De Lima: Hontiveros is best suited to lead the Opposition

 Senator Leila M. de Lima congratulated Sen. Risa Hontiveros for her assumption as the leader of the opposition after Vice President Leni Robredo passed the leadership to her.             De Lima, a social justice and human rights champion, maintained that Hontiveros’s impeccable integrity, gravitas, courage, character and passion are what the Filipino people truly need […]

De Lima welcomes resumption of ICC investigation on Duterte’s drug war

 Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima welcomed the decision of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to request the latter to lift the suspension on the preliminary investigation on the killings and other alleged rights abuses under the Duterte administration.             De Lima, a social justice and human rights […]

De Lima doing well after major surgery, thanks loved ones & supporters for prayers

Senator Leila M. de Lima shared that she is doing well after recently undergoing major medical procedure and hospital confinement at the Manila Doctors Hospital.  De Lima said she is grateful for all the concern and prayers she received ever since it was announced that she had been granted a medical furlough by the courts […]

De Lima dismayed, pained over DOJ’s decision to continue prosecuting her cases

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima is dismayed over Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra’s decision to adopt the position of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Panel of Prosecutors to continue prosecuting her cases despite categorical claims of coercion of witnesses. “It is plainly a safe and nonchalant gesture. It is devoid of any effort to dig deeper in the wider scheme of things behind my persecution by Duterte. It […]

De Lima expresses empathy for Mayor Mabilog’s wife, slams Duterte for targeting poor drug suspects, non-allies and sparing the real drug lords

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima slammed Mr. Rodrigo Duterte for targeting poor drug suspects and non-allies, including former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and even herself, while sparing the real drug lords and their protectors. De Lima, the most prominent political prisoner under the current administration, said Duterte has only proven in his six years […]

De Lima thanks Lagman for adding voice to call for her release

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima welcomed the recent statement by Albay 1st  District Rep. Edcel Lagman urging President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to free her.  De Lima said the outpouring of support she receives from personalities like Lagman, following the recantation of several witnesses against her, is proof that she is not alone in her fight for truth […]

De Lima commiserates with family of former staff killed in random US shooting

Senator Leila M. de Lima extended her sympathies to the family of her former legislative staff, Atty. John “Jal” Laylo, who was killed in a random shooting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. De Lima, who described Laylo as “a man of high energy and vibrant spirit,” said she was shocked and saddened upon learning of Laylo’s untimely […]

De Lima grateful to Muntinlupa courts for granting medical furlough

 Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima is grateful to the Courts handling her cases for allowing her to go on a medical furlough, this time to undergo a major surgery, as prescribed by her doctors. In separate Orders dated June 15, Judge Abraham Joseph Alcantara and Judge Romeo Buenaventura of Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court (RTC), […]

De Lima thanks fellow Senators for Senate Resolution commending her

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima is grateful for the Senate’s adoption of a Resolution commending her for her unselfish and dedicated service to the Senate and the nation during her term as Senator.             In separate letters addressed to Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III And Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, De Lima said the past six years have not only tested her wits and knowledge of the law and how the institutions […]