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Roque files ethics complaint vs De Lima over Bilibid drug trade

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims Senator Leila de Lima had conspired with his party mate Representative Ron Salo to hide their alleged involvement in the drug trade

ONE MORE CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is already facing a number of other complaints for supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

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Alvarez: De Lima ‘disrespected' the House

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Alvarez says they also filed the complaint because De Lima disregarded longstanding tradition of inter parliamentary courtesy

AGAINST DISRESPECTFUL DE LIMA. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez explains why House leaders filed two complaints against Senator de Lima. Photo by Rappler

De Lima faces complaint at DOJ for telling Dayan to skip hearing

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:25 AM

House leaders want Senator Leila de Lima investigated for stopping her former aide and ex boyfriend Ronnie Dayan from attending a House hearing

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima now faces another complaint filed against her before the Department of Justice. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Senators to act on House ethics complaint vs De Lima

Dec 12, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson goes to the extent of saying that De Lima clearly broke rules when she advised Ronnie Dayan to skip a House probe

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Rep Harry Roque under investigation by own party

Dec 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kabayan s Pastor Cesar Pabuayon says Representative Harry Roque s questions on the De Lima Dayan love affair during a House hearing greatly affected the moral sensibilities of the party elders

BEING PROBED. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is being investigated by his own party-list following his line of questioning during a House hearing. File photo by Adrian Portugal/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

Arrest warrant vs De Lima still a House option – Alvarez

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez hits Senator Leila de Lima for refusing to face the House panel: Ang tanong ko lang diyan bakit takot kang humarap?

Leila de Lima, Maute terror group, Fidel Castro | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:30 PM

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Alvarez apologizes for 'inappropriate' questions in House Bilibid probe

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Siguro mga tao lang din ang mga congressman Pero yun nga I apologize sincerely says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after congressmen pried into the relationship between Senator Leila de Lima and Ronnie Dayan

Dayan, wife are 'aggrieved' parties, not De Lima – Alvarez

Nov 28, 2016 - 4:57 PM

Isn t using your subordinates a form of sexual harassment? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez asks referring to Senator Leila de Lima allegedly ordering driver Ronnie Dayan to collect drug money for her

'WHO IS TRULY AGGRIEVED?' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the critics of the House justice committee should also consider the side of Ronnie Dayan and his wife Norly over Dayan's relationship with Senator Leila de Lima. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House mulls arrest warrant, disbarment cases vs De Lima

Nov 28, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says a possible arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima is justified after she allegedly stopped her former security aide from testifying before the House

'RESPECT THE HOUSE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (right) calls out Senator Leila de Lima for allegedly stopping her ex-security aide Ronnie Dayan from testifying before the House committee on justice. Photos by Rappler

Female senators slam House probe 'in aid of misogyny, voyeurism'

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:43 PM

UPDATED It was not an investigation in aid of legislation It was a public lynching in aid of misogyny and sexism says Senator Risa Hontiveros

MISOGYNY. Female colleagues of Senator Leila de Lima criticized the House of Representatives for their 'voyeuristic' and 'unparliamentary' acts during a congressional inquiry.

LP senators hit show-cause order, 'disrespect' vs De Lima

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The disrespectful and condescending line of questioning – which at one point seemed to justify an act of domestic violence – has no place in the halls of Congress say Liberal Party senators


Pimentel to House: Do your job first before telling us what to do with De Lima

Nov 24, 2016 - 6:22 PM

On inter parliamentary courtesy Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III tells the House: ‘If they want to respect it well and good If not wag sila magtampo if it’s the other way around ’

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Kerwin Espinosa, Ronald dela Rosa, Park Geun-Hye | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:40 AM

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Kerwin Espinosa, Ronnie Dayan, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:57 PM

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Haircut, med checkup, family visit for Dayan ahead of House hearing

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali says Ronnie Dayan has access to television but cannot use communication devices

HAIRCUT FOR THE HEARING. Ronnie Dayan gets a haircut as he watches alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa testify at the Senate on November 23. Photo from House Sergeant-at-Arms Office

Ronnie Dayan to De Lima: Stay strong, fight your critics

Nov 22, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Ronnie Dayan who admits having had an affair with his ex boss says he did not hear from Senator Leila de Lima while he was hiding from the authorities

UNDER CUSTODY. Ronnie Dayan holds a press conference at the House of Representatives on November 22. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ronnie Dayan now under House of Representatives' custody

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:02 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez guarantees the safety of Ronnie Dayan who is ready to testify on the drug trade in Bilibid before the House committee on justice

CAPTURED. Ronnie Dayan (center), former driver-body guard and boyfriend of Senator De Lima, is presented at Camp Crame after his arrest on November 22, 2016, and before he is brought to the House of Representatives, where he will be under custody during the resumption of a probe into illegal drugs trade inside the national penitentiary. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

House wants to grill Dayan 'soonest'

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:14 PM

UPDATED [We want to hold it] soonest because we don t want to unnecessarily detain him says House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali

NEW HEARING. The House Committee on Justice is expected to hold another hearing on the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison following the arrest of Ronnie Dayan on November 22. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Illegal drugs found in Bilibid even after SAF takeover

Nov 16, 2016 - 7:28 PM

However Police Superintendent Francisco Ebreo says he is not sure if the drugs came from an old stash or were recently brought inside the prison

SPECIAL FORCES. Members of the PNP-SAF have been deployed to the New Bilibid Prison since July 20, 2016, to beef up security after drug operations were discovered on the compound. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

De Lima: House report 'sham conclusion' based on 'sufficient lies'

Oct 19, 2016 - 3:44 PM

What evidence are they talking about? The so called testimonies of the so called witnesses? These are lying witnesses perjured witnesses says the embattled senator

Which is which? Sanchez, Sebastian's conflicting claims

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Convicted kidnapper and carnapper Jaybee Sebastian and PSG member Joenel Sanchez present different claims during a House hearing on the Bilibid drug trade

WHICH IS WHICH? Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian pinpoints former De Lima security aide Joenel Sanchez during the House committee on justice's October 10 hearing. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima insists Sebastian a gov't asset, 'pressured' to testify

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Apparently or obviously Jaybee Sebastian has been pushed to the wall says Senator Leila de Lima as the Bilibid inmate testifies against her in the House probe

The House committee on justice as resumes its probe into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison on October 10, 2016.

De Lima on lookout bulletin: I have no plans to leave PH

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Inosente po ako so ang guilty lang po ang tumatakas says Senator Leila de Lima who is accused of involvement in the Bilibid drug trade

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De Lima 'revolted' by 'sex video' talk at House probe

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says talking about the alleged video is a form of slut shaming and it has no connection whatsoever to the Bilibid drug trade

In a Forum on Women's Dignity and Democracy "Buhay at Babae" Senator Leila de Lima speaks before women's from various organization at the office of the CHR on Wednesday. The group pledge their support against the senator's political enemy to uphold the women's dignity and democracy. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Women senators unite, file resolution vs 'De Lima' video

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Five female senators file Senate Resolution No 184 condemning the House plan to show the alleged video of their colleague Senator Leila De Lima at a congressional inquiry

RESOLUTION. Female senators file Senate Resolution No. 184 condemning the plan of the House of Representatives to show the alleged video of Senator Leila De Lima at a congressional inquiry.

De Lima: Aguirre's evidence vs me 'fake' like his wig

Sep 27, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Secretary Aguirre’s alleged evidence against me is like his toupee his wig – fake and cosmetics only There is nothing into it other than that Nothing s authentic says Senator Leila De Lima

FAKE. Senator Leila De Lima hits Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II for presenting fabricated evidence against her, saying it is as 'fake' as his wig.

De Lima calls Aguirre 'stupid' for ironies in gov't war vs drugs

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Napakalaki nilang mga tanga para hindi mapansin na nagkakabalubaluktot na ang kanilang mga sinasabi says Senator Leila De Lima

STUPID. Senator Leila De Lima says Vitaliano Aguirre II is stupid for seemingly ignoring the inconsistencies of the government in its fight against illegal drugs.