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. […]

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 […]