I am one with the Muslim Filipino community here and abroad in this year’s observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan. During this sacred occasion, we witness our Muslim brothers and sisters’ dedication, steadfastness and compassion in expressing their faith. As we continue to face the daunting crisis brought by the pandemic and problems inflicted […]

De Lima to Duterte: No one benefited from drug war but you and your family

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has chided Mr. Duterte for falsely claiming that the Filipino people benefited from the killings in his bloody war on drugs. De Lima said that what she finds absurd is the fact that Duterte thinks that his drug war is beneficial to the people “when it is the very […]

De Lima thanks US Senators for renewed call for her freedom, concern for Filipinos

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has extended her gratitude to the 11 US Senators who recently urged the Biden government to condemn the Duterte administration on its blatant human rights abuses and violations, including her continued unjust detention. On a Twitter post, De Lima thanked the US Senators led by Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, […]

De Lima denounces spread of fake news vs her after announcing reelection bid

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has denounced the recent proliferation of a fake and misleading content on video-sharing website YouTube falsely claiming that she was removed from office and barred from seeking reelection in the upcoming 2022 polls. De Lima, who has been regularly targeted with fake news stories by pro-Duterte troll farms, stated […]

De Lima honors PNoy’s legacy, says he was always a leader, never a politician

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima honored former President Benigno S. Aquino III for exemplifying decency, integrity, honor and humility for all his years in public service, which she said are the qualities that every public servant should possess in the discharge of their duties. In her Sponsorship Speech for the Resolution honoring PNoy, which […]

Duterte should have resigned a long time ago – De Lima

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has maintained that President Duterte should have resigned from his post a long time ago if he truly wanted the best for the country, saying that his five-year stay in the office showed his complete failure to address the pressing issues hounding the nation. In a handwritten statement following […]

De Lima slams Duterte’s economic neglect following SONA

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima slammed Mr. Duterte’s economic neglect following his pronouncement in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) that the Philippine economy was growing until COVID-19 “stole everything.” In a statement posted on Twitter, De Lima criticized how Duterte had his priorities and strategies all wrong during the start of […]

De Lima condemns murder of 2 urban poor leaders

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has deplored the reported killing of urban poor leaders Marlon and Fe Ornido who were both recognized for their unwavering fight for people’s right to live and own their lands. De Lima, a social justice and human rights champion, said the recent murder of the Ornido spouses is among […]

Vicboy de Lima: My sister’s spirit is unbreakable

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima’s youngest brother, Vicente “Vicboy” de Lima II, has shared that his sister’s sustained strength and faith in God despite continued political persecution by the present administration continues to surprise him and their family. During the final episode of ACRONYMS: “Work from Prison”, hosted by Gary Granada and Bayang Barrios, […]

De Lima calls on Filipinos to emulate the values and courage of PNoy in fighting for justice and asserting our country’s sovereign rights in WPS

In her message for the WPS Legacy Rally today (July 12), which marks the country’s arbitration victory against China over the WPS, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima said that Filipinos should awaken their sense of bravery by not allowing China to bully the Philippines, especially on territorial issues. Referring to former President Benigno S. […]