Leila de Lima

De Lima named as one of 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders'

Fortune magazine names Sen. Leila de Lima as one of its "World's 50 Greatest Leaders."<p>In 2017, De Lima was also recognized as one of 100 Most …

Human Rights

SC says DOJ watchlist order vs Arroyo couple unconstitutional

MANILA - The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the 2011 watchlist order issued by then-Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against former President Gloria …

Watchlist

Separation of powers and what it means (or doesn't) to Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he would personally make sure Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will be removed from office may not be a …

Asia

On Day of Valor, opposition decry leaders' 'cowardice and betrayal'

MANILA, Philippines — As the Philippines commemorates the Day of Valor, two opposition lawmakers on Monday slammed the government’s defeatist …

Asia

Roque: Don’t expect thaw in relations between Duterte, De Lima

Don’t expect the chilly relations between President Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Leila de Lima to thaw anytime soon, just because the detained lawmaker …

Asia

De Lima: New heads of DOJ, PNP and AFP are 'good choices'

MANILA, Philippines — In a rare display of support for the administration, detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte …

Asia

De Lima, Trillanes seek dismissal of quo warranto case vs Sereno

MANILA - Opposition Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV have sought inclusion in the Supreme Court's proceedings on the petition to …

Maria Lourdes Sereno

Pangilinan: Aguirre has shown he is unfit to be Justice chief

MANILA, Philippines — Amid reports that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is about to be fired by President Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Francis “Kiko” …

U.S. Department of Justice

De Lima, Trillanes seek to intervene in ouster petition vs Sereno

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 4)</b> — Senators Antonio Trillanes and Leila de Lima on Wednesday filed a motion to intervene on the petition to …

Maria Lourdes Sereno

Six controversial cases that earned Aguirre criticism

MANILA, Philippines — Controversy has hounded lawyer Vitaliano Aguirre II in the nearly two years that he has headed the Department of …

Corruption

Koko Pimentel to De Lima: Stop politicizing 'purely legal' case

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila De Lima should concentrate on her legal defense and stop politicizing a purely legal case, Senate President Aquilino …

Asia

Amid 'authoritarian' label, palace says rule of law still prevails

MANILA, Philippines ?— Malacañang on Saturday disputed United Nations Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz's claim that the Philippine government …

Asia

Magazine names De Lima among Southeast Asia's women to watch

MANILA, Philippines — Detained Sen. Leila De Lima is among Southeast Asia's women to watch, an Asia-Pacific magazine says.<p>According to The Diplomat …

Asia

Mayor points out closeness to Aguirre: Tom hits Dino over drug tag | The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña believes Presidential Assistant for Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino is behind the “drug protector tag” on …

Philippines

Aguirre asks Robredo: What political vendetta?

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II hit back on Vice President Leni Robredo’s remark that personalities with opposing views …

Cebu City

Roque rebuffs Aquino: De Lima in jail for drugs, not principles

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (left) rejected on Monday the praise given by former President Benigno Aquino III (right) to detained Sen. …

Asia

Palace corrects Aquino: De Lima not in jail for political beliefs

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday reminded former President Benigno Aquino III that Sen. Leila de Lima is in jail because of drug-related …

Asia

Carpio shows proof he complied with JBC's SALN requirement

MANILA, Philippines — Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday released a certification from the Judicial and Bar Council showing that he filed …

Maria Lourdes Sereno

19 senators sign resolution asserting immunity for privilege speeches

MANILA - Nineteen senators on Wednesday signed a resolution asserting their right to parliamentary immunity during speeches delivered at the …

Manny Pacquiao

19 senators seek to uphold immunity during privilege speech

Senate session hall INQUIRER file photo<p>Crossing partylines, 19 of 23 senators filed on Wednesday a resolution expressing that the Senate’s absolute …

Leila de Lima

DOJ chief: Dismissal of case vs. alleged drug lords still up for review

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 20)</b> — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said the dismissal of drug charges against alleged drug lord Kerwin …

Corruption

Aguirre blames De Lima allies for leaking dismissal of Kerwin raps

MANILA - The dismissal of charges against confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa was "leaked" to the media by Department of Justice (DOJ) insiders …

Corruption

Kerwin may also have retracted testimony vs her, De Lima says

MANILA, Philippines — "If he retracted his confession about being a drug lord, he most probably also retracted his statement about me, Sen. Leila de …

Leila de Lima

CJ game plan: No two-thirds Senate vote?

MANILA, Philippines — Regardless of the weight of evidence, getting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno convicted by the Senate impeachment court is …

Maria Lourdes Sereno

Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte urges nations to abandon International Criminal Court

After his decision to quit the International Criminal Court, Philippine leader Duterte has called upon other nations to follow suit. The ICC …

Asia Pacific

Justice may be coming for Philippine strongman

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is afraid.<p>That’s the signal he sent last week by announcing that the Philippines will withdraw from the …

Rights & Freedoms

De Lima, Liberal Party solons slam filing of charges vs Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Leila de Lima on Friday slammed the prosecutor's "outlandish" finding of probable cause to indict Sen. Antonio Trillanes …

Asia

SolGen backs appeal on drug raps vs Lim, et al. | The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Solicitor General Jose Calida says he will represent the Philippine National Police in its appeal to overturn the dismissal of …

Philippines

Philippines: Senator Proposes Stricter Penalties For Crimes Involving Crypto

Philippine Senator Leila de Lima proposed imposing stricter penalties for crimes involving crypto.Philippine Senator Leila de Lima has filed a bill …

Cryptocurrency

Don’t play games with the people

AS FATHER of the nation, President Rodrigo Duterte should not play games with the people, confuse them with conflicting statements and divide them at …

Asia Pacific