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De Lima camp says SC ruling 'a travesty of justice'

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:05 PM

'It disregards basic constitutional safeguards against the arbitrary issuance of arrest warrants,' says Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff Fhillip Sawali

DE LIMA CAMP. Detained Senator Leila de Lima's chief of staff, Fhillip Sawali, says their camp rejects the Supreme Court ruling that effectively keeps De Lima in jail. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aguirre wants SAF out of Bilibid as drug trade 'active again'

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Aguirre says he is closely watching the drug inmates they turned witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima amid this creeping resurgence of drug trading

File photo of the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima arraigned before QC court, questions jurisdiction

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Senator Leila de Lima maintains that her case should have been filed with the Ombudsman and tried at the Sandiganbayan

Senator Leila De Lima with Fr. Robert Reyes at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court on March 13, 2017 for the arraignment of a case Disobedience to Summons filed against her. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte, De Lima and Lascañas: Not a love triangle

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The Supreme Court will see clearly that Duterte De Lima and Lascañas do not love each other but surely love for this country and for the rule of law will make the Court decide the case in the right way

[Newspoint] Condemned by crowd acclamation

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Not unlike Pontius Pilate Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail and they shouted back Trillanes

SC schedules oral arguments on De Lima case

Feb 28, 2017 - 11:26 AM

4th UPDATE It s set on March 14 Judge Juanita Guerrero who issued the arrest warrant against the senator is given a non extendable deadline of March 10 to comment

File photo of Senator De Lima

'I'm no liar' Aguirre stands by ambush claim

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre provides photos to counter the denial of the Makati Police of his claim that the wife of an inmate who testified against Senator Leila de Lima was ambushed last week

Bilibid drugs case: Ex-BuCor OIC Ragos surrenders to NBI

Feb 26, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Ex Bureau of Corrections OIC Rafael Ragos says he delivered drug money to Senator Leila de Lima when she was still justice secretary

In this file photo, former Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos testifies at the House Committee on Justice inquiry on the alleged drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison, September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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Palace says De Lima can 'rest her fears' about safety

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says he doesn t see any reason why anyone would want to harm Senator Leila de Lima while in police custody

PALACE ASSURANCE. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says Senator Leila de Lima has nothing to fear in terms of her safety while in detention. Malacanang Photo

Robredo to public: Be vigilant against silencing of gov't critics

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Our history as a nation is marred by instances where government officials use the processes of criminal justice to cow silence and eliminate critics says Vice President Leni Robredo

INDEPENDENCE. Vice President Leni Robredo denounced the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, calling it a political persecution. She warns the public that government institutions should remain independent of each other. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Alvarez on De Lima: 'PH justice system is working'

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM

An opposition lawmaker says however that Senator Leila de Lima s arrest means it is now open season to hunt down the political opposition with trumped up charges

FULL STATEMENT: Leila de Lima on her arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:38 AM

From all these violence killings and crooked governance of the Duterte regime clearly I am not the Public Enemy No 1 here but this regime which has no respect for basic human rights especially the right to life says Senator Leila de Lima

'FIGHT FOR JUSTICE'. Senator Leila de Lima talks to reporters before she walks out of the Senate building to surrender to authorities on February 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Recall arrest warrant, De Lima asks court

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Lawyers of Senator Leila de Lima say the warrant is illegal

Senator Leila de Lima arrested

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:18 AM

It s my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on Friday, February 24, 2015.

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

Ronnie Dayan arrested in Pangasinan

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:08 AM

UPDATED Dayan is accused of collecting money from drug personalities at the New Bilibid Prison in behalf of De Lima

Ronnie Dayan, the former driver and bodyguard of Senator Leila de Lima during press conference on Tuesday, at the House of Representative after the PNP turnover the costudy of Dayan to Congress. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

CIDG gives De Lima until 10 am Friday before arrest

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM

3rd UPDATE Police agree to serve the arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima at the Senate on Friday morning instead of Thursday night

Senator Leila De Lima prior to a press conference at the Senate on February 23, 2017, after warrant was issued by the Muntinlupa RTC. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Court orders arrest of Leila de Lima

