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Muntinlupa court must rule if Bilibid convicts valid witnesses vs De Lima

Sep 18, 2018 - 3:56 PM

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

DRUG CASE. Senator Leila De Lima attends her hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) on September 18, 2018. Photo by Office of Senator De Lima

Bilibid security officer shot dead in Muntinlupa

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Inspector Romel Reyes is killed by an unidentified gunman along NBP Road

18 months after arrest, De Lima finally arraigned in drugs cases

Aug 10, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Senator Leila De Lima refuses to enter a plea, calling it ‘a sham case’

ARRAIGNED. Senator Leila De Lima leaves the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 10, 2018, after she was arraigned before Branch 205 for 2 counts of conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading. Photo from Senator De Lima's Office

Muntinlupa deploys the most advanced citizen ID card powered by PayMaya

Jun 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The card allows residents to ride e-Jeepneys, pay bills, and do cashless shopping in malls

'They don’t want me in this league,' says Ray Parks after MPBL debut

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Foul troubles hamper the two-time Asean Basketball League MVP's first game with Mandaluyong El Tigre

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Amid the controversies, Ray Parks says he's taking everything as a challenge. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

De Lima cries, writes emotional message on son's graduation

Jun 03, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'To Vincent, I want to tell you, my son, that I am so happy and so proud of you,' writes detained Senator Leila de Lima. Read her full message here.

MOTHER'S LAMENT. Detained Senator Leila de Lima writes an emotional message on her son Vincent's graduation day at San Beda College Alabang. File photo by AFP

Court rejects De Lima request to attend son's law school graduation

May 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Senator Leila de Lima's son Vincent Joshua Bohol is set to graduate from the San Beda College Alabang School of Law on Sunday, June 3

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

Jaybee Sebastian will plead guilty in De Lima drug trade case – DOJ

May 18, 2018 - 11:33 AM

This follows the DOJ's dismissal of charges against Rafael Ragos to make him state witness against De Lima

High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

De Lima seeks court permission to attend son's law school graduation

May 17, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'To be personally present in such a special occasion is more than a compelling duty on the part of the accused De Lima as a mother,' Senator Leila de Lima's motion reads

Police escort detained Senator Leila De LIma inside the Philippine Hearth Center for a medical checkup on March 12, 2018

It's Muntinlupa vs Batangas City in MPBL Rajah Cup finals

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Dhon Reverente delivers from the bench with a double-double output for Muntinlupa Cagers

FINALS. Felix Apreku of Muntinlupa celebrates after helping the Cagers to a come-from-behind win 81-70 triumph over the Paranaque Patriots. Photo by MPBL Images.

'#DuwagDuterte!' says De Lima over PH withdrawal from ICC

Mar 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Senator Leila de Lima calls President Rodrigo Duterte a 'coward' for pulling the Philippines out of the International Criminal Court

Photo courtesy of Office of Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima demands DOJ: Show physical evidence against me

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:11 AM

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

Police escort detained Senator Leila De LIma inside the Philippine Hearth Center for a medical checkup on March 12, 2018

Muntinlupa court grants De Lima 1-day medical furlough

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:57 PM

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

CONCERN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. Detained Senator Leila de Lima says "concern for human rights" is never irrelevant as she addresses current issues in one of her public appearances on July 21, 2017 after her hearing at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Much ado about calls: Judges hit for ‘late’ warrants vs De Lima

Feb 19, 2018 - 9:02 PM

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

Resource persons, Amelia Fabros-Corpuz, Presiding Judge of Muntinlupa (left), Patia Manalastas-De Leon, Presiding Judge of RTC Muntinlupa (center) and Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino, Deputy Court Administrator of Supreme Court, testifies before the House Committee on Justice on February 19, 2018, during the continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause in the impeachment complaint filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Judges handling De Lima cases deny getting a call from Sereno

Feb 19, 2018 - 1:02 PM

(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

JUDGES. Muntinlupa RTC judges Amelia Fabros-Corpuz (left) and Patria Manalastas-De Leon (right) testify before the House Committee on Justice on February 19, 2018 during the House impeachment hearing against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

De Lima's 1st year in jail: 3 judges inhibit, one retires early

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Judge Antonietta Medina of Branch 276 inhibits twice in the cases against Senator Leila de Lima, her classmate and kumare

#EveryWoman for Leila de Lima launch at the Senate on February 14, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 jail officers, 2 suspects dead in Muntinlupa shootout

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:57 PM

A guard of the New Bilibid Prison has been held by police as a 'person of interest' for being spotted at the scene carrying firearms and wearing civilian clothes

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: 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

17-year-old Ica Policarpio found in Laguna

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'We found Ica,' her sister Bea Policarpio said in a Facebook post at around 9:34 am on Christmas Eve, December 24

FOUND. The missing 17-year-old girl Ica Policarpio was found on Christmas Eve. Photo from Bea Policarpio

Missing teen ran away or was kidnapped – police

Dec 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Police say they've been getting reports that missing Ica Policarpio has been spotted in Novaliches and Lucban, Quezon

STILL MISSING. Police say reports have came saying she was spotted. Photo courtesy of the Policarpio family

17-year-old girl goes missing in Muntinlupa

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Ica Policarpio goes missing 4 days before Christmas

MISSING. 17-year-old Ica Policarpio disappeared Thursday night. Photo courtesy of the Policarpio family

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.

LOOK: Map route for Metro Manila Film Festival's Parade of Stars 2017

Dec 15, 2017 - 2:48 PM

This year's Parade of Stars takes place in Muntinlupa City

Minor dies after crashing motorcycle into truck in Muntinlupa

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:18 PM

The police initially arrest the truck driver, but do not detain him for now – because the teenager's family has not filed any charges

#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

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

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

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.

December 19 a special non-working day in Muntinlupa

Oct 09, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Malacañang issues the proclamation to mark Muntinlupa City's centennial year as an independent local government unit

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.

27 passengers injured after bus falls from Alabang flyover

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Manila Toll Expressway Systems says the bus lost control of its brakes and landed by the Alabang Exit toll plaza

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

Muntinlupa #MMShakeDrill tests community and private sector response

Jul 15, 2017 - 6:17 PM

We should always assume that the disaster [management] office or the local [government] will not be able to respond immediately [after an earthquake] a disaster management officer says

FIRE MANIPULATION. Bureau of Fire Protection backed up the Puregold Disaster Response Team in putting off the fire from the fuel pipeline. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

Court defers De Lima arraignment on 2nd drug trafficking case

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 reschedules the senator s arraignment to August 18 following her opposition to the 2nd arrest warrant issued against her

ARRAIGNMENT. Senator Leila de Lima arrives at the Muntinlupa RTC on June 30, 2017 for the arraignment of a drug trafficking case against her. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

De Lima slams arrest warrant for 'weakest' drug case

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 issues another arrest warrant for detained Senator Leila de Lima

Senator Leila de Lima attend a hearing on the case filed against her for "Disobedience to Summons" before the Quezon City, Metropolitan Trial Court on May 19, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo, Pag-asa Island, De Lima | Evening wRap

Apr 21, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Zak Yuson

Court denies DOJ motion to consolidate drug cases vs De Lima

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

The court finds no merit in the consolidation of the 3 aforementioned cases to one court as the accused in said cases are different says Muntinlupa RTC Judge Juanita Guerrero

DE LIMA'S DRUG CASES. Detained Senator Leila de Lima will face her drug cases before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC). Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Muntinlupa fire triggers SLEX traffic jam

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:20 PM

3rd UPDATE A fire hits a residential area in Muntinlupa causing a transmission tower to lean toward the Alabang flyover and prompting the temporary closure of the Alabang viaduct

City hall experiences: The good and the bad

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

What are the most common experiences of taxpayers in Metro Manila while transacting with their respective city halls?

EXPLAINER: Issues on jurisdiction in De Lima cases

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

What are the issues on jurisdiction being threshed out at the oral arguments before the Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court holds round 1 of the oral arguments on March 14, 2017 on the petition to nullify the drug cases against Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by Rappler

DOJ moves to consolidate 3 drug cases vs De Lima

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Senator Leila de Lima s lawyers will oppose the move to consolidate the two cases with the one pending before Judge Juanita Guerrero who had ordered the lawmaker s arrest

LOOKOUT BULLETIN. The justice department issues a lookout bulletin against several people in line with an ongoing probe of the National Bureau of Investigation. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler.com

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Watch Rappler s midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Netizens celebrate, condemn De Lima's arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:29 PM

From ecstatic to enraged social media has a lot to say about Senator Leila de Lima s arrest

Recall arrest warrant, De Lima asks court

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Lawyers of Senator Leila de Lima say the warrant is illegal

Senator Leila de Lima arrested

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:18 AM

It s my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on Friday, February 24, 2015.

3 women judges to hear De Lima drug cases

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:16 PM

UPDATED Each judge at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court will decide whether there is probable cause to issue an arrest warrant against Senator De Lima

Senator Leila de Lima's supporters and critics attend the raffling of her drug cases before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) on February 20, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

The high life: Illegal drugs and the New Bilibid Prison

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Rappler traces the events preceding the supposed September 28 prison riot and identifies the personalities said to be involved in illegal drugs operations inside Bilibid

BILIBID SECURITY. Members of the PNP-SAF patrol outside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on July 20, 2016 after their recent deployment at the maximum prison for additional security detail. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ eyes criminal raps vs De Lima

Sep 19, 2016 - 5:42 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says at least 5 witnesses will show up on Tuesday to pin down Senator Leila de Lima

DISINFORMATION? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the camp of Senator Leila de Lima are behind a disinformation campaign to preempt a probe into her alleged links to the illegal drug trade. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler