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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

IN CHARTS: Drug cases take over PH courts, have low disposition rates

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Only 12% of the 289,295 drugs cases at the lower courts are disposed of in 2017. A big problem is that courts just can't keep up.

DRUG WAR CASES. Images by Noel Celis/AFP and Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Peter Lim camp cries foul over lack of due process

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:47 PM

With an assistant solicitor general as lead counsel, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group promises to bring in additional witnesses and evidence against the alleged drug lord

Where is the NBI in the Peter Lim-Kerwin Espinosa investigation?

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Aguirre often taps the NBI – an agency attached to the DOJ – to conduct comprehensive case buildups in many high-profile cases

DRUG TRADE. Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim is summoned to the DOJ headquarters in Manila on August 24, 2017, as prosecutors conduct a preliminary investigation into drug trade and conspiracy allegations against him. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ clears Cebu businessman Peter Lim of drug trade charges

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:20 PM

In doing so, the DOJ also clears Kerwin Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, and alleged supplier Lovely Impal

Alleged Druglord Peter Lim with his councel arrive to attend the preliminary investigation on the illegal drug trade in Regions 7 and 8 at the DOJ in Manila on August 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

De Lima asks Aguirre: Where are your drug war EJK cases?

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:07 PM

The DOJ s latest data of extrajudicial killing cases refer only to victims from cause oriented groups

Liberal International leader visits De Lima in jail

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED But another Liberal International leader – the organization president – is barred from visiting detained Senator Leila de Lima

JAIL VISIT. Liberal International (LI) Human Rights Committee Chair Markus Loening (left) is the only one allowed to visit Senator Leila de Lima on July 22, 2017 while LI President Juli Minoves (right) is denied entry. Photo from Office of Senator Leila de Lima

Is DOJ turning a blind eye to EJKs? De Lima and Aguirre exchange claims

Jul 21, 2017 - 6:56 PM

I ve always been relevant How can concern for EJKs and our rights be ever irrelevant? says Senator Leila de Lima responding to Secretary Aguirre s criticism

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

De Lima 'in good spirits' at Camp Crame detention

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:28 PM

In her first 24 hours in detention the senator receives visitors and supporters and has ginisang munggo and fried fish for lunch says her chief media officer

DE LIMA'S DETENTION FACILITY. The PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

After a few hours of sleep, De Lima ready for long day ahead

Feb 24, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The senator braces for her day in jail

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler