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Inside Bilibid: Resurgence, resignation, 'recanting'

Jul 29, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says these developments only prove the transactional nature of the drug charges against her

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Napolcom, Aguirre, Missile test | Midday wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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NBI to investigate 'resurgence' of Bilibid drug trade

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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

Ronnie Dayan arrested in Pangasinan

Feb 24, 2017 - 12:08 AM

UPDATED Dayan is accused of collecting money from drug personalities at the New Bilibid Prison in behalf of De Lima

Ronnie Dayan, the former driver and bodyguard of Senator Leila de Lima during press conference on Tuesday, at the House of Representative after the PNP turnover the costudy of Dayan to Congress. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

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

Roque files ethics complaint vs De Lima over Bilibid drug trade

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims Senator Leila de Lima had conspired with his party mate Representative Ron Salo to hide their alleged involvement in the drug trade

ONE MORE CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is already facing a number of other complaints for supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

De Lima, Aguirre, Abella | Evening wRap

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

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De Lima asks CA to stop DOJ drug probe against her

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Senator Leila de Lima says it is the Ombudsman not the Department of Justice which has jurisdiction over the cases filed against her

STOP PROCEEDINGS. Senator Leila de Lima says it is the Ombudsman, not the DOJ, which has jurisdiction in the complaints against her. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte, De Lima, Samsung Note7 | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM

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'Change of heart': Umali supports death penalty due to drug use in PH

Jan 08, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I do support the pro life stand But after the Bilibid probe I had a change of heart says Representative Reynaldo Umali on his support for the capital punishment s return in the country

'CHANGE OF HEART.' House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali used to be against the death penalty, but the congressional probe into the prison drug trade made him change his mind. Photo by Rappler

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

De Lima faces complaint at DOJ for telling Dayan to skip hearing

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:25 AM

House leaders want Senator Leila de Lima investigated for stopping her former aide and ex boyfriend Ronnie Dayan from attending a House hearing

EMBATTLED SENATOR. Senator Leila de Lima now faces another complaint filed against her before the Department of Justice. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Rep Harry Roque under investigation by own party

Dec 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kabayan s Pastor Cesar Pabuayon says Representative Harry Roque s questions on the De Lima Dayan love affair during a House hearing greatly affected the moral sensibilities of the party elders

BEING PROBED. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is being investigated by his own party-list following his line of questioning during a House hearing. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Arrest warrant vs De Lima still a House option – Alvarez

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez hits Senator Leila de Lima for refusing to face the House panel: Ang tanong ko lang diyan bakit takot kang humarap?

De Lima welcomes Ombudsman probe into Bilibid drugs allegations

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:19 PM

The senator calls the Ombudsman a trusted and respected investigation office and slams the DOJ and NBI for being instruments of the administration against critics

PROBE WELCOME. Senator Leila de Lima says she welcomes the Ombudsman's fact-finding investigation on allegations of her involvement in the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

The House's 'climax' congressmen: Who are they?

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Long time politicians a former law school dean and a neophyte legislator who advocates for the rights of the marginalized ask De Lima s former aide Ronnie Dayan questions the hearing could have done without

Robredo on questions about De Lima, Dayan: 'Pambabastos talaga'

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Parang nangyari talaga slut shaming Vice President Leni Robredo says after lawmakers grilled Senator Leila de Lima s former boyfriend about their love affair

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech on November 25, 2016, for the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, Philippine Commission on Women. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

House panel issues show-cause order vs De Lima

Nov 24, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Lawmakers say the senator violated inter parliamentary courtesy when she advised Ronnie Dayan against testifying at the House

'RIGHT TREATMENT'. Senator Leila de Lima reacts to the arrest of former security aide Ronnie Dayan. Screenshot from PTV4; File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Ronnie Dayan, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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De Lima advised me to hide, skip House probe – Dayan

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Ronnie Dayan goes all out against former boss Senator Leila de Lima linking her to an alleged drug lord accusing her of dumping him and saying she forced him to quit

The House Committee on Justice reopens its investigation on November 24, 2016 into the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the National Bilibid Prison.

Haircut, med checkup, family visit for Dayan ahead of House hearing

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali says Ronnie Dayan has access to television but cannot use communication devices

HAIRCUT FOR THE HEARING. Ronnie Dayan gets a haircut as he watches alleged Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa testify at the Senate on November 23. Photo from House Sergeant-at-Arms Office

Ronnie Dayan, Marcos burial, Mayweather-Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:33 PM

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De Lima's ex-aide Ronnie Dayan arrested

Nov 22, 2016 - 5:48 PM

5th UPDATE Dayan who supposedly collected money from drug personalities in behalf of De Lima is arrested in La Union

House wants to grill Dayan 'soonest'

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:14 PM

UPDATED [We want to hold it] soonest because we don t want to unnecessarily detain him says House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali

NEW HEARING. The House Committee on Justice is expected to hold another hearing on the drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison following the arrest of Ronnie Dayan on November 22. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Illegal drugs found in Bilibid even after SAF takeover

Nov 16, 2016 - 7:28 PM

However Police Superintendent Francisco Ebreo says he is not sure if the drugs came from an old stash or were recently brought inside the prison

SPECIAL FORCES. Members of the PNP-SAF have been deployed to the New Bilibid Prison since July 20, 2016, to beef up security after drug operations were discovered on the compound. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What ails the BuCor modernization law?

