De Lima thanks Liberal International for renewed call for her release

Former Senator Leila M. de Lima is grateful to the members of the Liberal International (LI) for continuing to express their solidarity with her by urging the new administration to free her from unjust detention. De Lima, who has been unjustly detained for over five years now, thanked the LI for their unwavering commitment in […]

<strong>De Lima calls on the new gov’t to restore PH membership in the ICC</strong>

Former Senator Leila M. de Lima urged the new administration to restore the Philippines’ membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC), which ended when then President Rodrigo Duterte decided in March 2018 to unilaterally withdraw from the Rome Statute, the treaty creating the international tribunal. De Lima, a known social justice and human rights champion […]

<strong>De Lima slams ‘maliciously-timed’ order to shutdown Rappler</strong>

Former Senator Leila M. de Lima deplored the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) reported decision to uphold its shutdown of online news organization Rappler. De Lima, a social justice and human rights champion, finds the revocation order against Rappler as “maliciously-timed” especially because it happened just days before Mr. Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office. […]

Veteran election lawyer debunks ‘disqualification’ fake news against De Lima

“Iyong nagsasabi na hindi kuwalipikado si Senator Leila de Lima, iyan po ay walang katotohanan, at palagay ko ay paninira lamang iyan sa kanyang kandidatura sa pagka-Senador ng ating bansa.” This is the categorical statement made by prominent election lawyer Atty. Romulo “Romy” Macalintal in an interview, belying false claims by some sinister quarters that […]

De Lima seeks probe into LTFRB’s low funds utilization which adversely affects PUV drivers

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has urged Congress to investigate the reported low utilization of funds of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) under its Service Contracting Program which led to delayed benefits for public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers. De Lima filed Senate Resolution (SR) No. 862 directing the appropriate Senate committee […]

Listen to students’ pleas for sufficient ‘ayuda’ – De Lima

            Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has urged the government to step up its game in providing apt and sufficient support to Filipino students, particularly to students who are living below the poverty line, as she lamented the government’s lack of drive in strengthening the education system amid the pandemic.             De Lima made […]

De Lima commends teachers in Antique for resilience, hard work

            Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima lauded the teachers in Tobias Fornier, Antique for going the extra mile to let their students experience a proper graduation ceremony amid the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.             De Lima, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, said she admires […]