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Opposition Senator de Lima seeks bail, cites weak evidence

A SENATOR critical of President Rodrigo R. Duterte has asked a trial court to allow her to post bail more than three years after her detention, citing weak evidence in her drug trafficking case.

De Lima cries ‘foul’ as Senate bars her from online sessions

DETAINED Senator Leila M. de Lima on Thursday decried the Senate leadership’s decision to bar her from joining the chamber’s virtual sessions next week, saying it is “foul and unfair.”

US Senate committee backs de Lima’s release

A US Senate committee has passed a resolution calling on the Philippine government to release Senator Leila M. de Lima and drop criminal charges against the founder of a news website critical of the administration.

US Senate body wants de Lima critics barred

A SENATE committee in the United States has endorsed a bill barring Philippine officials involved in the “politically motivated imprisonment” of Senator Leila M. De Lima, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war on drugs.

De Lima asks DoJ to dismiss sedition case

JAILED Senator Leila M. de Lima denied allegations that she was part of a group that plotted the ouster of President Rodrigo R. Duterte by linking him and his family to the illegal drug trade.

De Lima co-accused arrested, claims he is police asset

AFTER two years on the run, one of Senator Leila M. De Lima’s co-accused on an illegal drug charge was captured on Friday by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) but claimed he was a police asset during the occurrence of the alleged crimes.

De Lima allowed to visit sick mother

JAILED Senator Leila M. de Lima has been allowed to visit her sick mother at the hospital, with conditions.

Court grants De Lima furlough request on May 13 election day

A MUNTINLUPA City Regional Trial Court (RTC) granted the petition of jailed Senator Leila M. De Lima to allow her to vote on May 13 at the polling precinct in Parañaque City where she is registered.

De Lima petitions court to be allowed to vote

DETAINED Opposition Senator Leila M. De Lima has asked the Muntinlupa regional trial court, where her drug-related cases are being heard, to allow her to vote in the May 13 national and local elections.

Duterte spokesman scoffs at 5 US senators

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Monday scoffed at five US senators who called for the release of Senator Leila M. de Lima and the dropping of charges against online media group rappler.com’s chief executive officer, Maria A. Ressa, saying they should “mind their own business.”

De Lima seeks inclusion of witnesses in drug case

SENATOR LEILA M. de Lima is seeking the inclusion among the accused in her drug-related case the 13 witnesses of the prosecution against her.

UN report says PHL gov’t targeting women defenders of human rights

WOMEN HUMAN rights defenders are being targeted in the Philippines, a United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur said in his report to the UN Human...

De Lima refuses to enter plea in drug case

DETAINED opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima on Friday refused to enter her plea in a Muntinlupa City court in connection with drug charges filed against her, saying these were fabricated.

UNHRC-WGAD refers De Lima case to 3 rapporteurs

THE UNITED Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has referred Senator Leila M. De Lima’s case to three special rapporteurs for investigation on her alleged unjust detention.

Another judge withdraws from De Lima’s drug case

THE judge handling Sen. Leila M. De Lima’s drug case has inhibited herself, following after three judges who also handled that case only to inhibit themselves afterwards.

More senators oppose Arroyo’s proposal for PHL withdrawal from IPU

SENATORS on Tuesday opposed the proposal of House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo for the Philippines to withdraw membership from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) after the international body intended to investigate the respective situations of detained Senator Leila M. De Lima and Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV.

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Michael Yang’s alleged appointment

SENATOR Leila M. de Lima wants a Senate committee to look into the appointment of foreign nationals in public office after Chinese national Michael Yang identified himself as the President’s economic adviser.

De Lima says Faeldon’s appointment meant to sustain pressure on her

SENATOR Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday claimed that the appointment of former Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Deputy Administrator Nicanor E. Faeldon as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief was meant to ensure that National Bilibid Prison (NBP) inmates will continue to testify in drug cases filed against her.

De Lima flags anew drug war to ICC, UN Human Rights...

SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has reiterated calls to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take “urgent actions” on the human rights situation in the Philippines, citing the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

Senate bill filed on benefits for child development workers

SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has filed a bill creating a magna carta law for about 50,000 child development workers (CDWs) in the country.