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Judge who ordered De Lima’s arrest inhibits from case

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Judge Juanita Guerrero also orders that the court shall proceed with De Lima's case

De Lima hits Calida for 'cover-up' of drug war documents

Jan 13, 2018 - 4:59 PM

'Just like his master Duterte, Solicitor General Jose Calida has no word of honor,' Senator Leila de Lima says

'NO WORD OF HONOR.' Senator Leila de Lima does not mince words against Solicitor General Jose Calida

De Lima hits CA ruling on ex-Palawan governor Reyes' release

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(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

Senator Leila De Lima files a Writ of Habeas Data before the Supreme Court in Manila on Monday, November 7, 2016, against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

De Lima to ask permission to attend impeach hearings in Senate

Jan 08, 2018 - 6:23 PM

De Lima and her charges for drug trading are also part of the impeachment complaint against Sereno

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

8 legal stories to keep an eye on in 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year

Detained De Lima wants to learn how to paint

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima is taking on new hobbies to cope with her daily struggles inside detention

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS. Senator Leila de Lima speaks during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the Jack Lam bribery scandal at the Senate on January 23, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

De Lima: I’m preparing for a more difficult 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:06 PM

'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

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

No term extension for Duterte? ‘Sino’ng niloko nila?’ says De Lima

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:59 PM

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

PNP escort detained senator Leila de Lima at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial on Friday, to attend a hearing for the "Disobedience of Summons" Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Umali: De Lima's disobedience case meant to restore respect to House

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Umali takes offense at the criticisms hurled against the House justice committee for their handling of the De Lima probe in 2016

OFFENDED. House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali says he was personally offended by Senator Leila de Lima's advice to Ronnie Dayan to snub a House hearing in 2016. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

De Lima's 2018 wishes: Justice for drug war victims, safety for the living

Dec 31, 2017 - 5:32 PM

'Saan sila kukuha ng pag-asa? Saan sila huhugot ng determinasyong harapin ang Bagong Taon?'

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.

Liberal Party: 2018 'may be the fight for nation's soul'

Dec 31, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The party says lies ‘defined’ the year that was

LIBERAL PARTY. The party calls out the administration for its lies in 2017. File photo

On Holy Innocents Day, De Lima calls for justice for children killed in drug war

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Senator Leila de Lima calls out the Duterte administration for the death of children and minors in its drug war

ANTI-DRUG WAR. Senator Leila de Lima waves at her supporters after appearing before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 where her trumped-up charges on illegal drug trade are being heard. Photo from De Lima's office

Lawmakers' Christmas wish? Justice for EJK victims

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Legislators also call for peace and unity among Filipinos

Jailed senators' Christmas: Revilla home Dec. 24, De Lima allowed visitors Dec. 25

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:10 PM

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

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.

Philippines’ 12 biggest cases of 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:18 PM

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

BIGGEST CASES. Characters of the pork barrel scam are back on the spotlight while their 'jailer' Leila de Lima ends up in prison for 3 counts of drug trade.

From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family

Dec 16, 2017 - 8:05 AM

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

2017. Senator Leila de Lima says the year changed her and made her closer to her family.

Roque slams De Lima, Gascon for 'hypocrisy' on EJKs

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:45 AM

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

DEFENDING THE PALACE. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque in Malacañang on November 2, 2017. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

De Lima calls on intergov’t bodies to take action vs PH drug war

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:36 PM

(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'

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Under heavy police guard, Senator Leila de Lima waves at her supporters after appearing before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 where her trumped-up charges on illegal drug trade are being heard. Photo from De Lima's office

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

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?

[OPINION] Dear Rodrigo

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

De Lima urges Filipinos to unite in demand for 'real change'

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:48 PM

'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

DETAINED SENATOR. From her Camp Crame jail cell, Senator Leila de Lima sends a message to Filipinos on the 154th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio on November 30, 2017. Photo from the Office of Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte jokes he'll show De Lima 'sex video' to Pope Francis

Nov 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM

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'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the launching of the Department of Agriculture's partnership with Ayala Malls at the Abreeza Mall in Davao City on November 18, 2017, cites how farmers and fisherfolks could benefit from a government that is compassionate and free from corruption. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Pope Francis sends rosary to De Lima

Nov 26, 2017 - 5:40 PM

(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

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.