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:18 PM

UPDATED The arrest warrant is issued days after the Department of Justice filed charges against its former chief for allegedly receiving drug money from convicts

Senator Leila De Lima during her press conference at Senate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Multisectoral group 'stands united' behind De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:15 PM

We believe that this is not just one woman’s fight but a fight for democracy justice and rule of law say groups under the One for Leila movement

'ONE OR LEILA'. Various groups hold a news briefing to give support to Senator Leila De Lima on February 17, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Senate to probe De Lima for alleged ethics breach

Jan 23, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The Senate ethics committee however dismisses two other complaints questioning Senator Leila de Lima s morality and her alleged drug links

File photo

Rappler Talk: Umali on death penalty, Bilibid drug trade and justice Duterte-style

Jan 06, 2017 - 6:34 PM

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

House leaders file complaint vs Ronnie Dayan

Dec 29, 2016 - 9:49 AM

House leaders file a disobedience to summons complaint against the alleged bagman of Senator Leila de Lima for snubbing a hearing on the Bilibid drugs probe

ALLEGED BAGMAN. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) presents Ronnie Dayan (middle), the former driver and bodyguard of Senator Leila de Lima, in Congress in November 2016. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

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

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

Leila de Lima, Marcos burial, Brazilian football team | Evening wRap

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:34 PM

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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?

'Climax' congressman: Rappler peddles 'distorted sense of nationalism'

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:33 PM

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

'FOCUS ON THE ISSUE.' 1-Ang Edukasyon Salvador Belaro Jr fires back against his critics during a press conference on November 29. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Leila de Lima, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:45 PM

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House gives De Lima 72 hours to answer show-cause order

Nov 29, 2016 - 1:12 PM

If the senator fails to give a satisfactory response House leaders will file an ethics complaint against her before the Senate among other cases

No arrest warrant vs De Lima? Senate, House agree to avoid clash

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says We agreed to avoid a possible confrontation between the two houses

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima attends the Senate probe into the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima: ‘I will not face congressmen’

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:19 AM

The senator maintains the House of Representatives committee on justice’s probe into Bilibid drugs is a ‘kangaroo court ’ and so she will not honor the show cause order it has issued against her

Rappler file photo by Joel Liporada

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

Belaro wants Rappler mood meter probed after Bilibid drugs hearing

Nov 28, 2016 - 8:46 PM

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

TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT? 1-Ang Edukasyon Representative Salvador Belaro Jr was among the lawmakers who interpellated Ronnie Dayan during the reopening of the House probe into the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Rappler

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

Questions on De Lima affair to test Dayan's credibility – lawmakers

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro calls the criticism thrown against the House justice committee members grossly unfair and uncalled for

NECESSARY QUESTIONS? Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro (1st from left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (1st from right) defends their questions on the relationship between Senator Leila de Lima and her former security aide Ronnie Dayan. Photos by Rappler

A can of contradictions in Ronnie Dayan's testimony

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice

THE WITNESS. Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide, lover, and alleged bagman, appears before the House committee on justice on November 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima welcomes Ombudsman probe into Bilibid drugs allegations

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:19 PM

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

PROBE WELCOME. Senator Leila de Lima says she welcomes the Ombudsman's fact-finding investigation on allegations of her involvement in the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Robredo on questions about De Lima, Dayan: 'Pambabastos talaga'

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Parang nangyari talaga slut shaming Vice President Leni Robredo says after lawmakers grilled Senator Leila de Lima s former boyfriend about their love affair

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech on November 25, 2016, for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, Philippine Commission on Women. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Leila de Lima, Marcos burial, Tropical Storm Marce | Midday wRap

Nov 25, 2016 - 1:15 PM

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'Kailan kayo nag-climax?': Nonsense questions at the Bilibid drugs hearing

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Here are a few questions that we think the hearing could have done without

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


De Lima: House inquiry a 'spectacle' full of lies

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:47 PM

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

Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

De Lima-Dayan affair, Philippine peso, Rodrigo Duterte | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 8:19 PM

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