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LIVE: Supreme Court oral arguments on De Lima vs Guerrero

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Listen to the audio stream of the oral arguments on the petitions of detained Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima's 'dilemma': Her 84-year-old mother

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

My siblings can no longer justify to her my prolonged absence Shall we tell her or not that her daughter is in prison? writes the detained senator

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De Lima fears murder amid fake news of suicide

Mar 04, 2017 - 3:17 PM

In the unfortunate event that I die in prison you all know who my murderer is Senator Leila de Lima says

FEARING MURDER? Senator Leila de Lima says she fears murder in the face of fake news about her supposed suicide attempt. Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

[Newspoint] Condemned by crowd acclamation

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Not unlike Pontius Pilate Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II called out to tens of thousands gathered at the Luneta on the evening of February 25 and asked them whom they wanted targeted next possibly to join Senator Leila de Lima in jail and they shouted back Trillanes

DOJ moves to consolidate 3 drug cases vs De Lima

Mar 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Senator Leila de Lima s lawyers will oppose the move to consolidate the two cases with the one pending before Judge Juanita Guerrero who had ordered the lawmaker s arrest

LOOKOUT BULLETIN. The justice department issues a lookout bulletin against several people in line with an ongoing probe of the National Bureau of Investigation. Photo by Leanne Jazul/

SC schedules oral arguments on De Lima case

Feb 28, 2017 - 11:26 AM

4th UPDATE It s set on March 14 Judge Juanita Guerrero who issued the arrest warrant against the senator is given a non extendable deadline of March 10 to comment

File photo of Senator De Lima

De Lima, German hostage, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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De Lima's fate: Karma or political persecution?

Feb 27, 2017 - 12:07 PM

From June 30 to the days leading to her arrest the senator personified both defiance and acceptance – defiance of the status quo and acceptance of her future

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

De Lima seeks SC help to stop 'illegal' arrest

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED The senator files a petition for certiorari and prohibition seeking a status quo ante order on her arrest

Atty Alex Padilla (front L), lawyer of Sen. Leila de Lima, and the senator's chief of staff Atty Philip Sawali, hold a copy of a petition to the Supreme Court seeking to halt the senator's arrest, February 27, 2017. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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

Never again an Arroyo and De Lima injustice

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:57 PM

This sad episode can also be good for the country if we finally reform our criminal due process system

De Lima 'in good spirits' at Camp Crame detention

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:28 PM

In her first 24 hours in detention the senator receives visitors and supporters and has ginisang munggo and fried fish for lunch says her chief media officer

DE LIMA'S DETENTION FACILITY. The PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Hundreds on PH streets as Duterte jails top critic

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:12 PM

UPDATED Protesters mass outside Camp Crame where Senator Leila de Lima is detained in a demonstration against the alleged death squad murders of thousands of drug suspects

TOP CRITIC JAILED. A supporter of Senator Leila De Lima, a top critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, shouts slogans as they hold a rally outside the court building in Muntinlupa City, suburban Manila on February 24, 2017, where De Lima was brought by the police to report to the court of her arrest. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

De Lima arrest, federalism, Kim Jong Nam | Evening wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

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De Lima to bring own food, water to Crame jail – lawyer

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III also expresses concern over the security of his former justice chief who is now detained in Camp Crame

DE LIMA'S DETENTION FACILITY. The PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima allowed to choose between cells of Enrile, Tiamzons – PNP

Feb 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Senator Leila de Lima s cell – which used to be occupied by either former senator Juan Ponce Enrile or the Tiamzon couple – has a fan a bed and a bathroom says her lawyer

DETENTION CELL. Senator Leila de Lima is detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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Netizens celebrate, condemn De Lima's arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 2:29 PM

From ecstatic to enraged social media has a lot to say about Senator Leila de Lima s arrest

De Lima detained in Camp Crame

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Senator Leila de Lima will have officers from the Senate Office of the Sergeant at Arms with her at the PNP Custodial Center says Senator Francis Pangilinan

DEFIANT. Senator Leila de Lima waves to supporters before heading to her detention cell in Camp Crame on February 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Palace says De Lima can 'rest her fears' about safety

Feb 24, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says he doesn t see any reason why anyone would want to harm Senator Leila de Lima while in police custody

PALACE ASSURANCE. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says Senator Leila de Lima has nothing to fear in terms of her safety while in detention. Malacanang Photo

TIMELINE: De Lima – from drug probe to arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Rappler looks back at the series of events – from the accusations to the House probes – that led to the arrest of the neophyte senator

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Leila de Lima waves to her supporters before she leaves the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court on February 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robredo to public: Be vigilant against silencing of gov't critics

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Our history as a nation is marred by instances where government officials use the processes of criminal justice to cow silence and eliminate critics says Vice President Leni Robredo

INDEPENDENCE. Vice President Leni Robredo denounced the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, calling it a political persecution. She warns the public that government institutions should remain independent of each other. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

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

Leila de Lima: From high-flying lawyer to rights crusader

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:15 AM

I will have to destroy her in public said President Duterte in August last year then proceeded to build a case alleging she was one of the nation s biggest drug traffickers

