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'Count the deaths. Count the sufferings. Count the fear and division he has cast over our nation...'
Opposition lawmakers say no amount of assurances will ensure the law will not be abused as the measure itself is 'abusive and derogatory of human rights, civil liberties and fundamental freedoms'
'Clearly, the testimonies against De Lima are inadmissible, being hearsay, have little probative value, and are irrelevant, immaterial, and self-serving'
[OPINION] Beyond legalities and technicalities: How the court decision challenges us to keep press freedom alive
'Fear is not what we need at this time, of all times. Especially if fear tricks us into seeing enemies where there are only fellow Filipinos and fellow human beings...'
'Please note that there is no civil interdiction imposed on me by any court, thus, there should be no unreasonable restrictions on my rights and legitimate interests,' says Senator Leila de Lima, who will file a motion for reconsideration
Senator Leila de Lima says the government has not produced enough evidence in one of the 3 cases vs her
In truth, therefore, the word 'terror' in the title of the bill is very appropriate
'It behooves the Filipino people to stand for Hong Kong and to fight for our own freedom.... We must fight to preserve...the priceless opportunity to live as free men and women in our own land, and not slaves to some foreign power.'
'The current pandemic...provided another opportunity for the Duterte government to further torment her in an attempt to break her will'
(UPDATED) Even phone calls to detained Senator Leila de Lima have to be first approved by PNP chief Archie Gamboa
'Marawi is not merely a tragedy to be remembered; it is an ongoing problem that needs to be solved,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 3rd anniversary of the Marawi siege
Indeed, mothers do not only see the big picture. We also understand the interconnectedness and importance of making sacrifices now in the hope of something better in the end.
(UPDATED) Unfortunately, in the face of this clear need to close ranks, the national government is undermining such unity
'Malinaw na ayaw lang talaga ng mga nasa kapangyarihan na ipalahok ako sa mga deliberasyon sa Senado,' says Senator De Lima
'The world will not allow China to continue posturing as its savior, after China single-handedly caused the worst pandemic in world history since the Spanish Influenza of 1918'
(UPDATED) The Australian Parliament also reaches out to De Lima as the country works on its own version of the Magnitsky Act
'Three years in jail have not broken Senator Leila. Ten more years won’t break her.'
'I don't know for how long I will remain unjustly detained, but I do know one thing for certain: my will to fight for what is right remains undeterred,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Understanding 'lawfare' and unpacking the stories and experiences against the weaponization of the law are among the topics to be discussed at the Manila leg of the international forum, to be held at De La Salle University on February 21
We must read this because it is written for us. We, too, must rescue ourselves from our stony indifference.
Young student-artists from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde's Fashion Design and Merchandising program put a spotlight on the 3 women for fighting for their rights and freedom
'I’ve always believed that the presidential immunity from suit is meant for the Office, not the man who abuses its powers and destroys its dignity,' says Senator Leila de Lima
The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the President is immune from suit
Senator Leila de Lima says US Senate Resolution 142 is 'a watershed in the history of keeping democracy and human rights accountability in the country'
I am filled with hope to see that there is a growing momentum for demanding accountability, as more and more allies committed to defending human rights, democracy and the Rule of Law are making themselves heard
(UPDATED) The resolution calls on US President Donald Trump to determine if Philippine officials responsible for extrajudicial killings and Senator Leila de Lima's detention would face travel and financial restrictions
Ano'ng implikasyon ng pagharang ng U.S. sa mga opisyales na may kinalaman sa pagkakulong ng senador?
'There is an easy and honorable way forward,' says Senator Richard Durbin as he reiterates his call to release Senator Leila de Lima or ensure her a fair trial
Senator Leila de Lima says the Safe Philippines project is an opportunity for China to spy on Filipinos
She also says she would not release her full list until the US State Department comes up with its own, so as not to preempt the agency
Out here a smattering of protest is all that has passed for righteous resistance. A tipping point is eternally awaited. It’s actually long past. It was Leila de Lima.
'President Duterte is sorely mistaken if he thinks he can silence my voice and that of my colleagues,' says United States Senator Edward Markey after he is barred from entering the Philippines
(UPDATED) Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts is the author of the resolution which condemns Senator Leila de Lima's detention and denounces human rights offenders in extrajudicial killings as well as media harassment in the country
The Presidential Spokesman suggests US senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin 'consult' with the US Ambassador to the Philippines 'before they start blabbering further nonsense'
(UPDATED) The Democrat senator reiterates his call for the release of Senator Leila de Lima from detention, or a 'quick and credible' trial of the 'questionable' cases against her
Senator Leila de Lima and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra may not meet eye to eye, but they understand each other and what their jobs mean
3 documents debunk questions on the validity of U.S. sanctions against Philippine officials involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima
United States Senator Patrick Leahy vows to continue standing up for human rights in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte bars him from entering the country
President Rodrigo Duterte also threatens to require US citizens to secure Philippine visas if the ban is enforced
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the alleged ban is a 'blatant violation of the rights of these persons deprived of liberty'
Detained Senator Leila de Lima says she is 'raring to work' as an opposition senator lawmaker and also spend more time with her family
It's true, it is within the United States' sovereign power to block entry to anyone it wishes. But my migration framework prevents me from unequivocally saying that.
'Sovereignty is indivisible. Give up one aspect – like a judicial trial... you may as well give up national security to China,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) 'That is easy to say for someone not in prison, and who is responsible for the continuation of injustice that is my incarceration based on fabricated charges,' says De Lima
(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano cite the Philippine Supreme Court ruling upholding the opposition senator's detention
(3rd UPDATE) The ban takes effect after US President Donald Trump signs into law the 2020 budget with a provision to deny entry to those involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima
(3rd UPDATE) Answers to 4 questions to get you up to speed on 2 proposed measures to bar Philippine officials from entering the United States and freezing their assets there
With a US Senate committee passing a resolution invoking the Global Magnitsky Act, Philippine officials face the prospect of being denied US visas and having their assets there frozen
The Philippines' top diplomat cites the 'separation of powers and the independence of nations' as he hits the US foreign relations committee resolution citing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
Senator Leila de Lima tells Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo her detention is a 'test case for your boss’ attempt to flex his tyrannical ambitions'