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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

[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

Day of National Protest, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:50 PM

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'Another one of Duterte's lies' – De Lima, Trillanes on DAP allegation

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:18 PM

'Malinaw po: Hindi lang mamamatay tao ang pangulong ito, kundi ubod po nang sinungaling. A big, pathological liar!' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

Duterte says Trillanes, De Lima to face DAP cases soon

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte warns his two critics that cases against them stemming from his predecessor's Disbursement Acceleration Program are 'coming up'

ASEAN human rights delegates barred from visiting De Lima

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Two members of the Malaysian Parliament express disappointment over the incident, saying they complied with the 10-day visit notice

Photo by Glen Garcia

Jinggoy Estrada bail shows Duterte 'dictatorship' – De Lima

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the 'trademark impunity' of the executive branch under President Duterte 'appears to have found its way into the judiciary'

JUSTICE? Senator Leila de Lima was the DOJ chief who oversaw the filing of plunder and graft charges against former senator Jinggoy Estrada. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

De Lima slams 'pathetic' Duterte over P1,000 CHR budget

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Wala na talagang tinirang kahihiyan si Duterte sa Pilipino at sa mundo Pathetic This is despotism at its finest This is absolute arrogance of megalomaniacs says the senator and former CHR chairperson

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

[Conclusion] Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:26 PM

The tide will turn with or without the support of my colleagues and when it does they will have to face the consequences of the choices they have made even the choice to ignore the truth and allow innocent people to be victimized says De Lima

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on February 24, 2017. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Minority asks Pimentel to help reverse notice to visit De Lima

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We hope that Senate President Pimentel will stand by his previous assertions of the Senate s independence says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan

VISIT. The Senate minority bloc visits detained Senator Leila de Lima in detention in Camp Crame. File Photo from De Lima's office

Leila de Lima: Bloody but unbowed

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now

BIRTHDAY WISH. Detained Senator Leila de Lima attends her hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 18, 2017 and says her birthday wish is 'vindication soon.' File photo from Office of Sen Leila de Lima

Robredo wants Marcos to pay P2B for protection of 2016 poll materials

Sep 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Vice President s lawyer Romulo Macalintal says their motion is consistent with an earlier ruling of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on the Tolentino De Lima case

POLL PROTECTION FEE. Lawyers Romeo Macalintal and Maria Bernadette Sardillo discuss Vice President Leni Robredo's latest petition against ex-senator Bongbong Marcos. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senate minority hits Gordon plan to file ethics case vs Trillanes

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Is this ethics case meant to silence the opposition in the Senate and the critics of the administration? opposition senators ask

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Emily Lau on the democratic situation in the Asia-Pacific region

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Watch the interview with former HK Legislative Council Emily Lau on Rappler

Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Trillanes asks fellow senators to join call for De Lima's release

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:23 PM

She has been detained for 6 months that is a heavy punishment for someone who has not sinned My colleagues it s time to do the right thing

'A little bit awkward': De Lima recalls Pimentel visit

Aug 27, 2017 - 7:40 PM

We had a bit of kamustahan and focused more on the legislative agenda not much on my condition inside detention says Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima thankful, emotional on 1st birthday in jail: 'No regrets'

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Family friends and political allies of detained Senator Leila de Lima join her as she celebrates her 58th birthday in Camp Crame

VISITORS. Family and friends join Senator Leila de Lima as she celebrated her 58th birthday in jail on Sunday, August 27. Photo from De Lima's staff

The Ser Davos of Davao

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:30 AM

More often than not criminals in government eventually find a way to consolidate power in an absolute manner And when they do they become what we call Untouchables

UN expert Agnes Callamard on Kian: 'Make his death the last'

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The UN special rapporteur on summary executions sends her condolences to the family of the slain teenager on the day of his burial

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard listens to speakers as she attends the Drugs Issues, Different Perspectives: A Policy Forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

ASEAN lawmakers: Free De Lima, end EJKs

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The group – composed of former and current parliament members – say Senator Leila de Lima was detained because she criticized President Duterte s war on drugs

DRUG WAR CRITIC. Senator Leila de Lima was arrested in February 2017 over drug charges which she says were made-up. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Independent body to probe EJKs? Not now, says Aguirre

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Aguirre is still unable to present data pertaining to drug war related EJK cases being handled by the DOJ

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima seeks SC permission to attend Senate hearing on Kian

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima files an urgent petition before the Supreme Court saying she must fulfill her duties as a senator

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Simultaneous rallies are held on August 21, 2017 in Cebu, Caloocan and the People Power Monument in Quezon City to condemn the killing of Kian Delos Santos, killed in a police raid against drugs. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

De Lima: Duterte 'deranged' to say it's good to kill 32 people

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:14 PM

De Lima who will be celebrating her 58th birthday on August 27 says her wish is for her vindication to come soon

BIRTHDAY WISH. Detained Senator Leila de Lima attends her hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 18, 2017 and says her birthday wish is "vindication soon." Photo from Office of Sen Leila de Lima

South China Sea, Duterte, North Korea on Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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Duterte hits 'tonto' EU officials for 'believing' De Lima

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The President claims he himself took a peek at Senator De Lima s detention room in Camp Crame but gives no details when this happened

President Rodrigo Roa Duterete walks past honor guards upon his arrival at the Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on March 24, 2017 for the 38th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises for 'Masidlak' Class of 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

De Lima asks DFA to invite UN expert to probe Marawi humanitarian crisis

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The opposition senator says the government has the duty to pursue an impartial investigation by an independent commission

An elderly Maranao woman is flanked by her grandchildren in Al-Qayriya Madrasa, an evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. 60 days after the Marawi siege started, the Internally Displaced are still not sure if they have a home to return to. Government forces are still fighting the IS-linked Maute group in Marawi city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

De Lima seeks Senate probe into OFW ID

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Senator Leila de Lima criticizes the Department of Labor and Employment for launching the OFW ID without clear guidelines

OFW ID. Sample OFW ID card launched Wednesday, July 12. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Inside Bilibid: Resurgence, resignation, 'recanting'

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says these developments only prove the transactional nature of the drug charges against her

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3 witnesses vs De Lima moved back to Bilibid maximum security compound

Jul 28, 2017 - 12:07 PM

The group Kabalikat urges Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II not to transfer the witnesses as this may affect the drug cases against detained Senator Leila de Lima

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SONA 2017 shows state of Duterte's mind, not of PH – De Lima

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Do you think you even have the moral values and credible standing after that garbage of a speech you have unloaded before us and the foreign diplomatic corps? says Senator Leila de Lima

SONA 2017: Report to nation or report vs critics?

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:05 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s second SONA ran for about two hours – with a huge chunk of it unscripted

Duterte hits drug war critics: 'Bakit kayo bilib diyan sa mga puti?'

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will continue his war on drugs despite pressure from international human rights groups and other institutions

De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The DOJ s latest data of extrajudicial killing cases refer only to victims from cause oriented groups