De Lima files Senate Resolution congratulating Ressa for Nobel Peace Prize

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima filed a Senate Resolution (SR) congratulating Rappler founder, Maria Ressa, for being the first Filipino recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize owing to her extraordinary courage and unwavering efforts in fighting for truth, democracy, freedom of expression and of the press. In filing SR No. 930, De Lima said […]

De Lima: Ombudsman should investigate Duterte’s and Pharmally’s “Public-Private Partnership for Plunder”

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima maintained that Filipinos should not stop demanding accountability from all those responsible for what she called a “Public-Private Sector Partnership for Plunder” led by Duterte and Michael Yang, together with the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) and Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. De Lima, Chairperson of […]

Minority Senators pay tribute to Soliman, honor her for contributions to public service

Minority Senators honored former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Dinky Soliman for her invaluable contributions to the field of social work as a distinguished public servant exemplified by her lifelong crusade to uplift the quality of life of the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of society. In filing Proposed Senate Resolution (PSR) […]

De Lima slams Duterte’s gag order on Cabinet members

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima is not surprised with Duterte’s effort to prevent the unraveling of the truth about any irregularities in his administration by requiring his clearance before his Cabinet members attend Senate hearings, which is effectively a gag order. De Lima said Duterte’s gag order relative to Cabinet members attendance at the […]

De Lima’s reelection bid gains support from different sectors, regions

Prominent personalities and groups and individuals from different sectors have affirmed their support for Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima’s reelection bid during the launching of #LabanLeila2022 campaign volunteer network in Cebu, Iloilo, Bicol and NCR this month. In a Manifesto translated and read in the local dialects during the respective launchings of #LabanLeila2022 campaign […]

De Lima seeks probe into DOH’s reported unspent funds and deficiencies

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima urged Congress to investigate the “very concerning” findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the Department of Health’s (DOH) mismanagement of the budget for COVID-19 response, to ensure that those responsible be held accountable. In a Senate Resolution filed last Aug. 17, De Lima underscored the need to […]

Shape up or shut up, De Lima tells Duterte after causing vaccine panic

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima slammed Mr. Duterte for causing panic among unvaccinated people and triggering chaos in the vaccination sites in Manila when he ordered authorities to bar those who refused coronavirus vaccines from leaving houses. De Lima said Duterte should “shape up or shut up,” lamenting how the current administration makes it […]

De Lima urges Congress to look into suspicious contracts awarded to Bong Go’s kin

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has urged Congress to investigate the allegations of conflicts of interest in the reported awarding of government contracts to the kin of government officials to identify and eliminate corruption in the implementation of infrastructure projects. In filing Senate Resolution (SR) No. 809, De Lima underscored the need to look […]

De Lima alarmed over trend of witnesses dying following Vicente Sy’s death

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima is alarmed at what she described as a “beleaguering trend” of deaths involving convicted government witnesses in the trumped-up drug cases against her following the recent reported demise of Vicente Sy. “Ano na naman ito!? Meron na naman namatay (o pinatay?) na high-profile inmate sa Bilibid. At cardiac arrest […]