Rappler's latest stories on and Leila de Lima
The photo of the senator wearing a neck brace and riding a wheelchair is manipulated
'Hilaw pa 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the proposed travel ban. In contrast, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo had slammed it as 'brazen' intrusion.
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang insists the detention of Duterte critic Senator Leila de Lima is not politically-motivated
US Senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy propose the amendment to the 2020 state and foreign operations appropriations bill
Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez believes the two former Cabinet officials should not be held liable for the GCTA mess
The Ombudsman's letter has a tenor of agreement that the GCTA law excludes heinous crime – a legal contention that can reach the Supreme Court
(4th UPDATE) President Duterte says he gave the order to keep the convicts safe from Senator Leila de Lima's 'henchmen' in Bilibid. The detained senator calls this reasoning 'insanity in its most diabolical form.'
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he was informed of the proposal but didn't know it had been done
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says the review of the GCTA law's implementation was prompted by 'the very real danger posed to the peace of the community by the early release' of vindictive convicts
(UPDATED) 'People know who are, and are not, the real victims of political persecution,' Senator Leila de Lima says in response
Even though the Senate leadership supported the move to allow Senator Leila de Lima to participate in debates and hearings remotely, the resolution is still pending in the committee level weeks after it was filed
The family of Senator Leila de Lima also hopes the Senate would adopt the resolution that would allow her to join legislative proceedings via teleconferencing
The ASEAN legislators also lament the sedition charges filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and key opposition figures in the Philippines
’It will be a simple gathering to express my gratitude to the people who have unfailingly vouched for my innocence and joined my fight for truth, justice, and freedom since Day 1,’ says the senator who turns 60 on August 27
More than 3 decades since the assassination of senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the youth to choose leaders who will fight for democracy
(UPDATED) 'Mas mahusay pa sa kaniya, kaya lalong napalawig iyong kaniyang legacy,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Naga officials following the footsteps of her late husband Jesse
The senator's privilege speech on extrajudicial killings delivered in 2016 was cut, split, and spliced in the video
(3rd UPDATE) Jad Dera insists his only link to the Bilibid drug trade was as an asset of the Philippine National Police. He denies any link to Senator Leila de Lima.
The Office of the President leaves matters to the Department of Justice which has said it will not object to Senator Leila de Lima's request to see her ailing mother
Senators call on the government to use all available resources to combat the dengue problem following the declaration of a national dengue epidemic
The Commission on Audit has also urged a review of whether the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation should continue to exist at all
A decade since the death of former president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges Filipinos to resist attempts to revise the country's history
It's time to call out the President on his misogyny
International relations are not built on drunken macho street-talk that Duterte has been used to all his life as a mayor in the country’s southern backwaters
(6th UPDATE) 'We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
But Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines, being a developing country, still needs 'help from the community of nations'
A United Nations-led investigation can help end the mass murder and climate of impunity in the Philippines
'Makatutulong ito para maresolba ang libu-libong patayan sa panahon ni Mr Duterte,' says jailed Senator Leila de Lima
(UPDATED) 'Nonchalance has no place in this situation,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson in response to the controversial comment of Senator Ronald dela Rosa
(3rd UPDATE) 'He forgot to explore all resources available before exercising his last option of surrender,' Senator Panfilo Lacson says of President Rodrigo Duterte's first-ever statement on the Philippine boat sinking in the West Philippine Sea
Senators Panfilo Lacson and Leila de Lima say the government should demand justice for the Filipino fishermen whose boat was sunk by a suspected Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea
Senator Leila de Lima will vote under the Commission on Elections' Escorted Detainee Voting System
(UPDATED) When Vincent Joshua Bohol graduated from San Beda College Alabang in June 2018, the court did not allow his senator mother to attend the ceremony
The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country
The video is actually of Senator Leila de Lima celebrating her 56th birthday in August 2015 at the quadrangle of the Department of Justice, when she was still DOJ secretary
The passion of Christ vivified nothing less than the destruction of the scales of justice if only to tilt in favor of the selfish desires of the wicked
A photo of Senator Leila de Lima is doctored to falsely show her filing a petition with the Supreme Court to allow visits from her ex-lover
The American senators who called on the Duterte government to drop charges against Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa should 'mind their own business,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
In order to protect our Constitution and sovereignty, we need to keep the strength and independence of our Senate; and the Senate is only as strong and independent as its opposition bloc. If the opposition falls, so does our democracy.
Senator Leila de Lima has only one sister named Caroline de Lima; 'Julieta' is not her sister. Her two other siblings are Vicente de Lima II and Vicente de Lima Jr.
In its appeal, the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers tells the Supreme Court that its grounds for ruling against Leila de Lima’s 2011 travel ban against Gloria Arroyo should also apply to Duterte's Boracay closure order
(UPDATED) Intelligence agent Jovencio Ablen Jr reiterates his claim that he saw the delivery of bags of money to Senator Leila de Lima’s house in Parañaque, which the senator dismisses as 'pure fiction'
The two administration-allied senatorial candidates make repeated digs at detained Senator Leila de Lima in their speeches in campaign sorties
Vice President Leni Robredo says the call must not just be 'Justice for Leila,' but also 'Justice for the Filipino'
We must ensure that more Defenders of Democracy are voted into office this year, and that the elections are free, clean, and peaceful. And that is a fight that is in the hands of the Filipino youth, Filipino parents, and all freedom-loving citizens.
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'
Opposition senatorial candidates tell the people in the hometown of Senator Leila de Lima that they can count on them to fight for justice and human rights
The former adviser of President Duterte says his new senatorial campaign for 2019 needs his 'undivided attention'
Under Senate Bill No. 2159, the commission is mandated to promote and protect the rights of the elderly