De Lima seeks probe into DepEd’s reported deficiencies in P8 billion fund utilization

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima urged the Congress to investigate the deficiencies in the utilization of the billions of pesos funds for the Department of Education’s (DepEd’s) Basic Education-Learning Continuity Program (BE-LCP) during the pandemic. In filing Proposed Senate Resolution (PSR) No. 887, De Lima cited the 2020 Annual Audit Report of the Commission […]

De Lima receives outpouring of support from leaders, artists, different sectors for re-election bid

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima received an outpouring of support from prominent leaders, artists, personalities and individuals from different sectors who participated in the virtual launching of #LabanLeila2022 campaign volunteer network today (Aug. 26). #LabanLeila2022 is comprised of volunteers from different sectors who wholeheartedly committed their energy, talents, time and resources to mobilize the […]

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 seeks probe into shortcomings, accountabilities in govt’s drug war

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has filed a Senate Resolution urging Congress to look into the gains, achievements, shortcomings, and accountabilities of the Duterte regime’s “War on Drugs”. In filing Senate Resolution (SR) No. 770, De Lima said that “in spite of billions of pesos in intelligence fund, there has been no notable achievements […]

De Lima questions misplaced insertion of the military, police pension in Bayanihan 3

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has questioned the misplaced insertion of the payment of police, military, and other uniformed personnel’s pension under the Bayanihan to Arise As One Act or the Bayanihan 3 bill. De Lima, a social justice and human rights champion, lamented that such insertion is repulsively misplaced in a proposed legislative […]

De Lima hits Duterte’s claim vs PH arbitral win over China

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has decried Mr. Duterte’s claim that the country’s arbitral victory against China’s claims in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) is merely a piece of paper that he can just throw away in a trash bin. De Lima, who was part of the Philippine delegation who argued the Philippines’ arbitration […]

De Lima urges Executive branch to exert all legal remedies to assert sovereign rights in WPS

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima is alarmed at the increasing presence and relentless intrusion of Chinese militia vessels within the country’s local waters. De Lima filed Senate Resolution (SR) 694 urging the government’s Executive branch to exert all legal and diplomatic actions on the Chinese government in asserting Philippine sovereign rights in the West […]