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Senate panel scraps inquiry into extrajudicial killings; tackles death penalty bill instead

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 13 (PNA) – The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Thursday decided to scrap the inquiry into extrajudicial killings and instead tackle a measure seeking death penalty for heinous crimes. This after […]
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De Lima calls out sexism against women in daily life, politics

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct. 5 (PNA) – Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday spoke out against sexism against women noting that she herself has not been immune to sexist attacks from critics and even her colleagues in the […]
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Miriam: One the ‘greatest’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senators on Thursday joined in mourning the death of former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, with most of them hailing her as one of the greatest public servants. Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, a student of Santiago […]
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Andanar: Duterte is not capable of Senate witness’ accusations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte is not capable of the accusations against him by a Senate witness on allegedl extrajudicial killings. “I don’t think he is capable of giving those...
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Petitioners insist: Hero’s burial for Marcos would glorify dictator, distort history

MANILA, Aug 31 (Mabuhay) — Burying former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani would only glorify his status as a dictator who committed various offenses against the Filipino people during his 20-year rule, petitioners told the Supreme […]
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Koko to make sure Senate undistracted by De Lima-Duterte spat

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Tuesday denied that he was deliberately shying away from the “word war” between President Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Leila de Lima. “Di naman ako tahimik (I am not being silent […]
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Duterte to CHR: Crime or human life?

CAMP GENERAL MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Commission on Human Rights to consider the safety of the 104 million Filipinos before criticizing his intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign. ”Itong mga human rights, mamili kayo: Is […]
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Duterte’s ‘drugs matrix’ tags De Lima, others

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte early Thursday morning released a “matrix” showing links between Senator Leila de Lima and several others allegedly involved in illegal drug activities at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) under the previous...
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CHR: Father, son killed inside Pasay jail sustained 6 gunshot wounds

MANILA, Aug 22 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday told a Senate panel that the father and son killed inside a Pasay City police station City each sustained three gunshot wounds after allegedly fighting it off […]
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Robredo: Personal attack in Duterte-De Lima conflict ‘not helping’

MANILA, Aug 18 (Mabuhay) — Resorting to personal attacks does not help in discourse between government officials, Vice President Leni Robredo said Thursday. “Iyong sa akin ay puwede naman na nag-disagree tayo on issues pero sa diskusyon whether nag-a-agree tayo […]