorna Navarro-Domingo has shown ‘manifest bias, partiality, and hostility’ toward her
'If there is anyone who deserves to be called a hero and an idol, it is Teacher Mylene Veras-Durante,' says Senator Leila de Lima, who also hails from Bicol
It's just a matter of time before Senator De Lima starts getting considered for the ultimate global award of all
'As duty bearers, the PNP must observe proper operational procedures in order to fulfill the organization’s obligation with respect to human rights-based policing,' says the Senate opposition bloc
'The authorities are getting more and more unreasonable in restricting media access to my court proceedings and any of my public outings, for that matter,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima
Minority senators are hopeful that their colleagues will support the initiative this time
The Positive Discipline of Children Act seeks to protect minors from all forms of physical and mental violence
Senator Leila de Lima hits Muntinlupa Judge Lorna Navarro Domingo for a premature order upholding the qualification of drug convicts as witnesses
The task force is expected to closely coordinate with jailed Senator Leila de Lima to assist her in handling her legal, legislative, and other work-related concerns
Among the key factors are the senators' ties with their colleagues and the ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte
The Department of Justice moves to hold the next hearings in the New Bilibid Prison and in Camp Aguinaldo, where two of the convicts had been transferred for security reasons
'Proclamation No. 572 is apparently being used to silence Senator Trillanes, one of the strongest critic of President Duterte and his administration,' says the Senate minority bloc in a resolution
(UPDATED) The incarcerated senator Leila de Lima says: ‘Bring it on!’
(UPDATED) 'Mahiya naman sila sa akin, 'wag naman nila abusuhin,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells minority senators after the opposition called on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's supporters to troop to the Senate
(UPDATED) 'Our presence [at the Senate] will hopefully make those effecting the illegal arrest think twice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan