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…

De Lima: US ‘determined the fact of my persecution’

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Leila B. Salaverria 12/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The United States government, including US President Donald Trump himself, has acknowledged Sen. Leila de Lima’s “persecution” by signing a new budget law which includes a provision barring the entry in the United States…

US Senate panel OKs resolution: Free De Lima, drop charges vs Maria Ressa

Christia Marie Ramos 12/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — A US Senate panel has approved a resolution urging the Philippine government to free detained Senator Leila de Lima and drop all charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. US Senator Ed Markey, who filed…

De Lima pushes for Senate probe into rise of teen pregnancies in PH

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Leila de Lima on Monday urged for a Senate investigation into the “alarming” rise of teenage pregnancies in the country. “It becomes crucial and imperative for the State to immediately act on what…

De Lima: UPV students’ cheer reflects ‘brutal reality’ under Duterte admin

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 10/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Senator Leila De Lima lauded Wednesday a cheering group from the University of the Philippines Visayas that has gone viral for its satirical attack on social and political issues, which the lawmaker said…

De Lima: Duterte admin should now admit it ‘miserably failed’ in drug war

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 10/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration should admit that it has “miserably failed” in stopping the scourge of illegal drugs in the country, Senator Leila de Lima said as she echoed the call of an international rights…

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