The year that was: 5 people who hogged the headlines

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 12/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines—It’s been a colorful and remarkable year for good and bad news, including those that fall in between. But in over 300 days, some stories are more controversial than others. As we turn the page to…

The longest-held hostage

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 10/14/2022

Let me get this out before all else: Hear ye! While I do not wish it, a curse may befall those who intentionally delay the legal processes to block the release of former senator Leila de Lima…

Sniper’s account: Cop who shot hostage-taker of Leila de Lima narrates story

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 10/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The police officer responsible for neutralizing the hostage-taker who took former senator Leila de Lima captive narrated how the events inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center unfolded, saying that he shot the…

De Lima says she’s safe, apart from knife mark; asks for prayers for injured cop

Stephanie M. Florida - Reporter / @stephfloridaINQ 10/09/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After being taken hostage right inside Camp Crame, former Senator Leila de Lima assured the public that she is now safe and sound as she also urged the public to pray for the recovery…

EDSA anniversary: Senator De Lima reminds Cebuanos to always fight for justice

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Leila De Lima urged Cebuanos to continue fighting for justice, as the country celebrates the 36th anniversary of the EDSA revolution. Congressman Tom Villarin, the official representative of De Lima, was in…

Peter Lim’s escape shows ‘two-faced’ drug war, says De Lima

Melvin Gascon 06/30/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte government’s admission that suspected drug lord Peter Lim has fled the country only proves its “two-faced, criminal” war on drugs, detained Sen. Leila de Lima said on Tuesday. She said the campaign…

De Lima to Duterte: People are dying and I’m still your problem?

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima made a series of tweets on Monday night in reaction to the tirade she earlier got from President Rodrigo Duterte during his briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mr. President, have pity on…

Not an iota of credible evidence against De Lima

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 10/31/2020

Why hasn’t Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (Branch 205) Judge Liezel Aquiatan granted bail to Sen. Leila de Lima, as she was requested to do in June, and again in August this year? Is it that difficult…

Bill seeks to hold perpetrators of EJKs liable

Leila B. Salaverria 09/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — In a bid to put a stop to extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country, Sen. Leila de Lima has filed a bill that seeks to hold those who ordered and cooperated in these acts…

Proof of deterioration of our justice system

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 08/29/2020

  Sen. Leila de Lima celebrated her 61st birthday two days ago, with a night of songs and encomiums from stars of the political (those who dared) and entertainment worlds, as well as people from all walks…

De Lima loses bid to join Senate sessions via online

Christia Marie Ramos 06/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A Muntinlupa court has rejected Senator Leila de Lima’s motion seeking to allow her to participate in Senate sessions through teleconferencing from her cell in Camp Crame. In its six-page decision dated June 17…

De Lima drawing up ‘more detailed’ list of accusers, jailers

Christia Marie Ramos 01/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Leila de Lima is drawing up a “more comprehensive” and “more detailed” list of Philippine officials and personalities she believes are responsible for her arrest and detention, her chief of staff and lawyer…

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