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White House lawyers say voters should decide Trump's fate

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:34 PM

Pat Cipollone argues that Democrats are asking the Senate to 'tear up all of the ballots' from the 2016 presidential election and attempting to prevent Donald Trump from running for reelection in November

TRUMP LAWYERS. White House counsel Pat Cipollone (R) and US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow (L) arrive at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 22, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Panelo hits U.S. senators for ‘bullying’ PH officials with proposed sanctions

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:50 PM

The United States Senate wants further action by passing a resolution that seeks accountability among Philippine officials for human rights violations in the country

'BULLYING.' Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo criticizes United States Senator for measures seeking accountability for human rights violations in the Philippines. Malacañang photo

U.S. senators to Duterte: Human rights violations must end

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:55 AM

'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey

US SENATOR. Senator Edward Markey. Screenshot of video from Senator Edward Markey's Facebook page

U.S. Senate passes resolution seeking Magnitsky sanctions vs PH officials

Jan 09, 2020 - 2:50 PM

(UPDATED) The resolution calls on US President Donald Trump to determine if Philippine officials responsible for extrajudicial killings and Senator Leila de Lima's detention would face travel and financial restrictions

DETAINED. Senator Leila De Lima asserts drug charges filed against her were fabricated by the Duterte government. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

U.S. Senator Durbin: De Lima case 'important test' for PH democracy

Jan 09, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'There is an easy and honorable way forward,' says Senator Richard Durbin as he reiterates his call to release Senator Leila de Lima or ensure her a fair trial

RIGHTS ADVOCATE. US Senator Dick Durbin addresses the Senate on January 9, 2019, on issues involving the human rights abuses in the Philippines. Screenshot of Senator Dick Durbin video posted on his Facebook page

U.S. Senator Markey: Duterte's threats will not silence us

Jan 03, 2020 - 9:51 AM

'President Duterte is sorely mistaken if he thinks he can silence my voice and that of my colleagues,' says United States Senator Edward Markey after he is barred from entering the Philippines

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE. U.S. Senator Edward Markey, Democrat from Massachusetts. Photo from Markey's official website

Not 'fake news': Documents show U.S. sanctions vs De Lima accusers

Dec 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

3 documents debunk questions on the validity of U.S. sanctions against Philippine officials involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima

SANCTIONS. The 2020 US budget makes valid a provision to deny Philippine officials involved in Senator Leila de Lima's detention entry to the United States. Photo from office of Senator Leila de Lima

U.S. senator urges PH to free De Lima, drop threats vs Maria Ressa

Dec 29, 2019 - 3:09 PM

United States Senator Patrick Leahy vows to continue standing up for human rights in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte bars him from entering the country

HUMAN RIGHTS. Senator Patrick Leahy (left) urges the Philippines to uphold human rights instead of threatening to deny Americans visas to the country. File photo by Chip Soodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

What we know so far: Proposed U.S. sanctions vs PH officials in drug war

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Answers to 4 questions to get you up to speed on 2 proposed measures to bar Philippine officials from entering the United States and freezing their assets there

DRUG WAR. Police officials investigate the crime scene of a buy-bust operation. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Locsin calls ‘idiotic’ US Senate panel’s resolution vs PH officials

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:37 PM

The Philippines' top diplomat cites the 'separation of powers and the independence of nations' as he hits the US foreign relations committee resolution citing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

'IDIOTIC'. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin hits a US Senate committee's resolution against Philippine government officials. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.S. Senate panel OKs ban on PH officials in De Lima case, urges dropping charges vs Ressa

Dec 12, 2019 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) The US travel ban and the freezing of assets would cover Philippine officials and security forces responsible for extrajudicial killings and the detention of Senator Leila de Lima

HIGH SECURITY. Dozens of police escorts Senator Leila de Lima back to the vehicle. Senate PRIB photo

Duterte holds his tongue on proposed U.S. travel ban vs officials in De Lima detention

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:50 PM

'Hilaw pa 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the proposed travel ban. In contrast, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo had slammed it as 'brazen' intrusion.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 50th Founding Anniversary Celebration of Lex Talionis Fraternitas Inc. at The Manila Hotel on September 25, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Brazen' intrusion: PH slams proposed U.S. travel ban on officials in De Lima detention

Sep 27, 2019 - 2:56 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang insists the detention of Duterte critic Senator Leila de Lima is not politically-motivated

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo shares the complaints being lodged by concerned citizens 8888 Hotline during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub at Lualhati Compound in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

U.S. Senate panel OKs proposed ban on PH officials in De Lima detention

Sep 27, 2019 - 1:56 PM

US Senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy propose the amendment to the 2020 state and foreign operations appropriations bill

OPPOSITION SENATOR. Detained Senator Leila De Lima is whisked away after attending a hearing at Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court on August 9 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

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Mar 28, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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Pangilinan: Facebook must be penalized for fake news

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Facebook should be responsible and accountable for the content it distributes and allows to be distributed in order to protect the national discourse from fabricated and false news says Senator Francis Pangilinan

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Jun 28, 2013 - 8:55 PM

PSEI rise ending 5 weeks of decline Tropical depression Gorio will affect Southern PH US Senate passes landmark immigration reform bill

Departing Kerry warns senators of crippling gridlock

Jan 31, 2013 - 9:03 AM

US Senator John Kerry offers some tough love to the colleagues he leaves behind to become secretary of state: end the fierce partisanship or risk the nation s reputation as a beacon of democracy

John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton?

Dec 16, 2012 - 9:43 AM

The defeated 2004 Democratic presidential candidate is currently head of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations committee

GOOD RELATIONSHIP. US President Barack Obama (R) chats with Senator John Kerry in a file photo from Kerry's official website