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

FULL STATEMENT: Leila de Lima on her arrest

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:38 AM

From all these violence killings and crooked governance of the Duterte regime clearly I am not the Public Enemy No 1 here but this regime which has no respect for basic human rights especially the right to life says Senator Leila de Lima

'FIGHT FOR JUSTICE'. Senator Leila de Lima talks to reporters before she walks out of the Senate building to surrender to authorities on February 24, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Recall arrest warrant, De Lima asks court

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Lawyers of Senator Leila de Lima say the warrant is illegal

CBCP on De Lima arrest: Seek justice, not vengeance

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:06 AM

It is unchristian to find secret pleasure in the sufferings of others CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

WALK FOR LIFE. The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, speaks at the Walk for Life organized by the Catholic Church on February 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of on Facebook

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

De Lima to join Revilla, Estrada in Crame jail

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:51 AM

UPDATED Senator De Lima appears before a Muntinlupa judge shortly past 11 am and is now on her way back to Camp Crame

Senator Leila de Lima arrested

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:18 AM

It s my honor to be jailed for the principles I am fighting for says the fiercest critic of President Rodrigo Duterte

SURRENDER. Senator Leila de Lima steps out of the Senate building to surrender to the PNP on Friday, February 24, 2015.

After a few hours of sleep, De Lima ready for long day ahead

Feb 24, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The senator braces for her day in jail

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Aguirre to De Lima: Why be choosy about time of arrest?

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:29 AM

The justice secretary says Kung ano ano ang sinasabi mo na bigyan ka hanggang few hours in the morning Ba t kinakailangan pang ganoon?

WHY BE CHOOSY? Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II (left) slams Senator Leila de Lima for being choosy about her arrest time.

De Lima son visits mom in Senate while waiting for arrest

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:54 PM

De Lima says she failed to meet her sons at home when she had to rush back to the Senate when told the arresting team from the CIDG was on its way to her house to arrest her

SON. After failing to meet his mother at home, the eldest son of Senator Leila de Lima pays her a visit at her Senate office. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

CIDG gives De Lima until 10 am Friday before arrest

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM

3rd UPDATE Police agree to serve the arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima at the Senate on Friday morning instead of Thursday night

Senator Leila De Lima prior to a press conference at the Senate on February 23, 2017, after warrant was issued by the Muntinlupa RTC. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Court orders arrest of Leila de Lima

Feb 23, 2017 - 4:18 PM

UPDATED The arrest warrant is issued days after the Department of Justice filed charges against its former chief for allegedly receiving drug money from convicts

Senator Leila De Lima during her press conference at Senate on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

De Lima renews call to Cabinet: Save PH from 'criminal' Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Senator Leila de Lima also urges Filipinos to band together and stand up against the dictatorial regime of a sociopathic serial killer

 CALL TO FILIPINOS. Senator Leila de Lima, in a press conference on February 21, 2017, called on the Filipinos to stand up to President Rodrigo Duterte, calling it a "dictatorial regime." Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

De Lima: I don't want to be detained in Camp Crame

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says she trusts the Armed Forces of the Philippines more than the Philippine National Police

3 women judges to hear De Lima drug cases

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:16 PM

UPDATED Each judge at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court will decide whether there is probable cause to issue an arrest warrant against Senator De Lima

Senator Leila de Lima's supporters and critics attend the raffling of her drug cases before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC) on February 20, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Dela Rosa on De Lima arrest: She’ll be safe in Camp Crame

Feb 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The PNP chief clarifies however that they re still waiting for the court s decision on the case filed against the former justice chief

What happens after charges are filed against De Lima

Feb 17, 2017 - 11:17 PM

Rappler discusses the processes following the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima

CASE FILED. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre shows to the members of the media the case filed against Senator Leila De Lima and others in connection with the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison during a press conference at the NBI headquarters in Manila on February 17, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aguirre '99% sure' De Lima won't be killed in jail

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II assures Senator Leila de Lima that she would be safe in detention once she is arrested for drug related charges

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

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Height of irony: Lacson says De Lima might be detained beside Jinggoy, Bong

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Thinking aloud Senator Panfilo Lacson says if Senator Leila de Lima wants a secure detention place then there s a vacant bungalow in Camp Crame

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

De Lima fears being another 'EJK victim' once in prison

Feb 14, 2017 - 2:20 PM

I m not asking [for] any special or VIP treatment Basta ba siguraduhin lang nila na it s a safe and secure area says Senator Leila de Lima as she expects to be arrested and detained soon

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

De Lima prepares family ahead of 'expected' arrest

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM

I want them to be psychologically prepared Ayaw kong mabibigla sila na di nila alam ang gagawin says Senator Leila de Lima who is expecting her arrest anytime soon

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

De Lima, North Korea, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Drilon, Sotto: Senate can't stop De Lima's arrest

Feb 13, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The most they can do the two senators said is to ensure that the warrant won t be served inside the Senate session hall

Senator Leila De Lima at Senate on Monday, February 13, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

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

LP senators to DOJ: Arrest warrant without credible evidence is illegal

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The stabbing of Jaybee Sebastian also puts a serious cloud of doubt on the veracity of his testimony and those of other inmates made to testify who may all very well be fearful for their lives