De Lima warns of 'military takeover' if Duterte declares revolutionary gov't

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:32 AM

'Those asking for a so-called RevGov or revolutionary government under Duterte should be careful what they wish for,' says Senator Leila de Lima

'Don't let Duterte's minions use you,' De Lima tells new state witness Ragos

Nov 18, 2017 - 3:26 PM

'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

DRUG CASES. 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. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DOJ drops charges vs De Lima's co-accused, turns him into witness

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(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

DRUGS CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is surrounded by a platoon of cops as she attends her drug trade hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on November 16, 2017. Photo by the Office of Senator Leila de Lima

[OPINION | Newspoint] Presumption of abnormality

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The law seems to have become (with apologies to Samuel Johnson) the last refuge of the scoundrel

Roque says drug war won't cause tension in Duterte-Trump meeting

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:37 PM

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

De Lima to women: Don't be silenced, cowed by misogynistic remarks

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:13 PM

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

'DO NOT BE SILENCED.' Even in detention, Senator Leila de Lima has continued to be one of President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critics. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Geriatrics' in gov't can learn from TIME teen influencer Shibby de Guzman

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:30 PM

'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

Undas 2017: De Lima urges Filipinos to remember people killed in drug war

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:04 PM

'Ang Undas [na] ito ay hindi lamang pag-alala sa mga pinatay kundi maging sa mga namatayan,' says Senator Leila de Lima

REMEMBER. Senator Leila de Lima urges Filipinos to remember thousands killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs, and te families they left behind. De Lima file photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB; Candles file photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte: Let independent agencies probe my son

Nov 01, 2017 - 1:05 AM

'Who will believe me if I investigate my son?' Duterte told reporters Tuesday night, at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City

Trillanes files ethics case vs Gordon

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of violation of laws, Senate rules, and the lawyer's code

De Lima, group to Duterte: Sign bank waiver if you have nothing to hide

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(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

SIGN THE WAIVER, MR PRESIDENT. Opposition group Tindig Pilipinas launches a signature campaign urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank waiver on October 14, 2017. Senator Leila de Lima participated through a message read at the event. Photo from the Tindig Pilipinas Facebook page

[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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 Peralta cites Congress debates on drug law vs De Lima

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Justice Diosdado Peralta says that even if drug violations were committed by government officials, the RTC, not the Sandiganbayan, has jurisdiction over them

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

De Lima camp says SC ruling 'a travesty of justice'

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:05 PM

'It disregards basic constitutional safeguards against the arbitrary issuance of arrest warrants,' says Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff Fhillip Sawali

DE LIMA CAMP. Detained Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff, Fhillip Sawali, says their camp rejects the Supreme Court ruling that effectively keeps De Lima in jail. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ubial, De Lima, Trangia | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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SC decision vs De Lima 'unfortunate,' say minority senators

Oct 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM

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

Photo from De Lima's office

Supreme Court's 9-6 ruling keeps De Lima in jail

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(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.

De Lima wants SC Justice Velasco to inhibit from her case due to conflict of interest

Oct 05, 2017 - 3:50 PM

(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

MOTION FOR INHIBITION. Detained Senator Leila de Lima asks SC Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr to inhibit from her petitions citing conflict of interest.

De Lima seeks probe into alleged corruption in DICT project

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:35 PM

'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

PROBE. Senator Leila de Lima seeks a Senate probe into the alleged political interference and corruption in the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Photo from the DICT Facebook page

Sereno impeachment, De Lima, Marilou Danley | Midday wRap

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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De Lima staff demand public apology from bloggers over 'taunting' photo

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:58 AM

'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

Hontiveros ally in House hits 'Leilanization' of senator

Oct 02, 2017 - 2:11 PM

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

Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, one of the four who voted against to determine if the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno at the House Committee on Justice on Wednesday. photo by DARREN LANGIT

Umali testifies vs sorority sister De Lima in summons case

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali presents photos of De Lima's text messages to Ronnie Dayan's daughter

DISOBEDIENCE TO SUMMONS. Detained Senator Leila de Lima attends her court hearing at the QC MeTC for disobedience to summons charges on September 29, 2017. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

De Lima slams Duterte in two September 21 protests

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte