Senate committee on justice and human rights - updates

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Gordon, Trillanes to hold separate probes on BI scandal

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Hopefully this will nurture a peaceful atmosphere in the Senate considering we need to pass a number of legislation before the adjournment of session in March says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III who moved to have the issue probed by the committees of the two senators

De Lima to Senate: Probe irregularities in Gordon report

Dec 13, 2016 - 5:09 PM

In her 151 page dissenting opinion Senator Leila de Lima asks President Rodrigo Duterte to create an independent commission to probe killings

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes on its public probe on extrajudicial killings on October 13, 2016. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Gordon to call for probe into Espinosa killing

Nov 06, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Senator Richard Gordon says he will talk to Senator Ping Lacson about the resumption of investigations on alleged extrajudicial killings

Lacson: Gordon should've listened to CHR witnesses

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says he is open to the resumption of the probe but only if another witness or piece of evidence can corroborate Edgar Matobato s claims

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Senate panel to recommend perjury, murder raps vs Matobato

Oct 17, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Kasama sa report baka ma perjury sya at the least and at the most murder charges against him says Senator Richard Gordon chairman of the justice panel

File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Gordon flip-flops on inclusion of killings in Senate probe

Oct 13, 2016 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED Senator Richard Gordon initially wants to exclude the issue of extrajudicial killings but the invited guests were not prepared to discuss a different matter

SENATE PROBE. Senator Richard Gordon (right) leads the probe of the Senate committee on justice and human rights formerly chaired by Senator Leila de Lima (left). Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Matobato tells Senate: They can have me killed, I won't run

Sep 22, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The supposed hitman of the Davao Death Squad turns emotional after hours of being grilled during a Senate hearing

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 on September 22, 2016.

Only 4 of 24 invited guests attend Gordon-led probe

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:42 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Human Rights and other human rights groups skip Thursday s hearing the first after Senator Leila De Lima was ousted as justice committee chair

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Senators: De Lima ousted for being 'biased,' anti-Duterte

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:45 AM

I urge my fellow senators not to use their committees as a venue to besmirch anyone to remain impartial and do not allow anyone to use our chamber for grandstanding and mudslinging says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

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 says Duterte plotted her ouster

Sep 19, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Wala po akong duda na may kinalaman diyan ang ating Pangulo Imposible po walang kinalaman dito ang ating Pangulo says Senator Leila De Lima

Policy issues from Matobato's testimony

Sep 18, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The testimony of Edgar Matobato is rich with information that have policy implications and can therefore aid future legislation

Aguirre on De Lima's witness vs Duterte: 'Why investigate only now?'

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II accuses his predecessor of diverting public attention from the House probe into illegal drugs at the national penitentiary when she was DOJ chief

SENATE INQUIRY. Witness Edgar Matobat Senate inquiry into the spate of killings under the Duterte administration on September 16, 2016. Photo by LeAnneJazul/Rappler

De Lima: Expect more witnesses to drug-related killings

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:34 PM

At least 9 witnesses are expected to testify on 8 cases involving 11 victims when the justice committee chaired by Senator Leila de Lima resumes hearings on September 15

HEARINGS RESUME. Senator Leila de Lima, chairperson of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, says more witnesses have been called to testify on representative cases of drug-related extrajudicial killings on September 15, 2016. Photo from the August 22 hearing by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler