De Lima addresses as 2nd Human Rights Defenders World Summit in Paris Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has been featured alongside prominent human rights defenders (HRDs) Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela at the second Human Rights Defenders (HRD) World Summit held in Paris, France on October 29 toRead More →

Philippines facing a ‘human rights calamity’- De Lima Opposition Senator Leila De Lima has warned the public about deliberate efforts to sugarcoat the costs of the Duterte administration’s all-out war on drugs that caused thousands of casualties, including innocent children and young people. In her message during the National HumanRead More →

De Lima: 2 infra projects may displace 180,000 families Two multibillion-peso projects under the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program will displace about 180,000 families, according to opposition Sen. Leila de Lima. Meanwhile, the detained senator is seeking a Senate inquiry into the plan to demolish thousands of housesRead More →

‘A dangerous President- De Lima warns against military takeover of Customs The decision of President Rodrigo Duterte for the AFP to take over the Bureau of Customs (BoC) sets a “dangerous precedent,” detained Senator Leila de Lima said on Monday. The President made the move supposedly to address deep-seated corruptionRead More →

Panelo slams De Lima’s new potshot over Duterte’s drug war Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Sunday shrugged off Senator Leila de Lima’s remarks on the government’s anti-drug war. “What do you expect from De Lima? She’s in jail, and she complains a lot,” Panelo said. De Lima, a staunch criticRead More →

Palace wants PHL out of IPU over comments on Trillanes, De Lima The Duterte administration is supporting the call of Speaker Gloria Arroyo for the Philippines to pull out of its membership from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organization of national parliaments. Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said theRead More →

De Lima: Duterte family role model of political dynasty Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Sunday deplored the “dynastic” succession to government office in the country and pointed out that the Duterte family has become the role model of political dynasty. In a dispatch from her detention cell inRead More →

De Lima: IPU pullout Arroyo’s personal vendetta Detained Sen. Leila de Lima believes that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s proposal to the Senate to withdraw the country from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is a “personal vendetta” against her. “Arroyo’s personal vendetta against me for her detention on electoral sabotage and plunder chargesRead More →