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The lack of money to modernize the Bureau of Corrections is crippling the bureau worsening its age old problems

REFORMING BUCOR. Just behind the administration building of the Bureau of Corrections lies the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Jaybee Sebastian, Marcos burial, Clinton-Trump | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:13 PM

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Jaybee Sebastian files graft, bribery charges vs De Lima

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The other respondents in the complaint are former BuCor director Ricardo Rainier Cruz and former New Bilibid Prison Superintendent Richard Schwarzkopf Jr

JAYBEE SEBASTIAN. Convict Jaybee Sebastian (left) with his lawyer, Eduardo Arriba, testify at the House bearing on Bilibid drugs on October 10, 2016.

Jaybee Sebastian, Leila de Lima, US presidential debate | 6PM wRap

Oct 10, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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Illegal trade in Bilibid: Up to P100M goes around every day – witness

Oct 10, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Inmate Jaybee Sebastian reveals paying prison officials P100 000 a week to turn off signal jammers so inmates are able to communicate to trade drugs

KEY WITNESS. High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Jaybee Sebastian, Leila de Lima, Clinton-Trump debate | 12PM wRap

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:23 PM

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Jaybee Sebastian denies De Lima claim: I'm no gov't asset

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED The Bilibid inmate once tagged as a favored prisoner of ex justice secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima testifies against her

High profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian appears before the House committee on justice as resumes its probe on October 10, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

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

Duterte SWS rating, Leila de Lima, Twitter and Google | 6PM wRap

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:38 PM

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Convicted cop links De Lima, Ronnie Dayan to drug lord ‘Jaguar’

Oct 06, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Former Police Officer 3 Engelberto Durano serving time for illegal drugs claims he handed money to then justice secretary Leila de Lima upon orders of the late Jeffrey Jaguar Diaz

WITNESS. Former police officer Engelberto Durano, serving time at the New Bilibid Prison for illegal drugs, testifies at a congressional inquiry on October 6, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2 more Bilibid drugs probe witnesses granted immunity

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Nonilo Arile and Engelberto Durano are the latest witnesses to receive immunity from Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

The House committee on justice resumes its probe on October 6, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

Jaybee Sebastian no-show at House probe into Bilibid drugs

Oct 06, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Jaybee Sebastian is still confined at the Medical Center Muntinlupa after sustaining stab wounds at a recent riot at the New Bilibid Prison

The House committee on justice resumes its probe on October 6, 2016 into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison.

Aguirre, Trillanes, Google | 6PM wRap

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:17 PM

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Aguirre: 'De Lima' video won't be shown at House probe

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:52 PM

We are not in possession of any video says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after previously claiming that the neophyte senator has 3 sex videos that the DOJ can use as evidence against her

'PROOF'. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says there is evidence linking his predecessor Leila De Lima to the drug trade. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte rejects meeting with Jaybee Sebastian

Sep 30, 2016 - 10:20 AM

I don t talk to criminals He can go to the fiscal if he wants says President Rodrigo Duterte

WAR ON DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte rejects a proposed meeting with convict Jaybee Sebastian, who has refused to testify at the House probe into the Bilibid drug trade under the previous administration.  File photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

De Lima, Duterte, Vietnam visit | 6PM wRap

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:19 PM

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P300M 'lost' in Bilibid raid? 'Fantastic' lie – De Lima

Sep 27, 2016 - 7:32 PM

Ang dami na nilang kino concoct na mga fantastic tale says neophyte Senator Leila De Lima

'FANTASTIC' LIE. Senator Leila De Lima calls Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II's allegations that there is missing P300 million from the 2014 raid in the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Lawmaker defends convicts testifying vs De Lima

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali also dares Senator Leila de Lima to appear in our next hearing instead of casting aspersions on the integrity of our probe through media

COMMITTEE CHAIR. Representative Reynaldo Umali on September 21, 2016, presides over a congressional probe into the alleged illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

De Lima defends Aquino from alleged drug links

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Are they saying it s my president who is a beneficiary of these things? Of course not You know PNoy Very outlandish very outrageous says the embattled senator

leila de lima, de lima, aquino

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.

Duterte to De Lima: Resign, hang yourself

Aug 29, 2016 - 3:22 PM

The President tells the feisty lady senator that she should resign amid allegations she is involved in the New Bilibid Prison illegal drug trade

Duterte threatens 3 Chinese drug lords, claims Garbo is ‘coddler’

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Philippine president warns a wanted Chinese drug lord: The moment he steps out of the plane he will die

DRUG TRADE MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte shows a matrix of personalities allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photographers Division