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Duterte rejects house arrest for De Lima

President Duterte has scoffed at proposals to place detained Sen. Leila M. de Lima under house arrest, insisting she was not a “prisoner of conscience.”

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has assured that the dismissal of the drug possession case against Marine Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino was not done in exchange for the latter’s testimony against detained Senator Leila de Lima.

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Detained Sen. Leila M. de Lima yesterday dared detained businesswoman Janet L. Napoles to return the wealth she allegedly illegally acquired from her sneaky deals with lawmakers linked to the multi-billion “pork barrel” fund scam.

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Malacañang is not exactly thrilled that President Duterte shares the same spotlight with one of his staunchest critics, Sen. Leila M. de Lima, in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of 2017.

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Department of Justice (DoJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has welcomed the decision of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to come to the Philippines and check on detained Senator Leila de Lima.

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De Lima, a human rights advocate, filed Senate Bill No. 1348 or the “Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2017” which aims to shield Filipino children from corporal punishment and all other forms of humiliating and degrading treatment.

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