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Senator Leila de Lima says while 'the vengeful Mr Duterte' may have succeeded in confining her, he failed to stop her from fulfilling her public duties
Detained Senator De Lima is confident that 'the time will come' when people 'will be forced to acknowledge the truth.' Hopefully 'it would not be too late for all of us.'
Police say those surrendering on February 16 in the southeastern town of Teknaf would include drugs traders, traffickers and several 'godfathers'
In his first speech of 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte warns that big-time drug bosses will be killed in the remaining years of his presidency
Juan Antonio Hernandez is arrested after his brother, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, declared that 'no one is above the law'
The Court’s Third Division denies Lim’s request to nullify the Department of Justice (DOJ) reinvestigation
The lawyers of Peter Lim say their client has not communicated with them since drug charges were filed against him
Lim and his lawyer are a no-show in the Makati RTC hearing
Lim's co-accused Kerwin Espinosa, Marcelo Adorco, and Ruel Malindangan are also covered by the order
The businessman, who is accused of involvement in the drug trade, never attended a hearing during the Department of Justice's reinvestigation
(UPDATED) The case of Cebu businessman Peter Lim is still undergoing a separate preliminary investigation
Arroyo's constitutional right to travel was violated, says the Supreme Court
Senator Leila de Lima calls President Rodrigo Duterte a 'coward' for pulling the Philippines out of the International Criminal Court
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
Philippine legal procedure is horribly ill-equipped for 21st century transnational issues like human trafficking and modern slavery, the drug trade, terrorism, regional environmental degradation, money laundering, and the legal needs of the Filipino diaspora, all of which cross state borders
Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Judge Juanita Guerrero also orders that the court shall proceed with De Lima's case
'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
If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?
Roxas calls it a 'poor and laughable attempt at fake news'
(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.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid
Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this creeping resurgence of drug trading
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Drug use is a problem but sometimes the exaggeration of the problem could be more dangerous and the cures on offer could be worse than the problem itself
Selling drugs is killing people Cardinal Tagle says as he launches another Catholic run drug rehabilitation program
Let’s not allow ourselves to be easily persuaded that the police are reformed and that their prejudicial application of the law is a thing of the past
UPDATED In a Senate hearing the former Davao policeman links Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Pulong Duterte to illegal drugs
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It s my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte
How will the House s justice committee thrive in the Duterte administration s iron clad rule? Watch our interview with Umali live here on Rappler
President Enrique Pena Nieto who inherited the drug war when he took office in December 2012 has promised his countrymen and women a Mexico in peace
Ronnie Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa take the witness stand in the committee hearing
Representative Salvador Belaro Jr says that for reporting on his sexually laden questions to a witness Rappler can be considered among the forces that distract the public from the bigger national interest that is the war on illegal drugs
UPDATED 1 Ang Edukasyon Representative Salvador Belaro Jr says his questions to witness Ronnie Dayan on the latter s affair with Senator Leila de Lima were taken out of context
UPDATED Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro calls the criticism thrown against the House justice committee members grossly unfair and uncalled for
Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice
The senator calls the Ombudsman a trusted and respected investigation office and slams the DOJ and NBI for being instruments of the administration against critics
Parang nangyari talaga slut shaming Vice President Leni Robredo says after lawmakers grilled Senator Leila de Lima s former boyfriend about their love affair
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Here are a few questions that we think the hearing could have done without
UPDATED No woman deserves to be betrayed to be treated with so much disrespect and without dignity before the public eye by any man she is with or had a relationship with says Senator Leila de Lima
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Ronnie Dayan insists it was Senator Leila de Lima who knew Kerwin Espinosa
UPDATED The Department of Justice also grants Dayan provisional admission to the government s Witness Protection Program
Some netizens are not pleased with the line of questioning by members of the House justice committee
UPDATED Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia says the questions are necessary to establish Senator Leila de Lima s alleged links to the illegal drug trade
Dayan also denies transactions with former Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos contrary to Ragos earlier testimony
UPDATED Ronnie Dayan goes all out against former boss Senator Leila de Lima linking her to an alleged drug lord accusing her of dumping him and saying she forced him to quit