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Another DOJ witness vs De Lima linked to prison drug trade

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

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

BILIBID DRUG TRADE. NBI agent Jovencio "Jun" Ablen Jr during his testimony at the HOR Committe on Justice inquiry on September 20, 2016 into the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

I delivered kickbacks to De Lima on inmate's order, says ex-BuCor chief

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:36 PM

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

DE LIMA DRUG TRIAL. Former BuCor officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos during his testimony at the House of Representatives on September 20, 2016, which prompted the drug charges that sent opposition senator Leila de Lima to jail. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-CIDG chief: DOJ witness vs De Lima was involved in drug trade

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:09 PM

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'

WITNESS. Former CIDG chief Benjamin Magalong talks to Senator Leila De Lima during a recess of the detained lawmaker's hearing at the Muntinlupa RTC on February 22, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

De Lima says no regrets in love, no fear of death

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:44 PM

'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

ONE YEAR. The photo taken a year ago on February 23, 2017, during Senator Leila de Lima's press conference after an arrest warrant was issued against her. File Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

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.

'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

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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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

Bilibid drugs case: Ex-BuCor OIC Ragos surrenders to NBI

Feb 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Ex Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos says he delivered drug money to Senator Leila de Lima when she was still justice secretary

In this file photo, former Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos testifies at the House Committee on Justice inquiry on the alleged drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison, September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima admits Dayan endorsed Bucayu, Ragos for BuCor

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:48 PM

De Lima downplays Dayan s recommendation saying it was just normal for her friends and co workers then to pitch several names for posts The ultimate decision she says was hers

RECOMMENDATION. Senator Leila de Lima admits that her former security aide turned lover Ronnie Dayan recommended to her the appointment of two Bureau of Correction officials. Photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Questions on De Lima affair to test Dayan's credibility – lawmakers

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro calls the criticism thrown against the House justice committee members grossly unfair and uncalled for

NECESSARY QUESTIONS? Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro (1st from left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (1st from right) defends their questions on the relationship between Senator Leila de Lima and her former security aide Ronnie Dayan. Photos by Rappler

A can of contradictions in Ronnie Dayan's testimony

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice

THE WITNESS. Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide, lover, and alleged bagman, appears before the House committee on justice on November 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ronnie Dayan denies dealing with Bilibid convicts: I don't know them

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Dayan also denies transactions with former Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos contrary to Ragos earlier testimony

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

2 more drug charges filed against De Lima

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED Two former NBI officials sacked by Senator Leila de Lima when she was justice secretary accuse their ex boss of being the mother of all drug lords

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima answers reporters' questions at the sidelines of the Senate inquiry into extajudicial killings on October 13, 2016.

Ex-aide: Checks for De Lima encashed in Parañaque bank

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED Herbert Colanggo s talent manager Reynante Diaz and former Bureau of Corrections chief Rafael Ragos also say they gave money to Ronnie Dayan

HEARING RESUMES. The House committee on justice as resumes its probe into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison on October 10, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Inmates Jaybee Sebastian, Vicente Sy to testify in Bilibid drugs hearing

Oct 09, 2016 - 9:00 PM

DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II confirms Jaybee Sebastian s attendance on Monday October 10

CROSS-EXAMINER. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre will once again present witnesses before the House committee on justice on October 10. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bilibid probe: Why did drugs proliferate behind bars?

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The House of Representatives and the justice department bring out witnesses – most of them convicts – who claim Leila de Lima coddled drug lords during her time as justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign

RAID. Bureau of Correction trainees help NBI agents carry the confiscated appliances from the VIP's inmate cell inside the New Bilibib Prison in Muntinlupa during raid on December 22, 2014. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Witnesses pin De Lima on day 1 of House probe into Bilibid

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:36 AM

The House investigation lasts for 10 hours as witnesses testify how then justice secretary Leila de Lima supposedly allowed drugs to proliferate inside the New Bilibid Prison

KEY TESTIMONIES. The witnesses presented by the Department of the Justice before the House committee on justice take their oath at the beginning of the probe on September 20. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bilibid probe witnesses: We delivered P5-M ‘quota’ to De Lima

Sep 20, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Former Bureau of Corrections official Rafael Ragos and NBI officer Jovencio Ablen Jr claim they brought drug money to the residence of then justice secretary Leila de Lima

WITNESSES VS DE LIMA. Former BuCor officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos (left) and NBI agent Jovencio Ablen Jr (right) testify at the House probe into the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sacked NBI exec: De Lima's ex-husband in NBI-Napoles meeting

Mar 26, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Former NBI Deputy Director Reynaldo Esmeralda says Napoles was accompanied by 3 lawyers including Plaridel Bohol the estranged husband of De Lima