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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

Lawmakers question Umali over stand on De Lima prosecution

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The House committee on justice holds a closed door session to review its draft report on its probe into the illegal drug trade in Bilibid

IN THE WORKS. House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali (far right) says the report on the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison is still being finalized. Photo by Rappler

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.

Drug raps filed vs De Lima, 7 others

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption says the senator and others accused clearly acted in conspiracy to perpetuate the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison

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.

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, 8 others under immigration lookout

Oct 10, 2016 - 8:28 AM

UPDATED Government agents are ordered to monitor their flights and activities as the House resumes an ongoing probe into drug dealing at the Bilibid

MONITOR THEM. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II at a House probe last week. Photo by Rappler

Day 3 Bilibid probe: 12 hours of testimonies vs De Lima

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Witnesses testify about Senator Leila De Lima s supposed negligence as former justice secretary

PROBE CONTINUES. The House committee on justice, led by Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali, holds its longest probe yet on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-aide confirms De Lima relationship, denies illegal drug link

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:54 PM

Did he play a part in the alleged illegal drugs trade inside Bilibid? Says Joenel Sanchez: Sir kung totoo po iyan di na po kayo mahihirapan sa akin Ako na mismo ang aamin dito

FORMER AIDE. Joenel Sanchez, Senator Leila de Lima's security aide for over 6 years testifies before the House committee on justice. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

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

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Sep 21, 2016 - 9:18 PM

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PSG investigating alleged De Lima bagman

Sep 21, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Joenel Sanchez who House probe witnesses claim accepted money for Senator De Lima is currently part of the Presidential Security Group and is detailed to Executive Secretary Medialdea

DE LIMA'S BAGMAN? Senator De Lima's former security detail and alleged bagman Joenel Sanchez is currently under the Presidential Security Group. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

'De Lima used DOJ number to contact convicts' – Colanggo

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Convict Herbert Colanggo tells a House panel he knew he talked with then justice secretary Leila de Lima as he always heard her voice on television

HERBERT COLANGGO. Convict Herbert Colanggo testifies before the House probe into the drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison on September 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler