“If they think they can silence me, if they think I will no longer fight the fight I’ve been waging, especially for the truth, it is my honor to be jailed for what I am fighting for. Please just pray for me,” Sen. Leila de LIma told reporters as she was about to be handed over by Senate security to policemen who had waited all night with a warrant to arrest her on drug charges. More »


Leila in high spirits, blasts gov’t from cell

MANILA – Sen. Leila de Lima continued to speak out against the Duterte administration, even from “behind bars.” De Lima released a statement yesterday on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of

De Lima: I won’t be silenced

MANILA — Sen. Leila de Lima did not go quietly. “If they think they can silence me, if they think I will no longer fight the fight I’ve been waging, especially for

Digong vs Leila: A battle over death

MANILA — Sen. Leila de Lima, arrested on Friday on drug trafficking charges, has waged a decade-long crusade to expose President Duterte as the leader of death squads that have killed thousands

Robredo warns of creeping dictatorship

ANILA — The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has begun to show signs of a creeping dictatorship, beginning with the detention of his fiercest critic, Sen. Leila de Lima. Vice President Leni

Palace: Leila’s arrest not political persecution

MANILA – Malacañang slammed yesterday the claims of detained Sen. Leila de Lima and her supporters that the legislator’s arrest was a result of political persecution by the Duterte administration. She is

Duterte debasing gov’t for ‘personal vendetta’ – Human Rights Watch

MANILA — An international human rights group on Friday said the arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima shows what President Rodrigo Duterte is capable of. “The arrest of Senator de Lima suggests

Andanar sticks to destabilizaton claim in speech at Luneta

MANILA — Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar doubled down on his claim of the existence of a destabilization plot against the Duterte administration, despite repeated assurances of the country’s top security

Prove Korean mafia links, Aguirre dared

MANILA — South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jae-shin has challenged Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to prove his claim some Korean embassy officials were connected to a Korean mafia group

Aquino, Robredo: 31 years after Edsa revolt, fight continues

MANILA — Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Vice President Leni Robredo were among those who attended the 31st anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution on Saturday. The protest rally, called

Dayan arrested in Pangasinan

URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan – It was exactly 7 pm Thursday when Ronnie Palisoc Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima’s former driver and lover, was arrested at his residence in Barangay Galarin ithis town. Dayan

Trillanes ‘more keen’ on exposing ‘plunderer, murderer Duterte’

MANILA — Senator Leila de Lima’s arrest might send a “chilling effect” to other critics of the Duterte administration, but not to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. On the contrary, Trillanes said he

LP hits judge’s ‘haste’ in ordering De Lima’s arrest

MANILA — The Liberal Party criticized on Thursday the judge for her “deplorable” haste in ordering the arrest of Sen. Leila De Lima, claiming she likely did not read the motions filed

Arrest lauded as a ‘victory,’ hit as ‘political persecution’

MANILA — Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez hailed the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima as a triumph of the administration’s brutal crackdown on illegal drugs—but another lawmaker said it was nothing but political

Palace blasts Duterte tag as ‘new Macoy’

MANILA – A law professor of Rodrigo Duterte when he was studying at the San Beda College on Thursday called the President the “New Macoy,” referring to former dictator Ferdinand Marcos after

De Lima camp to take case vs arrest order to Supreme Court

MANILA — Senator Leila de Lima’s camp is planning to go to the Supreme Court to question the arrest order issued against her by the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court. Since they could

De Lima: It’s an honor to be jailed for what I’m fighting for

MANILA — “It’s an honor to be jailed for what I’m fighting for,” Senator Leila de Lima said before she turned herself in to the police on Friday morning. De Lima was

Duterte supporters want Trillanes jailed next after De Lima

MANILA — “Who do you want to jail next?” Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II posed this question to thousands of supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte supporters who had gathered at the Quirino

Duterte tempting a coup, says US historian

MANILA — The 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution succeeded in dismantling the Marcos dictatorship, but its failure to realize the promised change under democracy paved the way for another populist strongman in

European politicians meddle in De Lima drug cases

MANILA — European politicians expressed concern at the criminal cases filed against Senator Leila de Lima and urged the European Union to take action against the Philippines “where there is no respect

Abella scores Duterte critics; Palace not out to suppress dissent

MANILA — Malacañang yesterday assured that the administration is not out to suppress dissent among the people who are critical of President Duterte. The statement was made in reaction to claims of