Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators
'No right thinking nation or leader will follow the lead of your deranged President, except perhaps those who are also likely candidates for [International Criminal Court] investigation and prosecution,' Senator Leila De Lima tells Harry Roque
Senator Leila de Lima also says alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles 'is an ideal witness' for a government that is only interested in silencing dissent
How far Duterte has actually gone with his authoritarianism gives us some sense of his pace and where he might be taking us. And it's decidedly a fast and determined pace, made possible by a coopted legislature and an agreeable majority of the Supreme Court.
Senator Leila de Lima calls President Rodrigo Duterte a 'coward' for pulling the Philippines out of the International Criminal Court
De Lima’s camp will manifest to the court the different standards that DOJ applied to the senator and to Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa, who were earlier cleared of drug trading by a prosecution panel
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Detained Senator Leila de Lima assures supporters there is 'nothing to worry about,' adding there is no need for an operation
Senators say the recommendation of a Department of Justice panel to drop charges against suspected drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa proves that the drug war is 'anti-poor' and a 'sham'
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Tolentino, former chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), claims a 'super service of Amazon dot com' from Seattle, Washington is used in the supposed cheating
Senator Leila de Lima's personal physician has recommended a CT scan after he found an 'impression of a liver mass' during a routine checkup of the detained lawmaker in Camp Crame
The bill seeks to amend several provisions in the Family Code that promote inequality between spouses
When the evidence is controverted, when the respondent cannot irrefutably show he is not the one they seek, the bias is for process, truth-telling, and the fires of trial
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has said he would not exclude detained Senator Leila de Lima from the voting process
The Senate is called upon to make a stand for truth, freedom, and justice, indeed for the nation’s redemption – a stand not improbably the last of such not only in its turn but in this generation and the next, perhaps for even longer
'Duterte should never be exempted from investigation and accountability,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'It may be unusual but in this particular case, I don’t think she meddled in our decisions,' Judge Guerrero says of the calls made by an SC official
President Rodrigo Duterte says this 'sarcasm' is directed at female rebels who bear children while still with the New People's Army
'Let us therefore refrain from influencing the outcome of her case,' says Presidential Spokesperson Roque as Senator De Lima marks her first year in jail
Ex-president Benigno Aquino III says he remembers the 'stresses and tribulations' of his father, late Ninoy Aquino, who was imprisoned during Martial Law
'I fell in love. I fell out of love. We were happy for a time,' says Senator Leila de Lima about Ronnie Dayan, her former lover turned accuser
If we think the ultimate danger is native, Marcos-style authoritarianism, we really have not been looking. What we stand to lose this time is not just our freedom, but our sovereignty, our identity, our very soul as a nation
You cannot kill or jail an idea. By persecuting the messenger, you strengthen it.
'I do not know why God is allowing all this moral decay to happen to our country,' says Archbishop Villegas as Senator De Lima marks her first year in jail
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'It is a sad state of affairs when the Philippines government is more interested in jailing critics than preventing police from killing thousands of mainly poor people,' says Amnesty International's Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific James Gomez
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Manny Pacquiao question the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte
(4TH UPDATE) The Senate ethics committee cites lack of jurisdiction in dismissing the 3 ethics complaints filed against Senator Leila de Lima
A year on, President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic has learned to live the life she said she does not deserve – with the help of her family, friends, and cats
House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali allows the hearing of the impeachment complaint against Sereno to drag on for hours circling on the same issues
(UPDATED) 'That is a brazen lie!' Muntinlupa Judge Amelia Fabros Corpuz tells former Court of Appeals justice and now Leyte Representative Veloso when he says she creates the impression somebody told her not to issue an arrest warrant against De Lima
Leila de Lima: ‘[Duterte’s order] is a threat against soldiers…because this is a man that would take the honor, dignity, integrity, patriotism, and professionalism of a Filipino soldier, and manipulate it to satisfy his own brutality and bloodlust.’
'She is facing charges of criminal nature, plain and simple,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in response to the call of Human Rights Watch to free Senator Leila de Lima after a year in jail
Judge Antonietta Medina of Branch 276 inhibits twice in the cases against Senator Leila de Lima, her classmate and kumare
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The detained senator's supporters launch 'Buwan ni Leila,' a month-long series of activities to fight for her freedom
'Dapat mas marunong at handang manindigan ang Korte Suprema kapag pasaway ang nasa Malacañang at Kongreso,' says Senator Leila de Lima
'If he has nothing to hide, then it’s high time for the President to support the independent investigation into the human rights violations and abuses incessantly happening under his regime,' says Senator Leila de Lima
The detained senator says the theory of immunity must be challenged at this point, saying that the drafters of the Constitution did not anticipate 'this magnitude of killings' in the hands of a 'notorious president'
De Lima, former Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan Sr, and 3 others are accused of conspiring to free from jail suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists but the Ombudsman says there is no probable cause for an indictment
Leila de Lima’s story bears constant retelling. Her trials are our trials, her tragedy is our tragedy.
'Wake up and stop your imaginings,' Senator Leila de Lima tells defeated senatorial bet Francis Tolentino, who is accusing her of election fraud
The senator, a former election lawyer, says this is to preserve the independence of the poll body from local government units that own the buildings
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
From complaints against former president Benigno Aquino III to controversies at the Bureau of Customs, here are high-profile cases to watch this year