Duterte vs De Lima - updates

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De Lima dares Duterte: Support UN-led probe into drug war deaths

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:15 AM

'If he has nothing to hide, then it’s high time for the President to support the independent investigation into the human rights violations and abuses incessantly happening under his regime,' says Senator Leila de Lima

KILLER. Senator Leila de Lima tells the international community that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a 'self-confessed serial killer.'

Global lawmakers' group eyes PH visit to check on De Lima case

Apr 05, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Inter Parliamentary Union expresses deep concern over the detention of Senator Leila de Lima and the statements of President Rodrigo Duterte undermining the law

VISIT. The Inter-Parliamentary Union eyes a visit to the Philippines to check on the case of detained Senator Leila de Lima.

De Lima's arrest: Justice as revenge

Feb 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM

De Lima has already been judged guilty by Duterte Aguirre and the rest of the President s followers It s all about payback with interest

An group of protesters wait outside the Senate for the impending arrest of Senator Leila De Lima. They claim that their shirts were given by an anonymous sponsor. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte: De Lima 'has to face the music'

Feb 17, 2017 - 5:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is confident that the Department of Justice has a solid case against Senator Leila de Lima his fiercest critic

BEEF WITH DE LIMA. President Duterte is confident Senator Leila De Lima will end up in jail because of her supposed involvement in illegal drug trade. Malacañang photo

De Lima expects arrest soon, prepares for 'worst'

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

I ve been preparing for the worst case scenario says Senator Leila de Lima ahead of a supposed arrest warrant against her

De Lima doubts senators' fairness in ethics complaints against her

Jan 04, 2017 - 5:57 PM

Yun ang nakakasakit doon eh yung mismong kasamahan mo may mga nagdududa o may mga naniniwala sa mga kasinungalingan ng iba laments the senator

ETHICS. Senator Leila de Lima doubts her colleagues' fairness in handling the ethics complaints against her.

De Lima to int'l community: Duterte is a 'self-confessed serial killer'

Dec 19, 2016 - 1:56 PM

In May of this year 16 million Filipinos elected a self confessed serial killer as President says Senator Leila de Lima in Berlin Germany

De Lima: Duterte changing PH foreign policy to serve his ego

Dec 18, 2016 - 9:30 PM

There is so much at stake here – the Filipino people s lives well being security and even our very sovereignty says Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima: Duterte can be impeached for 'promoting,' admitting killings

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:05 PM

We do have an unfit President He just confessed to doing the killing of people in Davao and we know that he s the one promoting and tolerating these killings Senator Leila de Lima tells CNN International

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

De Lima: Duterte admin merely targeting political rivals

Nov 13, 2016 - 5:35 PM

This administration has not provided solid evidence to substantiate their accusations All they are good at is to talk and lambast me in public says Senator Leila de Lima

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

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Nov 07, 2016 - 9:21 PM

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Nov 07, 2016 - 1:11 PM

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De Lima denies role in Espinosa death: 'Absurd, pathetic'

Nov 07, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Nakakatawa na po sila They are so absurd to the point of being pathetic already says Senator Leila de Lima on the accusations thrown by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

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De Lima files petition vs Duterte at Supreme Court

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:44 AM

UPDATED The embattled senator believes President Duterte has abused his immunity from suit and asks the High Court to stop the Chief Executive and his representatives from collecting information about her private life

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De Lima on Duterte: I will 'resist' until 'last pulse in my veins'

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED It is something I will fight for even die for to prove that I am innocent says Senator Leila de Lima

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

Duterte advises De Lima: Take a break

Sep 28, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The President says his fiercest critic should stop yakking or else she ll have a nervous breakdown

De Lima: Duterte apology over 'trash' matrix proves my innocence

Sep 28, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says if such faulty information reaches the President s desk what more the drug lists provided by the police to barangay captains?

DRUG MATRIX. Senator Leila De Lima says the erroneous drug matrix of President Rodrigo Duterte proves she is innocent and has no links to illegal drugs. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

De Lima: What Bilibid riot? Gov't wants to threaten inmates

Sep 28, 2016 - 2:24 PM

It makes this government an assassin state a state that promotes summary executions as policy and weapon against perceived enemies says Senator Leila De Lima on the supposed threats vs prisoners who refuse to testify against her

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Sep 26, 2016 - 8:24 PM

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Duterte: De Lima will surely go to jail

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to be the one asking Senator Leila De Lima questions about her ties to prison gang lord Jaybee Sebastian

De Lima to Duterte: 'What do you want from me? Do you like me?'

Sep 26, 2016 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED All of a sudden for me he s the lowest and the vilest man in the country sa sobrang kabastusan na po niya Senator Leila De Lima says on the recent attacks against her by the President

De Lima on Duterte's call to resign: Why should I listen to my persecutor?

Aug 29, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Is there any reason why I should be taking advice from the person who is persecuting and maligning me? says Senator Leila De Lima whom the President urged to hang herself

WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HIM? Senator Leila De Lima says there is no need for her to heed the call of her persecutor, President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte to De Lima: 'It's beyond your control'

Aug 21, 2016 - 3:47 AM

The President says his allegations against Senator Leila de Lima and her former driver are based on intercepts provided to him by a friendly foreign government

DUTERTE VS DE LIMA. President Rodrigo Duterte has accused Senator Leila de Lima of links to the drug trade which the former juistice secretary has categorically denied

House probe on Bilibid drugs under De Lima 'reeks of harassment'

Aug 20, 2016 - 6:06 PM

This proposed investigation reeks of harassment and various constitutional violations as it seeks to spend people’s money on a witch hunt says Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr

NO LOGIC. Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr (right) raises questions about House Resolution No. 105 filed by administration allies, led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left).

De Lima pleads for ex-driver: 'Huwag ninyo siyang galawin'

Aug 20, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says her former bodyguard driver Ronnie Dayan is now in danger: Nagtatago ho siya hanggang ngayon

WORRIED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima appeals for the life of her former bodyguard and driver, Ronnie Dayan, in a news conference on August 20, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima 'willing to be shot' if drug links proven

Aug 20, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Senator Leila de Lima sends this warning to critics including President Rodrigo Duterte: Mapapahiya kayo diyan

BELEAGUERED SENATOR. Senator Leila De Lima debunks the drug allegations of President Rodrigo Duterte  on August 20, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima on Duterte's drug allegations: 'Completely false'

Aug 19, 2016 - 4:29 PM

The senator says of the President s pronouncements: We’ve seen some snippets of facts snippets of truths but the bulk of it are distortions exaggerations and lies

DENIAL. Senator Leila De Lima strongly denies she is linked to illegal drugs, as alleged by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Women's groups back De Lima, hit Duterte's 'sexist harassment'

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The groups also condemn the spate of extrajudicial killings in the country saying they are reminded of the dark days of Martial Law

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Various women's groups denounced the President Rodrigo Duterte's accusations against Senator Leila de Lima and the planned burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to De Lima: Don't complain, you're a public official

Aug 18, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Anong spare the family ? Pag nasa public eye ka De Lima your life is an open book says President Duterte in response to the lady senator s plea

VERBAL ATTACKS. President Rodrigo Duterte says Senator Leila De Lima should expect scrutiny over her private life as a public official. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Duterte’s info on De Lima not from PNP – Dela Rosa

Aug 18, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The former justice secretary also quizzes the PNP chief: Do you think the previous administration failed to address the illegal drugs problem?

De Lima had it coming – Panelo

Aug 18, 2016 - 5:29 PM

The presidential legal adviser says President Duterte does not have to apologize for holding De Lima accountable for misdemeanor as a public official

'HAD IT COMING.' Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18, 2016. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Lawmakers on Duterte's 1st 50 days: 'Change is here'

Aug 18, 2016 - 5:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is also urged to be more magnanimous in accepting criticism and to engage in less word wars with his detractors

DUTERTE ALLIES. From left to right: Iloilo 1st District Representative Richard Garin, Zamboanga City 1st District Representative Celso Lobregat, Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles, Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Magnolia Antonino-Nadres, PBA Representative Mark Sambar, and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sotto: No need for Senate to intervene in Duterte-De Lima spat

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:05 PM

2nd UPDATE The Senate Majority Floor Leader says President Rodrigo Duterte s accusations against Senator Leila De Lima do not involve supposed actions during her term as senator

TAKE A STAND. Some senators urge the Senate to take a stand and uphold the integrity of the chamber and its member after President Rodrigo Duterte hit neophyte Senator Leila De Lima.

Robredo, LP back De Lima: Personal attacks don't help

Aug 18, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The Vice President appeals to government officials: stick to issues

STICK TO ISSUES. Vice President Leni Robredo said that resorting to personal attacks won't bring good in any public forum, which must stick to discussing issues. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

De Lima to Duterte: Have decency to spare my friends, family

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:12 PM

The neophyte senator also says she fears for her family friends and loved ones

SPARE MY FAMILY. Senator Leila De Lima asks President Rodrigo Duterte to spare her friends and family from possible harassment. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Duterte: It's my duty to name De Lima

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:16 PM

You libeled me you slandered me I kept quiet because you are a lady Sumobra ka na says President Rodrigo Duterte referring to Senator Leila de Lima

DUTY-BOUND. President Rodrigo Duterte keynotes the 115th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame on August 17, 2016.  Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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