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But Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines, being a developing country, still needs 'help from the community of nations'
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
'Makatutulong ito para maresolba ang libu-libong patayan sa panahon ni Mr Duterte,' says jailed Senator Leila de Lima
'To impose death penalty at a time when the Philippine justice system is still plagued by perceived corruption and inefficiency will open our country to irrerversible errors and the possibility of executing innocent citizens,' Senator Leila de Lima says in pushing for the qualified reclusion perpetua bill
(UPDATED) 'Nonchalance has no place in this situation,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson in response to the controversial comment of Senator Ronald dela Rosa
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the bill ensures that human rights workers 'are free and protected' and that government policies will 'support their work and ensure accountability for violations of their rights and freedoms'
President Rodrigo Duterte's secret deal with China on the West Philippine Sea 'has sold our nation like a sack of potatoes,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'But the Duterte-controlled Congress is not expected to hold Duterte to account for these impeachable offenses anytime soon,' says Senator Leila de Lima
(3rd UPDATE) 'He forgot to explore all resources available before exercising his last option of surrender,' Senator Panfilo Lacson says of President Rodrigo Duterte's first-ever statement on the Philippine boat sinking in the West Philippine Sea
Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is among the 1,800 passers of the 2018 Bar Examinations
Senators Panfilo Lacson and Leila de Lima say the government should demand justice for the Filipino fishermen whose boat was sunk by a suspected Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea
DOJ witness and NBI agent Jun Ablen is implicated in the drug trade by Rafael Ragos, a former accused who has turned state witness against the jailed senator
Why would former Bureau of Corrections chief Rafael Ragos follow the orders of an inmate, asks Boni Tacardon, the lawyer of Senator Leila de Lima
'It is urgent to investigate this apparent shift of focus to Central Luzon and to assess the strategy pursued by the administration’s drug war'
At least 60 cops from Camp Crame and around 40 more from the Parañaque City police escort Senator Leila de Lima at Saint Rita College in Parañaque City
Senator Leila de Lima will vote under the Commission on Elections' Escorted Detainee Voting System
(UPDATED) When Vincent Joshua Bohol graduated from San Beda College Alabang in June 2018, the court did not allow his senator mother to attend the ceremony
The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country
The video is actually of Senator Leila de Lima celebrating her 56th birthday in August 2015 at the quadrangle of the Department of Justice, when she was still DOJ secretary
The passion of Christ vivified nothing less than the destruction of the scales of justice if only to tilt in favor of the selfish desires of the wicked
A photo of Senator Leila de Lima is doctored to falsely show her filing a petition with the Supreme Court to allow visits from her ex-lover
Senator Leila de Lima says the killings of farmers 'prove the inability' of the government to maintain peace and to hold accountable the perpetrators of crimes
The American senators who called on the Duterte government to drop charges against Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa should 'mind their own business,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
In order to protect our Constitution and sovereignty, we need to keep the strength and independence of our Senate; and the Senate is only as strong and independent as its opposition bloc. If the opposition falls, so does our democracy.
'As sure as anything, Duterte will continue to commit crimes against humanity on his countrymen, and China will continue to commit acts of aggression against Filipino fisherfolks,' says Senator Leila de Lima
(UPDATED) 'It is a patriotic move....that deserves the support of every freedom-loving Filipino whose duty is to protect and preserve our country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
Senator Leila de Lima has only one sister named Caroline de Lima; 'Julieta' is not her sister. Her two other siblings are Vicente de Lima II and Vicente de Lima Jr.
In its appeal, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers tells the Supreme Court that its grounds for ruling against Leila de Lima’s 2011 travel ban against Gloria Arroyo should also apply to Duterte's Boracay closure order
If anything, the findings of the UN Working Group give a sense of both what justice may be like properly done and of the untold mockery it has been subjected to in De Lima’s case
(UPDATED) Intelligence agent Jovencio Ablen Jr reiterates his claim that he saw the delivery of bags of money to Senator Leila de Lima’s house in Parañaque, which the senator dismisses as 'pure fiction'
‘It would be a complete travesty of justice should the Honorable Court sanction the arbitrary and wrongful exclusion from the Information of those who had actual participation in the illegal drug trade,’ says De Lima
The two administration-allied senatorial candidates make repeated digs at detained Senator Leila de Lima in their speeches in campaign sorties
Vice President Leni Robredo says the call must not just be 'Justice for Leila,' but also 'Justice for the Filipino'
Senator Leila de Lima says while 'the vengeful Mr Duterte' may have succeeded in confining her, he failed to stop her from fulfilling her public duties
Senator Leila de Lima's 'Dispatches from Crame II: Faith, Hope & Love' collects her opinion pieces on human rights, press freedom, and what it's like to be a 'prisoner of conscience'
We must ensure that more Defenders of Democracy are voted into office this year, and that the elections are free, clean, and peaceful. And that is a fight that is in the hands of the Filipino youth, Filipino parents, and all freedom-loving citizens.
Retired police general Benjamin Magalong tells a Muntinlupa judge that they learned Rafael Ragos 'was involved in extorting and receiving payola from high profile inmates'
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