OSG asks SC to junk De Lima’s petition vs arrest over drug raps

BAGUIO CITY — Solicitor General Jose Calida asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed by detained Senator Leila De Lima questioning the issuance of warrant of arrest…

Aguirre admits serving as ex-counsel for owner of alleged DDS ‘burial site’

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday admitted that he served as the counsel of Bienvenido Laud, the owner of Laud Quarry in Davao City which was reported…

No VIP treatment for Sen. De Lima, says PNP

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday assured that there is no VIP treatment for embattled Senator Leila de Lima who was arrested for drug trafficking charges. No…

Aguirre names Jamby Madrigal, Rep. Alonte in PHP100M bribe try

MANILA – Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II named former Senator Jamby Madrigal and Laguna representative Marlyn “Len” Alonte-Naguiat behind the PHP100 million offer to high-profile inmates to recant their earlier…

Sen. De Lima now in PNP custody

MANILA — Embattled Senator Leila de Lima is now officially under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP). De Lima underwent the standard police booking procedure at the PNP…

Senator De Lima after her press conference at the Senate

Sen. De Lima’s co-accused Ronnie Dayan nabbed in Pangasinan

URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan — Ronnie Dayan, the former driver and alleged lover of then Justice Secretary, now Senator Leila De Lima, is now under the custody of the Urbiztondo police as…

Speaker: De Lima arrest a victory on war vs drugs

MANILA — House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday night said the issuance of a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila De Lima over drug charges is a victory in the…

Aguirre: High-profile inmates offered PHP100-M to retract statement vs De Lima

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Thursday revealed that a solon offered PHP100 million to high-profile inmates at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center to…

De Lima could be cited for inciting to sedition — Panelo

MANILA — Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Thursday warned Senator Leila de Lima that she could be cited for inciting to sedition over her continuous tirades against President Rodrigo…

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DOJ can probe, file drug raps vs De Lima — SolGen

MANILA — The government’s top counsel on Monday said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has the power to investigate and file drug charges against Senator Leila de Lima. Solicitor…

Muntinlupa court raffles off drug raps vs De Lima, several others

MANILA — The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Monday has already raffled the three counts of drug charges against Senator Leila De Lima and several others in connection…

DOJ to seek HDO vs De Lima in Muntinlupa court

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that he will ask the prosecutors to file an application for the issuance of a Hold Departure Order (HDO) against Senator Leila…

Drugs raps vs. De Lima not politically motivated — Aguirre

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II reiterated that the cases filed by the agency against its former chief and now Senator Leila De Lima are not politically motivated. “(The)…

DOJ files illegal drugs charges vs Sen. De Lima

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday filed three counts of illegal drugs charges before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) against Senator Leila De Lima and…

CA denies De Lima petition to stop drug raps against her

MANILA — The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied the plea of Senator Leila De Lima for the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Department of Justice…

De Lima downplays Dayan endorsing Ragos, Bucayu

MANILA — Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday admitted that her former security aide and alleged drug money bagman Ronnie Dayan did recommend the appointment of two former officials she…

De Lima says colleagues citing Dayan in contempt is ‘unfair’

MANILA — Although she did not make any objection to a Senate panel citing Ronnie Dayan in contempt, Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday said that she found the ruling…

No valid reason to inhibit, transfer cases vs De Lima to Ombudsman — Aguirre

MANILA — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday said that there is no valid reason for him and the agency’s prosecutors to inhibit from hearing the four cases against…