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Nothing wrong with P21-M settlement offer –De Lima

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday said that there is nothing wrong with the reported P21 million settlement offer to the family of slain transgender woman Jennifer Laude for a plea bargain deal with American serviceman Joseph Scott Pemberton. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We have to remember that in…

Duterte vs De Lima

PRESIDENT-ELECT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he will have Senator-elect Leila De Lima investigated over her supposedly slow response to the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prisons. Duterte said it took the De Lima seven months to start doing anything about his tip on the proliferation of methamphetamine hydrochloride…

Why drug suspects remain scot-free

THE other day, I was discussing with my staff our inability to monitor the drug cases filed in our courts by the PDEA and other law enforcement authorities. We traced the root cause to the lack of manpower and financial support from the government. Drug busts after drug busts are…
  • Published in Opinion

More victims of Veloso recruiter surface

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday said that more victims of the alleged recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso, the overseas Filipino worker given a reprieve from the death penalty in Indonesia, have surfaced. De Lima said two other persons have come out and claimed they were also victims of Ma.…

De Lima orders relief of Sablayan prison

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday ordered the immediate relief of the head of the Sablayan prison and penal farm in Occidental Mindoro following the arrest of an inmate and a jail guard in a drug bust operation. De Lima said prison chief Supt. Resurrecion Puno would also be subjected…

De Lima warns NTC against staging coup

THE Department of Justice warned a group calling itself National Transformation Council (NTC) against instigating a military-backed uprising or coup d’etat. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a hastily-released statement yesterday, Justice Leila de Lima said members of NTC composed of former officials and politicians and members of the Catholic…
  • Published in Nation

Church leader dares De Lima to sue him

A Catholic archbishop who belongs to an interfaith organization calling for President Benigno Aquino III’s resignation challenged Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to sue them. “If they are truly following the law, then apply the law,” said Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of the National Transformation Council (NTC). Arguelles came up…

Pemberton arraignment set today

AMERICAN serviceman Joseph Scott Pemberton is set to be arraigned today before the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court. Pemberton, who is currently detained at a facility inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo, is set to be arraigned before the sala of Olongapo City RTC Branch 75…

E-games ng Philweb salot

MAY bagong kinahihiligan o kinaaadikan daw ang mga Pinoy ngayon. Ito ay ’yung mga e-game centers o online casinos na nagsulputang parang mga kabute hindi lamang dito sa Metro Manila kundi maging sa mga lalawigan na rin. Ayon sa aking impormante sa loob ng Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR),…
  • Published in Opinion

Why charge me with contempt? – De Lima

JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima reiterated the contempt case against her was not necessary because her legal opinion that the Court of Appeals restraining order against Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay’s suspension is moot and academic, is “never binding” and only meant as guidance. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});…
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