Bilibid probe - updates

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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

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

3rd UPDATE I hope Secretary Aguirre isn t losing his marbles He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories much less engaging in character assassination says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

APOLOGY DEMAND. Former senator Jamby Madrigal says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II should be more discerning of the information he peddles to the public

'Change of heart': Umali supports death penalty due to drug use in PH

Jan 08, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I do support the pro life stand But after the Bilibid probe I had a change of heart says Representative Reynaldo Umali on his support for the capital punishment s return in the country

'CHANGE OF HEART.' House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali used to be against the death penalty, but the congressional probe into the prison drug trade made him change his mind. Photo by 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

House minority wants De Lima charged for plunder, bribery, drugs

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The House minority says the justice committee put weeks of hearings to waste when it did not recommend prosecuting Senator Leila de Lima despite the witnesses testimonies against her

6 bills passed on final reading as House adjourns session

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas commends his colleagues for a truly productive session The House of Representatives resumes session on November 7

SESSION ADJOURNED. The House of Representative adjourns session on October 19. Session resumes on November 7. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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House panel wants to reimpose death penalty for drug cases

Oct 18, 2016 - 6:38 PM

UPDATED The House justice committee wants to put the BuCor and the BJMP under a single department for the rationalization of the jail management system

RECOMMENDATIONS. National Bureau of Investigation operatives round up inmates inside the New Bilibid Prison during a surprise inspection of the compound on December 15, 2014. File photo by AFP

House report on Bilibid drugs: ‘Sufficient evidence point to De Lima’

Oct 18, 2016 - 5:29 PM

UPDATED But the House justice committee does not recommend the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima and other officials saying this is already a function of the justice department

ON THE HOT SEAT. The House committee on justice says all evidence point to Senator Leila de Lima's "possible accountability" into the proliferation of drugs at the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

House report on Bilibid drug trade out Monday

Oct 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM

House committee on justice chairman Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali says the report will look into the reimposition of the death penalty to raise the fear factor for heinous crimes like illegal drugs trade

2 more drug charges filed against De Lima

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED Two former NBI officials sacked by Senator Leila de Lima when she was justice secretary accuse their ex boss of being the mother of all drug lords

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima answers reporters' questions at the sidelines of the Senate inquiry into extajudicial killings on October 13, 2016.

Bilibid probe: Why did drugs proliferate behind bars?

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The House of Representatives and the justice department bring out witnesses – most of them convicts – who claim Leila de Lima coddled drug lords during her time as justice secretary to fund her senatorial campaign

RAID. Bureau of Correction trainees help NBI agents carry the confiscated appliances from the VIP's inmate cell inside the New Bilibib Prison in Muntinlupa during raid on December 22, 2014. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler