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